The most important task assigned to the Panels is the evaluation and classification of academic publication channels in the fields covered by each individual Panel. The practical evaluation work takes place through a web portal designed for the Panellists’ use. The Panels only convene when necessary and mainly for the introduction of their work and during the review of ratings. When needed, joint meetings of the Panel chairs are also organised.

The Steering Group of the Publication Forum is in charge of appointing the Panels and supervising the evaluation work. The Panellists are chosen from amongs academics with experience in research work, scholarly publishing and research evaluation. In appointing the Panellists, the Steering Group's main concern is to ensure that the expertise of the Panels covers the research fields they are responsible for. Attention is also paid to fair gender representation and representation of various organisations in the Panels. The Panellists are representatives of the national science community in their respective field of study, and they are also expected to consult their background communities.

The current Panels will be responsible for the publication channel evaluations during the term from 2014 to 2017 while new Panellists for the term 2018–2021 will be appointed in the latter half of 2017.


Evaluation Panels for period 2014-2017

Chairperson: Professor Pekka Koskela, University of Jyväskylä
Professor Camilla Hollanti, Aalto University
Professor Maarit Järvenpää, University of Oulu
Professor Juhani Karhumäki, University of Turku
Professor Pekka Neittaanmäki, University of Jyväskylä
Professor Ahti Salo, Aalto University
Associate professor Jarno Vanhatalo, University of Helsinki
Professor Patric Östergård, Aalto University

Fields of expertise:

111 Mathematics

  • Pure mathematics
  • Applied mathematics
  • Probability
  • Computational Science

112 Statistics


Chairperson: Professor Esko Ukkonen, University of Helsinki
University Lecturer Jaana Kekäläinen, University of Tampere
Professor Tommi Mikkonen, University of Helsinki
Professor Kaisa Nyberg, Aalto University
University Lecturer Matti Nykänen, University of Eastern Finland
Professor Samuli Pekkola, Tampere University of Technology
Professor Matti Pietikäinen, University of Oulu
Professor Matti Rossi, Aalto University
Professor Mikko Siponen, University of Jyväskylä

Fields of expertise:

113 Computer and information Sciences

  • Computer science
  • Computational data analysis
  • Software engineering, operating systems, human-computer interaction
  • Theoretical computer science
  • Information systems science
  • Information sciences
  • Bioinformatics

Chairperson: Professor Paula Eerola, University of Helsinki
Professor Marko Huttula, University of Oulu
Professor Ari Jokinen, University of Jyväskylä
Professor Martti Kauranen, Tampere University of Technology
Professor Hannu Koskinen, University of Helsinki
Professor Harri Lipsanen, Aalto University
Professor Petriina Paturi, University of Turku
Professor Tuija Pulkkinen, Aalto University
Professor Ilpo Vattulainen, Tampere University of Technology

Fields of expertise:

114 Physics

  • Atomic and molecular physics
  • Chemical physics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Particles and fields physics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Fluids and plasma physics, surface physics
  • Optics, laser optics and quantum optics
  • Acoustics
  • Biological and soft matter physics

115 Space sciences and astronomy

  • Space physics
  • Solar, stellar and interstellar physics
  • Solar system physics and planetary science
  • The Milky Way, galaxies and cosmology

221 Nano-technology

  • Nano-materials
  • Nano-processes

Chairperson: Academy Professor Maarit Karppinen, Aalto University
Professor Ari Koskinen, Aalto University
Professor Tapio Kotiaho, University of Helsinki
Professor Helge Lemmetyinen, Tampere University of Technology
Professor Harri Lönnberg, University of Turku
Adjunct Professor Anna Sundberg, Åbo Akademi University
Professor Heikki Tenhu, University of Helsinki

Fields of expertise:

  • 116 Chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Materials chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Other chemistry fields

Chairperson: Principal Investigator Annakaisa Korja, University of Helsinki
Associate Professor Miikka Dal Maso, Tampere University of Technology
Professor Maija-Riitta Hirvonen, University of Eastern Finland
Adjunct Professor Timo Huttula, Finnish Environment Institute
Professor Veli-Matti Kerminen, University of Helsinki
Professor Matti Kummu, Aalto University
Professor Jukka Käyhkö, University of Turku
Professor Tiina Sarjakoski, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI

