The Journal of University of Gothenburg, Nordicom
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Nordicom Review is an international peer-reviewed journal that provides a dedicated forum for articles that contribute to the wider understanding of media, mediated communication and journalism in the Nordic region of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
The journal is interested in research that focuses either on Nordic conditions or on issues that are relevant for the Nordic countries. It publishes original articles, book reviews and special issues on topics including, but not limited to, journalism, popular culture, media audiences, media history, political communication, public service media, media literacy and media education, and media structure, policy and economy. The interdisciplinary journal publishes both empirical and theoretical articles. Nordicom Review welcomes contributions from a worldwide authorship.
The Nordic countries rate high on indexes of democracy, welfare, gender equality and absence of corruption. Some key traditions are similar in the Nordic countries, like protection of freedom of expression, strong public service broadcasting, state subsidy systems to secure pluralism in the media, early development of information and communication technology (ICT) and a long tradition of mass literacy. The Nordic region is one of the most advanced concerning access and use of digital media, and it therefore provides a fruitful environment for studies of media and journalism.
Nordicom Review is published by the Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research (Nordicom), a non-profit institution within the Nordic Council of Ministers, and is located 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.
Aims and Scope
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.
The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.
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Instructions for Authors
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 should be sent to 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 in this document, will not be considered for refereeing until suitably revised.
1. All manuscripts must be delivered in English.
2. Manuscripts shall be submitted in Word format.
3. Manuscripts submitted for publication must be double-spaced throughout.
4. Manuscripts should have no more than 7,000 words, including notes and references, an abstract of 100–150 words and five keywords.
5. The main document comprising the manuscript shall be completely anonymized, including references.
6. The author(s) shall be identified (name, title, affiliation) on a separate title page. 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.
7. British spelling should be used throughout the manuscript.
8. Titles and subheadings shall be clear and brief, and limited to two levels.
9. Italics shall be indicated by italic style.
10. References to tables and figures shall be specified in the text.
11. Tables and figures shall have short, descriptive titles. All footnotes to tables and their source(s) should be placed under the tables. Column headings should clearly define the data presented.
12. The underlying data (e.g. Excel files) to figures must be attached.
13. Pictures shall be supplied separately in .png, .jpg or .tif formats and have a minimum 300 dpi.
14. Quotations shall be enclosed within double quotation marks. Longer quotations (exceeding 40 words) should appear indented in the text.
15. In-text citations shall quote the name(s) of the author(s) and date of publication, with page number(s) if appropriate; for example, Persson (2010), (Persson 2010:29), or Persson & Svensson (2010, 2015). Use et al. when citing a work by more than three authors, for example, Persson et al. (2010).
16. References to notes shall be indicated in superscript in the text; notes shall be presented as endnotes (i.e., at the end of the article).
17. References shall be listed alphabetically in a standard form as given in the following examples.
Books: Kivikuru, Ullamaija (2002). Contesting the Frontiers: Media and Dimensions of Identity. Gothenburg: Nordicom.
Anthologies: Olsson, Tobias & Dahlgren, Peter (eds.) (2010). Young People, ICTs and Democracy: Theories, Policies, Identities, and Websites. Gothenburg: Nordicom.
Chapters in anthologies: Duits, Linda; van Zoonen, Lisbeth & Hirzalla, Fadi (2010). As the World Spunks: Does Internet Help to Transform Youth Journalism?, pp. 91-105 in Olsson, Tobias & Dahlgren, Peter (eds.) Young People, ICTs and Democracy: Theories, Policies, Identities, and Websites. Gothenburg: Nordicom.
Articles in journals: Schröder, Roland (2002). Nordicom: A Model for International Media Research. Journalism Studies, 3(4): 573-582.
Conference papers: Andersson, Peter (2014). How the Internet Changed the World. Paper presented at the conference Helsinki Photomedia 2014 – Photographic Powers, 26-28 March 2014, at Aalto University, School Of Arts, Design And Architecture, Helsinki.
Personal communication: Wallström, Margot (2016). Interview with the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs. (Personal communication, 11 April 2016).
General websites: Nordicom (2016). About Nordicom. [online]. Available at http://www.nordicom.gu.se/en/about-nordicom. [Accessed 12 April, 2016].
Newspaper articles/television programs etc. (in original form): Irwin, Neil & Bui, Quoctrung (2016). The Rich Live Longer Everywhere. For the Poor, Geography Matters. The New York Times, 11 April, 2016.
Newspaper articles/television programs etc. (online): Irwin, Neil & Bui, Quoctrung (2016). The Rich Live Longer Everywhere. For the Poor, Geography Matters. The New York Times, 11 April 2016 [online]. Available at www.nytimes.com. [Accessed 12 April 2016].
Blogs: White, Nora (2012). Get an Editor?. Qualitative Inquiry. [Blog] December 11, 2012. Available at http://qualitativeinquiry.com/professional-editing-services/ [Accessed 12 April, 2016].
Twitter: Clinton, Hillary (2016). Donald Trump says wages are too high. (Yeah, you read that right.) [Twitter] 9 April, 2016. Available at https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton [Accessed 11 April 2016].
All stated web-addresses must be legible.
18. Titles of references in non-English languages shall be translated and the English title placed in brackets.
19. Avoid excessive use of citation marks in text.
Articles that do not conform to these instructions will be returned to the authors for revision.
Authors are responsible for securing any copyright waivers and permissions as may be needed to allow (re)publication of material in the manuscript (text, illustrations, etc.) that is the intellectual property of third parties.
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
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
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- 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
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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.
