Publish or perish – that’s the popular saying to describe how to forge a career in academia. But what to publish, where and when? In what language? In what format and how often? These are some of the key questions that many early career researchers struggle with.

In 2022-2023, Turun Historiallinen Yhdistys and the department of history at the University of Helsinki will host a workshop series dedicated to providing support to early career researchers (ECRs) in finding answers to these questions. The series consists of six discussion and practical skills workshops designed to help ECRs in the humanities, particularly within the field of history, to navigate the world of publications, while gaining knowledge and developing strategies to strengthen their academic profiles and/or CV for roles beyond academia.

Each monthly workshop will focus on a particular aspect of academic publishing and feature experienced national and international academics and publishing experts. On 6 April 2023, ALLEA’s Scientific Policy Officer Mathijs Vleugel will join as a speak for Workshop 5 on Publication Policies & Integrity – Open Access, Authorship, and Ethical Publishing.

The series will be held in a hybrid format, with the workshops taking place in-person with the options for virtual participations. The workshops will be in English and Finnish. To take part in the series, all participants must register. Registration will open 1 September 2022 via Eventbrite. For more information, please refer to the event website.

About Workshop 5

Publication Policies & Integrity – Open Access, Authorship, and Ethical Publishing

Increasingly, funding bodies and academic institutions are pushing for open access publications. At the same time, there is greater emphasis on the integrity and ethics of publications to make research and publication processes more transparent and accessible. Additionally, more and more ECRs experience struggles with not being credited for their work or ideas, particularly in co-authoring situations. This workshop will provide doctoral researchers and ECRs with insights into the open access process, ideas of making research publications available in open access formats, tips for navigating authorship and research integrity (includes co-authored publications, edited collections, and self-referencing), and knowledge of current research and publication policies in Finland and in Europe. The workshop will end with a roundtable discussion and Q&A session where participants will be able to speak with current scientific policy officers and policy makers.

Featured guest experts:

  • Mathijs Vleugel (Scientific Policy Officer, ALLEA)
  • Harri Kiiskinen (Senior Researcher, University of Helsinki; Turku Historical Society/Turun Historiallinen Yhdistys)

Further details:

  • Thursday, 6 April 2023
  • 10:00 – 15:00 EEST
  • In-person: University of Helsinki, Main Building U3032, Unioninkatu 34
  • Online: Zoom webinar (link sent day before event)


6 April 2023

09:00 – 14:00 (CET)

10:00 – 15:00 (EEST)

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On-site & online event

Open to the public, registration required




Dr Mathijs Vleugel
Scientific Policy Officer