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Open access publishing

When research results and output are published or shared openly, the work becomes accessible to others and can easily be spread and cited. Open access publishing is mandated by a majority of research funders. These pages contain information about publishers, models, licenses, policies and discounts for open access-publishing.

Discounts for open access publishing fees
Discounts for open access publishing fees

Find APC discount agreements for researchers at Umeå University here.

Guide: Assessing credibility of journals and publishers
Guide: Assessing credibility of journals and publishers

Trustworthy or predatory? How to assess an open access journal

Copyright and open access
Copyright and open access

What happens to the copyright when you publish open access?

Different ways to publish open access

Open access journal
Open access journal

Open access journal or platform - open access from the start.

Parallel publishing
Parallel publishing

Parallel publishing - to make a copy of a published work accessible through an open archive.

Hybrid publishing
Hybrid publishing

Hybrid publishing - open access as an option

Open access publishing at Umeå University

Umeå university policy is that researchers should make publications and results of research open access to as great extent as possible. This effort is aligned with increasing demands for open access publishing from external research funding organisations. The university also supports the Berlin declaration toward open science.

The open access policy at Umeå University states that all publications should be registered in DiVA and published open access as far as possible: 

Umeå University researchers are recommended to continue to publish their research outputs with open access as far as possible. If this is not done, it is valuable if a full text copy is published openly accessible in DiVA, so-called parallel publication.

Open access-policy for scholarly publications at Umeå University

Open access-policy for scholarly publications at Umeå University

(Approved by the Vice-Chancellor on 19 September 2017)

1. Background

Umeå University promotes making all published research outputs free of all restrictions on access as far as possible. This according to the 2013 Berlin Declaration on Open Access signed by the Association of Swedish Higher Education and concordant to the requirements placed by the Swedish Research Council and other research funding bodies. Basis for the wording of this policy is that it should be as lucid and clear as possible, and that it should be easy for researchers and students to follow.


2. Policy

1. Registering scholarly publications in DiVA

Umeå University researchers are to register all their scholarly publications in the Umeå University academic online archive DiVA (approved by the Vice-Chancellor, reg. no Umu 220-2745-06). Reports and other scholarly publications published by Umeå University should also be registered and deposited in DiVA (approved by the Vice-Chancellor, reg. no. Umu 500-256-03).

2. Open access

Umeå University researchers are recommended to continue to publish their research outputs with open access as far as possible. If this is not done, it is valuable if a full text copy is published openly accessible in DiVA, so-called parallel publication.

3. Dissertations

Dissertations published by Umeå University should also be registered and deposited in DiVA (approved by the Vice-Chancellor, reg. no. Umu 500-256-03). Dissertations should be published electronically in DiVA unless copyright impediments obstruct such from happening.

4. Undergraduate theses

Undergraduate theses produced at Umeå University should be registered and deposited in DiVA. The registered data (author, title, abstract, department, etc.) becomes openly accessible. If the faculty or department recommend a full text publication, such will be arranged if the authors give their approval.

 
 

This information is factual only and not to be considered legal advice. Contact the university legal advisors at the Vice-Chancellor's office if legal advice is needed.

Vice-Chancellor's Office