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Open Access support funding: Open Access support funding

Article processing charges at Tampere University

Tampere University Library will pay article processing charges (APCs) for scientific publications that meet certain criteria in 2022. Support funding is available for covering APCs in certain Academy of Finland funded and Horizon Europe projects and for grant holders and doctoral researchers.

Researchers affiliated with Tampere Universities are eligible to receive discounts for article processing charges. You can find information about the discounts in Open Access guide

How to apply funding for article processing charges

You can apply support funding for article processing charges (APC) or book processing charges (BPC) for publication that have been accepted for publication 1.1.2022 or after. Please follow the instructions:

  1. First, go to Open Access guide and check if there is a discount that you could utilize as a researcher at Tampere University to publish your article openly with discounted APC or without paying a fee. Follow the instructions to receive the discount. If the publication channel you have selected is not eligible for a discount or the full APC is not covered, you can apply for support funding.
  2. Read the criteria and check if you and the publication are eligible for support funding.
  3. Fill in the application form
  4. When your application for support funding is accepted, notify the publisher of the invoicing address of Tampere University as instructed.
  5. Self-archive your article in TUNICRIS research information system.

Criteria for support funding

You can apply support funding for article processing charges (APC) or book processing charges (BPC) for publication that have been accepted for publication 1.1.2022 or after. Support funding will be granted when the corresponding author and the publication fulfil the following criteria:

  • The corresponding author is affiliated with Tampere University.
  • The corresponding author
    • works as a grant holder and has a valid resource agreement with Tampere University OR
    • is working towards a doctoral degree at Tampere University and has a valid resource agreement or employment contract with Tampere University OR
    • is working as a researcher in a project funded by the Academy of Finland or Horizon Europe.
  • The publication channel
    • the publication belongs to the publication type category A1-A4 of the Ministry of Education and Culture's publication data collection (peer reviewed scientific article, review article, book chapter, conference paper)
    • is classified by the Publication Forum at level 1-3
    • uses Creative Commons licenses for open access articles
    • is Plan S compliant and meets the Academy of Finland's* open access requirements, including the use of Creative Commons licenses when the project is funded by the Academy
    • meets Horizon Europe's** open access requirements (PDF), including the use of Creative Commons licenses when the project is funded by Horizon Europe
    • charges an article processing charge of up to 3500 euros. The Library may accept an application for a specific reason if the fee exceeds 3500 euros.
  • The applicant will self-archive the publication in TUNICRIS research information system.
  • Open Access to scientific monographs: You can apply for OA support funding to cover a book processing charge for open access using the application form when the monograph is published in a project funded by Horizon Europe. When you work as a grant holder, doctoral researcher or in a project funded by Academy of Finland (in the scope of the OA support funding) and you are publishing a peer-reviewed monograph open access, contact oa@tuni.fi to inquire funding.    

* The Library will pay the APC for those projects funded by the Academy of Finland that have received a positive decision from the Academy in a call for proposals opened after 1 January 2021, in accordance with the Academy's renewed open access policy for scientific publications. For projects funded as a result of calls for proposals launched by the Academy of Finland before 1.1.2021 article processing charges will be paid from the funding allocated to the project.

**Horizon Europe reimburses publication fees in fully open access publication channels for peer-reviewed scientific publications. The Library covers article processing charges of scientific publications in fully open access publication channels only exceptionally. You can apply for OA support funding to cover a book processing charge of a peer-reviewed monograph published in a project funded by Horizon Europe. In Horizon 2020 projects article processing charges will be paid from the funding allocated to the project.

Invoicing instructions

Once the Library has processed your application for support funding, you will receive with the positive decision instructions on how to proceed with the article processing charge invoicing. Please follow the instructions you receive. Please do not pay the invoice until you have received confirmation from the Library that your application has been approved.

The Library will not cover any article processing charges already paid.

Contact us

email address: oa@tuni.fi

Application forms for support funding

Resource agreement at Tampere University

Grant holders and doctoral researchers working on a doctoral dissertation at Tampere University can sign a resource agreement with the University. More information on the resource agreements for grant holders and on resource agreements in general can be found on the intranet (log in with tuni account).

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