Open access to scholarly publications

Last updated 12.6.2024

Open access to scholarly publications by definition means that research publications can be read online free of charge and without hindrance. This 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, but achieving them requires cultural change and redistribution of the publishing costs.

Expert panel in open access to scholarly publications

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

In 2023–24 the expert panel is chaired by Mari Katvala (University of Oulu) and the secretary is Hanna Lahdenperä (TSV).

Invalid email addresses and associated names will be removed from the panel's list of members.

Working groups

Kokooma- ja yksittäisteosten avoimen saatavuuden osalinjaus (Policy Component for Open Access to  Collections and Monographs)
Chair: Riitta Koikkalainen (The National Library of Finland), Tomi Rosti (University of Eastern Finland)

Ammattijulkaisujen avoimen saatavuuden osalinjaus (Policy Component for Open Access to Professional publications)
Chair: Not yet appointed

Avoimen julkaisemisen vertaistuki (Support for open access publishing)
Chair: Not yet appointed.


Participate in the expert panel/a working group by filling in the registartion form (in Finnish). If you need more information about the expert panels, please email the secretariat at

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