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Nordisk tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning (Nordic Journal for Youth Research) is an open access interdisciplinary social science journal. The journal aims to contribute towards a growth in knowledge around youth and youth life in the Nordic countries and to be the leading publication platform for Nordic youth research in Scandinavian languages, publishing research articles, debate/commentary articles and book reviews on youth and youth-related issues from a Nordic context.

Key issues include gender, class and inequality, multicultural society, leisure, school and education, youth culture, values ​​and attitudes, democracy and participation, upbringing and family life, health and well-being, violence and abuse, drug use, crime and the transition between youth and young adulthood.

The journal has an international profile, but with the Nordic region as an empirical perspective and with the Nordic region as its main readership, will publish articles primarily in the Scandinavian Languages (Norwegian, Swedish and Danish) or in English.

The journal’s target audience is researchers and students in academic institutions, practitioners working with youth-related themes, political and administrative decision makers, and the media.

Nordisk tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning is established (2019) as a continuation of the Norwegian journal Tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning. The journal is published by Scandinavian University Press (Universitetsforlaget AS) on behalf of NOVA Research Institute at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University.

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 editors 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 does not seek any fees for assessment or publication.

The journal is covered by the following indexing and discovery services:
  • Google Scholar
  • Norart
  • Primo Central Index (Ex Libris) / Oria
  • The Summon Service (ProQuest)
  • Ebsco Discovery Services
  • WorldCat Lokal (OCLC)
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.

The journal is authorized as a publication channel on Level 1 in NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data (for Norway and Sweden) and in the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Authorization list for serials - BFI (Denmark).
Ingrid Smette, Senior Researcher, Centre for Welfare and Labour Research, NOVA, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Anders Bakken, Senior Researcher, Centre for Welfare and Labour Research, NOVA, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University

Lotta Haikkola, Academy Research Fellow, Finnish Youth Research Network
Kristinn Hegna, Professor, Department of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo
Ylva Odenbring, Associate Professor of Education, University of Gothenburg, Department of Education, Communication and Learning
Gry Paulgaard, Professor, Department of Education, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Maria Rönnlund, Senior lecturer (associate professor), Department of Applied Educational Science, Umeå University
Anne-Lene Sand, Postdoctor, Design School Kolding, Design for Play, Denmark
Emma Sorbring, Professor in Child and Youth Studies, University West, Trollhättan
Niels Ulrik Sørensen, Head of Research; Associate Professor, Department of Culture and Learning, Aalborg University, Campus Copenhagen
Marlene Persson, PhD Candidate, Centre for Welfare and Labour Research, NOVA, OsloMet -- Oslo Metropolitan University

Nihad Bunar, Professor, Specialpedagogiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet
Laura Gilliam, Ph.d., Associate Professor, Danish School of Education, Educational Antrophology, Emdrup, Aarhus University
Nora Elise Hesby Mathé, Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education and School Research, University of Oslo
Mette Pless, Associate Professor, The Center for Youth Research, Department of Culture and Learning, Aalborg University
Willy Pedersen, Professor, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo
Johan Fredrik Rye, Professor, Institute of Sociology and Political Scienc, NTNU, Trondheim
Håkan Stattin, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Uppsala University
Åse Strandbu, Professor, Department of Sport and social Sciences, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo
Kristoffer Chelsom Vogt, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Bergen

Lars Birger Davan, Ph.d. Candidate, Centre for Welfare and Labour Research, NOVA, OsloMet -- Oslo Metropolitan University

Email: larsbirg@oslomet.no

Nordisk tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning
Velferdsinstituttet NOVA
OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University
P.O. Box 4, St. Olavs plass
NO-0130 Oslo
Nordisk tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning is an open access academic journal, 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.
Nordisk tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning (NTU) – Nordic Journal of Youth Research – publishes original empirical and theoretical articles, research comments, and essays and book reviews/book essays. The journal welcomes manuscripts primarily in Norwegian, Swedish and Danish; it also accepts manuscripts in English.

NTU is an interdisciplinary social science journal. The journal aims to contribute to a growth in knowledge surrounding youth and youth life in the Nordic countries, mainly focused on the age group 12 to 25 years.

All manuscripts submitted to the journal should be sent to the editors via the following email: maper@oslomet.no.Before you submit your manuscript, we ask you to read the guidelines closely and to ensure that:
  • The author information is complete
  • The number of characters does not exceed the limit stated below
  • Notes and references comply with the standard of the guide
  • Short abstracts with keywords in Norwegian/Swedish/Danish and English are included
  • The article is anonymized so that the names of the author(s) do not appear
Manuscripts submitted to NTU may not be published or under review for publication elsewhere. Only manuscripts that follow the format and content listed below will be considered by the editorial staff.

Articles must be based on original empirical and/or theoretical analysis of a high professional quality. The quality is ensured through the assessment of at least two anonymous peers. Manuscripts must not exceed 7500 words. Abstracts, bibliographies, tables, figures and notes do not count towards the total number of characters.

