The Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy is an open access journal. The journal is aimed at readers and writers who are active as professionals or researchers working in the field of cultural policy in the Nordic countries. The journal publishes articles in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and English and its editorial board consists of researchers from the Nordic countries. The editorial board is currently situated at the Center for Cultural Evaluation at Aarhus University.
The journal aims at creating a forum for cultural policy research in the Nordic countries and to disseminate relevant cultural policy research and information to audiences in the academic communities, public administrations, cultural institutions, the media and other organisations.
The journal also wants to encourage and stimulate debates on issues of cultural policy. Beside scholarly articles on cultural policy, the journal also welcomes reviews, essays, and debate articles written by professionals active in the field of cultural policy.
The journal does not ask for any fees for assessment of publication.
The journal is financed by a concitium consisting of several nordic academic institutions:
Det Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi, Københavns Universitet
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen
School og Communicaion and Culture, Aarhus University
University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä
University of South-Eastern Norway, Bø
BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo
The Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås
The journal is covered by the following indexing and discovery services:
Primo Central Index (Ex Libris) / Oria
The Summon Service (ProQuest)
Ebsco Discovery Services
WorldCat Lokal (OCLC)
The journal is authorized as a publication channel on level 1 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.
Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy 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 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.
NKT does not have a policy with either article processing charge or article submission charge.
AUTHOR GUIDELINES FOR SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES
(scroll down for guidelines for perspective articles, commentary articles and book reviews)
PART I: MANUSCRIPTS FOR CONSIDERATION
Manuscripts to be reviewed for publication in Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy should be sent as an e-mail attachment (Word or RTF format) to email@example.com
When you send a manuscript for consideration it, will be reviewed in accordance with the “double blind principle” to assure anonymity. In order for this to work, your name and all reference to your own work must be deleted.
Scientific articles should not exceed 8000 words, excluding abstracts, tables and references. Reviews should not exceed 2400 words.
ABSTRACT AND KEYWORDS
If the article is written in a Scandianvian language, it should have abstracts written in both the original language and in English. If the article is written in English, an english abstract is sufficient. The abstract should be of maximum 300 words. The main purpose here is to give a summary. Provide also 5-10 key words in both the article’s original language and in English.
The Journal uses the Harvard Referencing style. References are put in parentheses in the text with the author/s’ surname, year of publication and page number:
“Few systematic studies have been conducted of the Norwegian cultural elite, understood as culture’s elite (Hovden & Knapskog 2014: 55).”
“Hovden and Knapskog (2014:55) maintain that few systematic studies have been conducted of the Norwegian cultural elite, understood as culture’s elite.”
A semicolon should separate series of references in the same parentheses.
The use of notes should be kept to a minimum and they should only contain information that would otherwise disrupt the text. Our policy is to use footnotes in the text of articles.
An alphabetical and chronological list of all references should follow the text, using the following format:
Example books: Frenander, Anders (1999). The Waves of Debate: On Political and Ideological Waves in Sweden’s Post-War Cultural Debate. Gothenberg: Arachne.
Example periodicals: Skot-Hansen, Dorte (2002). «Culture and time: Strategies in local cultural policymaking.”The Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 7-27.
Example book chapters: Mitchell, Ritva (2003). «Nordic and European Cultural Policies». Duelund, Peter (Ed.). The Nordic CulturaI Model. København: Nordic Cultural Institute. Pp. 437- 478.
Referenecs should always include a DOI (Digital Object Identifyer) if applicable. A DOI should be a clickable URL, inserted at the end of the reference list. If you are unsure of the DOI for a given reference, or wether a DOI for the reference is available, you can search for title, uthor, name etc. at http://search.crossref.org/
Manuscripts that are accepted for publication in the Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy should be sent as an attachment (Word or RFT-format) in an e-mail. Use pure text in your document, not design layout from Word.
TABLES, FIGURES AND PICTURES
Figures and other illustrations should submittednumbered in seperate files. Mark in red where in the manuscript the item should be placed, such as [Figure 1 approximately here].
Tables should be placed within the manuscript. We would like pictures to be sent as JPG. These must be copyright-cleared, and the names of those to be credited should be provided in order for the picture to be published in the Journal.
