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Portal for publishing and Open Access

Welcome to UiT’s web portal for publishing and Open Access. This portal provides researchers and students at UiT with information about important requirements and support services for publishing and open access. UiT's goals are to contribute to research-based knowledge in the wider society, and to make all academic publications accessible in open access journals or repositories. The portal is a collaboration between the Research, Education and Communication Division and the University Library. Feedback? Contact forskning@ub.uit.no.

There are many factors to consider during a publishing process. For instance, if you are applying for external research funding, it is important to be aware of which journals you will be publishing your research in. Below are some important checkpoints that are worth investigating.




Choice of journal/publisher


Who is the target group for your research?
Where do your peers publish? Where do other experts in your subject/discipline publish?
What are relevant journals for the research results you want to publish?

What are your publishing goals and timeframe?
What is your timeline and what is the publisher’s timeline? How many articles and how quickly do you wish or need to publish? What is the journal’s acceptance/rejection rate? How long will it take the journal to review your research? 

Are you publishing new research?
For a publication to be classified as scientific in connection with Norwegian Science Index (NVI) reporting, it must meet four criteria. The publication must:

  1. Present new insight.
  2. Be presented in a form that allows the research findings to be verified and/or used in new research.
  3. Be written in a language and have a distribution that make the publication accessible to the majority of interested researchers.
  4. Appear in an authorised publication channel (journal, series, book publisher, website) that has procedures for external peer review.

Your preferred publication channel must be approved on level 1 or 2 in the The Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers in order to give publication points. If you cannot find your journal in the registry, you can submit a suggestion for a new publication channel.

Are you required to publish Open Access? 
UiT’s policy is that researchers shall choose publishing channels that promote open access. If you have external funding, it’s highly probable that you have an obligation to making your publications openly accessible. Open Access requirements may be satisfied by open publishing on the publisher's platform (gold open access) or through self-archiving in an open repository (green open access). See requirements and guidelines for open access.  

Self-archiving is always available through UiT's Rights Retention Strategy. The strategy ensures that researchers at UiT can make a full-text version of their peer-reviewed articles available without an embargo by means of self-archiving, regardless of any restrictions from the publisher. As a researcher, you retain the copyright to your work, while UiT assumes legal responsibility for distribution through UiT`s institutional archive (Munin). the Rights Retention Strategy and self-archiving at UiT

Open publishing on the publisher's platform may involve an Article Processing Charge (APC). UiT can cover APCs if there is an agreement with the publisher or through our publishing fund, as long as certain requirements are met. Read more about our agreements and publishing fund

Avoid predatory journals
Many experience direct inquiries from publishers with offers to publish journal articles. Unfortunately, there are some predatory journals that levy an article processing charge (APC) to publish articles in worthless journals without serious peer review. Here is some good advice about how to avoid this:

 Typical warning signs:

  • Poor language on the website, spelling errors and clearly translated sentences. The website may not appear professional.
  • Unclear address, difficult to see which country the journal is published in. Difficult to find contact information.
  • Inadequate information about the journal’s editorial board or only names you have no knowledge of. The names of fictitious researchers are sometimes used, or the names of recognised researchers are misused against their will. Check the websites of recognised researchers and see if they state that they are on the editorial board.
  • The business model is based on levying an article processing charge (APC), but it is difficult to find the applicable charges before submitting the manuscript.
  • The peer review process is unclear or poorly described. Extremely rapid publication after submission may mean that the peer review is not performed.

If you are in doubt, please contact the University Library by e-mail at forskning@ub.uit.no.

 

Last updated: 24.06.2022

Author address and crediting


Authors of research publications shall state a research institution as the author's address providing the institution has made a necessary and significant contribution to the author’s contribution to the published work. The addresses of other institutions shall also be stated if they meet this requirement. UiT uses the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions’ recommended guidelines as a basis for crediting research publications to institutions.

Before UiT reports academic publication, all author addresses stated on the publication must be registered in Cristin. Correct addressing is decisive for UiT’s publications being counted by the Ministry of Education and Research. The publication must state that the author is affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The names of research groups, departments or centres alone are not considered to be sufficient crediting.

Example:

Author information

Institute/Department of xxx, Faculty of/Unit xxx, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Overview of unit names in Norwegian, Sami and English.

Important for PhD students

For PhD students who are employed at an institution other than UiT, the doctoral institution (UiT) has an overarching academic responsibility for the candidate, usually by the (main) supervisor following the candidate’s research work until publication. In such cases, the author shall register both institutions in the publication.

The doctoral institution shall be used as the author's address in a publication in addition to the employer in cases where the degree institution has made a significant contribution via supervision, equipment, work environment, or otherwise. Performing the supervisory responsibility for the publication in question constitutes a sufficient contribution. If this contribution is supervision, less contribution is required than that necessary for the supervisor to be co-author of the work in question.

Last updated: 30.11.2021

Copyright and licences


According to the Regulations for securing and management of work results at UiT (Norwegian version), employees at UiT retain the rights to non-fiction publications. Employees are free to administer their copyright to non-fiction publications themselves.

When signing a publishing contract with a publisher, researchers should be conscious of the rights they retain and the rights they transfer to the publisher. UiT recommends that employees try to retain copyright. If you are not satisfied with the publishing contract, there is always room for negotiation before signing. Read about the SPARC Author Addendum.

For open publishing, authors should use standard open licences, e.g. licences from Creative Commons. UiT recommends the licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) which allows the freest possible reuse of research publications, with obligatory attribution to the author.

If you require assistance or have any questions, please contact the University Library by e-mail at forskning@ub.uit.no.

Last updated: 22.06.2020

Publishing of research data


 

It is becoming increasingly common for research funders to require that data resulting from research projects they have (partially) funded, be archived in a responsible manner and possibly shared openly. Journals may also have requirements or recommendations that basic data for publications be made available. There are several archive services for research data that satisfy such requirements.

UiT's principles and guidelines for the management of research data state that; “All research data must be made openly available. Exceptions to this will be when other considerations require restriction of access, such as security considerations, personal sensitivity, commercial or legal matters. "

See UiTs Research Data Portal for information on storing, handling, archiving, making available and sharing research data.

Last updated: 17.11.2021

Cristin (Current Research Information System in Norway) is a joint system for registering and reporting research activities for institutions in the higher education, institute and health sectors in Norway. The purpose of Cristin is to simplify and quality assure the reporting of research results, and to contribute to rendering the research at the institutions visible.

