Our publications

Publishing is an important way of presenting and sharing the results of research and development activities at Tampere Universities.

Our researchers and specialists publish articles, books and research data on current topics and act as experts of their field in traditional and social media. Publishing contributes to the scientific and professional knowledge and development of our community.

The special feature of scientific publishing is peer review in which researchers’ manuscripts are read and evaluated by at least two independent experts. In professional publishing, the most important feature is the recoverability of the applied research results. Our publications have a strong development view: the latest research knowledge is also applied as is relevant for working life needs.

The results, impact and visibility of higher education institutions are largely estimated by their publications and scientific and artistic activities. The level and impact of publications are also measured by the number of times they are cited by other researchers.

The purpose of collecting publication data is to produce information about the impact of research, projects and social impact of higher education institutions, which is also a basis for funding. The Ministry of Education and Culture classifies publications according to their significance. The classifications are based eg on the publication forum, intended audience, and whether the publications have been co-authored with international colleagues.

More and more of our publications and research results are freely available on the internet. In international comparisons, our publications are on a high level in the fields of medicine and health sciences and the technological and social sciences. The results of our artistic activities can be seen in the numerous artistic events, concerts, performances and television and film productions we undertake.

The Tampere higher education community publishes

The Tampere higher education community publishes doctoral dissertations and other theses, as well as high-quality books and other works in various publication series. There are two publishers within our community: Tampere University Press and TAMK Publications.

Tampere University Press publishes peer-reviewed scholarly Open Access books in Finnish and English. TAMK Publications specializes in topical issues concerning professional development and competence.