Fields of expertise:

117 Geography and environmental sciences

  • Multidisciplinary geosciences
  • Mineralogy
  • Paleontology
  • Geochemistry and geophysics
  • Physical geography
  • Geology
  • Volcanology
  • Ecotoxicology and environmental impacts
  • Environmental research
  • Meteorology and atmospheric sciences
  • Climatic research
  • Oceanography, hydrology, water resources
  • Geoinformatics
  • Remote sensing

Chairperson: Professor Hannu Pöysä, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Adjunct Professor Petri Ekholm, Finnish Environment Institute
Professor Riitta Julkunen-Tiitto, University of Eastern Finland
University Lecturer Toni Laaksonen, University of Turku
Professor Kai Lindström, Åbo Akademi University
Professor Jyrki Muona, University of Helsinki

Fields of expertise:

118 Biosciences

  • Theoretical biology
  • Mathematical biology
  • Thermal biology
  • Cryobiology
  • Biological rhythm
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Behavioural sciences biology
  • Zoology
  • Ornithology
  • Entomology
  • Marine biology
  • Freshwater biology
  • Limnology
  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Mycology
  • Plant science

Chairperson: Professor Irma Thesleff, University of Helsinki
Principal Investigator Sinikka Eskelinen, University of Oulu
Professor Heikki Hyöty, University of Tampere
Professor Miia Lindström, University of Helsinki
Professor Jorma Palvimo, University of Eastern Finland
Professor Jukka Rintala, Tampere University of Technology
Professor Jukka Seppälä, Aalto University
Professor Lea Sistonen, Turku Centre for Biotechnology
Professor Jorma Toppari, University of Turku
Professor Robert Winqvist, University of Oulu

Fields of expertise:

118 Biosciences

  • Cell biology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Biochemical research methods
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Epigenomics
  • Reproductive biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Systems biology, bioinformatics
  • Andrology

219 Environmental biotechnology

  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Bioremediation
  • Diagnostic biotechnologies in environmental management
  • Environmental biotechnology related ethics

220 Industrial biotechnology

  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Bioprocessing technologies
  • Bioproducts
  • Biomaterials

Chairperson: Professor Aki Mikkola, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Professor Reijo Karvinen, Tampere University of Technology
Professor Juhani Hyvärinen, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Professor Kalle Kähkönen, Tampere University of Technology
Professor Esko Niemi, Aalto University
Professor Jari Puttonen, Aalto University
Professor Jani Romanoff, Aalto University

Fields of expertise:

212 Civil engineering

  • Construction engineering
  • Architecture engineering
  • Municipal and structural engineering
  • Transport engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Construction economics
  • Civil engineering

214 Mechanical engineering

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Nuclear related engineering
  • Audio engineering, reliability analysis
  • Sea vessels
  • Ocean engineering

Chairperson: Professor Visa Koivunen, Aalto University
Adjunct Professor Marian Codreanu, University of Oulu
Professor Jarmo Partanen, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Professor Seppo Pohjolainen, Tampere University of Technology
Professor Tapani Ristaniemi, University of Jyväskylä
Professor Ari Sihvola, Aalto University

Fields of expertise:

213 Electrical and electronic engineering, information engineering

  • Electrical engineering and automation technology
  • Robotics and automatic control
  • Automation and control systems
  • Communication engineering and systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Computer hardware and architecture
  • Electronics
  • Signal processing

Chairperson: Professor Outi Krause, Aalto University
Professor Ville Alopaeus, Aalto University
Adjunct Professor Juha Hagberg, University of Oulu
Professor Simo-Pekka Hannula, Aalto University
University Researcher Johanna Lahti, Tampere University of Technology
Professor Mika Sillanpää, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Professor Herbert Sixta, Aalto University
Adjunct Professor Juha Toivonen, Tampere University of Technology

Fields of expertise:

215 Chemical engineering, chemical process engineering

  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemical process engineering
  • Biomass refinery technology
  • Instrument technology
  • Process control and control engineering

216 Materials engineering

  • Materials engineering
  • Ceramics
  • Coating and films
  • Composites
  • Paper and wood
  • Textiles, synthetic dyes, colours, fibres
  • Functional materials, semiconductors
  • Metals
  • Biomaterials

