One of the most essential functions of science academies has always been the publication of scientific research. Since its establishment, the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters has engaged in publishing activities.
Right after establishment, the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters started publishing the series of publications, known collectively as Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae. It was divided into dedicated series A for mathematics and science and series B for arts and humanities. In 1940, the A series was divided further into subseries (Mathematica, Physica, Chemica, and Geologica). Of these subseries, only Mathematica still exists in the 21st century. The humanistic B series has been published under the title Humaniora. The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters has also published the Folklore Fellows’ Communications series since it was established.
The publishing activities have been supported financially by the Ministry of Education and Culture from the proceeds of Veikkaus and distributed by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.
In addition, the Academy publishes the Yearbook.
Reorganizing the publishing activities
The Board of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters has decided to completely reorganize the publishing activities. In accordance with the Board’s decision, the Finnish Mathematical Society will assume the responsibility of publishing AASF Mathematica from the beginning of 2021, while Folklore Fellows Communications will be published in the future by the Kalevala Society. Publication of the Humaniora series will cease.
The Board has also decided to relaunch the general publication series Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae. The series will provide a forum for articles where members of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and other academics can present topical questions and challenges from their fields of research for those interested in science and its progress. The series will provide a suitable platform for reviews and forecasts, multidisciplinary summaries, and assertations touching on science policy. Articles may be written in Finnish, Swedish, or English.
The publications of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters are available at bookstore Tiedekirja.
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Papers published in the former series
AASF Chemica 253 (.pdf) - Harju Mauno: Transition path selection between ammonium nitrate solid phases IV, III and II. 1994.
AASF Dissetationes Humanatum Litterarum 58 (.pdf) - Terhi Rantanen: Foreign News in Imperial Russia. The Relationship Between International and Russian News Agancies, 1856-1914. 1990.