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) Send the publication information (including the final draft version of the article**) to library via form at At the library, your publication information is entered to “Oulun yliopisto tutkii” database (SoleCris) and your article is self-archved to Jultika.

2) Library imports publication information of UOulu researchers from reference databases and enters the data to “Oulun yliopisto tutkii” database (SoleCris). When your publication information is entered to SoleCris, 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 via form at


**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

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