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,

Researcher, add your ORCID identifier to SoleCRIS

The researchers at the University of Tampere have now the possibility to enter their ORCID researcher identifiers in the current research information system of the University, SoleCRIS. The field for the ORCID identifier is on My information page.

The international ORCID identifier (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides the researcher with a permanent and unique digital identifier. It’s a series of numbers that will distinguish you from other researchers. ORCID ID helps to identify the researcher for example when there are researchers with the same name, different ways of writing a person’s name or when the name changes. ORCID helps to link the research outputs between the databases. ORCID can also be linked to other types of researcher IDs (like ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID).

According to the open science policy of the future Tampere University the researchers will create an ORCID ID and use it in all scientific activity.

You can create an ORCID ID on ORCID’s website.

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

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


  • 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 


More information:
Information Specialists Saila Huuskonen and Tomi Toikko,,

Library’s Research Data Guide

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

You can still influence the services of Tampere3 library

User Survey 2018 logoYou still have time to influence the development of your future services in Tampere3 library. User Survey is available until the end of this week. You’ll find the link to the survey also on the Library website.

Don’t forget to participate also the raffle of useful prizes. We’ll raffle off 3 rainproof Rains backpacks, 3 necessary fire blankets, 3 practical frying pans, books, 20 reading lights you can attach to a book, 30 handy & versatile bicycle lamps, 40 movie tickets, 7 gift vouchers for city buses (à 10 €), and small packages of products.

Thank you for your feedback!

More information:
Outi Viitasalo,, and Sonja Mattsson,

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


Influence the services of Tampere3 library in User Survey

User Survey 2018 logoThe libraries of Tampere3 universities are now building the services of the common Tampere3 library. Come along and share your opinion about the current services in our User Survey! Respond to the survey by 31 March and participate also in a prize draw.

The User Survey is simultaneously open for the libraries of Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tampere University of Technology and University of Tampere. The survey is aimed at students, researchers and other staff of the university as well as all the other customers of the library.

You can grade both the importance and functionality of the library services. Please feel free to share your comments and suggestions with us. You’ll find the link to the survey on our website. Answering only takes a few minutes.

Link to the survey

Win prizes

Don’t forget to participate also in the prize draw. After responding to the survey, give your contact information on a separate form.

Among all the respondents of Tampere3 libraries we will raffle off plenty of useful prizes: 3 rainproof Rains backpacks, 3 necessary fire blankets, 3 practical frying pans, books, 20 reading lights you can attach to a book, 30 handy & versatile bicycle lamps, 40 movie tickets, 7 gift vouchers for city buses (à 10 €), and small packages of products.

More information at Tampere University Library:
Outi Viitasalo,, and Sonja Mattsson,

Links to the survey on Library website

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