Nordicom Review is an international peer-reviewed journal that provides a dedicated forum for articles that contribute to a wider understanding of media, mediated communication and journalism in the Nordic region. This includes research on the Nordic countries as well as research with relevance for the Nordic context.
Nordicom Review publishes original articles and book reviews on topics including, but not limited to, journalism, popular culture, media audiences, media history, political communication, public service media, media and information literacy, media education, and media production, structure, policy and economy.
The journal is interdisciplinary and publishes both empirical and theoretical articles. Nordicom Review welcomes contributions from a worldwide authorship.
About the Journal
Nordicom Review is published by Nordicom (Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research) at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. It adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of the reviewer and author always are concealed from both parties. The journal employs an online-first publication policy. Printed editions are published semi-annually. Special thematic issues are published regularly.
Nordicom Review is the official journal of NordMedia, which has been the flagship conference of Nordic media research organisations since 1973. The publication of Nordicom Review is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
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Nordicom Review adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and the author are concealed from each other. Manuscripts shall be sent firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter to the editors shall include contact details for the corresponding author and a brief motivation on how the manuscript corresponds with the journal’s Aims & Scope.
Submissions that do not comply with the journal’s editorial requirements and standards, as stated below, will not be considered for refereeing until suitably revised.
1. All manuscripts must be delivered in British English. 2. Manuscripts should have no more than 7,000 words, including notes and references, an abstract of 100-150 words and five keywords. 3. The main document comprising the manuscript shall be completely anonymized, including references involving the author(s). 4. The author(s) shall be identified (name, title, affiliation) on a separatetitle page document. If the article has more than one author, the title page shall include contact details for the corresponding author. The title page also shall include information about the number of words in the abstract and the full manuscript. If the manuscript has been enabled by external funding, this should be mentioned on the title page (incl. grant number).
Form and style
1. Manuscripts shall be submitted in Word format, 12 points, and be double-spaced throughout with a first line indent. 2. Titles and headings shall be clear and brief. Headings shall be limited to two levels. 3. Italics shall be used sparsely and for emphasis only. 4. Quotations shall be enclosed within double quotation marks (except in cases of “a quotation ‘within’ a quotation”). Longer quotations (exceeding 40 words) shall be indented in the text without quotation marks. 5. Abbreviations shall be avoided (except et al., e.g., cf., etc.). Acronyms for brands, organisations etc. (e.g. SVT, PSB) shall be written out (e.g. Sveriges Television, Public Service Broadcasting) the first time mentioned. 6. Translated quotes and passages shall include information of the translator when applicable, e.g. (translated by author).
Tables, figures and pictures
1. Tables and figures shall be attached in separate documents, together with captions, comments and information on the underlying source. Comments shall be comprehensive and placed beneath the table/figure/image. If relevant, please also attach the underlying data (e.g. Excel files for figures). Other graphic elements (e.g. Stata-generated images) shall be delivered in .pdf, .svg, .eps or .ai format. 2. Pictures shall be supplied separately in .png, .jpg or .tif formats and have a minimum 300 dpi. It is the responsibility of the author(s)to secure the written consent to republish material (such as images or photos) protected by copy right. 3. Text elements included in graphical elements (e.g. Stata-generated images) shall be set in Helvetica. 4. In the manuscript, the place where graphic elements are to be inserted shall be indicated in a separate paragraph in the following way:
[Table 1 here]
5.All graphical elements included in the manuscript shall be referred to in the text, e.g. (see Table 1).
Nordicom Review uses the APA 6 reference style (with some small adjustments). To make sure that references are handled correctly, please refer to the here described guidelines when you have your article proof-read.
1. In-text citations shall quote the name(s) of the author(s) and date of publication, with page number(s) if appropriate. Examples: Persson (2010), (Persson, 2010: 29-30), Persson and Svensson (2015), and (Persson & Svensson, 2010, 2015). Use et al. when citing a work by more than two authors. Example: (Persson et al., 2010). 2. In-text citations shall be ordered alphabetically and separated by semicolon. Example: (Persson, 2015; Svensson, 2010). 3. Notes shall be shall be indicated in superscript in the text and presented at the end of the text (endnotes). Please refrain from the use of more than five endnotes.
List of references
1. All references in the reference list must appear in the text and all references in the text must have an entry in the list of references. Please cross-check carefully. Also make sure there is no mismatch with regard to either spelling or publication year. 2. Titles of references in other languages than English shall be translated and placed in brackets. Example: Author, A. (2018). Title in Swedish [Title in English]. Location: Publisher. 3. The list of references shall be listed alphabetically in the form listed below.
Books: Author, A. (2018). Title of work. Location: Publisher. Anthologies: Author, A. & Author, B. (eds.) (2018). Title of work. Location: Publisher. Chapters in anthologies: Author, A., Author, B. & Author, C. (2018). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor & B. Editor (eds.), Title of book (pp. 1-10). Location: Publisher. Articles in journals: Author, A. (2018). Title of article. Title of Journal, 1(1): 1-10. doi: https://doi.org/xx.xxxxxxxxxx Conference papers: Author, A. (2018). Title of paper. Paper presented at the conference Name of conference, year, month day, at Organisation, Location. Newspaper articles etc.: Author, A. (2018, January 1). Title of newspaper article. Name of Newspaper.
