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Nordic Studies in Education
Nordic Studies in Education publishes articles, information and debate on subjects within, and of relevance for, education in the Nordic countries. In particular, the journal focuses on Nordic dimensions of education. As of 2018 the journal is an e-only journal and will only be published online at idunn.no.

Through peer reviewed research articles, through debate, and through information on current issues, educational problems are presented from various points of view.

The journal is a source of information on the various Nordic research environments, and a source of information for publications, conferences and other events.

Nordic Studies in Education is published in collaboration with Nordic Educational Research Association. It receives financial aid from Nordic Board for Periodicals in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Its target audiences are researchers, educators at different levels, and readers with a general interest in the field of education.

Nordic Studies in Education is published quarterly. It accepts contributions written in the Scandinavian languages and in English.

Peer Review

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:
  • Scopus
  • Google Scholar
  • Primo Central Index (Ex Libris)
  • The Summon Service (ProQuest)
  • Ebsco Discovery Service
  • WorldCat Local (OCLC)
Herner Sæverot, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Editorial assistant
Dziuginta Baraldsnes, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Contact Editorial staff

Editorial group

John B. Krejsler, The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University
Tel: (+45) 871 63 835
Christian Ydesen, The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University
Tel: (+45) 994 02 320

Anna Slotte, University of Helsinki
Tel: (+358) 29 41 40 972
Satu Perälä-Littunen, University of Jyväskylä
Tel: (+358) 408 053 770

Michael Dal, University of Iceland
Tel: (+354) 5 25 5538

Elisabeth Bjørnestad, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Tel: (+47) 22 45 20 55
Gry Paulgaard,Gry Paulgaard, UiT - The Arctic Univeristy of Norway 
Tel: (+47) 77 64 66 15

Robert Thornberg, Linköping University
Tel: (+46) 13 28 21 18 
Eva Hultin, Södertörn University
Tel: (+46) 70 44 51 906
Nordic Studies in Education is a subscription-based scholarly journal. The journal is green open access. Authors are thereby permitted to archive their article in an open institutional archive, or on their own or their employer’s website. Archiving must occur after the article’s publication in the journal, and the archived article must be the version accepted for publication by the journal’s editors (accepted version).

Note that authors are not permitted to distribute or publish the final, published version of their article. Authors wishing to archive their article should therefor ensure that they keep a copy of the accepted version of their article. Authors may provide a link to the published version of their article on Idunn.

All content published in the journal is regulated by the provisions laid out in the standard contract for publication of literary work in journals (10th November 2010) agreed by the Norwegian Publishers Association and the Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association. This agreement can be read in its entirety (in Norwegian) at http://www.nffo.no.

Articles published in this journal will be made available on Idunn, Scandinavian University Press’ e-publishing database (www.idunn.no). 

The editors assume that the following conditions are met upon acceptance of an article for publication:
  • That the author accepts the provisions of the abovementioned standard contract
  • That the author understands that the publisher reserves the right to publish and distribute their article, and that the publisher must be contacted prior to the author entering into an agreement with a third party regarding republication of the same content
  • That the original publication be properly credited in the event that the author republishes said content with a third party.
  • At forfatter ved tilleggspublisering gjør oppmerksom på hvor artikkelen opprinnelig er publisert, og i henhold til gjeldende praksis for kreditering. 


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 is included
All manuscripts submitted to the Nordic Studies in Education should be sent as an attachment to nordic-studies-in-education@hvl.no

The journal is an e-only journal and will only be published online at idunn.no


NSE accepts articles written in Danish, English, Norwegian or Swedish.

Manuscripts must not exceed 55.000 characters (including spaces). Submitted manuscripts must be checked for language, including but not limited to vocabulary, syntax and style. Manuscripts not language-checked will not be considered for review.

Use standard abbreviations. Any non-standard abbreviations (to be avoided if possible) should be explained in the text the first time they are used. Avoid abbreviations and notes in the title. Quantities and units should be expressed in accordance with the recommendations of the International System of Units (Système International d'Unités).


Submitted manuscripts should contain the following:
  • Title
  • Abstract: Provide a brief abstract of max. 100 words. The abstract should state briefly the objective of the investigation, basic procedures, main findings, and principal conclusions.
  • 3–5 keywords
  • The manuscript
  • 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.

Introductions to this style can found here: Also, a basic tutorial can be found here:


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/.


Each table/figure should be numbered and editable in Microsoft Word. Number tables consecutively with Arabic numerals and give each table a short, descriptive heading.

Give each column a short or abbreviated heading. Place explanatory matter in footnotes to the table, not in the heading. Explain in the footnotes all non-standard abbreviations used in the table.

If data from another published or unpublished source are used, obtain permission and acknowledge fully. Tables should be self-explanatory and understandable without reference to the text of the article.


Redaksjonen er opptatt av at det som publiseres i tidsskriftene, er av høy faglig kvalitet og følger internasjonale etiske standarder for vitenskapelig publisering. Tidsskriftet følger retningslinjene til Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


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.


Universitetsforlaget follows the copyright agreement negotiated between the Norwegian Publicist Association (DNF) and the Norwegian Non-fiction Writes and Translators’ Association (NFFO), regarding published non-fiction works in journals. More on the agreement can be found here www.nffo.no.

Articles published in the journal will be saved and made available at idunn.no, Universitetsforlaget’s database for online distribution of journals (www.idunn.no).


All manuscripts submitted to the Nordic Studies in Education should be sent as an attachment to nordic-studies-in-education@hvl.no.

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