Cristin is used to report data about research publishing to national authorities through NVI reporting. Research in this sense is a designation of the types of publication to be reported. It does not imply other kinds of research are viewed as unscientific.

How to register in Cristin:

Cristin consists of two systems, one new and one old. Both systems share a database and contain the same information. Username and password are the same in both systems.

You can log in to the new Cristin system here, or the old here or by visiting uit.no/cristin. Public and user-oriented outreach must be registered in the old Cristin-system.

There are two ways to register publications in Cristin: importing and manual registration. A large proportion of research articles are imported to the Cristin system from Scopus. Publications that are not imported must be registered manually. The researcher is responsible for ensuring all publications are registered in Cristin.

UiT recommends our researchers to register all activity and publishing in Cristin, but only certain forms of publication generate points: research articles in journals, monographs and chapters/articles in academic anthologies. Publishing channels (journals and publishers) are weighted at two levels: Level 1 and Level 2. the Norwegian Publication Indicator.




The researcher’s responsibility


The researcher is responsible for ensuring that:

  • his/her own academic works are correctly registered in Cristin, cf. user guides,
  • project codes are registered in the Cristin post for all research publications affiliated with an externally funded projects, cf.user guide,
  • a full-text version of all research articles is uploaded in a research archive. Most journals permit uploading of the final manuscript version after peer review (also called the post-print version). In those cases where the journal permits uploading of the publisher’s published PDF document, it is recommended that this version is uploaded in the research archive. See the guide for uploading of articles to research archives (only in Norwegian).
  • the Cristin posts contain the URL to the research data in the UiT Open Research Data or another data archive.
Last updated: 14.07.2021

Deadlines for NVI reporting


Deadlines for reporting of research publishing in 2021 (dates are under revision):

  • 30 November 2021: The deadline for submitting new publication channels for the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • 20 January 2022: The deadline for employees to register and check publication lists in Cristin for 2021 Read more about the researcher’s responsibility.
  • 20 February 2022: The deadline for superusers to control the units’ joint publications in 2021
  • 21 February 2022: The national deadline for control of joint publications
  • 1 March 2022: The national deadline for submitting disputes to Cristin’s disputes committee
  • 25 March 2022: The deadline for superusers’ control of the units’ research publishing in 2021, as well as approval from academic management (Head of Department, Dean or the equivalent)
  • 01 April 2022: The deadline for reporting research publishing in 2021

How to check if your publication channel is approved?

Please check that your publications are published in authorised publication channels.  

The Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD) provides an overview of authorised publication channels. If you cannot find specific channels, submit new publication channels. Contact the Cristin superuser at your faculty if you have published in channels that are not authorised.

 

 

Last updated: 24.06.2022

Cristin contacts at UiT


Each faculty at UiT has Cristin contacts/superusers who can provide guidance about how to register and upload the full-text version in Cristin. The Cristin superusers also check the registered publications that shall be reported. The Cristin superusers at UiT are:

UiT has an institutional superuser for Cristin. Each faculty has a superuser who shall provide support to the academic environments. The faculties may also have superusers at the department level. Cristin superusers shall continuously throughout the year:

  • Administrative control routines: Administration of personal data, rectify missing P-person(s), duplicate check, rectify DOIs, follow up checklists from Unit and more
  • Ensure that the academic environments are kept up to date about relevant information on deadlines and guidelines from funders and authorities
  • Submit analyses and publication lists on request, primarily based on data from completed reporting years

In connection with annual reporting:

  • Faculty Superusers shall check and approve all the faculty’s Cristin posts. Information about the number of authors, addresses and other metadata shall be reported correctly in keeping with the national control procedures for Cristin.
  • In connection with checking of posts, the superuser shall check whether research articles have been submitted to the institutional archive. If the full-text version (post-print version or publisher’s PDF) has not been submitted, the superuser shall ask UiT’s authors for this.
  • Contact point with other institutional superusers (especially in connection with clarifying any disputes)
  • Prepare any dispute cases or other matters that must be dealt with by the Research Strategy Committee at UiT (institutional superuser).
  • Report any disputes to the National Disputes Committee (institutional superuser).
  • Perform reporting in accordance with national reporting instructions (institutional superuser)
  • Compile annual publication analyses

 The University Library shall continuously throughout the year:

All full-text documents uploaded to the UiT research archive Munin via Cristin must be quality assured and gain copyright clearance cleared before being made available. This involves the Munin team at the university library ensuring that UiT complies with the guidelines from the publisher/journal concerning which version can be made available and whether the text can only be made available after an embargo period. If the wrong version has been uploaded, the Munin team contacts the researcher who has uploaded the text and requests that another version be uploaded.

The role of the Research Strategy Committee (FSU):

  • The Research Strategy Committee, or a sub-committee, functions as UiT’s publishing committee.
  • FSU can assess research publications in cases where a dispute or disagreement has occurred in connection with registration and reporting.
  • FSU can assess any disputes concerning joint publications with other institutions.
  • FSU follows the criteria for research publications in the current reporting instructions from Cristin.
Last updated: 29.08.2022

Cristin on UiT’s personal profile page


Information about an employee’s publications registered in Cristin are automatically shown on their personal profile page on UiT’s website. The publications are sorted by category and are shown under the following four tabs:

  1. Selected publications (see below)
  2. Scientific articles and book chapters
  3. Books
  4. Other

Only the tabs with registered publications are shown. Dissemination such as chronicles and lectures, etc. will appear under “Other”. Older publications that are not registered in Cristin must be registered manually. If you require help with this, please contact the Cristin superuser at your faculty.

The publications will appear on your personal profile page like this:

Select publications to appear as “Selected publications”:

This will appear like this in your researcher profile in Cristin:

 

Last updated: 25.05.2022

Projects in Cristin


Project reporting to the Research Council of Norway

If you have received project funding from the Research Council of Norway (RCN), you must submit a report about the results of the project. The Research Council’s system obtains information about research publications from Cristin, so it is not necessary to register this information manually.

You must register the Research Council of Norway as a funding source and the RCN project number (6 digits) for each publication to be included in the report. NB: The Research Council does not obtain information about projects that are registered in the project catalogue in Cristin, but rather for the registered project number for the relevant publication/result (Cristin post).

Read more about projects in Cristin

 

Project catalogue in Cristin

Here you can find the project catalogue in Cristin.

The project catalogue in designed in such a way that you can register different types of projects that you are participating in. It is not limited to a specific funder or subject area. The project catalogue can provide you with a summary of all your projects in one place and render your research visible outside your academic environment.

