Info sessions about changes in publishing practices

Come and ask what is changing in publication data collection, self-archiving and publishing a dissertation in 2019 at the new Tampere University. The Library offers three brief information sessions on three campuses. We’ll be happy to answer questions also in English.

  • Thu 22.11. at 10-11, UTA Linna 3022
  • Tue 27.11. at 13-14, TUT PB132
  • Wed 28.11. 13-14, UTA Arvo B109

More information:
Tanja Heikkilä, Information Specialist, Tanja.Heikkila@uta.fi

Open Access Cafe welcomes you 24 and 25 October

Open publishing is the theme at the end of October during the international Open Access Week. In accordance with the theme University Library will open a pop up café on

  • Wednesday 24 October at 11.00-13.00 in the ground floor lobby of Linna building and on
  • Thursday 25 October at 11.00-13.00 in the first floor lobby of Arvo building, in front of the Library.

Come over for coffee, meet the Library’s specialists and ask about

  • open publishing:
    • self-archiving
    • quality of Open Access publications
    • Tampere University Press
    • publishing permissions
    • article processing charges and book processing charges
    • publication data collection
  • publishing a dissertation
  • research data management and opening data

Welcome!

More information:
Sari Leppänen, Information Specialist, Sari.I.Leppanen@uta.fi
or oa@uta.fi

Library’s Open Access Guide

Open Access publishing in Springer Nature journals

The corresponding authors of University of Tampere are entitled to publish their articles without APC fee in Springer’s  hybrid titles during 1.10.2018–31.12.2020. The APC charges are covered by the FinElib agreement.

For publishing an article open access in Springer’s hybrid journals, see instructions in Guides – Open Access English – Discounted APC fees.

Tampere University Library pays a supporter member subscription fee to BioMed Central. The corresponding authors of the University of Tampere and Tampere University Hospital are entitled to publish their articles in BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals with a 15 % discount on publishing fee (APC).

The discount applies to full Open Access journals in BioMed Central and SpringerOpen.

More information:
Aniita Ahlholm-Kannisto, aniita.ahlholm-kannisto@uta.fi, and Sari Leppänen, sari.i.leppanen@uta.fi

New open access book outlines the theories of higher education management

Pekkola, Kivistö, Kohtamäki, Cai, Lyytinen (toim.): Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives on Higher Education Management and Transformation: An advanced reader for PhD studentsAs an interdisciplinary field of study, higher education research is still underdeveloped in terms of theoretical matureness and rigour. The new open access book Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives on Higher Education Management and Transformation: An advanced reader for PhD students offers perspectives on how a range of methodological choices, theoretical approaches and conceptualisations from other disciplines can be successfully applied and utilised in the context of higher education.

The book is edited by Elias Pekkola, Jussi Kivistö, Vuokko Kohtamäki, Yuzhuo Cai and Anu Lyytinen from the Faculty of Management at the University of Tampere.

As a reader compiled of independent chapters, the book is particularly aimed at PhD students in the field of higher education administration. The first part highlights the importance of methods in research, and provides examples of academic dissertations with strong methodological groundings. In the second part, the authors provide theoretical and conceptual aids to analyse the transformation of higher education. The third part focuses on how traditional and well-established theoretical approaches can be applied to higher education settings in terms of, for example, research questions.

The book is openly available on the institutional repository TamPub of the University of Tampere. It is also available on the OAPEN Library portal and on the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB).

Elias Pekkola, Jussi Kivistö, Vuokko Kohtamäki, Yuzhuo Cai and Anu Lyytinen (eds.): Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives on Higher Education Management and Transformation: An advanced reader for PhD students. Tampere: Tampere University Press 2018.

More information on the book:
Elias Pekkola, tel. 050 4211 073, elias.pekkola@uta.fi

More information on Tampere University Press:
Kati Mäki, tel. 040 190 4267, kati.maki@uta.fi
Tampere University Press

Data Management Plan Workshop for Academy of Finland call

Come and learn how to create a data management plan for Academy of Finland September 2018 call by participating the Library’s workshop!

Each session will have a short introduction to data management and to Academy of Finland guidelines. DMPTuuli data management planning tool will be utilized in the workshops. In these sessions, you can ask for assistance from the specialists of the University Library, Finnish Social Science Data Archive and IT services.

If you want to have more detailed comments about your DMP, please send it beforehand to oa@uta.fi.

