Open Access


To enable researchers to publish their results with open access, RJ awards publication grants.

Researchers who receive grants from RJ must publish their peer-reviewed work in academic journals and conference publications so as to make it freely accessible on the Internet. As for monographs and book chapters, RJ aims to encourage researchers to publish these, too, with unrestricted online access. For this reason, RJ provides a publication grant for open access (OA) publishing. This was raised in 2013.

Publications registered and deposited in higher education institutions' (HEIs) open archives are also available through SwePub, the national search service. The archived version must be the manuscript that has been fully reviewed and approved for publication, either in the publisher's graphic format or in the author's own version. The originator entitles everyone to read, download, copy and disseminate the publication in digital form, with full consideration of the author's statutory rights.

Two versions of open access

Parallel publishing

The researcher's article is published in the usual way in an academic journal (or conference publication) without OA but, simultaneously or after some delay, a copy is posted in an open archive.

Open access journal

The researcher's article is published in an open access journal where it immediately becomes freely available online. In some cases, OA journals charge for publication.