Registration of publications at the turn of the year 2018-2019

Researcher at Tampere University, follow the changes of publication data collection practices at the turn of the year.

Data collection will continue as usual in January 2019

In January 2019 we will continue to collect the previous year’s publication data and other academic outputs and activities. You can log in to SoleCRIS and TUTCRIS with your old credentials until otherwise stated (at least until the end of January 2019).

Integrations from source systems will be stopped on Friday 21.12.2018 so that publications can be registered for the existing faculties and laboratories. All publications of 2018 must be registered by the end of January 2019.

Register new publications in March 2019 at the earliest

Publications and other academic outputs and activities will be registered as before, even though two CRIS systems will be used side by side. SoleCRIS will be used by staff previously employed by the University of Tampere and TUTCRIS will be used by staff previously employed by the Tampere University of Technology.

New system integrations will be reinitiated in early March 2019. We request that new 2019 publications will not be registered until March 2019 because there may be problems when linking the publications to the new faculties.


Self-archiving will continue as before. The library sends self-archiving requests when checking publications if the article can be self-archived. Any publication can be suggested for self-archiving by sending a request to the library. The library self-archives all open access, CC-licensed publications to TamPub automatically.

New research information system in 2020

A new shared CRIS will be introduced in 2020. The tendering process for the new system is about to begin.

More information:
Sirpa Hangasmäki,
Tanja Heikkilä,

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,

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


More information:
Sari Leppänen, Information Specialist,

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,, and Sari Leppänen,

Use the name of the new university in 2019 publications

Researcher of Tampere University, please note that the new Tampere University affects also the affiliations in the publications. It is important for the visibility of the university and researchers that the University’s name is displayed correctly already in the manuscript of a publication, from where it will be indexed to international and national reference databases.

What to do in the following scenarios:

  • In publications that will be published this year, use your current affiliation
  • In publications that will be published in 2019, use either Tampere University or Tampereen yliopisto.
  • If you know for certain that your publication will be published in 2019, you should already put Tampere University or Tampereen yliopisto as your affiliation in the manuscript.

For example:
Teija Tutkija, Tampere University, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, Tampere, Finland
Teija Tutkija, Tampereen yliopisto, Informaatioteknologian ja viestinnän tiedekunta, Tampere

You can also include the name of your Faculty as soon as you know in which you will work. The names of the Faculties in Finnish, English and Swedish are available on the Tampere3 wiki (for UTA, TUT and TAMK members only. Please use your university authentication or Haka Login (UTA, TUT).

For more information, please contact:
Tanja Heikkilä,  (UTA)
Sirpa Hangasmäki, (UTA)
Yrjö Lappalainen, (TUT)

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,

More information on Tampere University Press:
Kati Mäki, tel. 040 190 4267,
Tampere University Press

Summer holidays affect the processing of dissertations

Is your doctoral defence going to be arranged in August or early September? Are you planning to publish your dissertation in the University’s Acta series? If so, please prepare your manuscript in good time because the summer holidays slow down the handling of doctoral dissertations in the University Library.

In the end of July (weeks 29 and 30), no staff members responsible for the publishing of dissertations will be available. Thus, dissertations to be defended in August or early September should be ready for printing by the beginning of July at the latest. If you use the Library´s paid layout service, you need to allow more time for the layout and printing process. Please contact the layout designer in good time as well.

The University Library is responsible for making the cover and first pages of doctoral dissertations published in the Acta series, reviewing permissions to publish, printing, billing, and publishing the electronic version and the press release. Dissertations must be publicly available online and/or printed 10 to 14 days prior to the public defence.

As soon as the date for your public defence is known, please submit the Acta Application Form on the Library website. See the Library’s guide Publishing a dissertation.

  • For more information on publishing in the Acta series, contact
  • For more information on the Library´s layout service, contact

Elsevier and discounted APC fees – Webinar for authors on Wednesday 28th March at 1.00pm

The theme of the webinar is publishing in Gold Open Access and hybrid journals by Elsevier.

Further information about the discounted APC fees at the University of Tampere

More information: and


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,

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