ABSTRACTS, KEYWORDS AND PRESENTATION OF THE AUTHOR Abstract: If the article is not in English, we would like for the abstract to also be in the original language. This text will be used to make the article known for the international community, using, among other channels, the social media. Keywords: Set up 5-10 key words, both in the article’s original language and in English. These key words will be searchable, such that the reader is directed to the article. Presentation of the author: Write a short presentation (5 – 10 lines) that includes your name, title, where you work and your research field/work. Feel free to include your e-mail address or homepage, such that other researchers can get in touch with you with regard to the article should they wish to.
Right from the start, be conscious of your use of quotation marks. Every country’s written language has its own rules for the use of quotation marks. The Norwegian quotation marks look like «this», while the British and American look like “this”. As it can be a big job sorting these out afterwards, we recommend that you make a conscious choice of quotation marks before you begin.
The author/s are themselves responsible for the proofreading of their submitted manuscripts. Always try to find someone to go carefully through your material for you before it is sent. Keep an eye out for punctuation (also in literature lists and notes) and for inconsistencies. When text is digitalized there is little scope for making changes.
Copyright is shared by the author/s and Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy.
When each new edition of the Journal is published, we use social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and our homepage, in order that each and every work in the Journal reaches a public. We encourage all our authors and friends of the Journal to join us in boosting the launch by sharing and liking the articles.
Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy is available for free on Idunn: http://www.idunn.no/nkt You will also find us on Facebook and Twitter by searching for “Nordisk Kulturpolitisk Tidskrift”
NKT does not have a policy with either article processing charge or article submission charge.
AUTHOR GUIDELINES FOR PERSPECTIVE ARTICLES AND COMMENTARY ARTICLES
NKT publishes perspectives and commentary articles to discuss recent research topics and/or policy developments. The idea of these article types is to provide critical or alternative viewpoints on important developments whtat are of interest to teh cultural policy research community and administrators working in the field of cultural policy. The articles can be written in any of the journal's languages (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish).
These focused articles should not exceed 400 words. The manuscripts are etiher commissioned by the journal or selected from the offered text by a decision of the editorial board of the journal. Usually 1-2 perspective or commentary articles is inckuded in each journal issues. Manuscript should be sent as an email attavchment (Word or RTF format).
Manuscripts should include the following information:
Authors' names and affiliations. Write a short presentation (5-10 lines) that includes your name, where you work and your research field/work. Feel free to include you e-mail address or homepage, such that other researches can get in touch with you with regard to the article should they wish to.
Absctract (max. 500 words)
Supporting information (if any). A few tables or figures can be included in necessary.
References. The journal uses the Harvard Referencing style. References are put in parentheses in the text with the author's surename, year of publication and page number.
The author/s are themselves responsible for the proofreading of their submitted manuscripts. Always ask someone to go carefully through your material for you before it is sumitted. Keep an eye out for punctuation (also in the literature lists and notes) and for inconsistencies. When the text is digitalized there is litte scope for making changes.
AUTHOR GUIDELINES FOR BOOK REVIEWS
NKT publishes book reviews on current literature that are of potential interest to the cultural policy policy research community, students and administrators working in the field. As cultural policy research is multidiciplinary, reviews should focus specifically on the relevance of hte books inquestion to cultural policy (rather than the reviewers "home" diciplin). The review can be written in any of hte journal's languages (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish).
Book reviews should be concise and should not exceed 2400 words. They should include a brief description of the book's contens, discussion of the book's relevance to cultural policy research and critical evaluation of the book's content. The reviews are either commissioned by the journal or selected from offered ideas or texts by a decision by the board of the journal. Submissions for book reviews should be sent as an email attanchment (Word or RTF format).
Submissions for book reviews should always include the following information:
Title of the book review
Author's name and affiliation. Brief biographical note: your name, title, where you work and your research field/work, such that other researchers can get in touch woth you with regards to teh article should they wish to.
Publication information: book author(s)/editor(s), book title, sity/cities, publisher, date, page count, ISBN number.
References. The Journal uses the Harvard Referencing style. References are put in parentheses in the text with the author's surname, year of publication and page number.
The author/s are themselves responsible for the proofreading of their submitted mauscripts. Always ask someone to go carefully through your material for you before it is sumitted. Keep an eye out for punctuation (also in the literature lists and notes) and for inconsistencies. When the text is digitalized there is litte scope for making changes.