Sessions:

  • Arvo library – Classroom Mauri (B109) Tue 11 September at 13.15-14.45
  • Linna library – Classroom Elina (3022) Thu 20 September at 13.15-14.45 

Enrolment

More information:
Information Specialists Saila Huuskonen and Tomi Toikko, Saila.Huuskonen@uta.fi, Tomi.Toikko@uta.fi

Library’s Research Data Guide

Researcher, it’s time to enrol in Research Information Management course

It’s still time to enrol in Managing Research Information online course until 28 February. On this course you can update your information management skills for the benefit of your own research. The themes are information seeking, measuring impact or visibility of research, managing research data and open science.

The course (2 ETCS) can be completed online between 5 March and 8 April 2018 and the teaching language is English. The course, organized by Tampere University Library, is aimed primarily at doctoral researchers but other researchers as well.

More information and enrolment  until 28 February 2018.

Details: Information Specialist Miikka Sipilä, miikka.sipila@staff.uta.fi

Services for Researchers at the Library
Library’s Guides for information management

Publish your article Open Access in Elsevier journals with a discount

Corresponding authors of the University of Tampere have now the possibility to publish their articles Open Access with a discount in Elsevier journals. The list of these journals includes over 1500 Elsevier owned hybrid journals and over 100 Gold Open Access journals (“Full Gold OA” on the list). The discount is 50 percent of the journal’s APC list price (APC = article processing charge).

The discount is available when these conditions are met:

  • The corresponding author of the article is affiliated with the University of Tampere.
  • Article is accepted for publishing between 1.1.2018-31.12.2020.
  • The article is accepted to one of the journals on the list.

If you publish in Elsevier´s subscription based journal, you can make your scientific article freely available by self-archiving. You can self-archive a version of your article to an institutional repository (TamPub at the University of Tampere), usually after the embargo period.

You also have a possibility to publish in Taylor & Francis and Sage hybrid journals or BioMed Central and SpringerOpen Gold Open Access journals with a discounted APC fee.

More information on the discounts and instructions for the Open Access publishing process are available on the Library’s Open Access Guide.

If you have further questions please contact Information Specialists Aniita Ahlholm-Kannisto, Aniita.Ahlholm-Kannisto@uta.fi, or Sari Leppänen, Sari.I.Leppanen@uta.fi

Information about the e-resource negotiations on FinELib website

Now you can monitor the progress and results of negotiations concerning e-resources license agreements. The website is created by the national FinELib consortium.

Further information on website (in English) http://finelib.fi/negotiations/
Further information on website (in Finnish) http://finelib.fi/neuvottelut/

FinELib is a consortium of Finnish universities, research institutions and public libraries. It negotiates e-resource license agreements for the Finnish scholarly community.

You can send feedback and development proposals to the FinELib consortium office: finelib@helsinki.fi

Data Management Plan Workshop for researchers 12 and 13 September

Academy of Finland requires every applicant to provide a data management plan (DMP) as a part of the application for the September 2017 call. University Library offers a workshop where you can get tips and advice about how to create a compact DMP.

The same workshop is available both on the Main campus and on Kauppi kampus:

  • Tue 12 September 14.15-15.45 Arvo library, Kauppi campus, classroom Mauri (B109, 1st floor)
  • Wed 13 September 14.15-15.45 Linna library, Main campus, classroom Elina (3022, 3rd floor)

Each session will have a short introduction to data management and to Academy of Finland guidelines. DMPTuuli data management planning tool will be utilized in the workshops.

In these sessions, you can ask for assistance from the specialists of the library and of Finnish Social Science Data Archive. If you want to get more detailed comments about your DMP, please send it beforehand to oa@uta.fi.

Note that the language (English/Finnish) of the sessions will be determined based on the participants’ wishes.

Enrolment link

More information: oa@uta.fi

Tampere University Library’s services for researchers
Finnish Social Science Data Archive

Survey about research data and open publishing practices for researchers

Tampere University Library in cooperation with the University’s Open Science work group is conducting a survey about open access publishing and opening of research data. The survey is aimed at researchers and teachers. Its target is to find out the current practices of openness at the University of Tampere as well as to figure out how to develop the services supporting open science. The survey is open until 31 March 2017.

The survey is connected to promoting open science and research at the University of Tampere and following broader trends in open science. The principles of publishing research results and opening research data were written in the University’s Publication and data policy last autumn. Furthermore, open access publishing and self-archiving is required from the researchers, according to the Rector’s Decision on 11 March 2016.

One of the tasks of the University Library is to actively promote open science by offering the researchers services for open publishing and research data management.

Link to the survey

More information:
Library’s research services: Kati Mäki, kati.maki@uta.fi , tel. 040 190 4267 or Saila Huuskonen, saila.huuskonen@uta.fi, tel. 040 190 4239
Open Science website
Library’s research services