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Different ways to publish

  1. Publishers with Open Access, publishing your research immediately. (So-called Gold)
  2. Publishers with an Open Access option (Hybrid)
  3. Publishers without Open Access that allow parallel publishing in DiVA in some cases (So-called Green)

Through Open Access your research results are made freely available, providing maximum dissemination and visibility of your research.

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There is a decision taken by the principal at University West, which states "that the authors should consider publishing in journals freely accessible to the reader in accordance with SUHF's recommendations." In order to simplify this process information is available on this page and on the page Self-archiving to the left.

  • Faster dissemination of results
  • The author retains copyright
  • The principle of open access to research
  • Reduced costs overall
  • Scientific information is needed outside the university
  • Make use of the Web's ability to link research

Amount of Open Access journals and articles

Open Access journals can be commercial or non-profit-making, and they may or may not have publishing fees.

Search for Open Access journals

Many open archives are made available through OpenDOAR - Open Directory of Open Access Repositories (Lunds universitets bibliotek and University of Nottingham, UK).

Preferential agreements

Open journals owned by publishers: 

Search for applicable copyright rules at scientific journals and publishers

Open Access books

Research funders and Open access

Search for Research Finances' Open Access Guideline

To finance the release, many OA journals use a model where the author pays an author-processing charge (APC) and that fee can often be considered as a direct cost when searching for a project. For example Oxford, Cambridge, Taylor & Francis and Wiley / Blackwell are charging around 15,000-21,000 SEK.

Hybrid magazines are often hidden under names like Online Open, Open Select and Open Choice, depending on publishers.

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