When possible, please refrain from using web-addresses as references. When needed refer to web-addresses in the following way:
General websites: Name of Website (2018). Page name. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxx.com [accessed 2018, April 11]. Newspaper articles etc.: Author, A. (2018, January 1). Title of newspaper article. Name of Newspaper [online]. Retrieved from http://www.xxxx.com [accessed 2018, January 1]. Blogs: Author, A. (2018, January 1). Title of blog post. Title of Blog [blog]. Retrieved from http://xxxx.com [accessed 2018, January 1].
Please note that all web addresses in the list of references must be legible.
On acceptance of your manuscript for publication, you will be asked to supply the final version via email. This version shall include biographical data and complete addresses (including e-mail addresses) of the author(s). Please supply all details required by any funding and grant-awarding bodies as an acknowledgement in a separate Funding paragraph in the manuscript: This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx]. Authors are expected to proofread accepted articles. No revisions of the text will be allowed at this stage. Accepted articles will be published online first and then in the print journal. Each author will receive two copies of the printed issue of Nordicom Review in which the article appears. The issue will be made freely accessible on the Nordicom website and indexed at several international services. The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges. Articles may not be published in other journals without the expressed permission of the editor of Nordicom Review.
Dissemination of the Research
The author(s) can use different techniques for maximizing visibility and citations. Some of these techniques need to be used in early stages of the writing process:
Ensure that your title is search engine-friendly and clear.
Use relevant and logical keywords (specific keywords that are absent from the title).
Make sure that the abstract is easy to understand and includes the background, objectives, theoretical framework, method used, results, conclusion.
Other techniques can be used after publication. Use active post-publication strategies such as:
Social media network
Sending the article to colleagues
If you are unsure on how to write your article, please write to the editors, and we will provide you with the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) guidelines for authors.
Address to editors Nordicom University of Gothenburg P.O. Box 713 SE-405 30 Gothenburg Sweden E-mail: email@example.com
Editorial board Ala-Fossi, Marko, University of Tampere, Finland Bajomi-Lázár, Péter, Budapest Business School, Hungary Bakker, Piet, University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, the Netherlands Balčytienė, Auksė, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania Bechmann, Anja, Aarhus University, Denmark Bengtsson, Stina, Södertörn University, Sweden Biltereyst, Daniel, Ghent University, Belgium Brennen, Bonnie, Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA Brink Lund, Anker, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Bro, Peter, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark Carlsson, Ulla, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Carpentier, Nico, Uppsala University, Sweden Chibita, Monica B, Uganda Christian University, Uganda Chuma, Wallace, University of Cape Town, South Africa Cobley, Paul, Middlesex University, London, UK Colombo, Fausto, Catholic University in Milan, Italy Couldry, Nick, London School of Economics, UK D'Haenens, Leen, KU Leuven, Belgium Dencik, Lina, Cardiff University, UK Donders, Karen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Enli, Gunn, University of Oslo, Norway Fenton, Natalie, Goldsmiths University of London, UK Harindranath, Ramaswami, University of New South Wales, Australia Harro-Loit, Halliki, University of Tartu, Estonia Hasebrink, Uwe, University of Hamburg, Germany Heinonen, Ari, University of Tampere, Finland Hepp, Andreas, University of Bremen, Germany Hill, Annette, Lund University, Sweden Hjarvard, Stig, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Holtz-Bacha, Christina, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany Johanssdottir, Valgerdur, University of Iceland, Iceland Karlsson, Michael, Karlstad University, Sweden Karppinen, Kari, University of Helsinki, Finland Kenyon, Andrew, University of Melbourne, Australia Larsson, Anders Olof, Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway Lauk, Epp, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Lee, Chin Chuan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Lee, Francis L F, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Lowe, Gregory F, Northwestern University, Qatar, Qatar Lunt, Peter, University of Leicester, UK Lykke Christensen, Christa, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Mattelart, Tristan, University of Paris-2, France Melin, Margareta, Malmö University, Sweden Moe, Hallvard, University of Bergen, Norway Murdock, Graham, Loughborough University, UK Nieminen, Hannu, University of Helsinki, Finland Nossek, Hillel, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Israel Ólafs, Helga, University of Iceland, Iceland Ólafsson, Kjartan, University of Akureyri, Iceland Pasquier, Dominique, Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France Perusko, Zrinjka, Zagreb University, Croatia Picard, Robert G, University of Oxford, UK Puppis, Manuel, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Reese, Stephen, University of Texas, Austin, USA Riegert, Kristina, Stockholm University, Sweden Ryfe, David, University of Iowa, USA Salovaara-Moring, Inka, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark Schrøder, Kim Christian, Roskilde University, Denmark Sigthorsson, Gauti, University of Roehampton, UK Sihvonen, Tanja, University of Vaasa, Finland Simpson, Seamus, University of Salford, Manchester, UK Skare Orgeret, Kristin, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway Sousa, Helena, University of Minho, Portugal Steemers, Jeanette, King's College, London, UK Steensen, Steen, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway Strömbäck, Jesper, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Syvertsen, Trine, University of Oslo, Norway Valtýsson, Bjarki, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Vicente-Marino, Miguel, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain Vreese, Claes de, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Wasserman, Herman, University of Cape Town, South Africa Wikström, Patrik, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia Willig, Ida, Roskilde University, Denmark Witschge, Tamara, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
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