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Open Access FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Nordic Council of Ministers and Open Access
What is Open Access?
There are many definitions of Open Access, all of which entail free and unfettered access to digital publications.
Why Open Access?
There are many reasons to choose an Open Access publishing policy. The Nordic Council of Ministers considered four reasons particularly crucial.
What is covered by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Open Access mandate?
The mandate covers all publications published and funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Where can I find the Nordic Council of Ministers’ publications?
The Nordic Council of Ministers and seven of its institutions have established a new joint publication platform: http://norden.diva-portal.org
How does Open Access affect copyright?
The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Open Access mandate does not impinge on the copyright of publications covered by the mandate.
How does Open Access affect the quality of publications?
Open Access has no effect on the quality of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ publications.

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