Want to be a JUFO panellist?

Tiedotteet   4.4.2017 12.20   Päivitetty 10.8.2017 9.59

This year the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies will appoint new expert panels for Publication Forum (JUFO) for the term 2018-2021.

If you are a researcher working in a Finnish university or research institute and you are interested in being a panellist, please fill in the application form no later than 31st of July 2017 via this link

You will be asked to provide some background information, such as your degree and field of science, as well as reasoning why you want to work as panellist.

The panellists are chosen from amongst academics with experience in research, scholarly publishing and research evaluation. In appointing the panellists, the main concern is to ensure that the expertise of the panels covers the research fields they are responsible for. Attention is also paid to a fair representation of women and men, advanced and early career researchers, as well as different 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 Federation of Finnish Learned Societies has also requested proposals from universities, government research institutions, academies and learned societies. These proposals are taken into account in the selection of the panellists, but a researcher can stand for election, even if no organization has recommended her / him.

The candidates will be informed about the selection in October 2017.

For further information about the panellists’ tasks, please see http://www.julkaisufoorumi.fi/en/publication-forum/panels.

What is Publication Forum?

Publication Forum (in Finnish often referred to as JUFO) is a classification system to support the quality assessment of research output. To account for the different publication cultures characteristic of various disciplines, the classification includes academic journals, book series, conferences as well as book publishers. The classification provides information on the impact of academic publication channels and the appreciation they enjoy within the scientific community. The objective is to encourage Finnish researchers to publish their findings in high-level domestic and foreign forums. Since 2015, the classification has been used as a quality indicator of the research output produced by universities within the university funding model established by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

The evaluation of publication channels is performed by 23 discipline-specific expert panels composed of some 200 distinguished Finnish or Finland-based scholars. The panels are instructed by a steering group which is composed of experts representing the academic disciplines as well as The National Library of Finland, Ministry of Education and Culture, Academy of Finland, Council for Finnish University Libraries, CSC – IT Centre for Science, Universities Finland UNIFI and Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV). The Publication Forum secretariat is responsible for the preparation and coordination of the steering group’s and the panels’ work.

Further information:

Janne Pölönen
tel: +358 (0)44 346 9491
e-mail: janne.polonen(at)tsv.fi