In addition to registering information about the actual project, you can highlight the activities by linking to publications, interviews and dissemination, etc. If the project in question is part of a larger project, you can link the projects together to show the totality of the research.

Projects registered in Cristin should be of a certain scope and have a clear start and end date.

 

Medical and health research in Cristin

If you have applied to the Regional Committees for Medical and Health Research Ethics (REK) for approval of a project plan, your project will be sent to Cristin automatically when it is approved. By logging into Cristin, you can add more information about the project and link related projects.

Last updated: 25.05.2022

Research groups/units in Cristin


Research groups, organisational units and research centres can be registered in the research unit catalogue in Cristin (old version). The research unit catalogue is suitable for internal visibility and external profiling. This catalogue provides a simple overview of the titles, descriptions, partners, affiliations, languages and websites, etc. You can also link publications to a research unit by searching for them in Cristin and updating this manually.

It’s uncertain how this functionality will be developed in the new version of Cristin.

Last updated: 01.07.2021

Public outreach – other registration in Cristin


UiT recommends our researchers to register all activities and publications in Cristin. Public and user-oriented outreach also contributes to highlighting and providing an overall summary of your activity.

Registration of public outreach activities in Cristin must be done manually. Each researcher is responsible for ensuring that their own public outreach activities are registered in Cristin.

Cristin is primarily designed for registering research dissemination and consequently it can sometimes be difficult to find a category that is suitable for the public outreach activities you have done. Choose the category you think is the most suitable, even if it’s not a perfect match.

In general, the rule for registering research activities in Cristin is that the researcher as disseminator clearly represents the university (cf. the principle of addressing for research publishing.)

The registered activity must be linked to:

  • the researcher’s research activity at the university,
  • the professional expertise the researcher has at, or as a representative for, the university, or
  • the role or title he/she has at the university.

Public and user-oriented outreach must be registered in the old Cristin-system. Log into Cristin or by visiting uit.no/cristin

UiT annually awards prizes in areas such as dissemination. Some units at UiT have internal awards for research groups that contribute to public and user-oriented outreach.

Additional guidelines associated with registration:
 
  • Each activity must only be registered under one category. (Example: an interview shall be registered either under “Journal article – Interview” or “Media contribution – Interview”.
  • If several researchers are involved in the contribution, it should only be registered once, but all the contributors should be named.
  • Contributions that are published in different types of media should be registered separately. Example: An article about the same topic that is published in Gemini, on forskning.no and in VG should be registered as three contributions. If the same item is published by many media, you can choose to note ‘’also published in...’’. You need to use your discretion.
  • Articles in the same magazine/newspaper that are published as both online and print versions should be registered as one contribution but refer to the URL in addition to the print media.
  • Outreach activities should be registered with as thorough references as possible. For online articles, the URL that links to the specific article should be registered, not just the URL of the publication. Feel free to use the comments field to describe the activity further.
  • You can add the full-text document in Cristin. By doing so, your contribution will be published in UiT’s institutional repository Munin, providing there are no legal obstacles to this.

 

Categorisation in Cristin
(The information below is under compilation.)

Some categories of public outreach are poorly covered in Cristin but can/should be registered nevertheless so they are added to your list of works.

Contribution to an encyclopaedia/Wikipedia

Contributions to an encyclopaedia/Wikipedia and other online encyclopaedias. Information text that is relevant to the research activity. This also applies to articles in reference works such as Wikipedia.
Articles in encyclopaedias that have an ISBN should be registered under: Part of a book/report – Lexical entry. Remember that the title of the book in which the chapter has been published must be registered.
Articles in an online encyclopaedia that does not have an ISBN should be registered under: Information material – Websites.

Last updated: 25.05.2022

 

Why Open Access? 
Open Access is free access to scientific publications online. It increases the efficiency of research and stimulates the knowledge economy by granting a wider range of user groups access to scientific literature. End users get access easier and researchers increase their outreach. Open licenses give better terms for the end user and allows the author to retain their rights.

How to publish Open Access? 
Open Access publishing can be done directly at the publisher platform (gold Open Access) and/or through self-archiving in a repository (green Open Access). At UiT, all articles must be self-archived and it is the researcher's duty to upload full-text copies of their work in Cristin. The full-text copies will then be made available in UiT's open knowledge archive, currently called Munin. Read more under Self-Archiving.

Open Access at the publisher's platform is often free of charge for the author. However, some publishers demand payment from you as an author for Open Access publishing, often referred to as Article Processing Charges (APC). In cases where the publishers charge APCs, UiT have arrangements to cover these costs as long as certain conditons are met. Read more under Agreements and the publishing fund




Requirements and guidelines for open access


 National goals and guidelines
“The government’s goal is that all publicly funded Norwegian research articles should be made openly available by 2024, and the government has established guidelines and measures for open access to research articles.” (National goals and guidelines for open access to research articles)

UiT's Open Access policy
At UiT The Arctic University of Norway, all academic publications shall be accessible in open access journals or open repositories.

The following applies to scientific work with a publication date of 1. January 2022 or later: Regardless of the publication channel, full-text copies of scientific articles written by employees and students at UiT shall be uploaded (deposited) in the national register (currently called Cristin).

  • If the article is published with open access with the publisher (gold open access), the publisher's PDF (Published version, Version of Record) must be uploaded.
  • If the article is published in a closed channel (subscription journal) that does not allow self-archiving of the publisher's PDF, the latest peer-reviewed manuscript version (accepted manuscript, Author's Accepted Manuscript, postprint) must be uploaded.

All uploaded full-text copies will be made openly available in the institutional archive (currently called Munin). Authors who wish to make a reservation against making a full-text copy available in Munin can apply for an exemption. More information about this can be found under Self-archiving.

By not applying for an exemption, UiT's employees and students give the institution permission to make full text copies available in the open institutional archive (currently called Munin) under a Creative Commons license, in line with prevailing international practice in gree Open Access infrastructure. Read more about the rules and procedures in Principles for open access to scientific publications at UiT Norway's Arctic University.


Publishers of scientific literature should be aware that the institution's employees and students hereby give UiT permission to make their scientific work available online under a Creative Commons license, provided that the individual right to request an exception is not exercised.

Does your research have external funding?

Many external funders require that publications resulting from projects they have funded must be made openly accessible. E.g. The Research Council of Norway requires that scholarly articles are made openly available immediately and with an open license that permits reuse of the publication. (There are more details in RCN's open access requirement.)

