Publishing Is a Central Part of GTK’s Operations

GTK and its researchers actively participate in both international and national publishing activities. We consider it important that the results of research conducted by GTK’s employees are published on forums suitable for the results and their significance. We encourage our researchers to open access publishing.

GTK’s publications

GTK’s own publication series Bulletin plays a key role in publishing new and important national and region-specific information. All publications published by GTK are licensed under the CC BY 4.0 License, which grants you the right to copy and distribute GTK’s open materials in their original or modified form for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.

On the decision of the director responsible for scientific activity, GTK can also publish other publications, such as books, summaries (e.g. a synopsis of an article-based thesis) and other special publications in Finnish, Swedish or English.

GTK’s publishing activities and pre-review procedures are conducted in an unbiased manner, and they are of high quality and comply with good scientific practice.

In addition to scientific research, GTK also publishes research reports that summarise the results of a project or work package and the conclusions drawn from them.

The scientific publication series Bulletin

Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin is a scientific series intended for international distribution, published in English. The series comprises results of scientific research that is thematically or geographically connected to Finnish or Fennoscandian geology, or otherwise related to research and innovation at GTK. Contributions by researchers outside GTK can also be published.

All Bulletin papers are peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers to ensure their scientific quality. The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies has awarded GTK’s Bulletin their Label for peer-reviewed scholarly publications.

The Bulletin series is published in four publication types:

Special Issue
Collection of scientific research articles on a particular theme

Research Report
A concise report of scientific results on a specific project

A coherent and independent scientific study or a review article on a specific subject

Monograph-type Academic Dissertation
An academic dissertation by a single researcher that resembles a monograph

The Bulletin is a digital publication, but it can be printed when required. The editorial staff decides this on a case-by-case basis.

Editorial board of the Bulletin

The editorial board of the Bulletin comprises GTK’s director of scientific research, a science editor and 3–5 other docent-level members, of whom at least one comes from outside Finland.

Editorial board:

Doctor Aku Heinonen, GTK

Scientific Editor
Doctor Timo Tarvainen, GTK

Other members
Doctor Stefan Bergman, Sveriges geologiska undersökning, SGU
Doctor Asko Käpyaho, GTK
Doctor Antti Ojala, University of Turku

GTK is committed to follow the instructions by the Finnish national board of research integrity: “Responsible conduct of research and procedures for handling allegations of misconduct in Finland” These instructions are applied by the editorial board of the Bulletin.

More than 100 years of GTK publishing

The international publishing activities of GTK were started in 1895. Initially, GTK’s scientific publication series was published under the French name Bulletin de la Commission Géologique de Finlande, but in 1971 it was changed to the English version currently in use, Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin.

Links Comprehensive information about all GTK publications and maps is available in the Hakku service.

Peer-reviewed publications and articles by GTK researchers and experts