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Scandinavian Journal of Literary Research

Edda was founded in 1914 and is the leading international journal for literary research in the Nordic countries and discusses literature and literary theory from all language areas, with its main focus on Nordic literature.

The journal wishes to contribute to better contact between research communities, schools and the reading public and to make Nordic literary research better known both inside and outside the Nordic area. The journal publishes reviews of Norwegian and foreign scholarly literature, as well as debate articles, and regularly publishes thematic issues.

Edda is aimed at literature researchers, teachers in higher education and others interested in Nordic literature.

The journal is published by Scandinavian University Press (Universitetsforlaget), and with the support of Nasjonalt tidsskriftkonsortium for humaniora og samfunnsvitenskap.

The journal is quarterly and publishes original work in the Scandinavian languages and in English.

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.

The journal is covered by the following indexing and discovery services:
  • MLA
  • Norart
  • Google Scholar
  • Primo Central Index (Ex Libris)
  • The Summon Service (ProQuest)
  • Ebsco Discovery Service
  • WorldCat Local (OCLC)
The journal is authorized as a publication channel on level 2 in NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data (for Norway and Sweden), in the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Authorization list for serials (Denmark), and in Publication Forum (Finland).

All content in this journal is also exported to Portico, a preservation archive that safeguards perpetual access to e-journals, e-books, and digital collections.

Unni Langås, professor, Institutt for nordisk og mediefag, UiA
Bjarne Kristian Markussen, professor, Institutt for nordisk og mediefag, UiA
Svein Slettan, professor, Institutt for nordisk og mediefag, UiA

Sigurd Tenningen, Fakultet for kunstfag, UiA

Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, Senior Lecturer, UCL, London
Karin Sanders, professor, UC Berkeley
Anna Williams, professor, Uppsala universitet
Stefanie von Schnurbein, professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Edda v/ Sigurd Tenningen
Institutt for nordisk og mediefag
Universitetet i Agder
Postboks 422
4604 Kristiansand

E-mail: sigurd.tenningen@uia.no
(Applies from Vol. 104, 2017)

Edda is a scholarly journal with open access, with no subscription charges or registration restrictions. All content is freely available online.

As an author for this journal, you retain copyright and publishing rights to your own article without restrictions, and you grant any third party the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of your article in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.
Before you submit your manuscript, we ask you to read the guidelines closely, and ensure:
  • all info about the author is included
  • the number of characters does not exceed the limits stated underneath
  • notes and references complies with the authors guidelines
  • abstract and keywords in English and Norwegian is included
Edda is a peer-reviewed journal of literary scholarship aimed primarily at an academic audience. The journal is Nordic in profile in that most articles will examine Nordic literature. The journal also welcomes comparative analyses that contextualize Nordic literature in a broader perspective, as well as studies of work in other media relevant to the study of Nordic literature. The journal accepts articles in Norwegian (bokmål and nynorsk), Swedish, Danish and English.

Material of a non-scholarly character will not be accepted. Articles must be original. Work that further develops previously published material may be considered, but not identical work already published in another venue.

All manuscripts must be sent to sigurd.tenningen@uia.no
Articles should not exceed 50.000 characters, including spaces (this includes summary, referances etc.). Comment and debatearticles should not exceed 30.000 characters, including spaces. Book reviews should not exceed 15.000 characters.

Submitted manuscripts should contain the following:
  • Title
  • Summary in Norwegian and English (maximum 100 words)
  • 4–5 keywords
  • The manuscript
  • A footnote stating funding, thanks etc., where applicable
  • Literature references in alphabetical order
In seperate documents:
  • Numbered figures and table
  • Information about the author(s): name, academic title, institution and contact info
Must contain information about the book: the name of the author, book title, publisher, place of publication, year of publication and number of page.

The journal uses the Chicago style manual. http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

References should always include a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) ​​if applicable. A DOI should be a clickable URL, inserted at the end of the reference in the literature list. If you are unsure of the DOI for a given reference, or whether a DOI for the reference is available, you can search for title, author name, etc. at http://search.crossref.org/.

Notes in the manuscript should be organized as footnotes, when using regular text processing software.

All figures and tables in the manuscript must be allowed published online, open access. 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].

The editorial board ensures that content published in the journal maintains a high scholarly standard and complies with international ethical standards for academic publishing. The journal complies with the guidelines formulated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Authors should declare any conflicts of interest that might foreseeably arise from the publication of their article at the time of submission.

Research articles published in this journal are peer-reviewed to ensure that they adhere to the proper scholarly standard. Submissions receive an initial review by the editor(s) to assess their relevance and quality. Submissions deemed to be both relevant and of a high enough standard will be sent for peer review. Peer review procedures are double blind: both the author and the reviewer remain anonymous to one another. As such, manuscripts must be anonymised prior to submission, i.e. a cover page with author name and bio should be submitted as a separate document and self-citations within the article should be formulated so as not to reveal the identity of the author. The editor(s)/editorial committee make(s) the final decision regarding publication on the basis of the reviewers’ recommendations, and communicate the reviewers’ comments, plus any suggested revisions, to the author.

If the author in question is an editor or other editorial committee member, then decisions regarding publication will be taken by another member of the editorial committee. The author is not involved in the review process for their own article.

If the manuscript is accepted for publishing, the author will receive a proof of the article in pdf-form. The author must go through the article and approve it for publishing. There should only be minor corrections at this stage, if any. Later proofs will be handled by the editorial team. 

When the article is published, the author will receive a link to the article. 

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