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The virtual XLI VAKKI Symposium: Workplace Communication (VAKKI Publications 2021)

 

Aims & scope of VAKKI Publications (ISSN 2242-685X (PDF), ISSN-L 2242-6841)

VAKKI Publications is a series published by the VAKKI Communication Research Association. VAKKI publishes the academic journal VAKKI Publications focusing on language, discourse and communication in professional settings. The publication encompasses both theoretical and empirical research on communication issues in a working life context e.g. from the perspectives of digitalization, linguistic and cultural diversity, and responsibility.

Articles in the VAKKI Publications journal are written by presenters and participants of the annual VAKKI Symposia. The articles are written in Finnish, Swedish, English and German. In addition to the annual VAKKI Publications journal, VAKKI occasionally publishes edited volumes. The edited volumes represent topics that are interesting for VAKKI members. VAKKI Publications is a peer-reviewed open access journal with Publication Forum level 1 classification. For more information about the publisher, please visit VAKKI Communication Research Association’s website.

 

Open Access Policy

VAKKI Publications provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. No subscription is needed to access the articles and no download fees are charged. Authors are not charged for publications in this journal, neither submission fee nor article processing fee.

 

Editorial board and editors

The editorial board of VAKKI Publications consists of members of the executive board of VAKKI. The editor-in-Chief is the lead editor and ultimately responsible for the academic content of VAKKI Publications. The Editor-in-Chief is a member of the editorial board and supervises the editorial team in the case there is one or more associate editors (Editorial Team members in 2021). The editor-in-Chief delegates work to the associate editors and may deputize some decisions to them.

 

Our peer review policy

The Editorial team first calls for extended abstracts. Abstracts should state the aim, theoretical background, data and method (for empirical papers), and preliminary findings. After editorial review, the extended abstracts are either accepted or rejected.

If the extended abstract is accepted, the author is asked to submit a full-length manuscript. In order to be accepted for publication, we expect that manuscripts state the aim, theoretical background, data and method (for empirical papers), findings and conclusions. Manuscripts that have already been published will not be accepted.

Manuscripts will be selected for publication through a double-blind peer review process, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from each other throughout the review process. The journal has a pool of qualified referees from institutions of higher education.

 

VAKKI’s policy on archiving publications in parallel repositories

After the VAKKI Publications manuscript is published by VAKKI, authors are recommended to publish their article in their own university’s institutional Open Access repository or on other sites, such as ResearchGate, Academia.edu or LinkedIn. The repository version is allowed to be the final article that also appears in VAKKI Publications. The link to the original article on the publication platform of VAKKI must be given. The author may publish the article as part of her/his thesis, even if the thesis is an online version. If necessary, submitted and accepted versions of manuscripts may form parts of doctoral theses.

 

Copyrights

VAKKI Publications is committed to Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Licence (CC BY-NC). This licence permits users to use, reproduce, disseminate or display the article provided that the author is attributed as the original creator and that the reuse is restricted to non-commercial purposes i.e. research or educational use. The author has the copyright but VAKKI Publications has the right of first publication. When the article is used e.g. for educational or other non-commercial purposes, the user is expected to mention the author(s), the title of the publication, the name and the number of the publication series (VAKKI Publications) and URL-address. The license of the published metadata is Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).