Open access (OA) means free online access to research articles. Parallel publishing is one form of open access publishing. Parallel publishing means that researchers publish their work also in an open digital repository of their own university (LUTPub). Articles published in printed scientific journals can usually be published also in open digital repositories. One form of open access publishing is to publish in an open access journal which charges processing fees.
Several research funders have started to demand open access publishing. For example all projects receiving Horizon 2020 funding have to publish all their peer reviewed journal articles open access. Finnish Academy is recommending that all research work done with public funding should be published in open access repositories like LUTPub.
Publisher´s permission is required for parallel publishing. Usually publishers allow parallel publishing. Researcher can check publisher's policy easily from Sherpa-Romeo –service. Also publishers´ webpages can contain information about their policies.
Open access publishing in LUT: