Publishing principles and Publishing committee in the Project Healthy Boost

– Academic Committee

Academic Committee has been formed at Healthy Boost to streamline, supervise and oversee and facilitate the process of publishing Healthy Boost project research publications.

The Committee will be responsible for setting up the guidelines and recommending procedures to ensure the quality of the publications of the project.

Academic Committee is composed of representatives from:

  1. Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland (Arja Liinamo, Kaija Matinheikki-Kokko)
  2. Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania. (Agnė Slapšinskaitė, Lukas Galkus)
  3. Riga Stradiņš University, Latvia. (Anita Villerusa, Inese Gobina)
  4. Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Poland. (Piotr Sakowski)
  5. Västerbotten County Council, Sweden. (Anna Nordström, Marcel Ballin)
  6. City of Turku (Risto Tolonen)

Committee shall meet on demand. Committee within its mandate shall:

  • Confirm and revise guidelines for scientific publication;
  • Consult and support partners on academic topics for the project;
  • Gather the information on planned publications
  • Oversee the work of academic groups and prevent duplication of work;
  • Track dissemination efforts of academic research outputs of the project;

All participants in the project should report to the Committee on the academic research outputs.

Publishing Guidelines

All researchers involved in Healthy Boost project are welcome to publish project results in scientific journals and present it’s in conferences by following ethical principles of publishing. Scientific publications involving project staff arising from the project activities in different Working packages.

Writing and Authorship Standards

A good way to start is to review the initial goal of the publication and to gather everyone’s expectations for the paper, allowing all team members to decide whether they want to be involved in the writing. The writing team is formed at the beginning of the writing process, and should be built upon the expertise and interest of co-authors.

Authorship of a scientific paper should be limited to those individuals who have contributed in a meaningful and substantive way to its intellectual content. All authors are responsible for fairly evaluating their roles in the project as well as the roles of their co-authors.

All authors should review and approve the manuscript before it is submitted for publication, at least as it pertains to their roles in the project.

Lead Author

The first author is usually the person who has prepared the first draft of the manuscript. The lead author is responsible for ensuring that all other authors meet the requirements for authorship as well as ensuring the integrity of the work itself. The lead author will usually serve as the corresponding author.


Each co-author is responsible for considering his or her role in the project and publication. Co-authors should review and approve the manuscript, at least as it pertains to their roles in the project.


Authors should acknowledge Healthy Boost project as the source of support for all activities leading to preparation of the publication (grant number, funding, and other as requested in Interreg Branding Guidelines).


Authors should follow journal and institutional requirements for disclosing competing interests.


  • The research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation.
  • Researchers should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
  • Researchers should strive to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others.
  • Researchers should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarised, and has not been published elsewhere.
  • Authors should take collective responsibility for submitted and published work.