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Open access (Eng)

Discounts on APCs to publish open access

Article processing charge (APC)
An article processing charge (APC) is charged to an author to make his/her publication available open access in a license based journal, so-called hybrid open access. APCs are often charged also in gold open access journals.

Discount on APCs
In the year of 2021, Hanken researchers are eligible to discounts on APCs in journals published by Elsevier (100% discount, no APC, new 2021), Emerald (no APC with a voucher), Sage (100% discount, no APC), Springer Nature (100% discount, no APC) and Wiley (100% discount, no APC, new 2021). The discounts are made possible by the agreements signed by the FinELib consortium with the publishers.

Hanken researchers can publish their articles as (hybrid) open access to a discounted fee, provided that the Hanken affiliated researcher acts as the corresponding author and that you clarify your Hanken affiliation officially in the publication. The process of obtaining a discount on APC is different with each publisher. It is extremely important to fill in the publication forms correctly, since publishers will not make any APC refunds retrospectively.

As the corresponding author, please remember to ensure possible publishing fees. Hanken has also allocated a central fund for open access publishing. Read more about the criteria for applying for Hanken's central fund for APCs.

Assign account codes for APCs and register your APC-payment information in Haris:

  • APCs should be assigned to the account code 4435 Open access-fees in Rondo.
  • Please register your APC-payment information in Haris, or inform Hanken's library (haris@hanken.fi) when you or your co-author have paid an APC. The information is needed by the library to report OA statistics to the Ministry of Education. 

Questions? Please contact Hanken's library at haris@hanken.fi.

Elsevier - no APC for Hanken researchers

Under FinELib consortium’s agreement with Elsevier, corresponding authors can publish their articles open access without article processing charge (APC) in Elsevier's hybrid journals during the agreement period 2021-2023.

There is a limited number of free open access articles available during the agreement period 2021–2023.

You are eligible if you meet the criteria below:

  • You are the corresponding author of the article and clarify your Hanken affiliation in the publication.
  • The peer-reviewed article is accepted by one of the journals listed here. Alterations to this list are possible during the agreement period. Contact haris@hanken.fi if your target journal is not included in this title list. 
  • The article is accepted during 1.1.2021-31.12.2023.

See FinElib's detailed instructions to the corresponding author on the page Open access publishing in Elsevier journals.

Emerald - no APC for Hanken researchers

The FinELib consortium’s agreement with Emerald offers authors an opportunity to publish their articles under the CC BY-license with a free open access voucher. There is no article processing charge for the author.

The vouchers can be used during the agreement term (1.1.2021–31.12.2023). There is a limited amount of free vouchers in 2021. This page will be updated when the vouchers are depleted. For the next two years of the agreement, the number of OA publications will be unlimited.

The vouchers can be used for publishing in all titles in the Emerald premier collection

The vouchers can be used for the following article types: research paper, viewpoint, technical paper, conceptual paper, case study, literature review and general review.

Use your Hanken email address as Emerald will recognize your eligibility for a free voucher from your email domain. 

See FinElib's detailed instructions to the corresponding author on the page Open Access Publishing in Emerald Premier Journals.

Sage - no APC for Hanken researchers

Corresponding authors at Hanken can publish their articles open access with a CC BY license during the agreement period 1.1.2020-31.12.2022:

See FinElib's detailed instructions to the corresponding author on the page Open Access Publishing in SAGE Journals.
See Sage's detailed instructions, including author workflow for OA agreements, included journal titles etc.

Note that Sage requires that you take the initiative to inform them that you are entitled to publishing open access without paying any APC. It is extremely important to fill in the form correctly, since Sage will not make any APC refunds retrospectively.

Springer - no APC for Hanken researchers

Springer Nature 

FinELib consortium’s agreement with Springer Nature includes open access publishing in Springer’s hybrid titles during the agreement term 1.1.2021–31.12.2023.

You are eligible if you act as the corresponding author and clarify your Hanken affiliation in the publication.

The agreement covers hybrid titles in the Springer Compact collection (see Springer Nature's hybrid journals list). This list of journals indicates the titles including information about open access licenses and whether the title is in Springer’s standard or non-standard publishing workflow.

The agreement covers open access publishing of the following article types:

  • Original paper
  • Review paper
  • Brief communication
  • Continuing education

See FinElib's detailed instructions to the corresponding author on the page Open Access Publishing in Springer Nature Journals.

It is assumed that all corresponding authors want to publish open access. If this is not the case with you, complete the My Publication process and then contact Hanken library. You will then receive a new link to My Publication and your article will be published behind a paywall. 

See also Springer's instructions: Finnish open access agreement - A guide for corresponding authors (pdf) and Finelib's guide to Open Access Publishing in Springer Nature Journals.

Wiley - discount on APC for Hanken researchers

FinELib consortium’s agreement with Wiley enables the researchers to publish their articles open access in Wiley’s Full OA and hybrid journals during the agreement term 2020–2022.

In 2020, approximately 53% of articles by the authors of the subscribing institutions could be published open access without additional charge (Article Processing Charge, APC).

From 2021 to 2022, approximately 100% of articles can be published open access without additional cost.

The agreement covers Wiley’s full OA and hybrid journals. Journals lists below indicates the titles including information about open access licenses:

Discount is available when these conditions are met:

  • the corresponding author is affiliated to Hanken and clarifies his/her Hanken affiliation in the publication. 
  • the article has been accepted during 17.2.2020–31.12.2022.
  • the type of the article is a primary research article or a review article.
  • the article is published in Wiley’s Full OA or hybrid journals.

See FinElib's detailed instructions to the corresponding author on the page Open Access Publishing in Wiley Journals.

See also Wiley's Open access agreement for FinELib institutions - Publish open access with Wiley.