Nordic Journal of Media Studies (2019–) is a thematic digital-only journal published once a year. The journal only accepts submissions in response to a Call for papers specifying the annual theme. All submissions are subject to a double-blind peer review by two external reviewers.
Nordic Journal of Media Studies is edited by an external editorial committee led by professor Stig Hjarvard, University of Copenhagen. The journal is supported by the Nordic Board for Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOP-HS).
All journal articles and issues are Open Access and published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) and can be downloaded free of charge and without requirement for registration from the Sciendo publishing platform.
- Read Nordic Journal of Media Studies at Sciendo
- Read more about our Creative Commons licence
- Read the current Call for papers
Aims & scope
Nordic Journal of Media Studies is a peer-reviewed international publication dedicated to media research. The journal is a meeting place for Nordic, European, and global perspectives on media studies.
The editors stress the importance of innovative and interdisciplinary research, and welcome contributions on both contemporary developments and historical topics. The journal is open for theoretical contributions and empirical research, and combinations thereof. The editors also welcome critical approaches to media studies addressing questions of power, inequality, participation, and voice.
Nordic Journal of Media Studies focuses on the interplay between the media and their cultural and social contexts. We are interested in the media as industries and institutions of modern society, but also in how they are woven into the fabric of everyday life as mobile and interactive technologies.
The emergence of new social networks, changes in political communication, intensified datafication and surveillance of human interaction, and new dynamics between media, popular culture, as well as commercial markets, are important aspects of the changing relationship between the media, culture, and society.
Nordic Journal of Media Studies is a young journal; however, the editors have longstanding experience in academic journal publishing. Together, they have published the journal Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook (published 2002–2006 by Museum Tusculanum Press and 2008–2018 by Intellect Press; from 2002–2008, the chief editor was Ib Bondebjerg and, from 2009, the chief editor was Stig Hjarvard). In 2018, the entire editorial committee of Northern Lights moved to Nordicom to continue their work with Nordic Journal of Media Studies.
Stig Hjarvard, University of Copenhagen.
Göran Bolin, Södertörn University.
Kirsten Frandsen, Aarhus University.
Anne Jerslev, University of Copenhagen.
Risto Kunelius, University of Tampere.
Mette Mortensen, University of Copenhagen.
Eli Skogerbø, University of Oslo.
Josefine Bové, Nordicom.
Kristin Clay, Nordicom.
Piermarco Aroldi, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
Stina Bengtsson, Södertörn University, Sweden
Daniel Biltereyst, Ghent University, Belgium
Axel Bruns, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Viktorija Car, Zagreb University, Croatia
Lynn Schofield Clark, University of Denver, USA
John Corner, University of Liverpool, Great Britain
Lina Dencik, Cardiff University, Great Britain
Gillian Doyle, University of Glasgow, Great Britain
Gunn Enli, University of Oslo, Norway
Andrea Esser, University of Roehampton, Great Britain
Rita Figueiras, Catholic University of Lisbon, Portugal
Johan Fornäs, Södertörn University, Sweden
Folker Hanusch, University of Vienna, Austria
Maren Hartman, Universität der Kunste Berlin, Germany
Lee Humphreys, Cornell University, USA
Steve Jones, University of Illinois, USA
Aske Kammer, Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark
Anne Kaun, Södertörn University, Sweden
Ulrike Klinger, Freie University, Berlin, Germany
Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics, Great Britain
Lars Lundsten, University of Helsinki, Finland
Stefania Milan, Amsterdam/Oslo, Netherlands/Norway
Hallvard Moe, Bergen, Norway
Kaarina Nikunen, University of Tampere, Finland
Dominique Pasquier, CEMS, France
Cristina Ponte, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Zrinjka Perusko, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Kristina Riegert, Stockholm University, Sweden
Ralph Schroeder, Oxford Internet Institute, Great Britain
Inge Sørensen, University of Glasgow, Great Britain
Trine Syvertsen, Oslo University, Norway