You can download publications about the Nordic Region and Nordic co-operation free of charge here. If you want to publish a publication, please read our guidelines and information about prices, production times, and distribution. You can also download our author toolkit, and read our Open Access Policy and design manual.
Here are questions and answers about NordPub.
A: NordPub is the Nordic Council of Ministers' common publication portal (www.norden.org/nordpub).
A: Ultimately, the individual sectors in the Nordic Council of Ministers decide who can take part, but basically NordPub is for all parties in the Nordic Council of Ministers.
A: In principle it is, since the Secretary General has decided that all publications released and funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers must be published in Open Access. But it is partly a question of definition, and partly that one can publish with an embargo period, which means that the publication is not available in Open Access at first but it will be within a given period (e.g. 12 months). See also the Nordic Council of Ministers' Open Access policy on www.norden.org/openaccess.
A: Contact the Head of Publishing in the Nordic Council of Ministers' Secretariat Niels Stern, email@example.com. He will set it up, but the actual data input etc. is done by the individual participant. Technical support is managed by the DiVA administration via firstname.lastname@example.org.
A: It is free to participate in NordPub because the Nordic Council of Ministers' Secretariat pays the running costs.
A: The same as you are already publishing today. The individual participant in NordPub is responsible for the quality of his/her own publications.
A: You can choose yourself which publications are placed in NordPub.
A: DiVA support at Uppsala University library: email@example.com
A: Contact the Secretariat's Publications Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
A: The more metadata placed in NordPub the better the publication will be indexed in search engines, databases and other discovery services. If the publication is to be shown on www.norden.org there are certain minimum requirements for what metadata should be entered. The list can be found here www.norden.org/openaccess/metadata
A: Publications can be shown on www.norden.org in two ways: 1. As news on www.norden.org/publications and 2. As related content subject-specific pages depending on which subject words are linked to the publication.
A: The DiVA system is based on open standard and is linked to a number of API solutions, which you can use for this purpose. It is possible, for example, to have your own publications shown on an automatic extract from NordPub (in which case you only need to enter the data of publications in NordPub), but it is also possible to have all or specially selected publications shown.
A: Yes, as a start. An agreement must be made with DiVA support for this. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
A: Yes, a webshop can be linked to the publication. On the publication page it will be marked with a purchasing sign and the text: "buy this publication". NCMS has a webshop linked to its publications. A webshop partnership can be discussed with Niels Stern, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A: The Secretary General is ultimately responsible for NordPub and defrays the administration cost via the Secretariat's administration budget. NordPub is linked to a policy council which makes decisions on the development of NordPub through recommendations to the Secretary General.
A: The DiVA consortium consists of more than 35 members (2014) where each member has 1 vote. The Nordic Council of Ministers' representative in DiVA is the head of the Department for Knowledge and Welfare.
A: Yes, twice a year the DiVA administration holds a 1-day course for all participants in the DiVA consortium. Attendance is optional and free. In the spring courses are held in Uppsala and in the autumn a course is held somewhere else (usually in Sweden).
A: Yes, it is anticipated that NordPub participants will meet up 1-2 times a year with a view to exchange of experience, workshops etc.
A: Yes, we use #nordpub.