WHAT IS HUP?
Helsinki University Press, HUP for short, is a scholarly Open Access publisher in the process of being established. All of its publications will be freely available online. We offer the academic community a publication channel through which to disseminate research results effectively, fairly and to the right audience. HUP’s digital publications will be free to download in pdf or HTML format, and can be bought as e-books or in print for a fee. The first publications will appear in 2018, and we are currently looking for authors, manuscripts and journals.
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
All publications of HUP undergo a rigorous peer review process before the publication decision is made. All journals and books are sent for external peer review to at least two experts selected by HUP.
The HUP review process is double-blind. Each referee receives an anonymous manuscript for review, and the identity of the referees is not revealed to the author(s). Exceptions may be made by mutual prior agreement. For journals, HUP also provides option of open peer review – if required, at the discretion of the editorial team.
The duty of the referee is to provide a statement on the manuscript’s suitability for publication by choosing from the following options: (1) the manuscript can be published as it is; (2) the manuscript can be published if certain proposed changes are made; (3) the referee cannot recommend publication of the manuscript. HUP forwards the referee statements to the author(s) of the manuscript. At this point, recommendations for changes to the manuscript are usually made.
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