The benefits of self-archiving

Self-archiving means depositing an open-access version of an article to institutional repository or open archive. The deposited version of the article can be either the published article or a manuscript.

 Advantages of self-archiving

  • By self-archiving, researchers can make their scientific work freely and easily accessible to the world at large. Self-archiving is easy at the University of Jyväskylä. See the instructions
  • Making a research article accessible by self-archiving will significantly increase the article’s visibility. Search engines find excellently the articles deposited in JYX. Greater visibility also increases the number of potential citations.
  • Self-archiving saves the researcher’s time and effort. When an article is freely available, it decreases personal requests for the article.
  • Self-archiving usually meets the openness criteria of research funders. It is recommended for researchers to mention the openness of their previous publications in their funding applications.
  • Making the world a better place is always worth the effort! Every self-archived item brings one more research publication available to a great number of researchers who would otherwise be partially excluded from such scientific knowledge because of the high price of journals. At the same time, scientific knowledge becomes available to larger audiences, both nationally and internationally.