Researchers at UiT can satisfy RCN's (and other funders') open access requirements in one of the following ways:

Here are some of the external funders that have open access requirements:

Some funders have harmonized their open access requirements: RCN, the European Commission and the European Research Council are together in cOAlition S – the initiative that launched Plan S. The main principle in Plan S is that scholarly publications are published in open access journals, on open access platforms, or are made immediately available through open access repositories.  For calls from 2021, RCN's open access requirements are in line with Plan S.

Last updated: 27.05.2022

Agreements and the publishing fund


UiT has signed Open Access publishing agreements with several publishers that demand payment from you as the author, known as Article Processing Charges (APC). We also cover APCs through our publishing fund. Below you will find information about how this works, what is covered and which requirements that apply. At the bottom of the page, you will find an overview of UiT's publisher agreements. 

You have to be the corresponding author and affiliated with UiT in order to get an APC covered
Corresponding author refers to the author who is responsible for submission of the article to the journal. It is not sufficient to be listed as the corresponding author in the article. UiT has to be used as an address in the article, perhaps together with other addresses. If you are the sole author, you are automatically regarded as the corresponding author. Corresponding authors from the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN) are eligible for coverage from some publishers, find more information about each publisher below. 

Is the journal covered by UiT's agreements or the publishing fund? 
Search for the journal in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers. The journal must be approved at Level 1 or 2, and marked with 'Included in publishing agreement' or 'Indexed by DOAJ', in order to be eligible for coverage from UiT.

  • Journals marked with 'Included in publishing agreement' and UiT listed as a participating institution: Submit the article according to the journal guidelines
    • Clearly state your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway when submitting your article and/or signing a publishing agreement (may be referred to as “License Agreement”, “Publishing Agreement” or “publishing contract”). Preferrably, use your institutional e-mail address.
    • Choose Open Access if you are given an option. UiT always recommends the licence Creative Commons CC BY, if available. This provides the best opportunities for future sharing and reuse of the work.
    • The University Library will be notified by the publisher and approve your affiliation to UiT. Payment of the APC is handled by the University Library. Other types of publishing costs, e.g. page or color charges, are not covered by these agreements.
  • Journals marked with 'Indexed by DOAJ', and not 'Included in publishing agreement': Send an application to the publishing fund 
    • Send an application to fond@ub.uit.no. You must apply before sending the manuscript to the journal for assessment. You will normally receive our response no later than by the end of the next working day.
    • The publishing fund covers APCs up to NOK 25 000 including 25% VAT. Other types of publishing costs, e.g. page or color charges, are not covered.
    • UiT always recommends the license Creative Commons CC BY, if available. This provides the best opportunities for future sharing and reuse of the work.
    • You will find supplementary information in the regulations (currently only in Norwegian). 
  • If the journal is not included in a publishing agreement or indexed by DOAJ, you can make your article Open Access through self-archiving: Read more about self-archiving.  

Can UiT cover Open Access in books? 
The publishing fund can also contribute with funding of books, chapters in books/anthologies, and monographs. Contact fond@ub.uit.no for more information. 

 

Questions about the agreements? Contact collections@ub.uit.no. Questions about the publishing fund? Contact fond@ub.uit.no

 

UiT's PUBLISHER AGREEMENTS

American Chemical Society MDPI
American Institute of Physics Microbiology Society
Association for Computing Machinery Open Library of Humanities
Berghahn Books Oxford University Press
BMJ Royal Society of Chemistry
Cambridge University Press Sage
Company of Biologists SCOAP3
De Gruyter Springer Nature
Elsevier Taylor & Francis
Frontiers Wiley 

 

 

Agreement

American Chemical Society

Read and publish (covers both read access and Article Processing Charges) 

Included authors Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway
How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway throughout the publishing process. Preferrably, use your institutional e-mail address.

Choose Open Access when you are asked. Creative Commons CC BY is the default choice of license.  

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access has been prepaid by the university libary.

Included article types

Peer reviewed articles where the manuscript is accepted for publication during the agreement period.

Agreement period is from 1.1.2020 to 31.12.2022. 

Journals included All journals published by American Chemical Society, both fully Open Access journals and hybrid journals. Check the Register for publication channels or OpenScience.no.
Further information

Publisher's website

OpenScience.no - American Chemical Society (in Norwegian only)

 

Agreement

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Read and publish (covers both read access and Article Processing Charges) 

Included authors Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway
How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway throughout the publishing process. Preferrably, use your institutional e-mail address.

Choose Open Access when you are asked. UiT recommends the Creative Commons license CC BY (if available).  

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access has been prepaid by the university libary.

Included article types

Peer reviewed articles where the manuscript is accepted for publication during the agreement period.

Agreement period is from 1.1.2022 to 31.12.2023. 

Journals included Selected hybrid journals published by the American Institute of Physics. Check the Register for publication channels.
Licence agreement Licensing Agreement 2022-2023 (PDF)
Further information

Publisher's website

 

Agreement

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Read and publish (covers both read access and Article Processing Charges) 

Included authors

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway can publish Open Access in all the included journals.

Corresponding authors affiliated with the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN) can publish Open Access in hybrid journals. 

How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway throughout the publishing process. Use your institutional e-mail address.

Choose Open Access when you are asked. UiT recommends the Creative Commons license CC BY (if available).

Open Access has been prepaid by the university libary.

Included article types

Peer reviewed articles where the manuscript is accepted for publication during the agreement period.

Agreement period is from 1.1.2022 to 31.12.2024. 

Journals included All journals published by Association for Computing Machinery, both fully Open Access journals and hybrid journals. Check the Register for publication channels or OpenScience.no.
Further information

ACM website

OpenScience.no Association for Computing Machinery (in Norwegian only)

 

Publisher

Berghahn Books

Subscribe to Open (subscription that converts gated access journals to Open Access using existing library relationships and payments)

Included authors All authors regardless of their institutional affiliation
How does it work?

Open Access publishing is default for all included journals. Follow the general journal guidelines for submission.

UiT recommends the Creative Commons license CC BY (if available). 

Included article types All article types.
Journals included Journals included in Berghahn Open Anthro.
Further information Berghahn Books website

 

Agreement

BMJ

Pay-as-you-publish (the university library pays for Article Processing Charges)

Included authors Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway
How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway throughout the publishing process. Preferrably, use your institutional e-mail address.

UiT recommends the Creative Commons license CC BY (if available). 

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access will be invoiced directly to the university libary (15% discount on APCs).

Included article types

Research articles

Journals included Open Access journals from BMJ. Check the Register for publication channels.

 

Agreement

Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Read and publish (covers both read access and Article Processing Charges) 

Included authors Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN) 
How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway throughout the publishing process. Preferrably, use your institutional e-mail address.