218 Environmental engineering

  • Environmental and geological engineering
  • Geotechnics
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Energy and fuels
  • Industrial processes
  • Electric power engineering
  • Mining and mineral processing

Chairperson: Professor Heikki Vuorela, University of Helsinki
Professor Leif Andersson, University of Helsinki
Professor Kalervo Hiltunen, University of Oulu
Professor Paavo Honkakoski, University of Eastern Finland
Professor Peppi Karppinen, University of Oulu
Professor Anna-Elina Lehesjoki, University of Helsinki
Adjunct Professor Sanna Lehtonen, University of Helsinki
Professor Eeva Moilanen, University of Tampere
Professor Mervi Paulasto-Kröckel, Aalto University
Professor Heikki Tanila, University of Eastern Finland
Professor Pekka Vallittu, University of Turku
University Lecturer Erik Wallén, University of Helsinki

Fields of expertise:

217 Medical engineering

  • Medical engineering
  • Medical laboratory technology
  • Laboratory samples analysis, diagnostic technologies

311 Basic medicine

  • Anatomy and morphology
  • Human genetics
  • Immunology
  • Neurosciences, psychophysiology
  • Physiology, cytology
  • Pathology
  • Biophysics
  • Tropical medicine, parasitology, infectious diseases, epidemiology

317 Pharmacy

  • Toxicology
  • Medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical technology and industrial pharmacy
  • Social pharmacy and pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmaceutical Biology
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

318 Medicinal biotechnology

  • Health-related biotechnology
  • Technologies involving the manipulation of cells, tissues, organs or the whole organism
  • Technologies involving identifying the functioning of DNA, proteins and enzymes
  • Gene-based diagnostics and therapeutics, pharmacogenomics
  • Biomaterials
  • Medical biotechnology related ethics

Chairperson: Professor Pirjo Nuutila, University of Turku
Professor Katri Kaukinen, University of Tampere
Professor Tarja Laitinen, University of Turku
Professor Pertti Neuvonen, University of Helsinki
Professor Jussi Pihlajamäki, University of Eastern Finland
Professor Seppo Pyrhönen, University of Turku
Professor Annamari Ranki, University of Helsinki
Adjunct Professor Antti Saraste, University of Turku

Fields of expertise:

312 Clinical medicine

  • Cardiac and cardiovascular systems
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Hematology
  • Respiratory systems
  • Dermatology and veneral diseases
  • Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Diabetes
  • Hormones
  • Gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Urology and nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Geriatrics and gerontology
  • General and internal medicine
  • Integrative and complementary medicine
  • Other clinical medicine subjects

Chairperson: Professor Jukka Meurman, University of Helsinki
Professor Reidar Grenman, University of Turku
Professor Jaakko Hartiala, University of Turku
Professor Kai Kaarniranta, University of Eastern Finland
Professor Heikki Kröger, University of Eastern Finland
Professor Johanna Mäenpää, University of Tampere
Professor Klaus Olkkola, University of Helsinki
Professor Pauli Puolakkainen, University of Helsinki

Fields of expertise:

312 Clinical medicine

  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Critical care medicine and emergency medicine
  • Anaesthesiology, intensive care and pain medicine
  • Orthopaedics
  • Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Clinical physiology and nuclear medicine
  • Medical imaging
  • Transplantation
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Psychiatry
  • Clinical neurology

313 Dentistry

  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery and dentistry

Chairperson: Principal Investigator Kristiina Manderbacka, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Adjunct Professor Maijaliisa Erkkola, University of Helsinki
Professor Mikko Härmä, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Professor Raija Korpelainen, University of Oulu
Professor Helena Leino-Kilpi, University of Turku
Professor Eija Paavilainen, University of Tampere
Professor Ossi Rahkonen, University of Helsinki
Professor Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, University of Eastern Finland

Fields of expertise:

314 Health sciences

  • Nutrition, dietetics
  • Public and environmental health
  • Occupational health
  • Social biomedical sciences, family planning, sexual health, psycho-oncology, political and social effects of biomedical research
  • Medical ethics
  • Substance abuse

