Academy of Finland: Reforms to Open Access and Responsible Researcher Evaluation

27 November 2020
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Starting with calls to be opened after 1 January 2021, the Academy of Finland will introduce a number of reforms concerning open access to scientific publications and responsible researcher evaluation. Through the reforms, the Academy wants to further strengthen its long-established policies on openness of scientific outputs and responsibility in researcher evaluation.

The policies are supported by the Academy’s commitments to international and national declarations over the past two years. The reforms concerning open access publishing and responsible researcher evaluation support the Academy’s objective of funding high-quality, high-impact and innovative research in an accountable manner.
What will the reforms mean for researchers when applying for Academy funding or using the funding granted? How are the Academy’s new practices linked to national and international developments in science and research?

On Friday 27 November at 13.00–16.00, the Academy will organise a webinar to address these questions. In addition to remarks on the Academy’s own activities, the webinar will include speeches by Henriikka Mustajoki, Head of Development at the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, and Professor Johan Rooryck, Executive Director of cOAlition S.
Join us to discuss the development of open science and responsible researcher evaluation! You may also send questions to the organizers in advance when registering.


13.00 – 13.05 Aki Salo (Academy of Finland, Senior Science Adviser): Welcome

13.05 – 13.15 Riitta Maijala (Academy of Finland, Vice President for Research): Introduction: Reforms to Open Access and Responsible Researcher Evaluation

13.15 – 13.35 Henriikka Mustajoki (Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, Head of Development): Open Access and responsible research evaluation – Role of national recommendation and policies

13.35 – 14.00 Johan Rooryck (cOAlition S, Executive Director): Plan S: an international alliance for the alignment of Open Access policies

14.00 – 14.20 Comments and discussion on links between domestic and international OA policies

14.20 – 14.30 Break

14.30 – 14.50 Jyrki Hakapää (Academy of Finland, Senior Science Adviser): Academy of Finland’s Open Access Policy

14.50 – 15.10 Kata-Riina Valosaari (Academy of Finland, Counsellor of Science): Responsible Researcher Evaluation at Academy of Finland

15.10 – 16.00 Comments and discussion on Academy of Finland’s policies and guidelines


  • Jyrki Hakapää, Senior Science Adviser, tel. +358 295 335 020
  • Helen Metsä, Project Officer, tel. +358 295 33 5063

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