Open access publishing


The discount is 50% of the journal’s APC-list price (APC=article processing charge). The prices are displayed on APC price list and are also visible on journal homepages.

Preconditions of receiving the discount:

  • Corresponding author of the article is affiliated to the University of Oulu.
  • The article is accepted to be published in one of the journals having this option (see the list from FinElib-webpage)
  • The article is accepted between 15.1.2018-31.12.2020.

Please ensure that you have the funding for the discounted APC payment.

For detailed instructions how to receive the discount see FinElib webpage.

BioMed Central

Since the library is a supporting member of BioMed Central, researchers at the University of Oulu get 15 % discount on BioMed Central, Chemistry Central and Springer Open article processing charges.


A worldwide consortium initiated by CERN, whose objective is to convert journals in the field of high energy physics into open access journals, regardless of their publisher. The University of Oulu is a member of the SCOAP3 consortium through FinELib.

Wolters Kluiwer/Lippincott

FinELib consortium’s agreement with Wolters Kluwer Health offers authors an opportunity to publish their articles under the CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND license with a free open access. This means that there is no article processing charge for the author. The free vouchers can be used during the agreement term 1.1.2018-31.12.2022.

There is a limited amount of free vouchers annually per organization. The number of available free vouchers will decrease each time an author uses the waiver code. This page will be updated when the vouchers have been depleted.

For the waiver code contact: openpublishing ÄT

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