Research on Finnish Society

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Research on Finnish Society accepts online submissions only. Please submit manuscripts to finnresearch[at] in Microsoft Word format.

All published articles are double-blind peer reviewed by at least two experts. Please remove from the manuscript any identifying information, such as the names, contact details, and affiliations of the authors. This information will be submitted in a separate document (see below). Please include a statement confirming that all authors have agreed to the submission and that the article has not been published nor is currently considered for publication by any other print or electronic journal.


Submitting authors should note that the journal adheres to the principles of the peer-reviewing process as set out by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV). This includes the requirement to document the main aspects of the peer review process. These data are not made public but they may be provided to TSV or the Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK) if requested.


Manuscript format

Each manuscript should contain:


1. A title page with the full title and subtitle (if any).

2. The full name of each author with her/his current affiliation, email details, and short biographical note, in a separate document.

3. A concise abstract summarizing the research questions, background, data and methods, and the results and contributions of the study. The abstract should be no more than 150 words.

4. Up to six (6) keywords.

5. Main text and word count, not exceeding 8000 words (including references and end notes). The text must be clearly organized, with a logical hierarchy of headings and subheadings. Quotations exceeding 40 words should be displayed and indented in the text. Use font size 12 (Times New Roman or Arial) with double-spacing throughout the text.

6. End notes, if necessary, should be signaled by superscript numbers in the main text and listed at the end of the text before the references. Please keep the number and length of end notes to a minimum.

7. Please use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation format whereby references are cited in the text by author and date with a full alphabetical listing (examples below) at the end of the article.




Reference to a journal publication:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.


Reference to a book:

Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The Elements of Style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan, (Chapter 4).


Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.



Citing and listing of Web references:

At a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (Author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.


Detailed APA guidelines can be found from Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition.


Tables and figures

Tables and figures should be typed on separate sheets and their position indicated by a note in the text. All tables and figures should have short descriptive captions and their source(s) typed below the tables.



Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing through any medium of communication any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.


The authors are expected to follow standard academic ethical guidelines. All submitted manuscripts will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin ( Plagiarized manuscripts will be rejected and reported to the authors’ employing institutions.


UK or US spelling may be used. The final approved version of the manuscript has to be language checked.