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Taideyliopiston julkaisemisen opas: Publishing at the Sibelius Academy

Contact details

Ulla Pohjannoro, DMus

Chair of publication committee

ulla.pohjannoro (at)


Henri Wegelius

Planning officer

+358 (0)45 6578656

henri.wegelius (at)


The Uniarts Helsinki publications website

Open research in the Uniarts Helsinki

Publishing at the Sibelius Academy

Sibelius Academy research publications catalogue: Research Publications.

SibaRecords publications: SibaRecords.

Folk Music Department´s publications:

Doctoral theses (EST, Studia Musica) and other publications (e.g. DocMus Research Publications) are published in eThesis-database. The University of the Arts Helsinki uses ARSCA-library database.

Publications are sold by Unigrafia online store and sheet music shop Ostinato. SibaRecords publications are sold by Naxos. Folk Music Department´s publications are sold by Finnish Folk Music Association, Kansantaiteenkeskus, Digelius and Ostinato.

Call for new works to be published

The Publications Committee of the Sibelius Academy is looking for new works to be produced once a year in the spring term.

The total amount of subsidy depends on the budget negotiations for the calendar year. 

Applicants must indicate the specific publication series for their publication, or, that the publication falls out of the Sibelius Academy publication series; for the refereed DocMus series, see Docmus Research Publications.
Those who receive funding for their publications must notify the publication committee of any changes in the use or amounts of their funding by October of the calendar year for which the funds have been granted.

Only applications received through an electronic application form will be accepted. The application form is published with the call in the Uniarts Helsinki website.


Subsidy may be awarded to

Works that promote the Sibelius Academy's teaching, artistic activity or research, and to multifaceted publications. Note: in the series DocMus Research Publications, the manuscripts will be peer reviewed before publication decision and permit.

You may apply for subsidy concerning the expenses for language check, layout, printing, and for any other editorial expenses, and for the expenses for using copyright material.

The publications must be published and the expenses invoiced during the calendar year for which the funds have been granted. The subsidy may be conditional, e.g. granted only for electronic publishing (pdf) and print-on-demand, or print-ready manuscripts, or it may cover only part of the expenses. This will be announced in the funding decision that is sent to applicants by the autumn term.


Subsidy will not be awarded to:

  • recordings (funding through separate procedures: SibaRecords or folk music recordings);
  • theses
  • writing expenses (authors are supposed to apply for separate funding for this purpose or to include this task in their yearly working plan).


Contact details:

Ulla Pohjannoro, chair of the publications committee

Henri Wegelius, secretary of the publications committee

Publication series of the Sibelius Academy

1. Research Publications

1.1. DocMus Research Publications

DocMus Research Publications is a series of scholarly research publications by the Sibelius Academy since 2012 led by Professor Anne Kauppala, Editor-in-Chief.

The publication series has implemented the label for peer-reviewed scholarly publications of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and is committed to follow the guidelines for the mark. More information available here. All manuscripts intended for publication in the DocMus Research Publications series (both monographs and anthologies) undergo peer review. Other pieces of writing, such as prefaces, will be dealt with by the editorial board and can be published without an external scholarly quality assessment. 

The editorial policy of the series follows the principles of the Academy of Finland, the peer-review guidelines of the Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing (only in Finnish) and the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity's (TENK) Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines.


1.2. Publications from the Sibelius Academy

The series publishes works that promote Sibelius Academy's teaching, artistic activity or research.


1.3. Reports published by Sibelius Academy.

1.4. Research publications of the Folk Music Department

(see below)


2. Doctoral theses

2.1. Studia Musica

2.2. EST


3. Publications of the Folk Music Department in is an online publication by the Folk Music Department at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts in Helsinki. The featured CDs are a part of the Folk Music Department’s series of publications and are a sample of the Department’s artistic activities. The book series includes pedagogical publications and books produced through doctoral research. The thesis section introduces written and multimedia works from the Folk Music Department’s doctoral program, and project studies from the master’s program. Some of these materials are available online in full, while others are introduced through short summaries due to copyright issues. The featured teaching and information resources include selected study kits created and tested by teachers and students of the Folk Music Department, as well as other useful materials relevant to the study of folk music. The online recordings showcase the musical versatility of the Folk Music Department.


4. SibaRecords publications.

SibaRecords is the record label of the Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki, established in 2009. The first recordings were published in 2010 and since then our catalogue has steadily grown. 


5. Peer reviewed journals

5.1. Finnish Journal of Music Education

The Finnish Journal of Music Education is a scientific journal that publishes texts on music education in Finnish, Swedish, and English. The journal is published by the faculty of Music Education, Jazz and Folk Music at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and the Finnish Society for Research in Arts Education. The first issue was published in 1996. It has also been supported by the  publications committee of the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki.

The FMJE has been granted permission to use the label for peer-reviewed scholarly publications (peer-review label for short). This label is intended for academic publishers who wish to bring out the peer-reviewed books and articles they have published. The granting of user rights provides that research papers are subjected to peer-review conducted by at least two independent referees. In addition, publishers commit themselves to the other requirements of use. More about the label on the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies website


5.2. Trio

Trio is a publication from the DocMus Doctoral School and the Department of Classical Music at the Sibelius Academy, the first edition of which was published in spring 2012. Trio contains material about different aspects of Western classical music: peer-reviewed articles, lectiones praecursoriae, reviews, speeches, book critiques, and reports. Trio is a bi-annual publication.


6. Other publications

6.1. Learning materials

6.2. Older defunct journals