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Open Access = OA
Freely available on the net, free of charge.
Open access publishing is increasing. Why?
- Openness and transparency is a basic principle of science.
- Research is financed with public funds. Therefore, it's reasonable to expect that research results are made public and available to all.
Why should you be interested in Open Access publications and data?
- Open access publications are accessible throughout your career, even after graduation.
- As a contrast, research publications in library's databases are behind a paywall. Their use is limited to Haaga-Helia's students and staff.
Open access publications
Open publications include
- OA journals with all contents open (scientific and professional publications)
- Individual open access articles in scientific journals otherwise subject to a fee
- Articles, theses, and other publications in organizational or subject-specific repositories such as Theseus, Aaltodoc, Helda
- Self-archived publications
- Self-archiving = an article is originally published in a scientific journal subject to a fee and then saved in an open repository. The self-archived copy is freely available immediately or after a pre-determined time (embargo)
- Publications of public research organizations and public authorities
Find open access publications
- Google Scholar - Google's search engine specializing in research publications
- BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) - search engine for open research data
- CORE - searches articles in open repositories and open access journals
- DOAB - Directory of Open Access Books
- DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
- Iris.ai - Search tool utilizing artificial intelligence. Searches open access publications and ScienceDirect datase. Use in Haaga-Helia's network. Remote access via VDI.
- Journal.fi - Finnish research journals online
- OSF Preprints - Open Science Network, searches several preprint archives at the same time
- TiSci - scientific journals in Finland
More information on Alternative Access to articles (site by FinELib Consortium)
The openness of research is also promoted by making research data available for others to use.
Search for Finnish open data with the following services:
Research data must be cited, just like other sources (books, articles, etc.). The original producer of the data must be given credit.
How to use open access materials?
When you use publications or data produced by someone else, you need to use appropriate citations and be aware of copyright and licensing issues. Materials and data on the internet may either be freely utilized or use may be restricted. The terms for use are usually determined by licenses. A licensing system often used is Creative Commons (CC).
Creative Commons license conditions are listed in the table below. An author of original material can decide how users may utilize his/her material and indicate these rights with a combination of the CC conditions.
For instance, a combination can look like this:
This work is licensed under Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY-SA 4.0) .
More information is available on the Creative Commons website .
Images published on the internet are protected by copyright. ImagOA guide by Aalto University provides information on searching and using open access images.
Open Research, Development and Innovation at Haaga-Helia
Haaga-Helia is committed to promoting opennes in its activities. More information in the guide
Saavutettavuusseloste / Accessibility Statement