Choose Open Access when signing the Author publishing agreement. UiT recommends the Creative Commons license CC BY (if available). 

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access has been prepaid by the university libary.

Included article types

Research articles where the manuscript is accepted for publication during the agreement period. See CUP's article types definitions for more information. 

Agreement period is from 1.1.2020 to 31.12.2022.

Journals included

Most of CUP's journals, but some are excluded. Check the Register for publication channels or OpenScience.no.

Both fully Open Access journals and hybrid journals are included in the agreement. 

Further information

The publisher's website

OpenScience.no - Cambridge University Press (in Norwegian only)

 

Agreement

Company of Biologists

Read and publish (covers both read access and Article Processing Charges) 

Included authors Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN)
How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway throughout the publishing process. Preferrably, use your institutional e-mail address.

Choose Open Access when you are asked. Creative Commons CC BY is the default choice of license. 

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access has been prepaid by the university libary.

Step-by-step guide

Included article types

Research articles where the manuscript is accepted for publication during the agreement period.

Agreement period is from 1.1.2021 to 31.12.2022. 

Journals included

The publisher's hybrid journals. Check the Register for publication channels.

UiT's publishing fund can cover Article Processing Charges in fully Open Access journals - apply here

Further information

The publisher's website

 

Agreement

De Gruyter

Read and publish (covers both read access and Article Processing Charges in hybrid journals).

Central invoicing agreement for fully Open Access journals.

Included authors

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway can publish Open Access in all the included journals.

Corresponding authors affiliated with the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN) can publish Open Access in hybrid journals. 

How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway throughout the publishing process. Preferrably, use your institutional e-mail address.

Choose Open Access when you are asked. UiT recommends the Creative Commons license CC BY (if available).

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access has been prepaid or will be invoiced directly to the university libary.

Included article types

Primary research and review articles where the manuscript is accepted for publication during the agreement period.

Agreement period is from 1.1.2019 to 31.12.2023.

Journals included

The publisher's fully open access journals* and hybrid journals. Check the Register for publication channels or OpenScience.no.

*Publications in fully Open Access journals are only covered for UiT authors, not UNN. 

Further information

The publisher' website

OpenScience.no - De Gruyter (in Norwegian only)

 

Agreement

Elsevier 

Read and publish (covers both read access and APCs in subscription-based journals) 

Central invoicing agreement for fully Open Access journals. 

Included authors Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN)
How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway throughout the publishing process. Preferrably, use your institutional e-mail address.

Choose Open Access when you are asked. UiT recommends the Creative Commons license CC BY (if available).

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access has been prepaid by the university libary.  

Step-by-step instruction (pdf)

Included article types

Research articles where the manuscript is accepted for publication during the agreement period. Submission fees are covered by the agreement. 

Agreement period is from 1.1.2019 to 31.12.2024. 

Journals included

Most of Elsevier's journals, but some are excluded, e.g. the Cell Press titles and The Lancet. Check the Register for publication channels  or OpenScience.no

Both fully Open Access journals and hybrid journals are included in the agreement.

Further information

The publisher’s website

OpenScience.no – Science Direct Freedom Collection (in Norwegian only)

 

Agreement

Frontiers

Pay-as-you-publish (the university library pays for Article Processing Charges)

Included authors Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
How does it work?

State UiT The Arctic University of Norway as your institutional affiliation and as 'payer' when submitting your manuscript. Preferrably, use your institutional e-mail address.

Creative Commons CC BY is the default choice of license.

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access will be invoiced directly to the university libary (10% discount on APCs).

Included article types

Article type A and B where the manuscript is accepted for publication during the agreement period. 

Agreement period is from 1.1.2020 to 31.12.2022.

Journals included All journals published by Frontiers. Check the Register for publication channels.
Further information

The publisher's website

OpenScience.no – Frontiers (in Norwegian only)

  

Agreement

MDPI 

Pay-as-you-publish (the university library pays for Article Processing Charges)

Included authors Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
How does it work?

State UiT The Arctic University of Norway as your institutional affiliation and 'IOAP program' when submitting your manuscript. Preferrably, use your institutional e-mail address.

Creative Commons CC BY is the default choice of license.

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access will be invoiced directly to the university libary (10% discount on APCs).

Included article types Research articles
Journals included All journals published by MDPI. Check the Register for publication channels.
Further information

The publisher's website

OpenScience.no - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

  

Utgiver

Microbiology Society

Read and publish (covers both read access and Article Processing Charges) 

Included authors Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN)
How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway throughout the publishing process. Use your institutional e-mail address.

Choose Open Access by answering:

  1. "Yes" to the question "Are you eligible for free-fee Open Access via a Publish and Read agreement?"
  2. "No" to the question "Would you like to submit for Open Access publishing via an Article Processing Charge".

Creative Commons CC BY is the default choice of license.

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access has been prepaid by the university libary.

Included article types

Research articles where the manuscript is accepted for publication during the agreement period.

Agreement period is from 1.1.2021 to 31.12.2022.

Journals included

All journals from Microbiology Society, both fully Open Access journals and hybrid journals are included in the agreement. Check the Register for publication channels.

Further information

The publisher's website

  

Agreement

Open Library of Humanities (OLH)

Membership/OA support

Included authors Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway throughout the publishing process. Preferrably, use your institutional e-mail address.

UiT recommends the Creative Commons license CC BY (if available).

Included article types

All article types

Journals included All journals that are published or supported by OLH.
Further information OLH’s website

 

Agreement

Oxford University Press

Read and publish (covers both read access and Article Processing Charges) 

Included authors Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN)
How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway throughout the publishing process. Use your institutional e-mail address.

Choose Open Access and pick Norwegians institutions (Unit members) under 'Open Access Prepayment Account. UiT recommends the Creative Commons license CC BY (if available).

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access has been prepaid by the university libary.

Included article types

Research articles where the manuscript is accepted for publication during the agreement period.

Agreement period is from 1.1.2020 to 31.12.2022.

Journals included

Most of the publisher's hybrid journals. Check the Register for publication channels  or OpenScience.no

UiT's publishing fund can cover Article Processing Charges in fully Open Access journals - apply here

Further information

The publisher's website

OpenScience.no – Oxford University Press Journals (in Norwegian only)

 

Utgiver

Royal Society of Chemistry

Read and publish (covers both read access and Article Processing Charges) 

Included authors Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway throughout the publishing process. Use your institutional e-mail address.

Choose Open Access when you are asked. UiT recommends the Creative Commons license CC BY (if available).

