Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy (NJDL) is an open access scholarly journal. As such, it is freely available online, and published only in digital format. All articles are published under the following Creative Commons licence: CC BY-NC 4.0.
The journal is aimed at researchers, school authorities, school leaders in primary and secondary schools, teachers in primary and secondary education, at colleges and universities, and others concerned with education and ICT.
The journal contains peer reviewed articles, conference papers, debates and commentaries, software and book reviews. Through dissemination of national and international research, the journal contributes to the debate on education policy. The journal aims at creating a platform for the critical analysis of digital literacy and competence, and the use of ICT in educational context. Moreover the aim is to stimulate dialogue between different participants in the field. Upon reception, the editor evaluates all submissions. After editor screening, approved contributions are sent to at least two anonymous international reviewers.
Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy has a focus on articles that deal thematically with digital literacy and the use of ICT in educational settings. Papers can among others be targeted on the following themes: ICT use and innovation in education Theoretical, methodological and practical challenges around the use of ICT in education ICT in subjects (didactic context) Evaluation and development Learners' work and learners' ICT skills Teachers, teacher education and classroom management Lifelong learning
The publication is published quarterly by Universitetsforlaget (The Scandinavian University Press) in collaboration with The Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education. The journal is published in English.
As author, you retain copyright and publishing rights to your article without restrictions, whilst at the same time making the full text of your article freely available for others to read, download, copy, print, search in or link to. Publishing in this journal does not require payment of a processing or publishing charge.
All research articles that are considered relevant for publication in the journal are reviewed by at least two anonymous academic referees with no ties to the author. In addition, the article is reviewed by the journal's editorial board and the final decision regarding publication of the article is made by the Editor-in-Chief. The journal practices "double blind" peer review, whereby both reviewers and the author remain anonymous to each other.
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Ola Berge, Senter for IKT i utdanningen
Ann-Therese Arstorp, Senter for IKT i utdanningen
Gréta Björk Guðmundsdóttir, Universitetet i Oslo
Ove Edvard Hatlevik, Senter for IKT i utdanningen
Marijana Kelentrić, Senter for IKT i utdanningen
Massimo Loi, Senter for IKT i utdanningen
Morten Søby, Senter for IKT i utdanningen
Karoline Tømte, Senter for IKT i utdanningen
Claire Bélisle, University of Lyon, France
Alain Breuleux, McGill University, Canada
Kirsten Drotner, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Ola Erstad, University of Oslo, Norway
Keri Facer, Futurelab, England
Annita Fjuk, Telenor R&I, Norway
Patrik Hernwall, Stockholm University, Sweden
Michael Hoechsmann, Lakehead University, Canada
Solveig Jakobsdottir, University of Iceland, Iceland
Michele Knobel, Montclair State University, USA
Colin Lankshear, James Cook University, Australia
Sanne Järvelä, University of Oulu, Finland
Nancy Law, University of Hong Kong
Angela McFarlane, University of Bristol, UK
Roger Säljö, Göteborg University, Sweden
Marlene Scardamalia, University of Toronto, Canada
Birgitte Holm Sørensen, The Danish University of Education, Denmark
Barbara Wasson, University of Bergen, Norway
Patricia Wastiau, European Schoolnet, Belgium
Senter for IKT i utdanningen
Postboks 1313, Vika
Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy contains peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, debates and commentaries, software and book reviews. Through dissemination of national and international research, the journal contributes to the debate on education policy. The journal aims at creating a platform for the critical analysis of digital literacy competence, and the use of ICT in an educational context. Moreover, the aim is to stimulate dialogue between different participants in the field.
The journal focuses on articles that deal thematically with digital literacy and the use of ICT in educational settings. Contributions can target the following themes:
ICT use and innovation in education
Theoretical, methodological and practical challenges around the use of ICT in education
ICT in subjects (didactic context)
Evaluation and development
Learners’ work and learners’ ICT skills
Teachers, teacher education and classroom management with ICT
Lifelong learning with ICT
The editorial office welcomes submissions of both scientific articles as well as commentaries and book reviews. The journal practices external peer review of scientific articles and internal review of other written texts, such as book reviews and project presentations. The journal does not consider manuscripts for publication if they have already been published elsewhere. The editorial office prefers submissions submitted in MS Word-format (.doc) or Rich Text –format (.rtf).
Scientific articles intended for peer-review should not exceed 40 000 characters, including spaces and paragraph marks. Other texts should not exceed 30 000 characters. Only articles in English are accepted.
Author anonymity: In the paper, please omit name(s) of author(s) elsewhere, except when citing previous work. Self cites should always be done in the third person and in such a way that reviewers cannot identify author(s).
SUBMITTING A MANUSCRIPT
Submitted manuscripts should contain the following:
Abstract: Provide an abstract of max. 300 words
Notes should be numerical and organized as footnotes
Literature references in alphabetical order
In separate documents:
Numbered figures and table (each one at a separate side)
Title page: Submit a separate title page with the following information: title, author(s) information (institution), date, number of words, and acknowledgements.
The journal uses APA 6th edition style guide for references.
The references should always include DOI-references, when possible (DOI: digital object identifier.) The DOI-reference should be accessible by clicking at the URL. If you are not sure about the DOI-code of a reference you may search for it here (title or author name): http://search.crossref.org/
The DOI-reference should be placed at the end of each reference, like in this example:
Aas, K. F. and Gundhus, H. (2015). Policing Humanitarian Borderlands: Frontex, Human Rights and the Precariousness of Life. The British Journal of Criminology, 55(1), 1-18. DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azu086.
TABLES, FIGURES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
All figures and tables in the manuscript must be allowed published. If someone other than the author has made a figure or table, the name of the source should be stated in the text. The author is responsible for obtaining the permission to use earlier published illustrations. Placing of figures and tables in the text should be marked in the manuscript: [table / figure 1 about here].
Each table/figure should be numbered and editable in Microsoft Word. Title of table is placed above and title of figure below.
Quotations of less than five lines are included in the sentence and marked by quotation marks (“). Quotations of five lines and more are written in 10 point and indented with no quotation marks.
Notes in the manuscript should be organized as footnotes, when using regular text processing software.
Notes should be kept to a minimum and used only for comment.
The journal uses double blind reviewing of manuscripts. Manuscripts must therefore be anonymized by the author(s). Front side and information about the author(s) must be given in a separate document. All explicit self-references should be anonymized.
The articles in Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy are published under the creative commons license CC-BY-NC-SA.