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 publishes in Finnish, Swedish and English, and may also publish in other languages, subject to agreement.

The Institute’s publications are hosted on an open access platform, and can be read in digital format without fee. By submitting your book/article to us for publication, you also grant the Institute the right to publish it immediately for Open Access in both printed and online digital form under a CC-BY-4 license. This means that others may copy, transmit, distribute and display the copyrighted work, as well as modified versions based on it, only if they cite your name as the original author.

The Institute’s four 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’ in the instructions 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.

The peer-review procedures conform to the guidelines of the Federation and of the Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing (available in Finnish only), as well as the classification criteria 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

Committee Chair Dr Saara Pellander, Director, Migration Institute of Finland

Dr Elli Heikkilä, Research Director, Migration Institute of Finland

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

Professor Pirkko Pitkänen, University of Tampere

Dr Pasi Saukkonen, Senior Researcher, City of Helsinki

Professor Hanna Snellman, University of Helsinki

Dr Marja Tiilikainen, Senior Research Fellow, Migration Institute of Finland

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

Dr Saara Pellander, Director, Migration Institute of Finland

Dr Elli Heikkilä, Research Director, Migration Institute of Finland

Kirsi Sainio, Administrative Director, Migration Institute of Finland

Dr Marja Tiilikainen, Senior Research Fellow, Migration Institute of Finland

Dr Miika Tervonen, Senior Research Fellow, Migration Institute of Finland

3. Reports

The Reports Series includes a wide range of works addressed both to the research community and to the wider public, such as reports, working papers and the like. As a rule, the works are not peer-reviewed, but are evaluated for publication within the Migration Institute of Finland. Works in the Series are mainly short writings of less than 100 pages and are generally published only in electronic form, but also in printed form if necessary.

Reports Series Committee

Dr Saara Pellander, Director, Migration Institute of Finland

Dr Elli Heikkilä, Research Director, Migration Institute of Finland

Kirsi Sainio, Administrative Director, Migration Institute of Finland

Dr Marja Tiilikainen, Senior Research Fellow, Migration Institute of Finland

Dr Miika Tervonen, Senior Research Fellow, Migration Institute of Finland

4. 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 have a guest editor. The suitable length for an 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                 Jan 31              March

2                April 30           June

3                Aug 15              September

4                Oct 31               December

Siirtolaisuus–Migration Editorial Committee

Dr Saara Pellander, Director, Migration Institute of Finland, Editor-in-Chief

Dr Elli Heikkilä, Research Director, Migration Institute of Finland, Editor

Dr Marja Tiilikainen, Senior Research Fellow, Migration Institute of Finland, Editor

Dr Miika Tervonen, Senior Research Fellow, Migration Institute of Finland, Editor

Kirsi Sainio, Administrative Director, Migration Institute of Finland, Editorial Secretary

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

These Guidelines have 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, misleading or false information, please let us know, so that we can correct them.

All queries relating to publications should be sent to si-julkaisut@utu.fi.

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