At the University Library department for Publishing and Scholarly Services we can assist you with issues regarding scholarly publishing.

Our areas of expertise include:


  • Support before and after publishing
  • Formulation of publication strategies
  • Advice on how to fulfill publishing demands from research councils and other funders
  • Management and quality control of the university database DiVA (Academic Archive Online or, in Swedish, Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet)
  • Open Journal Systems (OJS)
  • Research data: Management and increased research data shareability

Open access

  • Variations of open access
  • Choosing a legitimate publisher
  • Guidance with regards to copyright, policies and mandates 
  • Financing open access 
  • Open access publishing discounts available for researchers affiliated to Umeå University
  • Open access publishing in the university publication database DiVA

Analysis and evaluation

  • Bibliometrics
  • Statistics and analysis regarding publications and publication patterns for the university
  • Use of bibliometrics as a tool for allocation of research funds and evaluation


  • Publishing Licentiate and Doctoral theses

Register publication in DiVA


DiVA is a national cooperation and a part of the Open Access Initiative on open access to research results in accordance with the Berlin Declaration 2003. Umeå University supports the declaration via Sveriges universitets- och högskoleförbund, as well as Vetenskapsrådet. Besides enhanced visibility for you as a researcher, DiVA serves as a digital archive for long-term preservation. In accordance with a decision taken by the vice-chancellor it is mandatory for you as a researcher to register everything you have published during your active work period at Umeå University. The annual publication reporting from the university departments is also derived from the database.