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The departmental publication series and ISBN identifiers: Distribution/compensation for dissertation outside the Acta series

Distribution and compensation to doctoral candidates who publish their dissertation outside the Acta series

A dissertation can be published:

Distribution of dissertations published outside the Acta series

Doctoral candidates who publish their dissertation outside the Acta series distribute copies of the dissertation according to the following list:

  1. University of Oulu internal mail address OYK/väitöskirjat (or to Pegasus Library ground floor service desk) 3 copies
  2. doctoral candidate’s own department 2 copies
  3. display copy to the Tree of Science 1 copy
  4. doctoral candidate’s faculty 2 copies.

In addition to this the printing house sends 6 legal deposit copies directly to the National Library of Finland.

An electronic version of the doctoral thesis can be made publicly available via the University of Oulu open access repository OuluREPO (for further information contact The doctoral candidate submits the electronic version to the library’s Publishing Services (

Compensation of dissertations published outside the Acta series

For doctoral dissertations published outside the series Acta Universitatis Ouluensis the University of Oulu underwrites the printing costs of the so-called obligatory free distribution copies (14 copies) and 15 copies for the author’s use (in total 29 copies). The compensation is based on the average price of publications in the Acta series, 6,13 € / publication (incl. VAT 24%). The maximum compensation is 178 €.

The compensation is paid upon submission by the doctoral candidate of the invoice and receipt of the printing expenses. The free-form compensation claim application must include the following details: the doctoral candidate's name, identity number, street address, postcode, post office, e-mail address and international bank account number (IBAN). If the compensation is paid to an account abroad, the name of the bank, the number and address of the branch and the bank's SWIFT/BIC code must be included. The original printing invoice and receipt must also be attached to the application. The application, together with all the attachments, is sent by e-mail to acta.toimitus(at)