The purpose of the Ministry of Education and Culture for collecting publication data from higher education institutions, research institutions and university hospitals is to produce a knowledge base on the research activities and the social impact of the Finnish research system. The Ministry uses the publication data collected from higher education institutions not only as a knowledge base for calculating the basic funding allocated to universities and universities of applied sciences, but also for otherwise monitoring research and development activities.
For data collection, the publications are classified based on features such as their format (publication type classification), scientific quality (Publication forum) and contents (field of scientific classification). Classifications are used in an attempt to harmonise the knowledge base required for evaluating the publication activities of Finnish research organisations. The purpose of the publication data collected and the classifications applied to them is also to serve as a general national standard for outlining publication activities not only in the monitoring of research activities, but also in materials such as researcher CVs or publication lists attached to funding applications.
(Source: Ministry of Education and Culture’s Publication data collection instructions for researchers.)
Publications can be coarsely divided into six groups based on their purpose and determined by the primary target group of the publication channel.
All publications by LAB staff members must be reported. Only reported publications are included in the annual Ministry of Education and Culture’s publication data collecting. It's advisable to report your publication as soon as it's out.
There is a separate form for reporting audiovisual works and IT programmes (in Finnish only, login with your AD).
Please note that the authors are responsible for reporting their own publications.
You can view and browse the reported publications in the Juuli publication data portal.
What publications should I report?
You can read more about the publication data collecting from the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Publication data collection instructions for researchers.
ORCID provides you a persistent digital identifier to use with your name as you engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. It distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. There are already nearly 3 million ORCID users worldwide, so why not join them?
ORCID id is also included in the annual publication data collecting. Fill in your ORCID id in JUSTUS when reporting publications.
SHERPA RoMEO is an online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights given to authors on a journal-by-journal basis. RoMEO is a Jisc service and has collaborative relationships with many international partners, who contribute time and effort to developing and maintaining the service.
The Juuli portal contains information on the research publications produced at Finnish organizations.
The publications of Finnish universities and hospital districts are included starting from year 2011, and the publications of universities of applied sciences starting from 2012. A number of state research institutes have joined the data collection starting from 2014 and 2015.
The data has been obtained from the research organizations as part of the annual data collection conducted by the Ministry of Education and Culture. LAB uses Justus, which provides the data automatically on a daily basis to the Virta Research Information Service, from which the data is harvested into Juuli.
Statistical analyses on publication data can be obtained from the Vipunen reporting portal (www.vipunen.fi) that contains not only data on publications but also other information related to the operations of research universities and universities of applied sciences.
Juuli is maintained by the National Library of Finland in collaboration with the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and CSC - IT Centre for Science.