JYU Reports

An open online publication series for reports produced in JYU ISSN 2737-0046 Publisher: Open Science Centre, University of Jyväskylä

JYU Reports (ISSN 2737-0046) is an open online publication series which serves as a publishing channel for e.g. interim and final reports of various research projects in all units of the University of Jyväskylä. The publications will be immediately openly available in the JYX publication archive. The series is produced by the publishing services of the Open Science Centre.

Publishing process

Publishing in this series is free of charge for authors when they use the Word template, where the required layouts are ready-made styles. The use of a template also ensures the accessibility of the online publication required by law as well as the smoothness of the publishing process. The publication must not contain any confidential material.

Publishing schedule

The manuscript laid out in the template and carefully proofread, must be in the publishing services no later than one month before the planned publication date.

Division of responsibilities

  • The publishing services guides the authors in the use of the Word template, finalizes the layout of the publication and the cover and takes care of the publication and possible printing process. The authors have a few different cover options to choose from, which can be customized to suit the authors’ wishes.
  • The authors of the publication are responsible for carefully proofreading the manuscript and marking the citations properly. The authors may use whichever reference style as long as they use it consistently.
  • The guidelines concerning the authorship of the publication are recorded in the Ethical principles of publishing at the University of Jyväskylä
  • The publishing services submits the legal deposit copy of the publication to the National Library of Finland.

Graphic elements and accessibility

The resolution of pictures and figures should be at least 300 dpi. Images must be submitted as separate files with the manuscript (jpg., tiff., eps., png.). The authors need to make sure that they have the necessary permissions to use the images in an open online publication.

Accessibility of online content requires that all non-textual content is provided with textual equivalents (alternative description, alt text). This means that the information in the figures and tables included in the publication must also be presented as plain text. The authors are responsible for producing these alternative texts but the publishing services will assist as needed.

Publication openness, licensing and permanent identifiers

The publications of JYU Reports are openly available in JYX archive. Each publication receives the relevant permanent identifiers (ISBN, URN, DOI). The Open Science Centre stores publications produced in JYU to Converis research information system. Information about the publication in Converis can also be automatically transferred to the authors´ ORCID profiles. Authors are also encouraged to include their ORCID identifiers in the publication.

Publications in JYU Reports are licensed under Creative Commons licenses CC-BY. The name of the original author and the DOI identifier of the original publication must be mentioned. Any refinements to the license will be agreed upon during the publishing process, if necessary.

The copyright is held by the authors (content) and JYU (the cover and layout design).

Printed copies (on demand)

If necessary, printed copies of the publication can be produced at authors´ own cost. The publishing services will assist in the printing process. Please note that also the legal deposit copies for the National Library of Finland will be included in the print run. The amount of these legal copies is linked to the amount of the print runt (2 or 6 copies). Despite the possible printed version, the publication always appears also as an open online publication.

Research data

The authors are reminded that all research conducted at the University of Jyväskylä follows good research data management processes and practices. Please see the University of Jyväskylä Research Data Policy .


The authors are encouraged to plan the communications about the publication in cooperation with the JYU Marketing and Communications. The permanent web address (URN, DOI) of the publication should always be included in the press release. It is also easy to share in e.g. social media.

Publishing proposals

It is not necessary to attach the manuscript to the publication proposal. In the publication proposal, state the (working) title of the work and the author (s). Also state an estimation of the number of pages in the publication as well as the number of images, tables and figures and the date by which the final version of the manuscript can be submitted to the publication process.

Publications for the JYU Reports series are accepted subject to the following conditions, which are based on the JYU Publishing policy:

  • The publications must be immediately and fully open.
  • The publication can be included in JYU Reports when the publication is based on research work carried out by a person (s) at the University of Jyväskylä or expert work essentially related to it or the university's activities.
    • Publications related to the author´s hobbies, organizations or business, non-profit, religious or political activities or marketing communications that are not based on the author's research activities will not be included in the series.
  • The authors of the publication are responsible for finalizing the proofreading of the publication, and properly marking the citations.
  • The authors of the publication ensure that they have followed good scientific practice in all stages of the research process.
  • The authorship of the publication must be agreed between the authors before the publication process. The guidelines concerning the authorship of the publication are recorded in the Ethical principles of publishing at the University of Jyväskylä