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Helsinki University Press

Helsinki University Press
Membership Category
Professional Publisher (Small)
The owner of Helsinki University Press is the University of Helsinki. Administratively Helsinki University Press functions under Helsinki University Library in collaboration with Gaudeamus publishing house, one of the leading academic publishers in Finland, also owned by the University of Helsinki.
Main Address
Vuorikatu 6 A 13, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Other Office Locations
Copyright and Licensing Link > Open licenses
Copyright and Licensing Policy
All HUP’s publications (journals and books) are released under a Creative Commons license. We support publishing under any CC licence as per authors’/editors’ request and HUP personnel is happy to provide authors support with CC license issues.
Complaint Contact Link
Complaint Policy > Publication ethics > Correction policy. HUP adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and The Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK) guidelines for best practice. The Press and its academic board as well as all editorial teams (book series and journals) have access to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines, and editors and editorial boards receive ethical guidance and undertake professional networking. All HUP’s journals adhere to the COPE guidelines for best practice, and include their own statements on Competing Interests; Funding and Ethics; Corrections and Retractions; Misconduct and Complaints.Editorial teams and academic boards working with book projects are asked to adhere to best practices for ethical editing and peer review procedures along the lines of Cope Ethics toolkit for a successful editorial office.HUP instructs peer reviewers to inform any possible conflicts of interest that the Press should know during the review process. If a consulted expert has a conflict of interest related to the content or author(s) of a manuscript or is in other ways involved with the matter, reviewers are asked to contact the Press, and more suitable reviewer will be selected instead.
Publication Charge Link > Book Processing Charge
Publication Charge Policy
HUP evaluates manuscripts solely on the basis of their academic merit and we welcome submissions by academics globally. Manuscripts recommended for publication by peer reviewers and the Press’s Academic Board can be published without book processing charges. If the author/project has funding for publishing/open-access publishing, HUP requests a fee of €6,000 to cover publication costs. This way the Press and its authors support developing sustainable financial models for OA publishing.
OASPA Compliant OA Journals
OA Articles (approx. number in 12 months)
Research articles: 50; Book reviews: 29; Editorials: 4
OASPA Compliant OA Books
Peer Review Process Link
Peer Review Policy
HUP ensures that all publications undergo a rigorous peer‐review process. We aim to make the review process as efficient as possible whilst maintaining a high quality of reviewer feedback. Book proposals are reviewed by at least one external expert, and the review period is expected to take around six to eight weeks. With full manuscripts, there are at least two external experts and the review period can vary between ten to fourteen weeks, depending on reviewers’ individual schedules.HUP’s book review process is double anonymous. Each referee receives an anonymous manuscript for review, and the identities of the referees are not revealed to the author(s). Exceptions may be made by mutual prior agreement.For journals, HUP also allows different options of peer review, such as open review and triple‐blind review – at the discretion of the journal’s editorial team.

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