University of Bergen

University of Bergen Library

Bergen Open Access Publishing (BOAP)


Program Overview

Bergen Open Access Publishing (BOAP) is a publishing service provided by the University of Bergen Library. BOAP offers researchers and research groups at the University of Bergen a free service for digital, open access publishing of journals and series.

  • Publishing activities began: 2008
  • Location: Norway
  • Languages published: English, Norwegian, Spanish, Danish
  • Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 3 - Established
  • Stage comments:
  • Open access focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
  • Program advisory/editorial board: No
  • Peer reviewed journals: 75%
Funding sources for publishing activities:
  • Library operating budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, contracted by external groups; journals, inactive back-issues.

  2021 Open access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
Journals, campus-based faculty-created 10 10
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups 3 3
Journals, inactive back issues 1 1
Technical/research reports
Undergraduate capstones/honors theses

2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.


Internal partners: individual faculty

Openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?

Work with a university press?

Administer a university press?

Technologies & Services

Media formats:
  • audio
  • images
  • text
  • video
Softwares & platforms:
  • OJS

Additional services:
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISSN registry
  • training
Digital preservation strategy:
  • PKP Preservation Network