Open access

Last updated 3.8.2022

Open access to research publications is one of the pillars of open science. Through open access, research results are available to as many people as possible as quickly as possible.

The benefits of open access are obvious. Achieving open access in reality, however, requires cultural change and a re-organisation of the current financing model.

Expert panel in open access to scientific publications

The expert panel for access to research publications (open access) meets and discusses current topics. If necessary, the group appoints small working groups to address issues pertaining to eg. international publishing, financing, domestic publications or platforms and searchability of publications.

In 2021 the expert panel is chaired by Timo Vilén (The National Library of Finland) and the secretary is Hanna Lahdenperä (TSV).

Working groups

The expert group for access to research publications has appointed a working group for 2021 to draft a policy for open access to anthologies and monographs.


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Please note that expert panel work is mainly carried out in Finnish.