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Production of publications

CEC has adopted procedures for the production of publications like synthesis, reports, policy briefs etcetera.
Overall responsible for questions regarding publications is Markku Rummukainen.

Checklist for publications CEC

Before beginning:

Contact Markku Rummukainen – person responsible for syntheses, reports and policy/science briefs at CEC. In your initial contact, describe the following:

  • Purpose and target group
  • Funding and timetable
  • Who is responsible and contact person
  • Resources (internal and external) that may be needed
  • Appointment of reviewers

Contact CEC Communications Manager, Anna Maria Erling, about:

  • Which publication series is current and which number in the order applies
  • CEC Word Templates
  • ISBN number
  • Buying images and thinking about covers
  • Dissemination, communication, contact with the media, etc.
  • Other general questions, such as how to find an external substantive editor, copy editor and proofreader and so on if resources are not available in-house

Before printing/ typesetting:

  • Scientific review
  • Comprehensibility/context review
  • Language review and/or proofreading

Full guidelines and previously released publications:

Full guidelines for the production of publications:
Procedures for production of publications at CEC (PDF, 616 KB, new tab)

Previously released publications at CEC (in Swedish):
Publikationer | Centrum för miljö- och klimatvetenskap (CEC) (

Templates reports, synthesis and policy briefs

Templates (CEC Sharepoint, requires login)

You can also ask Anna Maria, Sara, Therese, Marianne or Markku for access to the templates, or go to the CEC Teams channel ("files").







Responsible for syntheses, reports and policy/science briefs 
Markku Rummukainen
markku [dot] rummukainen [at] nateko [dot] lu [dot] se (markku[dot]rummukainen[at]nateko[dot]lu[dot]se)



Communications manager 
Anna Maria Erling 
anna_maria [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (anna_maria[dot]erling[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)  
+46 46 222 68 96 
+46 70 574 89 97

Types of publications

A synthesis is based on published research/knowledge and can be described as a review/summary with an added value in the form of aggregated conclusions from the material.

A report usually contains new findings.

A policy brief is aimed at a target audience, presents policy-relevant evidence or a timely aspect of the state of knowledge on an issue.

A fact sheet is short and can have different target groups, such as professionals or the general public.

Wich logo?

Publications with research grants from the CEC, BECC and MERGE are issued in the name of the CEC. Both the CEC name and, for example, an SFO name can be used in combination

A commissioned publication published at the CEC should follow the CEC guidelines. The client's logo can be included if needed in addition to the CEC's logo included.

Information on actors who have participated/provided funding can of course be included.