Introductions to series
Acta Universitatis Tallinnensis
The Acta series is representative of all Tallinn University academic publishing. It contains monographs, compendiums (also Festschrifte), conference proceedings and other original texts. Conference proceedings should be comprised of thoroughly edited and reviewed compendiums of texts rather than simple transcriptions. Six Acta series – Humaniora, Socialia, Pedagogica, Realia et Naturalia, Vita Salubris and Artes – reflect the TLU departments (humanities, social sciences, educational sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and fine arts). They are colour-coded to identify the subject fields. Editorial boards select the publications for the Acta series.
The foreign language series of Acta is called Quaesitum Compertemque ("explored and discovered"). The editorial board of Quaesitum Compertemque is international, and the series contains research, compendia and other works that have resulted from TLU international cooperation and contacts. It provides an opportunity to create content-rich international compendia from conferences, summer schools and other events.
The publications of this series ("on the shoulders of giants") have been compiled in collaboration with Tallinn University academics, and are appropriate for academic purposes. Gigantum Humeris is comprised of key translated texts and anthologies from various fields, with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as original and translated textbooks. This series is targeted toward university students, so the books have been reasonably priced. The series is colour-coded according to subject.
The Bibliotheca series is the most reader-friendly of the formats. It contains complete older texts as well as high quality translations of belles lettres that are attractive to a wider audience. Newer high-level non-academic texts as well as new editions of key texts can be published in this series. The subjects are not limited to specific areas (the series could include Bibliotheca Asiatica, Bibliotheca Philosophica, etc.), and all subjects are colour-coded.