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Instructions for doctoral candidates

Thesis books by Aalto ARTS doctoral candidates will be published mainly through the Aalto publishing platform as of August 2020. The candidate may apply to publish their thesis through Aalto ARTS Books. Editorial board makes the decision.

Thesis books by Aalto ARTS doctoral candidates will be published mainly through the Aalto publishing platform as of August 2020. The aim is to create common practices for the different schools at Aalto. The candidate may, however, apply to publish their thesis book through Aalto ARTS Books.

I If your thesis is being published through the Aalto publishing platform:

  1. Acquaint yourself with the instructions at Publishing doctoral theses
  2. Fill in your information on the form at Information about your dissertation for Aalto ARTS Books
  3. Contact the managing editor of Aalto ARTS Books Annu Ahonen ([email protected]), to arrange the number of copies to print, to review the book covers and to take care of delivering the books needed by the doctoral programme committee, library and doctoral candidate.

II If you want to publish your thesis through Aalto ARTS Books:

Aalto ARTS Books will henceforth produce only books that have been approved by the ARTS editorial board. Candidates may apply to the editorial board for a decision on publishing. The board meets three to four times a year. (Read more on the Editorial board).

To apply, candidates should obtain a recommendation by their departmental manager in charge of research, as that affects the publishing decision. Publishing decisions are conditional on the candidate receiving permission to defend their thesis.

Editorial board decision is based on following criteria:

  • A research is outstanding example of Aalto ARTS thesis with high relevance on the field of research.
  • Visual material – especially previously unpublished – has an important role in the thesis.
  • Department (or author’s) contribution to the production expenses.
  • Potential to attract general interest.

How to apply for processing by the editorial board?

  1. Obtain a written recommendation from the head of research for your department.
  2. Enter your information on the form: Information about your dissertation for Aalto ARTS Books
  3. Complete the book proposal form. The attachment at the bottom of the page is visible for signed users.
  4. Submit the materials to: [email protected] . Send the material no later than nine (9) weekdays before the meeting.

Editorial boards meetings are held during 2021

  • 27.1.2021 --> deadline for application 14.1.
  • 31.3.2021 --> deadline for application 18.3. 
  • 26.5.2021 --> deadline for application 13.5.

If ARTS editorial board accepts your thesis for publication, you will be provided with a publishing editor to help with e.g. finding a graphic designer and with the final finishing of the material.

A publishing agreement will be made with Aalto ARTS Books, and if necessary the book will be put on sale. Aalto ARTS Books decides on the number of copies after hearing from the editorial board. For further information, contact: Annu Ahonen, managing editor.

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