What is published in the series
The series Acta Universitatis Ouluensis publishes doctoral dissertations and other original research papers, brief general surveys and other comparable material that fulfil the requirements of a scientific publication. The series also published compiled works, such as conference publications and festschrifts. The Acta series is divided into eight subseries, each with its own series editor appointed by the faculty in question. The publications are published in both print and electronic form, and their layout follows the requirements of the series.
For doctoral dissertations the author submits the required material to the editorial office no later than five weeks before the public defence. Holiday periods must be taken into account in the schedule. Manuscripts are not accepted in July, which means that if the public defence is scheduled to take place in July-August the process must be concluded by Midsummer. It is also advisable to set aside more time for the editorial process at the turn of the year.
The publishing process can start only after the doctoral training committee has granted the doctoral candidate permission to publicly defend her dissertation.
Since doctoral dissertations are not peer-reviewed, the expert opinions of the preliminary reviewers are sufficient for starting the publishing process.
In addition to doctoral dissertations, all Acta subseries also publish peer-reviewed publications that fulfil the requirements of a scientific publication. The editors of the subseries, who are also members of the Publications Committee, decide which manuscripts are accepted for publication in each series. The editors also approve two referees, who are requested to submit written reports on the manuscript.
Peer review of publications
The series Acta Universitatis Ouluensis has been granted the right to use the peer review label of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV). The series also commits itself to the other requirements of the use of the label.
Further information on the peer review label
Publications in subseries F, Scripta Academica
The Acta Universitatis Ouluensis subseries F, Scripta Academica also publishes non-peer-reviewed publications in different fields of science, for example conference publications, reports, reviews and working papers. They can be published in print or electronic form or both.
Thesis defense announcements