Open access publishing and self-archiving

Self-archiving at the University of Oulu

Author of an article

  • Agree among co-authors on depositing a copy into open Jultika repository; it is a good practice to let the co-authors know about self-archiving (model letter to inform co-authors).
  • Obtain permissions from the third party copyright holders to self-archive such material (e.g. for pictures etc.).
  • Save the final draft version of the article**.

After your article is published there are two alternative ways:

1) Submit a new publication on the OuluCRIS homepage and fill in the form that opens. Remember to attach a self-archivable version (usually accepted manuscript/final draft) of the publication in the “Self-archiving” section on the form.

2) Library imports publication information of UOulu researchers from reference databases and enters the data to OuluCRIS database. When your publication information is entered to OuluCRIS, library sends you a notification email. Email contains a request to submit the final draft version of the article** to be self-archived to library.

Go to OuluCRIS and attach a self-archivable version of the publication in the “Self-archiving” section near the end of the page and add a comment that you wish to self-archive the publication in the “Publication comments” section.


**In case of gold open access article (gold OA; published under Creative Commons license), publisher’s pdf can be deposited to Jultika. You may send the publisher’s pdf to library or library can get it from publisher’s web pages. In this case, final draft version is not needed.


Library checks the publisher’s terms and conditions for self-archiving and deposits the article to Jultika repository accordingly.

Sherpa/RoMEO is a database where you can check the terms and conditions of the publishers yourself.

Contact information

Contact us if you need help or support with open access publishing, self-archiving, or article processing charges (APC) of the journals: