Different ways of publishing open access

According to KI’s policy for open access, researchers at KI have to make their peer-reviewed publications openly and freely available. This should be done immediately, at the time of publishing when possible. This can be achieved by either publishing the article open access in a journal or by self-archiving the manuscript in an open archive.

Publish your article open access in a journal

Open Access/APC Checker Tool

In Open Access/APC Checker Tool you can search for a specific journal title to see if it is included in an open access agreement with prepaid publishing fees/APC:s. If a journal is included you will find a link to the publisher and information on how to publish under the agreement.

Terms for all the agreements:

  • You need to be the corresponding author.
  • You need to be affiliated with KI and you should also state this in the article.
  • The research should have been predominantly conducted at KI.
  • Use your email address ending with @ki.se and enter Karolinska Institutet as your institution to facilitate identification.

A quick guide – publish your article open access in a journal

Use the search box above to find a journal with prepaid publishing fees. Please follow the link in the search result to read more about what's included in KIB's agreement. The next step is to submit your manuscript to the journal. Remember to use your @ki.se address and that you need to be the corresponding author and affiliated with Karolinska Institutet. After the article has been accepted, choose open access publishing and sign a Creative Commons license. Lastly, the University Library confirms that you are eligible for the prepaid plan. As a result, your article is immediately published open access.

Self-archiving of a manuscript in an open repository

Many journals allow you to self-archive a version of your article in an open repository (green open access). Self-archiving may be subject to some form of restriction, usually an embargo period of six months or more. Which manuscript version the journal allows you to self-archive may also vary. The peer-reviewed and final version of the article, the Author’s Accepted Manuscript, AAM, (also called postprint) is the version that you as a KI researcher should use for self-archiving in accordance with KI’s Policy for open publishing. This is also the version that most research funders and Plan S approves of. The Sherpa Romeo database provides information on any restrictions.

KI's open repository is called KI Open Archive. Find more information on how to self-archive your manuscript (or the published article if the publisher permits this) on the page E-publishing and self-archiving in KI Open Archive, under the heading Self-archiving your article.

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Last updated: 2023-06-26