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Publication Forum is a classification of publication channels created by the Finnish scientific community to support the quality assessment of academic research.

Publication volume decreased in MDPI journals

Publication data from Finnish higher education institutions, university hospitals and research institutes show that the number of publications in MDPI journals has started to decrease in 2022.

Level 1 review

The Publication Forum panels decided to downgrade 220 level 1 publication channels to level 0 from the beginning of 2024.

Key publications

Publication Forum review of ratings in 2022

In 2022, the Publication Forum expert panels carried out a re-evaluation of JUFO levels 2 and 3. This report describes the implementation and main features of the 2023 classification.

Publication Forum self-evaluation 2010-2020

The report examines the international context and organisation of the JUFO classification, the characteristics of JUFO levels as a quality indicator of universities’ publishing performance, and the trends of scholarly publishing in Finland.