Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin

The Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Finland publishes the results of scientific research that is thematically or geographically connected to Finnish or Fennoscandian geology, or otherwise related to research and innovation at the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK). Articles by researchers outside GTK are also welcome. All manuscripts are peer reviewed.

The Bulletin series has been published since 1895, first under the French name Bulletin de la Commission Géologique de Finlande and since 1971 under the name Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin. It is a scientific series meant for international distribution, published in English.

The editorial board of the Bulletin consists of GTK’s director of Science and Innovations, the science editor and 3–5 other Associate Professor-level members, of which at least one comes from outside Finland.

Bulletin is a digital publication but can also be printed if needed. The editorial board decides on possible printing on a case-by-case basis. All Bulletin papers are peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers to ensure their scientific quality.

The Bulletin can be published as

  • Special Issue
    separate articles related to a specific topic
  • Research Report
    a concise report on the scientific results of a specific project
  • Monograph
    a coherent and independent scientific study or a summary article on a specific subject
  • Monograph-type Academic Dissertation

International Standard Serial Numbers: ISSN 0367-522X (print) and ISSN 2489-639X (online)

The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies has awarded GTK’s Bulletin their Label for peer-reviewed scholarly publications.

GTK is committed to responsible conduct of research and procedures for handling misconduct and fraud in science as described in the guidelines of the National Advisory Board on Research Ethics (TENK). The Bulletin requires all articles published under its name to follow responsible conduct of research.

Instructions for authors available from the Scientific Editor Timo Tarvainen.

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
Professor Antti Ojala, University of Turku

Latest issues

Quantitative assessment of undiscovered resources in carbonatite- and peralkaline intrusion-related REE–P deposits in Finland

  • Rasilainen, K., Eilu, P., Ahtola, T., Feltrin, L., Halkoaho, T., Kuusela, J., Lintinen, P., Niiranen, T. & Törmänen, T.
  • 2023. Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin 415.

Mustavaara revisited: A revised genetic model for orthomagmatic Fe–Ti–V mineralisation in the Koillismaa intrusion

  • Karinen, T., Moilanen, M., Kuva, J., Lahaye, Y., Datar, B. & Yang, S.
  • 2022. Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin 414.

Gold assay precision in different geological environments: nugget and cluster effects

  • Sandberg, E.2021.
  • Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin 413.

Developments in map data management and geological unit nomenclature in Finland

  • Kohonen, J. & Tarvainen, T. (eds)
  • 2021. Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin 412.

GTK Map Data Architecture: the core of the developing National Geological Framework of Finland

  • Ahtonen, N., Kohonen, J., Luukas, J., Ojala, A. E. K., Palmu, J.-P. & Vuollo, J.
  • 2021. Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin 412.

Classification of regional-scale tectonic map units in Finland

  • Kohonen, J., Lahtinen, R., Luukas, J. & Nironen, M.
  • 2021. Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin 412.

Major thrusts and thrust-bounded geological units in Finland: a tectonostratigraphic approach

  • Luukas, J. & Kohonen, J.
  • 2021. Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin 412.

Classification system of Superficial (Quaternary) Geological Units in Finland

  • Palmu, J.-P., Ojala, A. E. K., Virtasalo, J., Putkinen, N., Kohonen, J. & Sarala, P.
  • 2021. Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin 412.