The share of open access publications has increased at the University of Helsinki by thirteen percentage points over a three-year period. The development of open access publishing is monitored as a part of the Helsinki University Library’s annual self-archiving campaign.
The range of open publications consists of publications published in an open channel or a hybrid publication channel, and those that are self-archived. Open access publishing supports the University’s current strategic plan and is part of the responsible conduct of science.
The University’s researchers and teachers produce on average 8,300 peer-reviewed scientific publications per year. The share of the University’s open access scholarly articles at the beginning of the first campaign in 2020 was 65,3 %. In March 2022 the figure was 78,7 % (average for 2019–2021). Five University units already exceeded 85 %. Articles are most common in natural science fields. At the same time, the open publication of monographs is also on the rise. Between the years 2018-2020, 32 per cent of scientific monographs has been published openly (Source: Rapo, 31 March 2022; Note: the publication figures for the year 2021 will still be supplemented in 2022).
- More information on development of openness in University of Helsinki´s Intranet Flamma and Rapo reporting system (requires logging in with the UH account).
- Open publications of University of Helsinki researchers can be found in repository Helda.
- Open access guide gives you the basic information about open access publishing.
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