Publish your research open access
When submitting research for publication, researchers have to identify trusted journals. At the same time all Lund University researchers, including doctoral students, have a special responsibility to publish open access. The Library of Science can guide you in choosing a journal, what you need to think about before publishing, and Lund University’s financial support for open access fees.
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- Funding for publication fees
- Distribution rights (licences and copyright)
- Unique identifiers ORCID, DOI, ISBN, and ISSN
Lund University’s policy is that all research should as far as possible be published open access. Lund University Libraries have agreements with several publishers to enable doctoral students and researchers of Lund University to publish open access without incurring additional fees.
Financial support publishing in a journal
Doctoral students and researchers who publish open access in journals that meet the university’s quality requirements can apply to the Lund University APC Fund for financial assistance paying the publication fees.
Financial support from the book fund
Doctoral students and researchers who publish open access in edited volumes or as monographs that meet the university’s quality requirements may apply to the Lund University book fund for financial assistance paying the publication fees.
There are different levels of open access, which determine what end users can do with the publication. The basic level means it can be read online free of charge. Conditions for copying, sharing, and reuse are often specified in a Creative Commons licence (CC licence).
Journals and publishers often have their own policies on copyright and parallel publishing. Use the Sherpa Romeo database to find out what applies in each case or check the journal’s or publisher’s website. The Library of Science is ready to help you if you are uncertain.
Persistent identifiers (PID) are used to identify individual researchers and research output online.
ORCID is the international register of researchers. In order to create an account in Prisma, the joint application system for Forte, Formas, and the Swedish Research Council, you will need an ORCHID ID.
You can link your ORCID ID to your profile in the Lund University research database LUCRIS, which will automatically keep your ORCID ID updated.
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
A DOI is a persistent identifier used on digital networks, including digital material such as research articles and datasets. The International DOI Foundation (IDF) is the registration authority for DOIs.
ISBN (International Standard Book Number)
An ISBN is an internationally recognised unique identifier for a book or book-like publication.
ISSN (International Standard Serial Number)
An ISSN is an internationally recognised unique identifier for a journal or other serial. An ISSN is a persistent identifier that provides an online link to the individual or item even if the author changes their name or the journal changes platform.
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Publish a journal open access
If you are the editor of an academic journal, you can publish it open access using the Open Journals at Lund University platform OJLU, provided by the University Library.
Contact Frida Rosengren (frida [dot] rosengren [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se) if you have any questions.