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Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin

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

Scope: 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 GTK. Contributions by researchers outside GTK can be accepted. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed by two independent reviewers.

The editorial staff of the Bulletin consists of GTK’s director of scientific research, a science editor and 3–5 other docent-level members, of which at least one comes from outside Finland. The Bulletin is a digital publication, which can also be printed when required. The editorial staff makes this decision on a case-by-case basis. All Bulletin papers have at least two independent reviewers to ensure their scientific quality.

The Bulletin can be produced in the form of a:

  • Special Issue (scientific research articles on a particular theme)
  • Research Report (a concise report of scientific results on a specific project) 
  • Monograph (an extensive and consistent scientific study or a review article)
  • Monograph -type Academic Dissertation

The Bulletin has attained the peer-reviewed label from the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies

 Federation of Finnish Learned Societies Peer-Review Label

Editorial Board:

Dr Saku Vuori, GTK, Chair
Dr Stefan Bergman, SGU
Dr Asko Käpyaho, GTK
Dr Antti Ojala, GTK
Dr Timo Tarvainen, GTK, Scientific Editor

 Latest Issues: Hakku

Other scientific publications of the Geological Survey of Finland

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), proceedings and other special publications in Finnish, Swedish or English.

Non-scientific research reporting

GTK Open File Research Report and non-scientific research reporting

Report results and/or conclusions of a work package or of a project as a whole.

Comprehensive information about all GTK publications and maps is available in the Hakku service. The GTK online store is now part of the Hakku service.