The Migration Institute of Finland publishes, both for the wider public and for the research community, a range of publications dealing with topics relating to the Institute’s mandate: international migration (both incoming and outgoing), domestic internal migration, ethnic groups and relations, and other related matters.
The Institute’s publications are hosted on an open access platform, and can be read in digital format without fee. By submitting the work/article to us for publication, the Institute also has the right to publish it in electronic form on the Open Access principle. For hardcopy printed versions, a fee is usually charged. The Institute publishes in Finnish, Swedish and English, and may also publish in other languages, subject to agreement.
The Institute’s three main publication channels are:

The Institute’s three main publication channels are:

1. Research series

Works published in the Research Series include peer-reviewed scholarly monographs (both by single authors and edited works by multiple authors), and edited versions of doctoral dissertations. (See ‘Publication Process > Peer Review’, below.) The decision to publish rests with the Director of the Institute, acting on the recommendation of the Series Committee. The Series includes works of varying length, but texts below 100 pages will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

 

The Research Series has been awarded the Peer-Review Label of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, and the peer-review procedures conform to the guidelines of the Federation; of the Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing (available in Finnish only:); and the Evaluations review of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies’ Publications Forum . The Research Series also fulfills the open-access criteria of the Academy of Finland .

Research Series Committee

Dr Tuomas Martikainen, Director, Migration Institute of Finland

Committee Chair Dr Elli Heikkilä, Director of Research, Migration Institute of Finland

Professor Peter Kivisto, Augustana College, Rock Island IL, USA

Professor Pirkko Pitkänen, University of Tampere

Dr Pasi Saukkonen, Research Officer, City of Helsinki

Urban Facts office Professor Hanna Snellman, University of Helsinki

Dr Marja Tiilikainen, Academy Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki, & Principal Investigator, Dept of Social Research

2. Publications series

The Publications Series includes works addressed both to the research community and to the wider public, such as research reports, scholarly monographs, doctoral dissertations, enquiry reports, and study materials. The Publications are not subject to peer review, but are evaluated for publication within the Migration Institute of Finland. The Series includes works of varying length, but texts below 80 pages will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

Publications Series Committee

Tuomas Martikainen, Director, Migration Institute of Finland

Elli Heikkilä, Director of Research, Migration Institute of Finland

Kirsi Sainio, Director of Administration, Migration Institute of Finland

Marja Tiilikainen, Senior Researcher, Migration Institute of Finland

Miika Tervonen, Senior Researcher, Migration Institute of Finland

3. The Journal Siirtolaisuus-Migration

The items published in the Institute’s journal, Siirtolaisuus–Migration, cover a wide range, including popular science and other articles, regular columns and op-eds, book and event reviews, and news about the Institute. These items do not usually include a reference apparatus or bibliography. Reference may be made in the text to research and other publications, and where appropriate and necessary, a short List of Sources may be provided at the end. The journal is not subject to peer review, but articles are evaluated for publication by the Editorial Committee.

Thematic special issues may be directed by a guest editor. A suitable length for article is 4–5 pages (10,000–12,000 characters, including spaces), and for a book review or similar item, 1.5–3 pages (4,000–8,000 characters, including spaces).

Publication schedule for the journal Siirtolaisuus–Migration

Issue         Deadline         Published

1                 15.1                  mars

2                15.4                  juni

3                15.7                  september

4                15.10               december

Siirtolaisuus–Migration Editorial Committee

Tuomas Martikainen, Director, Migration Institute of Finland

Elli Heikkilä, Director of Research, Migration Institute of Finland

Kirsi Sainio, Director of Administration, Migration Institute of Finland

The Migration Institute of Finland may also sometimes publish materials using other channels than the ones listed here.

All queries relating to publications should be sent to: si-julkaisut@utu.fi and addressed to Kirsi Sainio.

These Guidelines has been drawn up following the model used by the Finnish Literature Society (Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, SKS). If there are any points which contain unclear, incomplete, or misleading or false information, please let us know, so that we can correct them. Do also please check from the Institute’s website that you are using the most recent version of the Guidelines; the version date is given at the foot of the webpage.

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