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Our Publishing Policy and Submitting Book Proposals

Anyone can submit a book proposal, if they are the author of a book, providing new and interesting information. If you are interested in submitting a book proposal, please follow these guidelines: submit your book proposal by filling in the online form and sending your manuscript via regular mail to the following address and as an attachment file via e-mail to Additional information can also be sent to or asked from us; use the e-mail address N.B! The manuscripts may not be reviewed by any other publisher at the same time!

Evaluation and Publishing Decision

Tampere University Press will send the manuscript for a peer review to an two outside expert, if the general editors in their initial evaluation find the book potentially worth publishing. The final publishing decision is made after the peer review process and will be based upon that.

Tampere University Press keeps an online list of the peer reviewers who have given permission to publish their names. The aim is to provide more transparency in the academic publishing process. Peer reviewers are usually docents. The evaluation and publishing decision process usually take about two months. The manuscript can be published, if

  • the peer reviewers determines the manuscript should be published
  • The author/authors is/are ready to make the corrections suggested by the reviewer
  • the book can be fitted into the publishing program of that season
  • There are  funding available for the publishing costs.

All publishing decisions are made by the publishing director of  Tampere University Press. To turn the manuscript into a book, a publishing contract or a publishing agreement will be made, where the conditions and timetable for publishing the book are agreed upon.

We do not return any manuscripts. Therefore, please keep a copy of your manuscript.

The Price of an Open Access Book

 The charge is 350 euro + layout according to the price list of the library’s layout service.

 VAT 24% will be added to the price.

It is possible to order printed copies of the book for the authors. The printing copies are not for sale.

Label for peer-reviewed scholarly publications

Tampere University Press has been awarded the right to use the Label for peer-reviewed scholarly publications by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. The label is a trademark registered by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV).

More information on use of the label is available at

Tampere University Press is committed to fulfilling the requirements for use of the Label, and adhering to the principles of peer-reviewing issued by the Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing and the guidelines on responsible conduct of research given out by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity.

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