Submit a book review

Nordicom Review publishes two regular issues per year and aims to include 3–5 book reviews in each issue. We welcome reviews on academic books within the field of media and communication research written in English, preferably with particular relevance for the Nordic countries.

The books are ultimately selected by the book review editor, and the reviews are written on commission, but the editor also welcomes suggestions from aspiring reviewers. Books that may be reviewed include academic studies and reports. We typically do not accept reviews of academic dissertations.

The optimal length of a book review is between 1,300 and 1,700 words, and the review should adhere to the following points:

  • Do not use subheadings.
  • The review author should provide their full name, title, and university affiliation.
  • Provide a page number for any direct quotations.

For more details, contact our book review editor for instructions for authors.

Book review editor: Maarit Jaakkola,

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Suggested titles

The list of suggestions is updated on a regular basis. Authors are welcome to e-mail their suggestions to the book review editor:

Books marked with an asterisk (*) can be received as print copies from the book review editor. Otherwise, please request a review copy from the publisher after a consultancy with the book review editor.


Generational Gaps in Political Media Use and Civic Engagement: From Baby Boomers to Generation Z
Andersen, Kim; Ohme, Jakob; Bjarnøe, Camilla; Bordacconi, Mats Joe; Albæk, Erik & De Vreese, Claes H. (eds.)
2020. Routledge

The Historical Web and Digital Humanities: The Case of National Web Domains
Brügger, Niels & Laursen, Ditte
2019. Routledge

Journalism History and Digital Archives
Bødker, Henrik
2020.. Routledge

* The Discursive-Material Knot: Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation
Carpentier, Nico
2017.  Peter Lang

* Exposing Vulnerability: Self-Mediation in Scandinavian Films With and By Women
Dancus, Adriana Margareta
2019. Intellect

Dynamics Of Mediatization: Institutional Change and Everyday Transformations in a Digital Age
Driessens, Olivier; Bolin, Göran; Hepp, Andreas; Hjarvard, Stig (eds.)
2017 . Palgrave Macmillan

Critical Perspectives on Journalistic Beliefs and Actions: Global Experiences
Freedman, Eric; Goodman, Robyn S. & Steyn, Elanie (eds.)
2018. Routledge

Media in War and Armed Conflict: Dynamics of Conflict News Production and Dissemination
Fröhlich, Romy
2018.  Routledge

Media Experiences: Engaging with Drama and Reality Television 
Hill, Annette
2018. Routledge

Media Health: The Personal in Public Stories
Hornmoen, Harald; Kjos Fonn, Birgitte; Hyde-Clarke, Nathalie; Hågvar, Yngve  Benestad (eds.)
2020. Universitetsforlaget

A Handbook of Media and Communication Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies
Jensen, Klaus Bruhn (ed.)
2020. 3rd. ed. Routledge

A Theory of Communication and Justice
Jensen, Klaus Bruhn (ed.)
2020. Routledge

Data Theory: Interpretive Sociology and Computational Methods
Lindgren, Simon
2020. Wiley

Media Solidarities: Emotions, Power and Justice in the Digital Age
Nikunen, Kaarina
2019. Sage

Contemporary Journalism in the US and Germany: Agents of Accountability
Revers, Matthias
2017. Palgrave Macmillan

Television Drama in the Age of Streaming: Transnational Strategies and Digital Production Cultures at the NRK
Sundet, Vilde Schanke
2021. Palgrave Macmillan

Critical Incidents in Journalism: Pivotal Moments Reshaping Journalism around the World
Tandoc Edson C. Jr.; Jenkins, Joy; Thomas, Ryan J. & Westlund, Oscar (eds.)
2020. Routledge

BRICS Media: Reshaping the Global Communication Order
Thussu, Daya Khissan & Nordenstreng, Kaarle (eds.)
2020. Routledge