Open access agreement for Finnish authors

Springer has a consortium agreement with Finnish institutions, negotiated through the FinELib Consortium. The agreement provides reading access to more than 2,200 of Springer’s subscription journals, as well as allowing all authors from participating institutions to publish open access in subscription journals that offer the Open Choice option.

Which institutions and Springer journals are covered by the OA agreement?

Click here for a list of all Finnish institutions participating in the open access agreement.
Click here for a list of Open Choice eligible subscription-based journals covered by the FinELib open access agreement.

As a corresponding author*, how can I identify myself as affiliated with a participating Finnish institution?

Once your article has been accepted, Springer will send you a link to the MyPublication form.
There you will be asked to state your affiliation from a list of standard names in English. You can search by institution name or by city. If you are successfully identified, you will be informed directly on the webpage. Then you will also need to agree to the applicable Creative Commons license terms.
After you have completed the MyPublication process, Springer and your institution will verify your eligibility.

Please note that during the verification process, it is not possible to access MyPublication. If you have any questions about the verification process, or if you would like to check your eligibility, please contact your institutional contact. Contact details can be found in the list of participating institutions above.


Tip: You are strongly advised to use your institutional email address, and not your personal email address, in order to ensure that Springer can check your eligibility more easily.

Please refer to the guide for corresponding authors if you are unsure how to identify yourself as eligible.

*The corresponding author is defined as:

the person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process – from manuscript correction and proof reading, to handling the revisions and re-submission of revised manuscripts up to the acceptance of the manuscripts. The author has the authority to act on behalf of all co-authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript including supplementary material. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining such agreements and for informing the co-authors of the manuscript’s status throughout the submission, review, and publication process. In addition, the corresponding author also acts as the point of contact for any enquiries after the paper is published.

Which article types are covered by the Open Access agreement with the FinELib Consortium?

  • OriginalPaper – Standard article, usually presenting new results; articles published under this article type may also be referred to as Original Research, Original Article, Original Paper or Research Paper
  • ReviewPaper – Standard article, interpreting previously published results.
  • BriefCommunication – Short article submitted for rapid publication that exhibits the same structure as a standard article.
  • ContinuingEducation – Article forming integral part of further education (usually medical).