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access has been prepaid by the university libary.

Step-by-step instruction (pdf)

Included article types

Articles where the manuscript is accepted for publication during the agreement period.

Agreement period is from 1.1.2021 to 31.12.2022.

Journals included

The publisher's hybrid journals. Check the Register for publication channels.

UiT's publishing fund can cover Article Processing Charges in fully Open Access journals - apply here

  

Agreement

Sage

Read and publish (covers both read access and Article Processing Charges in hybrid journals). 

Central invoicing agreement for fully Open Access journals.  

Included authors

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway can publish Open Access in all the included journals.

Corresponding authors affiliated with the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN) can publish Open Access in hybrid journals.

How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway throughout the publishing process. Preferrably, use your institutional e-mail address.

Choose Open Access when you are asked. Creative Commons CC BY is the default choice of license.

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access has been prepaid or will be invoiced directly to the university libary. 

Included article types

Articles where the manuscript is accepted for publication during the agreement period.

Agreement period is from 1.1.2020 to 31.12.2022.

Journals included

Most of the publisher's hybrid journals (Sage Choice), check the Register for publication channels or OpenScience.no, and their fully open access journals*.

*Publications in fully Open Access journals are only covered for UiT authors, not UNN.

Further information

The publisher's website

OpenScience.no – Sage (in Norwegian only)

 

Agreement

SCOAP3 – Sponsoring Consortium for OA Publishing in Particle Physics

Membership/OA support

Included authors All authors regardless of institutional affiliation
How does it work?

Open Access publishing is default for all included journals. Follow the general journal guidelines for submission.

UiT recommends the Creative Commons license CC BY (if available).

Included article types All article types. 
Journals included Journals in the field of 'high energy physics': SCOAP3 list
Further information SCOAP3.org

 

Agreement

Springer Nature

Read and publish (covers both read access and Article Processing Charges in hybrid journals). 

Central invoicing agreement for fully Open Access journals. 

Included authors

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway can publish Open Access in all the included journals.

Corresponding authors affiliated with the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN) can publish Open Access in hybrid journals.

How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway throughout the publishing process. Preferrably, use your institutional e-mail address.

Choose Open Access when you are asked. UiT recommends the Creative Commons license CC BY (if available).

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access has been prepaid by the university libary.  

Included article types

Articles that are accepted during the agreement period.

Agreement period is from 1.1.2020 to 31.12.2022.

Journals included

Most of the publisher's hybrid journals (Open Choice), check the Register for publication channels  or OpenScience.no, and their fully open access journals*.

*Publications in fully Open Access journals are only covered for UiT authors, not UNN.

Further information

The publisher's website

OpenScience.no – Springer (in Norwegian only)

 

Agreement

Taylor & Francis

Read and publish (covers both read access and APCs in subscription-based journals) 

Central invoicing agreement for fully Open Access journals. 

Included authors

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway can publish Open Access in all the included journals.

Corresponding authors affiliated with the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN) can publish Open Access in hybrid journals.

How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway throughout the publishing process. Preferrably, use your institutional e-mail address.

Choose Open Access when you are asked. UiT recommends the Creative Commons license CC BY (if available).

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access has been prepaid or will be invoiced directly to the university libary.

Included article types

 

Original research articles that are accepted during the agreement period.

Agreement period is from 18.11.2019 to 31.12.2022.

Journals included

Most of the publisher's hybrid journals (Open Select), check the Register for publication channels  or OpenScience.no, and their fully Open Access journals*.

*Publications in fully Open Access journals are only covered for UiT authors, not UNN.

Further information

The publisher's website

OpenScience.no – Taylor & Francis (in Norwegian only)

 

Agreement

Wiley

Read and publish (covers both read access and Article Processing Charges) 

Included authors Corresponding authors affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN)
How does it work?

State your affiliation to UiT The Arctic University of Norway or the University Hospital of North Norway throughout the publishing process. Use your institutional e-mail address.

Choose Open Access when you are asked. UiT recommends the Creative Commons license CC BY (if available).

The university library will confirm your institutional affiliation. Open Access has been prepaid by the university libary.  

Step-by-step guides: 

How to make your article Open Access in a hybrid journal (PDF)

How to make your article Open Access in a fully Open Access journal (PDF)

Included article types

Primary research og review articles that are accepted during the agreement period.

Agreement period is from 1.5.2019 to 31.12.2022.

Journals included

Most of the publisher's hybrid journals (OnlineOpen), check the Register for publication channels  or OpenScience.no, and their fully Open Access journals

Further information

The publisher's website

OpenScience.no – Wiley (in Norwegian only)

Last updated: 30.06.2022

Self-archiving


What is self-archiving?

Self-archiving means that you upload a full-text version of your research work in an open, institutional repository. The institutional repository at UiT The Arctic University of Norway is Munin.

At UiT, uploading full-text copies is a requirement for peer-reviewed articles in journals and anthologies. Other types of publications can also be registered and self-archived in this way, e.g. newspaper articles, power point presentations etc. The easiest way to do this is to click on the “Submit full-text document” button during the registration process. See detailed instructions below.

UiT's Rights Retention Strategy is now a part of UiTs Principles for open access to academic publications. The strategy ensures that researchers at UiT can make a full-text version of their peer-reviewed articles available without an embargo by means of self-archiving, regardless of any restrictions from the publisher. As a researcher, you retain the copyright to your work, while UiT assumes legal responsibility for distribution through UiT`s institutional archive (Munin). UiT's Rights Retention Strategy is valid from January 1st, 2022 for scientific work with a publications publication date of 1. January 2022 or later. The strategy is in line with the requirements from large research funders such as The Research Council of Norway and EU (Plan S). Researchers who do not have such requirements from external funders have the right to reserve themselves against their work being made openly available through the institutional archive (see section 6 below).

How does self-archiving work?

You are as an author obliged to upload a full text version of your works in Cristin as soon as possible after publication. This is most easily done when registering the work in Cristin. The University Library will make the full-text copies available in Munin in accordance with UiT's rights strategy.