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Ingela Wadbring (PhD, Professor)
Phone: +46 31 786 66 40
Jonas Ohlsson (PhD, researcher)
Phone: +46 31 786 61 25
Addresses to editors
University of Gothenburg
P.O. Box 713
SE-405 30 Gothenburg
Editor for book reviews
Ragnhild Mølster (PhD, researcher)
Phone: +47 55 58 91 40
Editorial senior advisor
Bob Franklin (PhD, Professor)
Ala-Fossi, Marko (PhD, adjunct professor) - University of Tampere, Finland
Bajomi-Lazar, Péter (PhD, associate professor) - Budapest Business School, Hungary
Bakker, Piet (PhD, professor) - University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Balčytienė, Auksė (PhD, professor) - Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
Bechmann, Anja (PhD, associate professor) - Aarhus University, Denmark
Bengtsson, Stina (PhD, associate professor) - Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden
Biltereyst, Daniel (PhD, professor) - Ghent University, Belgium
Brennen, Bonnie (PhD, professor) - Marquette University, Wisconsin, USA
Brink Lund, Anker (PhD, professor) - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Bro, Peter (PhD, professor) - University of Southern Denmark
Carlsson, Ulla (PhD, professor) - Göteborg University, Sweden
Carpentier, Nico (PhD, professor) - Uppsala University, Sweden
Chabita, Monica B. (PhD, associate professor) - Uganda Christian University
Chuma, Wallace (PhD, lecturer) - University of Cape Town, South Africa
Cobley, Paul (PhD, professor) - Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Colombo, Fausto (PhD, professor) - Catholic University, Milan, Italy
Couldry, Nick (PhD, professor) - London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Dencik, Lina (PhD, senior lecturer) - Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D'Haenens, Leen, (PhD, professor) - KU Leuven, Belgium
Donders, Karen (PhD, professor) - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Enli, Gunn (PhD, professor) - University of Oslo, Norway
Fenton, Natalie (PhD, professor) - Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom
Harindranath, Ramaswami (PhD, professor) - University of Australia
Harro-Loit, Halliki (PhD, professor) - Tartu University, Estonia
Hasebrink, Uwe (PhD, professor) - Hamburg University, Germany
Heinonen, Ari (PhD, professor) - University of Tampere, Finland
Hepp, Andreas (PhD, professor) - University of Bremen, Germany
Hill, Annette (PhD, professor) - Lund University, Sweden
Holz-Bacha, Christina (PhD, professor) - Friedrich-Alexader-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Johanssdottir, Valgerður (MA, adjunct lecturer) - University of Iceland
Karlsson, Michael (PhD, professor) - Karlstad University, Sweden
Karppinen, Kari (PhD, reseracher) - Helsinki University, Finland
Kenyon, Andrew (PhD, professor) - Melbourne Law School, Australia
Krumsvik, Arne (PhD, professor) - Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science, Norway
Lauk, Epp (PhD, professor) - University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Lee, Chin Chuan (PhD, professor) - City University of Hong Kong
Lee, Francis L. F. (PhD, professor) - the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Lowe, Greg (PhD, professor) - University of Tampere, Finland
Lunt, Peter K. (PhD, professor) - University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Lykke Christensen, Christa (PhD, associate professor) - University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Mattelart, Tristan (PhD, porofessor) - University of Paris-8, France
Melin, Margareta (PhD, senior lecturer) - Malmö University, Sweden
Moe, Hallvard (PhD, professor) - University of Bergen, Norway
Murdock, Graham (PhD, professor) - Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Nieminen, Hannu (PhD, Professor) - Helsiki University, Finland
Nossek, Hillel (PhD) - Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Israel
Ólafs, Helga (senior lecturer) - University of Iceland
Òlafsson, Kjartan (PhD, assistant professor) - University of Akureyri, Iceland
Pasquier, Dominique (PhD, professor) - Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France
Perusko, Zrinjka (PhD, professor) - Zagreb University, Croatia
Picard, Robert (PhD, professor) - University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Puppis, Manuel (PhD, professor) - University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Reese, Stephen (PhD, professor) - University of Texas, USA
Riegert, Kristina (PhD, professor) - Stockholm University, Sweden
Ryfe, David (PhD, professor) - University of Iowa, USA
Salovaara-Moring, Inka (PhD, professor) - University of Southern Denmark
Schrøder, Kim Christian (PhD, professor) - Roskilde university, Denmark
Sigthorsson, Gauti (PhD, principal lecturer) - University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Sihvonen, Tanja (PhD, professor) - University of Vaasa, Finland
Simpson, Seamus (PhD, professor) - University of Salford Manchester, United Kingdom
Skare Orgeret, Kristin (PhD, professor) - Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway
Sousa, Helena (PhD, associate professor) - University of Minho, Portugal
Steemers, Jeanette (PhD, professor) - University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Steensen, Steen (PhD, professor) - Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science, Norway
Strömbäck, Jesper (PhD, professor) - Gothenburg University, Sweden
Syvertsen, Trine (PhD, professor) - University of Oslo, Norway
Valtýsson, Bjarki (PhD, associate professor) - University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Vicente-Marino, Miguel (PhD, professor) - Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Vrees, Claes de (PhD, professor) - University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Wasserman, Herman (PhD, professor) - University of Cape Town, South Africa
Wikström, Patrik (PhD, associate professor) - Queensland University of Tehnology, Australia
Willig, Ida (PhD, professor) - Roskilde University, Denmark
Witschge, Tamara (PhD, associate professor) - University of Groningen, the Netherlands
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