Instructions for doctoral candidates

Thesis books by Aalto ARTS doctoral candidates will be published mainly through the Aalto University publication platform, but 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 University publication 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 University publication 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 to arrange the print run and delivery for the books: Annu Ahonen, [email protected]

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 five times a year. (Read more on the Editorial board).

To apply, candidates should obtain a recommendation by Head 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:

  • 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  • Visual material – especially previously unpublished – has an important role in the thesis.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 contribution to the production expenses.
  • Potential to attract general interest.

How to apply for processing by the editorial board?

  1. Enter your information on the form: Information about your dissertation for Aalto ARTS Books
  2. Obtain a written recommendation from the head of research for your department.
  3. Complete the book proposal form. You can find the attachment at the bottom of this page when you are a signed user.
  4. Collect a 15 pages as a sample of your manuscript (text and images).
  5. Submit all the materials (recommendation + book proposal form + sample) to: [email protected] . Send the material no later than nine (9) weekdays before the meeting.

Editorial boards meetings are held during 2021–22

  • 15.9.2021 – deadline for application 2.9.2021 4 pm
  • 24.11.2021 – deadline for application 11.11.2021 4 pm
  • 26.1.2022 – deadline for application 13.1.2022 4 pm
  • 23.3.2022 – deadline for application 10.3.2022 4 pm
  • ​​​​​​18.5.2022 – deadline for application 5.5.2022 4 pm

If ARTS editorial board accepts your thesis for publication, you will be provided 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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