Open access


The University of Jyväskylä requires its researchers to self-archive (parallel publish) their articles.


According to the Rector’s decision on 12 December 2014, the self-archiving (i.e. parallel publishing) of research publications is a regular procedure at the University. Self-archiving refers to a process in which researchers, as a default, save their articles published in scientific journals (or the final draft versions of the articles) in the JYX publication archive for open access. When archiving research publications in JYX, it is ensured that research activity at the University is well documented, preserved and accessible also in the future. Rector's decision 12.12.2014


What needs to be self-archived?

  • Articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, publication series of the University of Jyväskylä, conference publications and anthologies.
  • Articles published in professional journals

The self-archiving obligation does not apply monographs.

    Self-archiving procedure

    • The researcher submits the final draft file of the article to the University Library either in connection of registering the publication information or at another time by email to
    • The University Library verifies publication permits and takes care of the whole publishing process (for example, press embargoes).

    Note to researchers: Make sure your publisher allows self-archiving (green open access)!