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Laakso,  M. (2023). Open access books through open data sources: Assessing prevalence, providers, and preservation. Journal of Documentation. In Press.

Boufarss, M., & Laakso, M. (2023). Open access and international co-authorship: a longitudinal study of the United Arab Emirates research output. Quantitative Science Studies. In Press.

Laakso, M. (2023). Alignment of Top-Down Policies With Emerging Bottom-Up Practices: A Commentary on “(Why) Are Open Research Practices the Future for the Study of Language Learning?”. Language Learning. In Press.

Laakso, M., & Multas, A-M. (2023). European scholarly journals from small- and mid-size publishers: Mapping journals and public funding mechanisms. Science and Public Policy. In Press.

Jahn, N., Laakso, M., Lazzeri, E., & McQuilton, P. (2023). Study on the readiness of research data and literature repositories to facilitate compliance with the Open Science Horizon Europe MGA requirements. Expert group report commissioned by the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA). Zenodo.


Rousi, A. M., & Laakso, M. (2022). Overlay journals: a study of the current landscape. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. In Press.

Artigas, W., Gungula, E. W., & Laakso, M. (2022). Open access in Angola: a survey among higher education institutions. Scientometrics, 127, 3977–3993 .

Jahn, N., Matthias, L., & Laakso, M. (2022). Toward transparency of hybrid open access through publisher-provided metadata: An article-level study of Elsevier. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 73 (1), 104118.

Laakso, M. (2022). Open Science and Open Access Publishing in Social Sciences. In T. Engels, & E. Kulczycki (Eds.), Handbook on Research Assessment in the Social Sciences (pp. 105-118). Edward Elgar.

Pölönen, J., & Laakso, M. (2022). Open access and research assessment in social sciences. In T. Engels, E. Kulczycki, & A. Mickiewicz (Eds.), Handbook on Research Assessment in the Social Sciences (pp. 278-294). Edward Elgar.


Laakso, M., & Björk, B.-C. (2021). Open access journal publishing in the business disciplines: a closer look at the low uptake and discipline-specific considerations. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 54 (2), 216-229.

Laakso, M., Matthias, L., Jahn, N. (2021). Open is not forever: a study of vanished open access journals. Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology. 72, 10991112.

Laakso, M. (2021). Study of the Nordic SSH Journal Publishing Landscape: A Report for the Nordic Publications Committee for Humanities and Social Science Periodicals (NOP-HS).


Pölönen, J., Laakso, M., Guns, R., Kulczycki, E., & Sivertsen, G. (2020). Open access at the national level: A comprehensive analysis of publications by Finnish researchers. Quantitative Science Studies, 1(4), 1396-1428.

Boufarss, M., Laakso, M. (2020) Open Sesame? Open access priorities, incentives, and policies among higher education institutions in the United Arab Emirates. Scientometrics. 124, 1553–1577.

Rousi, A.M., Laakso, M. (2020). Journal research data sharing policies: a study of highly-cited journals in neuroscience, physics, and operations research. Scientometrics. 124, 131–152 .

Holmberg, K., Hedman, J., Bowman, T.D., Didegah, F. & Mikael Laakso (2020). Do articles in open access journals have more frequent altmetric activity than articles in subscription-based journals? An investigation of the research output of Finnish universities. Scientometrics 122645–659.


Neylon, C., Belsø, R., Bijsterbosch, M., Cordewener, B., Foncel, J., Friesike, S., Fyfe, A., Jacobs, N., Katerbow, M., Laakso, M. & Sesink, L. (2019). Open Scholarship and the need for collective action.

Matthias, L., Jahn, N., & Laakso, M. (2019). The Two-Way Street of Open Access Journal Publishing: Flip It and Reverse It. Publications, 7(2), 23.

Jytilä, R & Laakso, M (2019). Selvitys avoimesta vertaisarvioinnista kotimaisen tiedejulkaisemisen kentällä. Tieteellisten seurain valtuuskunnan verkkojulkaisuja, no. 5, Tieteellisten Seurain Valtuuskunta.

Bailey, J., Laakso, M., & Nyman, L. (2019). Look Who’s Tracking: An analysis of the 500 websites most-visited by Finnish web users. Informaatiotutkimus, 38(3-4).

