Helsinki University Press (HUP) is a new and expanding open access University Press, launched in 2020. The Press publishes high-quality scholarly literature, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, and follows a rigorous peer review process. All HUP’s publications – including its books and journals – are freely available online via the Press’ website and other platforms. Our aim is to reach as global an audience as possible including readers in the Global South where high paywalls can be a major challenge. We believe the absence of paywalls increases the societal impact of research by allowing readers outside of academic institutions also to access scholarship.
HUP aspires not only to expand audiences. We also aim for internationally excellent quality. The Press offers researchers support and services to make sure that publishing their work in Open Access is smooth, professional, and of high quality. Our services include copyediting by native speakers, indexing by professional indexers, and an experienced HUP contact person to guide you through the whole publication process. For more information on our services, see here.
We are open to all scholars, and welcome submissions from academics globally. HUP publishes high-quality literature across a wide range of academic fields and disciplines. We are open to all methodological and epistemological approaches. All publishing decisions are made by the HUP Academic Board, and the decisions are based on the quality of the scholarship. See more on how to publish with us here.
The press is a member of the Association of European University Presses (AEUP), Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), and Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA).
HUP aims to be an internationally-known open access publisher of high-quality monographs, multidisciplinary edited volumes, and journals.
Series Editor: Dr. Doc. Hanne Appelqvist, Deputy Director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Dr. Doc. Hanne Appelqvist (Philosophy, Aesthetics), Deputy Director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Prof. Keith Brown (Anthropology), Arizona State University
Prof. Tuomas Forsberg (International Relations), Director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Prof. Ted Hopf (International Relations)
Dr. Kaisa Kaakinen (Literary Studies, Memory Studies), Research Coordinator of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Dr. Maria Khachaturyan (Linguistics, Anthropology), University of Helsinki
Dr. Lilian O'Brien (Philosophy), University of Helsinki
Dr. Kateryna Savelieva (Psychology), University of Helsinki
Dr. Svetlana Vetchinnikova (Linguistics), University of Helsinki
Dr. Soile Ylivuori (History), University of Helsinki
Editor-in-Chief: Taru Haapala, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
Managing editor: Anna Kronlund, University of Turku, Finland
Elena García Guitián, Professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
Marjaana Jauhola, Senior Research Fellow at Tampere University, Finland
Niilo Kauppi, Professor at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) / University of Strasbourg, France
Tuija Parvikko, Senior Researcher at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Fritz Sager, Professor at the University of Bern, Switzerland
Maija Setälä, Professor at the University of Turku, Finland