Northern non-profit book publisher within the global network

Anne Koivula, Paula Kassinen

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Publications are important for the academic community. They bring credibility, visibility, discoverability and over all; they enable the development of research. But how to ensure quality? There are many predators in the publishing world: For example, some publishers promise the best practices of quality control and visibility for the research outputs but end up publishing poor quality work without a proper peer review process. What makes them predators are the charges they still insist on collecting.Openness is one of the current themes that the academic community is using globally to fight back and to maintain credibility: open science, open access, open peer review, open data, open processes, etc. In general, this means that everything related to research and its lifespan should be transparent so that the output and the legitimacy of the process can be verified. There are many advantages to this, and it is definitely a commendable ideal, but it also brings new challenges, in particular to small publishers.Lapland University Press in a non-profit academic book publisher and we specialize in multidisciplinary publishing. Our thematic focus is on Arctic and Northern matters, which we interpret broadly. Most of our books are available for purchase in print and digitally as open access publications. We are a national and somewhat international publisher with the challenges that are typical to both. How to finance operations? How to direct resources? How to create a credible and trustworthy profile? How to maintain quality?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolar libraries colloquy 2018. Proceedings. Developing polar networks
Subtitle of host publicationideas & possibilities for the future 
EditorsLiisa Hallikainen, Susanna Parikka
Place of PublicationRovaniemi
PublisherLapin yliopisto
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-337-159-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoEC publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
Event27th Polar Libraries Colloquy : Developing Polar Networks: Ideas & Possibilities for the Future - Rovaniemi, Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 10 Jun 201915 Jun 2019


Conference27th Polar Libraries Colloquy
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  • Business and management


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