319 Other medical sciences

  • Forensic science
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation

315 Sport and fitness sciences
316 Health care sciences

  • Health care sciences and services, hospital administration, health care financing
  • Health policy and services
  • Nursing

Chairperson: Professor Annika Kangas, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Professor Laura Alakukku, University of Helsinki
Professor Marina Heinonen, University of Helsinki
Professor Pirjo Mäkelä, University of Helsinki
Professor Sinikka Pelkonen, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira
Professor Heli Peltola, University of Eastern Finland
Adjunct Professor Martti Rask, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Professor Jarmo Valaja, University of Helsinki
Professor Johanna Vilkki, Natural Resources Institute Finland

Fields of expertise:

411 Agriculture, forestry and fisheries

  • Agriculture and agronomy
  • Forestry
  • Fishery
  • Soil science
  • Horticulture
  • Plant breeding and plant protection
  • Food sciences

412 Animal and dairy science

  • Animal and dairy science
  • Husbandry, pets

413 Veterinary science
414 Agricultural biotechnology

  • Agricultural biotechnology and food biotechnology
  • GM technology
  • Livestock cloning
  • Marker assisted selection
  • Diagnostics
  • Biomass feedstock production technologies
  • Biopharming
  • Agricultural biotechnology related ethics

415 Other agricultural sciences
222 Other engineering and technologies

  • Food and beverages

Chairperson: Professor Hannu Vartiainen, University of Helsinki
Professor Jan Holmström, Aalto University
Professor Markku Kaustia, Aalto University
Professor Kaisa Kotakorpi, University of Turku
Professor Jaakko Kujala, University of Oulu
Professor Erkki K. Laitinen, University of Vaasa
Professor Kari Lukka, University of Turku
Professor Susan Meriläinen, University of Lapland
Professor Jari Ojala, University of Jyväskylä
Professor Kaisu Puumalainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Professor Tore Strandvik, Hanken School of Economics
Professor Jyrki Wallenius, Aalto University

Fields of expertise:

511 Economics
512 Business economics

  • Business and management
  • Industrial management
  • Economic history

Chairperson: Professor Pekka Isotalus, University of Tampere
Professor Pertti Alasuutari, University of Tampere
Professor Ilkka Arminen, University of Helsinki
Professor Esa Hämäläinen, University of Turku
Professor Päivi Honkatukia, University of Tampere
Professor Seppo Junnila, Aalto University
Professor Olli Kangas, Kela
Professor Markku Kivinen, University of Helsinki
Professor Terttu Kortelainen, University of Oulu
Professor Anssi Paasi, University of Oulu
Professor Sari Pietikäinen, University of Jyväskylä

Fields of expertise:

514 Social sciences

  • Sociology
  • Demography
  • Women's and gender studies
  • Youth Research
  • Social psychology
  • Social policy, social work

518 Media and communications

  • Journalism
  • Informatics
  • Library science
  • Media communication
  • Speech communication, organizational communication

519 Social and economic geography

  • Environmental social science research
  • Cultural and economic geography
  • Urban studies
  • Transport planning and social aspects of transport

520 Other social sciences

  • Interdisciplinary social sciences
  • Development research
  • Russian and Eastern European studies

Chairperson: Professor Jarkko Hautamäki, University of Helsinki
Professor Kimmo Alho, University of Helsinki
Professor Anneli Eteläpelto, University of Jyväskylä
Professor Kristiina Kumpulainen, University of Helsinki
Professor Sari Lindblom-Ylänne, University of Helsinki
Research Coordinator Satu Perälä-Littunen, University of Jyväskylä
Professor Eero Ropo, University of Tampere
Professor Heikki Silvennoinen, University of Turku
Professor Veikko Surakka, University of Tampere

Fields of expertise:

515 Psychology

  • Human-machine interaction
  • Special psychology
  • Developmental and educational psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Health psychology
  • Work and organizational psychology

516 Educational sciences

  • General education, training, pedagogy, didactics
  • Special education
  • Adult education
  • Vocational education research
  • Early childhood and preschool education
  • Family studies

