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Tampere University Library

Open science and research support services

Library is your partner in research. We promote open science by providing support for open publishing and managing research data. We also advise on following the impact and visibility of your research and on the use of the research information systems of our community. We organise trainings and offer personal advice. In addition, the Open Access publisher Tampere University Press operates at the University.

Open science trainings

Library organise trainings about open access publishing and researcher's visibility and impact. Tampere higher education community’s Research data services organise trainings covering data management and data protection.

Open access publishing

Open access publishing support
The Library offers support at different stages of open access publishing. We help for example to choose a reliable publication channel, self-archiving, comment the publication plans, request publishing permissions from the publishing houses. We also advise in questions relating to article processing charges, the Creative Commons licences and sharing terms and conditions et cetera. Please contact: oa [at]

Open access publishing guide

Publishing support
The Library offers support when you are publishing your doctoral dissertation or other thesis like bachelor’s and master’s theses. The aim is to publish all theses in the open repositories of the higher education community. Please contact: dissertations [at] or thesis [at]

Guide for submitting and publishing thesis
Guide for publishing a doctoral dissertation

Tampere University Press
Tampere University Press publishes peer-reviewed scholarly books. TUP's focus is on social sciences, humanities, and educational sciences. TUP is a Diamond Open Access publisher, meaning, our books are immediately available on the internet without charges to either readers or authors. For more information, contact: tup [at] tuni.ficlass="spamspan"

Research impact and visibility

High impact and visibility of research is one of the key goals of Tampere higher education community. The Library promotes open and responsible reporting of research.

We offer customized research metrics, following the principles of responsibility and openness, to the Tampere higher education community’s management, faculties, schools and research groups. We provide bibliometric analyses for different purposes, for example for monitoring the impact of the Universities’ research, funding applications and recruitment.

We also advice researchers on how to apply research metrics and the principles of responsible scientific publication. We support in creating ORCID researcher IDs and give guidance on other visibility services.

Please contact: lib.metrics [at]

Research Impact and Visibility guide

Research data management

Tampere higher education community requires that all the research data produced within higher education community are as open as possible and as closed as necessary. Good research data management is an important part of researcher skills and good scientific practice. Tampere higher education community’s Research data services support researchers in their data management.

Research Data Services at Tampere higher education community helps researcher in research data management. Research data services comprehends

  • Library data support,
  • Data management support (data managers),
  • IT Services,
  • Research Services,
  • Records Management
  • Legal Service Team and
  • The Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD).

We organise data management trainings covering topics such as describing your data, data protection, data storage services and data sharing. We comment on data management plans and provide support for assessing data protection risks. Please contact: researchdata [at]

Research data management guide

Research information systems

Tampere University - TUNICRIS
Library provide support and training in using research information systems TUNICRIS. All publication data and academic activities of Tampere University are maintained in the TUNICRIS research information system. TUNICRIS can be accessed with TUNI credentials. Please contact: cris.tau [at]


link to public research portal

Tampere University of Applied Sciences
At Tampere University of Applied Sciences, the publication references are stored through the JUSTUS service. Publication references can be browsed at portal.  You can also access open articles and self-archived publications through the portal. More information: justus.tamk [at]

JUSTUS instructions

Open educational resources

Open education and open learning are parts of open science. Open education makes possible the sharing of educational resources and practices as well as their further development. As a member of Tampere Universities community, you can ask the library for advice about opening your educational resources. 

We organize training and support the sharing of educational resources. Contact us at oa [at]

Library’s guide: Open education and open educational resources


Memberships and support fees for open science

Tampere University Library supports open access publishing and open science services through memberships and support fees. The organisations to be supported are actively evaluated. The benefits mentioned in the services are available to authors affiliated with Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, and Tampere University Hospital.

Discounts on article processing charges apply to services marked with an asterisk (*).

Maintained by Cornell Tech arXiv is a curated open platform and open access archive that currently hosts over 2 million scholarly articles. ArXiv covers eight major subject areas including mathematics, physics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.

*BioMed Central
BioMed Central publishes over 250 peer-reviewed open access journals in biomedical research. Tampere University Library pays a supporter member fee, which entitles to a 15 % discount on article processing charge (APC) in BioMedCentral or SpringerOpen journals. Further information about discount on Libguides.

*Cogitatio Press
Cogitatio Press is an Open Access publisher founded in 2014, hosting five scientific peer-reviewed journals, dedicated to the social sciences.

  • Media and Communication
  • Ocean and Society (to be launched in late 2024/beginning of 2025.)
  • Politics and Governance    
  • Social Inclusion
  • Urban Planning

Tampere University Library pays an annual flat rate which covers the article processing fees of all manuscripts accepted for publication in Cogitatio Press journals. Furher information about publishing on Libguides.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers. All DOAB services are free of charge and all data is freely available.

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) contains nearly 20 000 open access scientific journals from a wide range of disciplines. The service is driven by a growing community committed to ensuring that quality content is freely available online for all.

Knowledge Unlatched
Knowledge Unlatched is an international project that aims to promote open access in scientific literature through a new approach to resource acquisition. Libraries around the world share the cost of acquiring books by each paying a support fee for a single book, journal, or collection, which Knowledge Unlatched passes on to publishers.

Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) is an online library and publication platform. OAPEN promotes and supports the transition to open access for academic books by providing open infrastructure services to stakeholders in scholarly communication.

OpenCitations is an independent not-for-profit infrastructure organization for open scholarship dedicated to the publication of open bibliographic and citation data by the use of Semantic Web (Linked Data) technologies.

PhilPapers is a comprehensive philosophy directory and bibliography maintained by the community of philosophers. PhilPapers includes an Open Access archive, which has become the primary open repository for philosophy research

Public Knowledge Project PKP 
The Public Knowledge Project is an open publishing service. PKP is best known for creating and maintaining Open Journal Systems (OJS), one of the world’s leading journal publishing platforms.

The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) is an Open Access project to convert key High Energy Physics (HEP) journals into open access publications, without charging per-article author fees. The SCOAP3 project is led by CERN.

SCOAP3 for Books
Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) for Books on Open Access, a project to make High Energy Physics (HEP) books open access. The project is supported by voluntary and one-off contributions.

Sherpa Romeo 
Sherpa Romeo is a service that brings together and analyses publishers’ open access practices from around the world and provides journal-specific summaries of publishers’ copyright and archiving practices.

SPARC Europe
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Europe is a consortium of European research institutions and libraries that aims to promote competition in publishing and encourage the emergence of new publishing models that support open science.