The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, established in 1899, is a national co-operative body for learned societies in Finland. It contributes to the co-operation between learned societies, supports and develops scholarly communication and publishing, and promotes awareness and usage of research results. It also supports and develops the role of its members in science policy discussion.

The Federation has a membership of 270 societies from all branches of arts and sciences, in total 250,000 individual members. Every year these learned societies arrange hundreds of meetings and conferences, attended by the academic community and the general public. The societies and academies are among the foremost academic publishers in Finland: they issue more than 100 periodicals and some 250 new book titles each year. Publications issued by the member societies are sold in the Bookstore Tiedekirja, the shop and webstore maintained by the Federation. The Exchange Centre for Scientific Literature is in charge of the exchange of publications of learned societies and other scientific publishing bodies.

Contact person: Ilari Hetemäki
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Address: Snellmaninkatu 13, 00170 Helsinki