FinELib open access publishing agreement - Author Services

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Open access publishing for researchers in Finland

New 'read and publish' agreement with FinELib

FinELib logoCorresponding authors based at participating institutions in Finland are now eligible to publish open access in Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journals at no cost to the author.

A ‘read and publish’ agreement between Taylor & Francis Group and FinELib consortium, combines continued access to Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals with the opportunity to publish a set number of articles open access during the agreement period, until the end of 2022.

What should I do to make my research open access?

You don’t need to do anything. All new research meeting the requirements below will automatically be considered for open access publication under this agreement. If funding for your article is approved by your institution, you will receive an email asking you to choose a Creative Commons License. You will have the opportunity to select either CC BY (recommended by the FinELib-consortium) or CC BY-NC-ND. Find out about Creative Commons licenses.

What are the requirements?

To be eligible, articles must:

  • Be original research articles. Other types of paper, such as Editorials, Announcements, and Book Reviews, are not covered by this agreement.
  • Be accepted for publication between June 3 2020 and December 31 2022. (*Or from January 1 2021, for the institutions indicated below.)
  • Have a corresponding author based at one of the participating Finnish institutions (see below).
  • Be published in a Taylor & Francis or Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journal that has a standard article publish charge or in Annals of Medicine. Use our open access cost finder to explore the full list of Open Select titles.
  • Not exceed the amount of articles allocated for each participating institution.

Which publishing license will apply?

FinELib consortium strongly recommends the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) which many funders (for example the Academy of Finland) require. You will have the opportunity to select either CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND. Find out about Creative Commons licenses.

Is there a limit to the number of articles that can be made open access under this agreement?

Yes, FinELib and Taylor & Francis have agreed a maximum number of open access articles to be published for each year of this partnership. Please be aware that this limit might therefore be reached before the end of a year, at which point the open access publishing element of the agreement will be paused until the beginning of the following year. However, even if the article allocation is reached, individual institutions may still have funds to continue supporting OA publishing. Please talk to your library for further details.

Which institutions are part of this agreement?

  • Aalto University
  • Abo Akademi University
  • Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
  • Finnish Defense Research Agency (*articles accepted after January 1, 2021)
  • Finnish Environment Institute
  • Finnish Patent and Registration Office
  • Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
  • National Land Survey of Finland
  • Natural Resources Institute Finland
  • Tampere University including Tampere University Hospital and Tampere University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Eastern Finland including Kuopio University Hospital
  • University of Helsinki including Helsinki University Central Hospital
  • University of Jyvaskyla
  • University of Lapland
  • University of Oulu and University Hospital (*articles accepted after January 1, 2021)
  • University of Turku including Turku university central hospital
  • University of Vaasa


Please contact the library at your own institution for further details.

Further information

FinELib website: Open Access Publishing in Taylor & Francis Journals

Want to find out more about making your research open access? Read everything you need to know about publishing open access with Taylor & Francis.

Read our quick guide to open access publishing definitions for more information.

Keep up to date with the latest open access news

Scholarly publishing is rapidly changing, and nowhere more so than in the area of open access. To make sure you have the latest information you need to make your publishing choices, get our Open Access Bulletin. Find out about new policies, funding news, publishing tips, calls for papers, and the latest OA articles making an impact.