HUP publishes academic, peer-reviewed monographs, edited volumes and journals from all fields. Manuscripts are selected for publication according to purely scientific criteria. The main emphasis is on English-language publications, but we do not rule out Finnish, Swedish or other languages either.
HUP is owned by the University of Helsinki, and the management of the publisher’s operations is shared between the Helsinki University Library and Gaudeamus, a publishing house for non-fiction literature in Finnish.
Open Access to research is beneficial for everyone. When the outcomes of publicly funded research are freely available, they can be an asset to other researchers, scientific institutions, decision-makers and civic organisations, regardless of their financial standing. This creates better starting points for research all around the world, and increases opportunities for finding solutions to global problems.
For researchers, Open Access publishing is a chance to reach a broader audience and to enhance the impact and citation index status of their work. HUP wants to help the academic community to disseminate research results effectively and professionally. This benefits not only the researchers themselves, but also the rest of society.
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Contact us if you are planning a manuscript and looking for an Open Access academic publisher, or to discuss Open Access publishing in general.
The Helsinki University Press Academic Board meets regularly to make the publishing decisions of the Press. The Board is comprised of the following members:
Professor Ilkka Arminen, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. Academic Profile
Professor Jaakko Husa, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. Academic Profile
Associate Professor Mikael Laakso, Department of Management and Organisation, Hanken School of Economics. Academic Profile
Professor Sami Moisio, Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki. Academic Profile
Professor Martha C. Nussbaum, Law School and Philosophy Department, University of Chicago. Academic Profile
Professor Ann Phoenix, University College London. Academic Profile
Professor Sami Pihlström, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki. Academic Profile
Professor Jouko Rikkinen, Finnish Museum of Natural History and Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki. Academic Profile
Assistant Professor Mikko Tolonen, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki. Academic Profile
Associate Professor Marja Vierros, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki. Academic Profile
Academy Research Fellow, University Lecturer Hanna Wass, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. Academic Profile
Academy Research Fellow Charlotta Wolff, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki. Academic Profile
University Librarian Kimmo Tuominen, Helsinki University Library
Publishing Director Leena Kaakinen, Helsinki University Press
Publishing Manager Aino Rajala, Helsinki University Press
Communications and Publishing Manager Anna-Mari Vesterinen, Helsinki University Press