Research commentary/essay may have a freer form than a scientific article but should also yield academically important insights and have a clear argumentation and presentation. Contributions are normally assessed by members of the editorial staff, but will sometimes be sent to an anonymous peer group. Research commentary/essays must not exceed 5000 words. The manuscript must have a Scandinavian and English title but does not need an abstract. Otherwise, follow the same template as for articles.

Book reviews should not exceed 2000 words. The text must state the author of the book, title, edition/year, publisher and who the reviewer is. References should be limited to a minimum. Book reviews are to be sent and printed by appointment with the editorial staff. Feel free to contact us to discuss possible book reviews with the editors.

Book essays reviews several books in context and should not exceed 5000 words (all included). The text must state who the reviewer is. For each book, the author, title, edition/year and publisher should be stated. References should be limited to a minimum.

Paragraphs are marked with an open line between each text section.

The text can have a maximum of two heading levels. Headings should not be numbered.

Submitted manuscripts should contain the following (in one document in this order):
  • Title (in the original language and English), as well as the number of characters with spaces in the article.
  • Abstract of up to 200 words and 3–5 keywords in the original language.
  • Abstract of up to 200 words and 3–5 keywords in English.
  • The actual script text should be in Times New Roman, 12 pt, line spacing 1.5.
  • Numbered notes, organized as endnotes (not footnotes).
  • Literature references, arranged alphabetically.
  • Any acknowledgements and information about funding can be added under the heading “About the article” between the article itself and the bibliography.
In separate files:
  • Numbered figures and illustrations (one per page).
  • Author’s name, institution affiliation, email address, and a brief biographical text about the author.
  • Information about any conflicts of interest when publishing the article in the journal.

The journal uses APA 6th edition style guide for references.
Introductions to this style can found here:  http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx

APA uses author and year in references. When referring or summarizing a source, the author’s last name and year are set in brackets in the text in this way: (Andersen, 2011; Andreassen, 2004; Askheim, 2009). If the reference has two or more authors, use the ampersand (‘&’) sign: (Deegan & Anderson, 2006).

The bibliography is written after the main text and is entered alphabetically according to the first author’s last name. Each entry has an indented second line on all references (hanging indent).

The references should always include DOI references, when possible (DOI: digital object identifier.) The DOI reference should be accessible by clicking on 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, as 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azu086.

Quotations of less than five lines are included in the sentence and marked by quotation marks (“). Quotations of five lines or more are indented with no quotation marks. All literature quotations must have a reference placed in parentheses after the quotation, but before the sentence or comma. If the author translates quotations, mark this as follows: (Lindgren, 1981, p. 33; own translation). Quotations should not be italicized. Book titles and terms used in the text can be italicized.

Tables must be delivered in an editable format, i.e. rows and columns can be adjusted. Tables must be in script. These are numbered consecutively and placed correctly in the manuscript.

The number of tables, figures and illustrations should be limited, and tables and figures should be self-explanatory and have short headings.

All tables, figures and illustrations used in the manuscript must be allowed to be published with open access. If it is not the author himself who has made the figure, the name of the drawing or photographer must be stated in the figure text. The author himself obtains permission to use previously published illustrations. If in doubt, contact the editorial staff.

Notes in the manuscript should be organized as endnotes (not footnotes). Notes should be kept to a minimum and used only for comments. Issues that are important for the presentation should preferably be included in the text.

Manuscripts submitted to the Nordic Journal for Youth Research must not be considered elsewhere. Authors submitting contributions to the journal agree to publish their articles in accordance with Norwegian copyright, with open access and under the journal's current Creative Commons license: https://www.idunn.no/ntu?languageId=2#/rights

The journal uses double-blind peer review. Manuscripts submitted for assessment must therefore be anonymized by the author. All explicit self-references should be anonymized.

The author receives feedback by email from the editor after the manuscript has been peer reviewed. The author will be informed if the article is approved as it is, is rejected, or possibly approved with minor or major revisions. If the editor requests revisions, the author will be given a deadline for this, normally 30 days after feedback from the editors.

The editorial board is concerned that what is published in the journal is of a high professional quality and follows international ethical standards for scientific publishing. The journal follows the guidelines of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) and the Vancouver Convention for co-authorship: https://www.idunn.no/info/publiseringsetikk


After the editor has accepted the article for publication, the author will receive a proofread article for verification and approval. From this point on, it is not possible to make major changes that will require a new assessment from the editorial staff.

The proofread article will be sent to the author (1st proofing) for final approval. Additions and changes to the article must be avoided. Direct errors must be corrected, and minor, necessary changes for later material may be made. Any comments to the 1st review will be returned to the editorial assistant no later than 3 working days. The 2nd review is normally approved by the editorial staff.

Nordic Journal for Youth Research is a scientific journal with open access. It is available for everyone for free. All articles are published in accordance with the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 4.0.

As an author, you retain the copyright and release rights to your own article, without restriction. At the same time, you give everyone else the right to read, download, copy, print, search or link to the full-text version of your article.

Each author will receive an email link to his/her article once it is published.


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