Uralica Helsingiensia features monographs and thematic collections of articles on the history, typology and sociology of Uralic languages. Studies focusing on Estonian language and culture, Hungarian language and culture, as well as Saamic studies are equally welcome in the series. The series also seeks to support university studies on its focus areas. The editors of the series are Ulla-Maija Forsberg and Riho Grünthal. Suggested manuscripts for publication shall be addressed to the secretary of the Finno-Ugrian Society, PhD Susanna Virtanen (sihteeri[at]sgr.fi).
Peer review procedure
The Uralica Helsingiensia series follows a bilateral anonymous peer review procedure for scientific manuscripts, in which both the writer and the reviewer remain anonymous throughout the review process.
Statements on the scientific suitability for publication of manuscripts will be requested from at least two persons invited to review them. The reviewers are researchers who have defended their PhD’s, are outside of the group of editors and are neutral with respect to the manuscript under review. The reviewers evaluate the scope of the research data, the researcher’s mastery of the theoretical framework, the reliability and accuracy of the research as well as the distinctiveness and novelty value of the research in relation to earlier research (see https://www.tsv.fi/en/services/label-for-peer-reviewed-scholarly-publications/requirements-for-use). Each reviewer presents a statement on the rejection of the suggestion for publication or its acceptance as is, or with the indicated changes.
Based on the statements, the editor makes the decision on publishing the manuscript. A notification of the acceptance or rejection of the suggestion for publication will be sent to the authors, along with any suggested changes to the manuscript required for publication and the statements of the reviewers.
The main information and documents related to the review process for all manuscripts accepted for review will be archived. For peer reviewed but rejected manuscripts, the authors’ names mentioned in the suggestion for publication, the title of the manuscript and the names of the reviewers will be archived. For published manuscripts, the suggestion for publication, the statements sent by the reviewers and the decisions sent by the editors to the authors regarding publication will be stored. The archived information is confidential.
Uralica Helsingiensia is rated at level 1 by the Publication Forum of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.
Green open access
The authors of article collections published in the Uralica Helsingiensia series have the right to publish their articles in the article databases of their own university, without an embargo period. The primary form of this publication is the PDF document surrendered to the authors by the Finno-Ugrian Society. The university-database article may not be changed from the final version surrendered by the Finno-Ugrian Society without specific permission. (There are no rights to other parallel publication.)