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Instructions for publishing in the series Acta Universitatis Ouluensis: Publishing agreement

Publishing agreement

The author of the doctoral dissertation fills in the publishing agreement in the language of the publication and saves it as a PDF file with the name: PUBLISHING_AGREEMENT_Surname_Firstname.pdf. Use Adobe Reader to fill in the PDF form. It is not be possible to supplement the application afterwards.

NB Although you may have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, the operating system may still use the inbuilt PDF Reader application to open PDF files, in which case you will not be able to fill in the form electronically. Save the PDF file to your own computer and open it using Adobe Reader.

The author submits the PDF file for approval to the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) coordinator as an attachment to the email address uniogs(at)

The UniOGS coordinator reviews the information and, adds the date on which the permission to defend the dissertation has been granted. The coordinator signs to form and sends the file as an attachment via email to both the author and the editorial office of the Acta series: acta.toimitus(at)

The editorial office adds a serial number and an ISBN identifier to the file and uploads the file to the electronic signing service (UniOulu Sign) for electronic signing by the doctoral candidate and the series editor. The recipient of an electronic signature request will get an e-mail message with a link to the signature request. Click the ”Open document” link in the message to open the signature request.

By signing the publishing agreement the author assumes full responsibility for the originality of the material included in the work. The publication series requires that the author obtains permissions to republish images, figures, tables and other material not subject to quotation right (i.e. short direct text quotations). Quotations must be accompanied by information about the permissions (e.g. in captions). In the publishing agreement the author agrees to the fact that should he/she wish to publish the manuscript or parts of it elsewhere later, permission from the Publications Committee of the University of Oulu is required.