Guédon, J-C, Jubb, M, Kramer, B, Laakso, M, Schmidt, B, Šimukovič, E, Hansen, J, Kiley, R, Kitson, A, van der Stelt, W, Markram, K & Patterson, M 2019, Future of scholarly publishing and scholarly communication: Report of the Expert Group to the European Commission.

Laakso, M. (2019). Why we need a public infrastructure for data on open access. Elephant in the Lab.

Laakso, M. & Neuman, Y. (2019). En bit kvar att gå för öppet tillgängliga forskningsartiklar av filosofer. Filosofisk Tidsskrift 2019 (2).


Laakso, M.,Polonioli, A. (2018), Open access in ethics research: an analysis of open access availability and author self-archiving behaviour in light of journal copyright restrictions. Scientometrics.


Neuman, Y. & Laakso, M. (2017). Balancing ideology and feasibility: A case study on adopting and evaluating open access publishing models for a society journal within philosophy. Information Research, 22 (4).

Laakso, M., Lindman, J., Shen, C., Nyman, L., & Björk, B-C. (2017). Research Output Availability on Academic Social Networks: Implications for Stakeholders in Academic Publishing. Electronic Markets: The International Journal on Networked Business. Download accepted manuscript.

Melero, R., Laakso, M., & Navas-Fernández, M. (2017). Openness of Spanish scholarly journals as measured by access and rights. Learned Publishing. Download accepted manuscript

Laakso, M, Nyman, L & Björk, B-C (2017). Rinnakkaistallentamisen edistäminen organisaatiotasolla: kokemuksia ja päätelmiä Hankenin NopSA-hankkeesta. Informaatiotutkimus, 36 (1).


Laakso, M., Solomon, D. and Björk, B.-C. (2016). How subscription-based scholarly journals can convert to open access: A review of approaches. Learned Publishing, 29: 259–269.

Laakso, M., & Björk, B-C. (2016). Hybrid open access—A longitudinal study. Journal of Informetrics, 10(4), 919–932.

Nyman, L., Laakso, M., (2016) Notes on the History of Fork and Join. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 84-87, July-Sept. 2016. accepted manuscript

Laakso, M., & Lindman, J. (2016). Journal copyright restrictions and actual open access availability: a study of articles published in eight top information systems journals (2010–2014). Scientometrics. accepted manuscript

Björk B-C, Shen C, Laakso M (2016) A longitudinal study of independent scholar-published open access journals. PeerJ 4:e1990.

Laakso M, Nyman L (2016) Exploring the Relationship between Research and BIM Standardization: A Systematic Mapping of Early Studies on the IFC Standard (1997–2007). Buildings 6(1), 7;


Laakso M, Nyman L (2014) Innovation Opportunities: An Overview of Standards and Platforms in the Video Game Industry. Technology Innovation Management Review. 4 (7).

Laakso M (2014). Green open access policies of scholarly journal publishers: a study of what, when, and where self-archiving is allowed. Scientometrics. 99 (2), 475-494. accepted manuscript

Björk B-C, Laakso M, Welling P, Paetau P (2014) Anatomy of Green Open Access. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 65(2) 237-250 accepted manuscript


Solomon D J, Laakso M, & Björk B-C (2013). A longitudinal comparison of citation rates and growth among open access journals. Journal of Informetrics, 7(3), 642–650. accepted manuscript

Laakso M, & Björk B-C. (2013). Delayed open access: An overlooked high‐impact category of openly available scientific literature. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 64(7), 1323–1329. accepted manuscript


Laakso M, & Björk B-C (2012) Anatomy of open access publishing: a study of longitudinal development and internal structure. BMC Medicine, 10:124.

Laakso M, Kiviniemi A (2012). The IFC Standard – A Review Of History, Development, And Standardization. Journal of Information Technology in Construction – ITcon, 17, 134–161.


Laakso M, Welling P, Bukvova H, Nyman L, Björk B-C, Hedlund T (2011) The Development of Open Access Journal Publishing from 1993 to 2009. PLoS ONE, 6 (6).


Björk B-C, Welling P, Laakso M, Majlender P, Hedlund T, Guðnason G (2010) Open Access to the Scientific Journal Literature: Situation 2009. PLoS ONE, 5 (6).

Björk B-C, Laakso M (2010) CAD standardisation in the construction industry – A process view, Automation in Construction, 19 (4). pp. 398-406. accepted manuscript