LAB Open is an open access publishing platform which publishes articles and audiovisual materials by the staff, students and partners of the LAB University of Applied Sciences. LAB Open is completely open access, so all publications are free and available to anyone.

All submitted material must be according to generally accepted practice. The authors represent their own views and are responsible for the content of their material. LAB Open holds the right to publish all submitted material, but all responsibility regarding the copyright issues of the article content (e.g. plagiarism) remains with the authors. The editorial board holds the right not to publish any material that does not meet LAB Open’s standards.


LAB Open uses Creative Commons license CC BY-SA by default. This means that anyone can share, copy and edit your publication, as long as they mention the source and share the material with the same license. If you wish to publish under a different license, let us know. You can learn more about CC licenses and choose a suitable one at

Linking to materials in LAB Open

The using of and linking to the text materials published in LAB Open is permitted, as long as the context is according to good practice. The source must always be mentioned. The user must check the material’s terms of use according to the Creative Commons -license. In any questions regarding the terms of use, please contact the editorial staff at julkaisut[@]

Privacy policy

LAB Open does not collect personal data of its users. Contact information (aka email address) is requested only in cases where the user wishes the editorial staff to contact them.

Notice and takedown policy

LAB UAS acts in good faith in publishing materials in LAB Open and is responsible for its content being according to law. However, all responsibility regarding the copyright issues of the materials (e.g. plagiarism) remains with the authors. LAB UAS is not responsible for possible copyright infringements, since all content in LAB Open is subject to a takedown policy.

If you feel that your copyright has been infringed in any way, please notify the editorial board immediately in writing, stating the following:

  • your contact details
  • the full details of the material and the exact and full URL where you found it
  • proof that you are the copyright holder and a statement that you are the rights’ holder or are an authorised representative
  • the reason for your request including but not limited to copyright law, privacy laws, data protection, obscenity, defamation etc.
  • proof that you have tried to contact the author(s) of the material with your request but the author(s) have either refused or could not be reached
  • your signature

Postal complaints made under this policy should be sent to:

LAB Publications
Mukkulankatu 19
15210 Lahti