Chairperson: Professor Pia Letto-Vanamo, University of Helsinki
Professor Dan Frände, University of Helsinki
Adjunct Professor Anna-Liisa Heusala, University of Helsinki
Professor Jaakko Husa, University of Lapland
University Lecturer Petri Koikkalainen, University of Lapland
University Lecturer Riikka Kuusisto, University of Helsinki
Professor Vuokko Niiranen, University of Eastern Finland
Professor Mika Ojakangas, University of Jyväskylä
Professor Jukka Snell, University of Turku
Professor Jari Vuori, University of Eastern Finland

Fields of expertise:

517 Political science

  • Political science
  • Public administration
  • Organisation theory
  • International relations

513 Law

  • Law
  • Criminology
  • Penology

Chairperson: Professor Sami Pihlström, University of Helsinki
Adjunct Professor Maija Kallinen, University of Oulu
Adjunct Professor Outi Lehtipuu, University of Helsinki
Adjunct Professor Tuomas Martikainen, Institute of Migration
Professor Antti Raunio, University of Eastern Finland
Professor Tuula Sakaranaho, University of Helsinki
Professor Petri Ylikoski, University of Helsinki

Fields of expertise:

611 Philosophy

  • History of philosophy
  • Social and moral philosophy
  • Theoretical philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Logic
  • History and philosophy of science and technology
  • Science studies

614 Theology

  • Exegetics
  • Church sociology
  • Practical theology
  • Systematic theology
  • Comparative religion
  • Church history

Chairperson: Professor Terttu Nevalainen, University of Helsinki
Adjunct Professor Terhi Ainiala, University of Helsinki
Professor Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, University of Helsinki
Professor Marjut Johansson, University of Turku
Professor Leena Kolehmainen, University of Turku
Professor Matti Lehtihalmes, University of Oulu
Professor Jouko Lindstedt, University of Helsinki
Professor Minna-Riitta Luukka, University of Jyväskylä
Professor Jan-Ola Östman, University of Helsinki
Professor Sirkka Saarinen, University of Turku
Professor Martti Vainio, University of Helsinki


Fields of expertise:

612.1 Languages

  • Linguistics
  • Applied linguistics
  • Language, society and culture
  • Language technology
  • Speech sciences
  • Finnish and Finno-Ugrian studies
  • English philology
  • Germanic philology
  • Scandinavian studies
  • Slavic and Baltic studies
  • Romanic languages
  • Other languages
  • Translation studies

Chairperson: Professor Susanna Paasonen, University of Turku
University Lecturer Hanna Järvinen, University of the Arts Helsinki
Professor Mikko Keskinen, University of Jyväskylä
Professor Olli-Paavo Koponen, Tampere University of Technology
Professor Pekka Korvenmaa, Aalto University
University Lecturer Jussi Ojajärvi, University of Oulu
Adjunct Professor Martti Leiwo, University of Helsinki
Professor Ville Lukkarinen, University of Helsinki
Senior Coordinator Ulla Pohjannoro, University of the Arts Helsinki

Fields of expertise:

612.2 Literature

  • General literature studies
  • Literary theory
  • Finnish and Finno-Ugrian literature
  • Classics
  • Literature of another languages
  • Other literature studies

613 Arts

  • Art history
  • Arts
  • Musicology
  • Theater science
  • Dramaturgy
  • Studies on film, radio and television
  • Esthetics
  • Semiotics
  • Artistic design
  • Industrial design
  • Artistic research

211 Architectural design

Chairperson: Professor Harri Siiskonen, University of Eastern Finland
Professor, Academy Research Fellow Outi Fingerroos, University of Jyväskylä
University Lecturer Toomas Gross, University of Helsinki
Professor Pasi Ihalainen, University of Jyväskylä
University Lecturer Janne Ikäheimo, University of Oulu
Professor Pauli Kettunen, University of Helsinki
Professor Jukka Korpela, University of Eastern Finland
Adjunct Professor Raija Mattila, The Finnish Institute in the Middle East
Professor Marjaana Niemi, University of Tampere
Professor Helena Ruotsala, University of Turku
Professor Jaakko Suominen, University of Turku

Fields of expertise:

615 History and archaeology

  • General history
  • Finnish and Scandinavian history
  • Archaeology

616 Other Humanistic sciences

  • Cultural history
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • Folklore studies
  • Egyptology, assyriology
  • Cultural heritage studies
  • Modern cultural studies
Updated 19.5.2017