For researchers

Books.Here we have gathered together information which researchers will find especially useful. On the library website you will find more services and information on the help on offer in the library.

Publishing Open Access

Are you considering to publish Open Access (OA)? There are different ways of publishing OA, this page contains more about OA publishing and how the library can help you with publishing.

Publishing Open Access (OA) commonly refers to making your scholarly work freely available online. Your scientific research is free to link to, download, print and read. This increases the visibility of your research and potentially the uptake and use of it as well. Read more about OA publishing at Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS).

Södertörn University’s policy regarding electronic publishing makes provision for the support and encouragement of OA publishing in general. In addition to that, the policy stipulates that all of the university’s publications (including dissertations) must be published and made freely available online. Read more about e-publishing at södertörn:  E-publishing at Södertörn University

The funding bodies Östersjöstiftelsen (The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies), Vetenskapsrådet (The Swedish Research Council) and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences) require all research carried out at Södertörn that has received financial support from them to be published OA.

Publish your text in an OA journal

As a researcher, you can publish your text directly in an OA journal, or as an OA monograph. A collection of OA-journals can be found in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and examples of monographs can be found in Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). An Article Process Charge (APC) must be paid but you can apply for an extra grant from the Publications Committee at the university or from your research funding body. You can also make your article OA in a subscription journal by paying an additional fee, additional grants are available for these fees too.

New publishers often contact researchers with publishing offers, demanding APCs. To judge the quality of these publishers these resources might be of help:

Parallel publishing

If you choose to publish in a subscription journal ‘parallel publishing’ allows you to still make your text freely available without paying APCs. The publication database DiVA is used for parallel publishing at Södertörn University. Read more about parallel publishing in DiVA.

Creative Commons licenses

A creative Commons license is at tool for you as a creator to retain copyright while allowing others to make use of your work. Read about the different Creative Common licenses.

Greta Linder
Tel: 08 608 46 53

Jonathan Robson
Publications Committee Secretary
Tel: 08 608 50 59