Copernicus Publications signs institutional agreement with Helsinki University Library

To facilitate the publication procedure for authors from the University of Helsinki, Copernicus Publications and Helsinki University Library have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs).

Authors who submit their manuscript as of 1 December 2018 to one of the journals published by Copernicus Publications will benefit from this new agreement, provided that the corresponding author is affiliated to the University of Helsinki. The payment will be secured via a budget that has been transferred from Helsinki University Library to Copernicus Publications, which means that the author will not be involved in the payment procedure. The budget is valid from 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2019 and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis upon publication of the paper until the funds have been exhausted.

"We are proud to have signed this agreement with one of Finland's leading research libraries. Our experience with similar contracts over the past years proves that the central settlement of the article processing charges substantially facilitates the publication process for authors," says Martin Rasmussen, Managing Director of Copernicus Publications. "With their conviction of the idea of open access, Helsinki University is not alone: it follows other European universities like ETH Zurich, TU Delft, Stockholm University, and several German research centres and universities."