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Scientific Publishing: LUT's Publication Series

Contact

LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications series

E-mail: publications@lut.fi

Schools: School secretaries

ACTA series

E-mail: dissertations@lut.fi

LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications series

The series includes three subseries according to the contents of the publications. Each subseries has a different ISSN number. ISSN-L number describes that the series has also other publishing formats in addition to the printed form.

LUT units can publish in LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications publications, which are not published in scientific publishing channels e.g. in scientific journals. Publications can be specified by the name of the university unit and by other qualifiers.

The Academic Library is responsible for the series in cooperation with the publishing units and the University Press.

ACTA Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis scientific series has its own instructions and practices, which can be found in the link on the right hand chapter

LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications
Research Reports

ISSN-L 2243-3376, ISSN 2243-3376

LUT School of …

Other unit

LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications
Reports

ISSN-L 2243-3384, ISSN 2243-3384

LUT School of …

Other unit

LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications
Lecture Notes

ISSN-L 2243-3392, ISSN 2243-3392

LUT School of …

Other unit

Publications made in Russia cooperation or which concern Russia issues can be defined by notice: LUT Russia-related Studies.

Publishing

The university recommends electronic publishing in the LUTPub publication repository but printed form is also possible if needed. The collection in LUTPub is called Professional and popularised publications.

Other publishing forms, e.g. DVD, are possible.


Approval to the series

University units decide themselves, which publications are published in Scientific and Expertise Publications and the numbers of issues to be printed. The director of the unit or initiated professors are responsible for the content quality of the publications. The secretaries of schools and the Academic Library can help in publishing practices.


The publishing procedure

The Academic Library gives the ISSN, ISBN and serial numbers to the publication. Numbers can be requested by the electronic form (a link on the right hand chapter).

The author himself/herself uploads the publication into the LUTPub Publication Repository. Library staff then validates the publication in LUTPub.

University units take care of the printing process with the University Press. The publishing unit is responsible for the costs. For the time being, the internal costs are not charged.

Layout

LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications subseries have an equal layout.

There are different cover pages for each subseries, Research Reports, Reports and Lecture Notes. Special cover pages are approved also e.g. according to the project in which the publication is made. They must include the same information as the normal cover pages.

In size A4 the recommended margins are 3 cm both on the top and at the bottom of the page and 2,5 cm on both sides of the page.


Title page

On the top of the page:

  • the university name and unit information (the same as on the cover page) and the series name and serial number

In the middle of the page:

  • the author(s) name(s) and the name of the publication

At the bottom of the page:

  • University name and unit with contact information
  • ISBN numbers of both printed and e-publication
  • ISSN and ISSN-L numbers of the series
  • Place and year of printing

Abstract

The abstract must be both in Finnish and in English if possible. Finnish and English keywords are placed after the abstract.


Back cover

On the top of the back cover:

  • ISBN numbers of both the printed and e-publication
  • ISSN and ISSN-L numbers of the series
  • Place and year of printing

Distribution of the publication

Electronic publication

Electronic publication in LUTPub Publication Repository is the primary way to publish in LUT Scientific and Expertise publication series. The authors or the publishing unit uploads the publication into the LUTPub repository. The instructions can be found in LUTPub.

The collection for LUT Scientific and Expertise publication series in LUTPub is Professional and popularised publications.

The publication will be openly available in LUTPub after the library staff has validated and approved the publication information (publication metadata) in LUTPub.

Printed publication

The authors and/or the publishing unit take(s) care of the delivery and selling of their publications. The Academic Library needs six statutory free copies and three items for library collections and university archive, nine items in total. LUT University Press delivers these items to the library. If printed elsewhere, the printing press delivers the free copies to the National Library and the author(s) take the library items to the Academic Library.

If the publishing university unit desires to sell printed publications they can do it e.g. through the LUTShop webstore lut.shop@lut.fi.