Open access in Sweden

Open access to scholarly communication in Sweden is relatively widespread. In 2010 the Swedish Research Council began requiring its grantees to make research results available in open access form.[1] Lund University Libraries and Stockholm University Press belong to the international Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association.[2]

Content in academic repositories can be found by searching SwePub [sv].[1][3]



There are a number of collections of scholarship in Sweden housed in digital open access repositories.[4] They contain journal articles, book chapters, data, and other research outputs that are free to read. Swepub is the national database for scholarly publications in Sweden. Swepub aggregate scholarly output from a number of sources. One of the sources is the [sv] platform.



Key events in the development of open access in Sweden include the following:[according to whom?]

  • 2001
  • 2008
  • 2011
  • 2016
    • November: the Swedish Research Bill establishes that the National Library is responsible for activities concerning open access to scientific publications and that the Swedish Research Council is responsible for work on open access to research data. The two institutions must act in consultation with each other and with other bodies involved.[8]

See also



  1. ^ a b "OA in Sweden". Open Access in Practice: EU Member States. OpenAIRE. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Members",, The Hague: Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, retrieved 7 April 2018
  3. ^ "SwePub" (in English and Swedish). National Library of Sweden. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Sweden". Directory of Open Access Repositories. UK: University of Nottingham. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  5. ^ Peter Suber (2012). Open Access. MIT Press. p. 192. ISBN 9780262517638.
  6. ^ "Browse by Country: Sweden". ROARMAP: Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies. UK: University of Southampton. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  7. ^ Peter Suber (2012). Open Access. MIT Press. p. 193. ISBN 9780262517638. Loophole mandates
  8. ^ "Kunskap i samverkan –för samhällets utmaningar och stärkt konkurrenskraft" (PDF). 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2020.

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