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Open Access (in English)

Arcada's Open Access Instructions

Many research institutes and funding agencies recommend or even require that research results are made freely accessible to promote research transparency, the possibility of repetition, and thus increasing reliability. For example, Academy of Finland promotes Plan S and requires that research they fund will be published as open access. To that end, we recommend to always examine in detail which forms of open access are acceptable for a particular research fund. Keep also in mind that the instructions can change yearly.

Publication fee discount for publishing open access


Publication fee (APC) 

Some open access journals finance the publication through an article processing charge (APC). Subscription-based journals (including hybrid journals) can also charge a publishing fee to make an article freely available.   


Discount on publishing fee 

Researchers at Arcada have the opportunity to receive a discount or publish free of charge in journals published by the following publishers:    

  • Elsevier
  • Sage (no APC)
  • Emerald
  • Springer Nature (no APC)      

To receive the discount, the researcher must be the responsible author (corresponding author) and have an Arcada affiliate. Find more detailed information through these documents:

In Sherpa Romeo you can check scientific journals' and publishers' copyright policies and approach to self-archiving. Most publishers (78%) allow some level of parallel publishing.