How to do it - step by step:

  1. If you have published with open access with the publisher, find the publisher's PDF of the published article (Version of Record, Published version). If you have published in a closed channel, find the final peer-reviewed manuscript. This is your latest version after peer review, but without the magazine's layout, logo, page numbers, page layout, etc. Create a PDF version of the file.
  2. Log in to Cristin and search for your articles.
  3. Find the correct article and click on the number in front of it in the list - you will then see a picture with details about the article. (You may need to register the article "from scratch", if you can’t find it on your list.)
  4. At the bottom of the screen, find the an click on the button marked "Deliver full-text document".
  5. Chose the relevant options and upload the file from point 1.
  6. The University Library (UB) receives the uploaded full text file. The administrators then check the version, format, and metadata before making the full text version available in Munin without embargo, in line with UiT's rights strategy. UiT assumes legal responsibility for making it available in the repository. You can reserve against making a specific article openly available in Munin by contacting munin@ub.uit.no immediately after uploading the file in Cristin. Place state the article title and the Cristin entry number.

Why should you self-archive your work?

Your research will reach more people. Self-archived works are found by several search engines and will be openly available to anyone who can benefit from them. Studies show that self-archived results achieve a higher citation rate, and you can connect with other researchers for future collaboration. Not least, your research will be available and can be of benefit outside academia.

You will act in accordance with UiT's policy, which in is based on the Ministry’s administrative signal to the sector and UNESCO's objective of free and open access to research results for everyone. UiT's policy for open access is also in line with most funders' requirements, including the Research Council of Norway, EU, and Dam Foundation, as well as a number of other research funders.

Even when the article is published Open Access, both the Ministry and UiT expect the article to be self-archived, so that it is counted in the Ministry`s annual report on OA publications.

Questions?
If you have any questions, please contact the Open Access group at the University Library via e-mail at munin@ub.uit.no, or ask your Cristin contact.

Last updated: 11.03.2022

Open science deals with open, often defined as free and open, access to scientific research for the whole society. Open science includes not only open publications and open research data, but also other elements such as software, source code, methodology, peer review and teaching resources. Open science contributes to making research results available, and to make the research process itself more transparent and verifiable.

UiT agrees with the Research Council's and the EU's objectives and guidelines for the management of research data; “Open as standard” and “As open as possible, as closed as necessary”.

UiT has several support and infrastructure services for open science. Watch this video to learn more about open science at UiT.




UiT’s publishing service for open journals


Septentrio Academic Publishing is UiT’s publishing service for editors and research groups affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway wanting to publish journals, series and other material.

The service currently publishes 19 publications, of which ten are peer-reviewed journals approved at level 1 in The Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers. All publications at Septentrio are available open access. The service is free for the editors and it’s free to publish in Septentrio’s publications. No Article Processing Charges (APCs) apply.

Septentrio’s service portfolio:

  • Publishing platform Open Journal Systems: operation and upgrading
  • Training of editors and ongoing technical support
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for each article
  • Plagiarism control 

If you are planning to publish a journal/series, or already do so in a printed format, please contact us to discuss whether our publishing service is a relevant alternative to meet your needs.

Please note that academic reports can also be submitted for review for publication, without peer review, in Septentrio Reports; the report will then get their own reference and DOI. Any content will have to be recommended by the author's faculty before it is accepted for publication: the recommendation can be in the form of an email from the Faculty Director or the Faculty Dean of Research to septentrio@ub.uit.no. Materials from conferences organized at UiT may be published in Septentrio Conference Series (there is no formal peer review in this series). This can be a good alternative to posting an unpublished research report in Munin without linking it to any report series.

Questions? Contact septentrio@ub.uit.no.

Last updated: 24.06.2022

The DORA Declaration at UiT


In 2016, UiT signed the DORA declaration (The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment). The core of the DORA declaration is that it is the quality of research work that must be assessed rather than the channel in which it is published. The principles of the Dora declaration must form the basis for all research evaluation at UiT.

By signing the DORA declaration, UiT has adhered to the principles and committed itself to following them up in practice. When assessing appointments or promotions to positions, when admitting and assessing doctoral degrees and when allocating research funds and R&D sabbatical UiT shall emphasize the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not where the work is published, in accordance with the principles in the DORA declaration.

In addition, documents and guidelines are reviewed for other areas that should make visible and safeguard the DORA principles in UiT's organization, such as prices.

The DORA Declaration also provides recommendations for researchers and encourages:

  • More emphasis on the content of the research
  • Quote directly from the primary sources
  • Use several indicators / measuring points to show the importance of research
  • Change the culture

Former pro-rector Kenneth Ruud talks about the implementation of DORA at UiT during the opening of the Munin conference in November 2018.

About DORA

The DORA declaration was published in 2012 and recommends that the assessment of research results should not be based on which journals the researchers have published in, but on a qualitative assessment of the content of the articles independent of the publication channel. The statement is particularly negative to the use of the Journal Impact Factor in, for example, appointments to scientific positions, promotion and allocation of research funds. DORA recommends evaluating a wider range of results from research than scientific articles, including datasets, software and influence on policy making or practice development.

DORA targets research funders, research institutes, individual researchers, scientific publishers and institutions that produce bibliometric data on research. Individuals and organizations around the world have signed DORA. Several Norwegian stakeholders have signed, including UiT, NTNU, NMBU and the Institute of Marine Research. The Research Council of Norway signed DORA in the spring of 2018.

Last updated: 24.06.2022

The Munin archive


Munin Open Research Archive is UiT’s open research archive. Munin was launched in 2006 as an open archive for making scientific works available to employees and students. It is operated by the University Library. 

The Munin archive contains master’s and PhD theses, as well as published journal articles, books, book chapters, reports, conference papers, etc.. UiT’s goal is to make as many academic and research documents produced by UiT’s researchers and master’s/PhD students openly accessible as possible. Both published and unpublished works can be made available in Munin.

Munin is based on self-archiving, and the authors themselves are responsible for depositing a full-text version of their work to make it available. Read more about self-archiving.

Master's theses and doctoral dissertations shall be submitted for assessment via the submission portal in Munin. After the thesis / dissertation has been approved, it can become accessible in Munin. The student has the option of limiting or deferring accessibility of the thesis / dissertation in Munin; the university library always takes such wishes into account, as well as any limitations imposed by publishers about the accessibility of published articles, etc.

Doctoral dissertations must be openly available no later than five years after the dissertation. As a general rule, published parts of the dissertation must be openly available either in a journal with open access or in Munin. See Regulations for the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD) at the University of Tromsø - Norwegian Arctic University (requires login).

Journal articles, reports, book chapters and other publications may be uploaded via the Cristin post for the article/document. Rule of thumb: if you have published open access, upload the published version of the article/document. Otherwise, upload a PDF of the final, peer-reviewed, manuscript version of the article/document. This is the last version after peer review, but without the magazine's layout, logo, page numbers, page layout, etc. The library will check what is permitted before the publication is made accessible in Munin.

