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.
Discounts on APCs
In the year of 2023, Hanken researchers are eligible to discounts on APCs in journals published by Elsevier (100% discount, no APC), Emerald (no APC with a voucher), Sage (100% discount, no APC), Springer Nature (100% discount, no APC) and Wiley (100% discount, no APC). 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 Hanken affiliation is officially stated 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 publication fees. Read more about the criteria of the fund allocation.
Assign account codes for APCs and register your APC-payment information in Haris:
If you have questions on open access publishing, please contact Hanken's library at email@example.com.
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:
Please follow FinElib's detailed instructions on the page Open access publishing in Elsevier journals.
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. During 2022-2023, the number of vouchers for OA publications is unlimited.
The vouchers can be used for publishing in all titles in the Emerald Premier collection, and for the following article types: research paper, viewpoint, technical paper, conceptual paper, case study, literature review and general review.
Hanken researchers when acting as the corresponding author are eligible to use the free vouchers. You need to use your Hanken email address when submitting your manuscript. Emerald will recognize your eligibility for a free voucher from your institutional email domain.
Please follow FinElib's detailed instructions to the corresponding author on the page Open Access Publishing in Emerald Premier Journals.
Corresponding authors at Hanken can publish their articles open access with a CC BY license during the agreement period 2020-2023:
Please follow FinElib's detailed instructions to the corresponding author on the page Open Access Publishing in SAGE Journals.
See also Sage's detailed instructions, including author workflow for OA agreements, the 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.
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. 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.
Please follow 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.
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 2023–2024.
You are eligible to publish your article open access when these following conditions are met:
Please follow FinElib's detailed instructions on the page Open Access Publishing in Wiley Journals. See also Wiley's Open access agreement for authors at eligible Finnish institutions.