FENNIA is a non-profit peer-review journal published by the Geographical Society of Finland since 1889. It is an international scientific publication dedicated to all fields of geography with attentiveness to northern dimensions (aims and scope). In 2010, FENNIA became an open access electronic journal with two yearly issues. It is devoted to a fast publication process, including the open access publication of forthcoming papers before inclusion in an issue. The journal has no submission or article processing charges. It uses the Creative Commons Attribution License, which assures that authors retain full copyright to their work and are encouraged to post their work online prior, during, and after the publication process. FENNIA is member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and follows the peer review standards set by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV). It is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), and is part of the Free Journal Network. The language of t he journal is English.

FENNIA publishes papers of high scholarly merit in three categories: research papers, reviews and essays, and reflections. Research papers are original full-length articles that make a significant contribution to geographic and related research. Reviews and essays introduce empirical, theoretical or methodological insights from ongoing research. Reflections section includes commentaries, debates, discussion pieces, interventions and other argumentative short texts related to contemporary issues. With these three publication formats, FENNIA seeks to take forward geographical research and discussion in a critical and responsible spirit. In addition to individual contributions, the journal welcomes proposals for special issues and sections.

FENNIA is currently involved in two projects that set out to develop society-based open access publishing: Julkea! and Kotilava.