Open Access (OA) - publishing

Open Access (OA) means free, online access to research results. To achieve this, research is published in OA journals, or by publishing in Open Access repositories

How to apply for OA publishing support

  • Before sending the publication to the publisher/journal; check that it meets the specifications in the institution guidelines

  • Make sure that the journal or publisher is registered at Level 1 or Level 2 og the NSD Channel Register

  • The journal must be registered in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • When your publication is approved by the publisher/journal:
    Apply for coverage of your publishing costs.
    As an HVL employee, you can apply for funding to publish journal articles, anthologies and monographs. Applications that satisfy the guidelines will be granted on a continuous basis as long as there are budget resources.
  • To get your publication into our archive (HVL Open) you can upload it on registration in Cristin

Why Open Access?

  • Results from publicly funded research should be openly available to all
  •     Open access publications are read and cited more often than other articles
  •     More usergroups get access to high quality academic literature

Read more: Phd on Track - Open Access

 The government’s goal is that all publicly funded Norwegian research articles should be made openly available by 2024, and the government has established guidelines and measures for open access articles.

The Research Council demands
Scientific publications based on R&D projects funded wholly or partially by the Research Council are to be made openly accessible to all interested parties as far as possible.

Where can you find OA-journals?

Use NSD webpages (Norwegian register for Scientific journals, series and publishers )- choose advanced search - and find OA-journals in your subject area.