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Open access (Eng)

How to self-archive

At Hanken self-archiving is done in the research database Haris. Proceed like this:

1. Ask your co-authors for permission to self-archive the article. Please refer to Hanken's commitment to promote open research.

2. Check the journal’s open access policy. If the journal is found in Haris, you will find the information after choosing the journal on the template. If the journal is not available in Haris, you can use SHERPA/RoMEO.

3. When you submit a manuscript to a journal, keep a copy of the final, post-print version (author accepted manuscript, AAM, i.e., the peer-reviewed manuscript). When you report an accepted publication in Haris, upload this final, post-print version to Haris.

4. Add a set phrase to the file before uploading, including information about the article version and a full reference including the DOI number. This is required by the publishers. For example:     

This is a post-print version (author’s manuscript, peer-reviewed) of the article:

[Reference in APA or Harvard style] available at[add the DOI number, e.g., 10.1002/asi.22963].

This version is stored in the institutional repository of the Hanken School of Economics, DHanken. Readers are asked to use the official publication in references.

5. Upload the document to Haris under the section Access to fulltext, documents and links (see the image below). Choose Upload an electronic version.


6. Select the following information from the drop-down menus (see the image below):

  • Document version. The recommendation is to upload the Accepted author manuscript - Peer-reviewed version. The publishers generally do not allow proofs or final published versions to be self-archived. Please see more information about which version of the article can I self-archive.
  • Set the level of public access to your electronic version at Public access to file (open, embargoed, restricted, closed, unknown).
    • If there is embargo, add the embargo end date.
  • License type, if known, at License to document.  


The Library also checks the publisher's copyright policy. Note that there are also some publishers that do not allow Green Open Access at all. When the library has approved your article in Haris, the document will automatically be moved to DHanken if no embargo needs to be added. In Haris the link to the Open Access version in Dhanken is automatically generated. The article is visible in DHanken in the collection Publications syncronized from Haris and linked to the subject’s collection.

If there is an embargo period, the document will be moved to DHanken after the embargo end date. The administrator of DHanken has the right to delete the document if it is a version not allowed. In that case the researcher will be informed.


What about copyright?
An uploaded manuscript in Haris is not automatically available online and you do not break any copyright agreements by uploading a manuscript to Haris.

Once the manuscript is uploaded, the library staff will check the copyright restrictions of the journal in question. The manuscript is then made available online according to the conditions stated. In most cases where the publishers' own PDF version cannot be made available as open access, journals still allow making a copy of the final, submitted manuscript available as open access, in some cases after an embargo period.

When a record is validated and approved of in Haris, the article is transferred to Dhanken for long time preservation and access, and a permanent link is assigned to it. Embargoed articles are made visible when the embargo time is up.

Give the reference in the self-archived copy

Most publishers require that a set phrase is added to the self-archived copy. This phrase should include information about the article version, a full reference to the article including the DOI number as a link to the original document. For example:

This is a post-print version (author’s manuscript, peer-reviewed) of the article:

[Full reference in APA or Harvard style] available at[DOI number, e.g., 10.1002/asi.22963].

This version is stored in the institutional repository of the Hanken School of Economics, DHanken. Readers are asked to use the official publication in references.

Article versions

Article version Pre print Post print Proof Publisher's pdf
Alternative term Submitted manuscript, author-submitted article,
authors's draft, pre-refereeing
Author's Accepted Manuscript (AAM), accepted author manuscript, author's post-print, author's version, accepted article, final draft post-review, final draft post-refereeing Proof Version of Record (VoR)
Definition Submitted manuscript, not refereed.

Most publishers allow self-archiving without embargo.

Refereed manuscript, containing all revisions made during the peer-review process. The author's final manuscript. Not copy edited, no logos, all pictures and tables may be placed in the end of the manuscript. Minor changes in the language may occur in the final version.

Most publishers allow self-archiving, with or  without embargo.

Proof. Usually (partly) copy edited version.

Self-archiving usually not allowed.
The final published version, copy edited.

Self-archiving is usually not allowed.
Self-archived version
(uploaded to Haris)
Usually not self-archived. May be self-archived if the publisher does not allow the post print version to be self-archived. Post print version is usually self-archived in Haris (green open access). Not self-archived in Haris, since it is usually a copy edited version. If allowed by the publisher, this version should primarily be self-archived in Haris. Gold and hybrid open access journals allow this version to be self-archived.

Learn more about article versions:
Journal Article Versions (JAV): Recommendations of the NISO/ALPSP JAV Technical Working Group
Pre-Print, Post-Print or Offprint? A guide to publication versions, permissions and the digital repository, Iowa State University

Reporting and self-archiving

Reporting to the Ministry of Education and Culture
The Ministry of Education and Culture requires the universities to report the number of OA publications in the yearly reporting of publications, gold open access publications as well as self-archived copies. For self-archived articles of the types A1-A4 only post-print versions (i.e., the peer-reviewed manuscript) may be reported, since the articles in these types need to be peer-reviewed. 

Publication awards for scientific publications at Hanken
According to the guidelines for publication awards "the articles (A1 & A2) must also have a post-print version uploaded into Haris (=the last accepted peer-reviewed version which has been sent to the journal)."
See Rewarding of scientific publications.

As a consequence of the above, we recommend that the post-print version is uploaded in Haris. If the post-print, for copyright reasons, may not be stored in an open repository, the author may upload a pre-print version in Haris, if he/she chooses to do so.


For questions on self-archiving at Hanken, please contact

Which version of the article can I self-archive?

Publishers' copyright policies for self-archiving varies, but as a rule the following applies:

Pre-print = Submitted manuscript, author's draft
Author's submitted manuscript, not peer-reviewed. Most publishers allow self-archiving without embargo.

Post-print = Author's Accepted Manuscript (AAM) = Final draft = post-review
The refereed manuscript. The author’s final version of the peer-reviewed article accepted for publication but not yet laid out for publication by the publisher. Tables and illustrations may be found at the end of the manuscript or as a separate file. Most publishers allow self-archiving, but an embargo is required by some publishers.

The proof often partly has the layout of the journal. Self-archiving is therefore not allowed.

Publisher's pdf = Version of Record (VoR)
The final published version with the layout of the journal. As a rule, self-archiving is not allowed.


Even if the journal has an embargo for self-archiving, you should upload a post-print version in Haris. When uploading please do the setting for the article version. The library checks the embargo period and do the embargo settings. As soon as the embargo period is up, the article will be openly available in Hanken's repository Dhanken.




The international ORCID identifier (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) will provide you with a permanent and unique digital identifier. It is a series of numbers that will distinguish you from other researchers. Orcid ID:

  • solves confusion arising from name changes, researchers with the same name, or different ways of writing a person’s name.
  • enables your research outputs to be automatically linked to each other.
  • will, over time, reduce the need to enter the same personal and publication data into many different systems.

It is useful to give your Orcid ID, for example, in funding applications, submitted manuscripts and CV.

It will be possible to activate Orcid also via Haris. Publications can then automatically be imported from Scopus to Haris, which will diminish the need for manual registrations in Haris. This function is scheduled in autumn 2017. More information will follow.

You can get an Orchid ID already. Learn more about Orcid.