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.
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.
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:
Primo Central Index (Ex Libris)
The Summon Service (ProQuest)
Ebsco Discovery Service
WorldCat Local (OCLC)
Herner Sæverot, Bergen University College
Dziuginta Baraldsnes, Bergen University College
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).
SUBMITTING A MANUSCRIPT
Submitted manuscripts should contain the following:
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.
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 (DOU: 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
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.
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).