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Publishing in the university's own series: Permissions and copyrights

Writing instructions for University of Vaasa series Acta Wasaensia, University of Vaasa Research Papers and University of Vaasa Reports

Forms for publication agreement and request for publication permit

Permissions and agreements

When publishing in the University of Vaasa series, the author will need to have a publication permit and to sign a publication agreement with the university. Reprint rights for the publication will be given later on, if necessary.

The doctoral candidate is responsible for the content of the dissertation and for the user rights. The author must have full copyright or permission from the original copyright holder to figures, tables, and other material in the dissertation, both for print and online publication.

Reprint rights

The author of an article-based dissertation must ensure that he/she has the reprint rights for all articles, both for print and online publication. The best and fastest way to obtain the permit is to use the publisher's form. If no form is available, free-form requests can be submitted by e-mail or fax. You will need the publisher's permit also for articles that have not yet been published (forthcoming, in review a.s.o.), if they are to be included in your dissertation and published online.

Reprint permits must be forwarded to the publication process, along with the other material.

Information about various publishers' copyright policies can be found in the SHERPA/RoMEO database, as well as on the publishers' own websites, e.g. Emerald or Springer.

Please note that reprint rights for some articles may be subject to a charge and that there may be an embargo period for online publication.

See more details on the next page.

More information on copyrights


AAM - Post-print.

APC (Article Processing Charge) - Publication fee for open access journals paid by the author.

Creative Commons (CC) -license - Extends the terms and conditions of copyright of a work to fit specific needs.

Digital Object Indentifier (DOI) - A permanent identifier of electronic document, heavily used in the commercial scientific publishing area.

Embargo - A publisher's restrictions on how soon an article can be published in an open archive.

Gold open access -  A scientific article is published in an OA-journal with a publication fee.

Green open access - Parallel publishing of an article in a freely accessible university institutional repository.

Institutional repository - Online archive for collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital copies of the intellectual output of a research institution. Osuva is institutional repository.

Libre open access - In addition to free access user rights, additional rights are given using Creative Commons licenses.

Open access (OA) -  Online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access.

Parallel publishing - Self-archiving.

Persistent identifier (PID) - name spaces for recording the names and locations of electronic documents, e.g. DOI, handle and URN.

Post-print - Refereed version of an article, including changes, Final Draft, Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM).

Pre-print - Version of an article that has not yet been refereed, Submitted Version Under Review (SMUR).

Publisher's PDF - Published version of an article.

Self-archiving - A refereed and published article in a scientific journal is made freely available e.g. in a university's institutional repository. Parallel publishing.

Sherpa/romeo - Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving.

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