Questions? Contact munin@ub.uit.no

 

Last updated: 24.06.2022

Open research data


Good management and sharing of research data is central to promoting transparency and quality in research.

Principles and guidelines for the management of research data at UiT was approved by the University Board on 9 March 2017. The regulations apply from 1 September 2017.

UiT has its own Research Data Portal.

Last updated: 24.06.2022

Open educational resources


Due to increased need for prduction and use of digital teaching materials, as well as changes and specification to regulations and strategies, UiT materials on production and use of digital teaching materials was reviewed in 2020. Principles and guidelines for the production and use of digital teaching materials were adopted by the University Board on 28 January 2021, case 6/21.

Last updated: 13.07.2021

Other resources


UiT has several other resources for open infrastructure for research and teaching purposes.

UiT has entered an agreement with a provider of an electronic lab notebook, RSpace Enterprise. Read more about Electronic Lab Notebook.

Open Polar is a database of the open-access records about the polar regions. It is a one-year project self-funded by UiT, in a professional collaboration with the Norwegian Polar Institute, presents openly available professional literature and research data from around the world, thematically limited to the High North and Antarctica.

Zotero is a free reference tool, based on open source code, for collecting, quoting and managing references.

Last updated: 24.06.2022

Courses


The podcast Open Science Talk deals with current issues within “open anything”. It’s available via several podcast apps. Search for “Open Science Talk” in your app.

The University Library offers courses on topics within open science, either as singular courses or as part of a larger course. The University Library also organises the annual Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing in Tromsø. Important topics at the conference are Open Access and Open Science generally. The conference delegates come from different environments: research management and administration, libraries, the publisher industry and research. This conference is in English and employees and students from UiT can attend free of charge.

If you have any questions, require advice or would like a tailored lecture for your academic environment, please contact:

Last updated: 13.07.2021

UiT has a goal that our research is published and disseminated in such a way that it contributes to research-based knowledge in the wider society.

Being visible as a researcher means your publications are read, commented on, and cited by the research community. Gaining approval and support for the research is important for the researcher concerned, his/her academic community and UiT as a whole.

The following are important to increase visibility:

  • Ensure your publications are openly accessible, either by choosing a publisher that ensures the publication becomes Open Access or by self-archiving. Read more about self-archiving
  • To make your data reusable and available to others in the future, you need to create and archive accurate metadata along with your data. Read more about metadata.
    • Use short and descriptive file names.
    • Familiarize yourself with the metadata standards for your research environment, or for the archive you want to publish the data.
  • Edit your researcher profile in Cristin. Data from Cristin is transferred to your personal profile page on uit.no, which is helpfull for being indexed in Google.
  • Public outreach activities can also be registered in Cristin and, by so doing, will be transferred to your personal profile page on uit.no.
  • Create an ORCID and state this when you publish. You can also create a research profile and unique researcher ID for Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar. Remember to include your correct UiT author’s address.

In certain subject areas, it may be important to publish in journals indexed in citation databases such as Scopus and Web of Science. Cited publications in these databases may have an impact on potential collaborative partners who are considering collaborating with research groups and specific researchers.

In other subject areas, such citation databases are less important. The rise of social media offers other opportunities for dissemination and sharing of research results. When using social media, it is a clear advantage that your publications are Open Access.




Your personal profile page on uit.no


All employees at UiT have their own personal profile page. This is your homepage on uit.no and your opportunity to profile yourself internally and externally. Students, employees and others outside the university need to find relevant people in various contexts. The more detailed and relevant the information on these personal profile pages is, the greater the chance the correct person is contacted. Your personal profile is displayed at the top of the search list when your name is searched on uit.no. In addition, your personal profile is displayed as one of the first results on Google and other search engines when someone searches your name. 

Make changes to your personal profile (only in Norwegian).

Information about an employee’s publications registered in Cristin is automatically shown on their personal profile page on UiT’s website.

Last updated: 24.06.2022

ORCID


ORCID - Open Researcher and Contributor ID is an international standard for the unique identification of researchers and contributors to research. An ORCID identifier is linked to your research activities and can be used for your entire academic career. With ORCID, research results are linked to the same researcher even if you change your name, place of residence, or workplace/research institution in Norway or the rest of the world. Here you can get your own ORCID.

You will find more information about ORCID on www.orcid.dk and in the following video:

 

Last updated: 24.06.2022

Social research networks


Social research networks can be useful for making your research visible in international academic environments. If you choose to use such networks and upload your publications, remember to check what your publisher permits. The database Sherpa Romeo provides an overview of the publishers’ guidelines. If your publication is licensed with a Creative Commons license, you can redistribute your publication by uploading it in a research network.

Here are some of the largest social research networks:

Last updated: 24.06.2022
  1. What is UiT's Open Access policy? - UiT's policy states that researchers shall publish in channels that offer the freest possible access to the publications and all academic publications shall be accessible in open access journals or open repositories. Read the principles (currently only in norwegian).
  2. How can I get the cost of Open Access publishing covered? - UiT cover Article Processing Charges (APC) through Open Access publishing agreements and our publishing fund. Find out how it works and what is included here.
  3. What is self-archiving? – Self-archiving means that a full-text version of your research work is uploaded in an open institutional research archive. This makes the research more visible and accessible to more people. Read more about self-archiving Read more about self-archiving.
  4. How do I check if my journal permits self-archiving? – This is not really necessary. Just upload a full-text version (preferably the accepted manuscript) in Cristin. Read more about UiTs Rights Retention Strategy.
  5. When can I upload my manuscript Cristin? – Whenever you wish and preferably as soon as possible.
  6. What is ORCID? – ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an international standard for unique identification of researchers and contributors to research. An ORCID identifier is linked to your research activities and can be used for your entire academic career. With ORCID, research results are linked to the same researcher even if you change your name, place of residence or workplace/research institution in Norway or the rest of the world. You can get your ORCID free here: www.orcid.org.
  7. Can I publish research data and, if so, how do I do it? – Yes, providing there are no security, personal privacy, commercial or legal reasons to prevent this. You will find more information on the Research Data Portal.
  8. How can I know if a journal is Plan S compliant? - Use Journal Checker Tool. In addition, you should also consult the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers to see if a journal is recognized in the Norwegian weighted funding model.

You will find more questions and answers about open access to scientific research at openscience.no. You will find questions and answers about registering in Cristin at cristin.no.



Revised Principles for open access to academic publications at UiT are applicable from 01.01.2022. Read more about UiTs Rights Retention Strategy under Self-archiving