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Here are the most cited Nordicom Review articles in 2021

NEWS | 17 February 2022

Source evaluation, Danish-Swedish differences and hyper-local media are on top of Nordicom Review’s list of articles most cited in other scientific journals. Number eight on the list is an up-and-comer with an unusual number of citations in less than a year. The article investigates how the new dominance of music and television streaming has affected media consumption.

Nordicom Review has shown a constant increase in cite score value in recent years, and last year was no exception. Karin H. Zelano, scientific editor, says:

“The increasing number of scholarly citations in high-ranking journals show that the articles we publish add value to ongoing scientific debates across the media and communication sciences. That is great! Citations also show that our editorial efforts to attract high-quality submissions, engage conscientious reviewers, provide a smooth editing process, and actively disseminate what we publish within the research community is really paying off”.

Here is the list of the 10 most cited articles in 2021:

Nordicom uses SCOPUS for citation analysis and statistics. The figures can differ from data collected from other services.

1. “Framing gender justice: A comparative analysis of the media coverage of #metoo in Denmark and Sweden”, by Tina Askanius & Jannie Møller Hartley. (Published 2019). 11 citations in 2021 (16 citations total)

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Tina Askanius and Jannie Møller Hartley. Jannie Møller Hartley says: “In Denmark, #MeToo was presented as something you can have different attitudes to, not as a structural problem that requires answers from Danish politicians or changes in legislation. The fact that #MeToo was treated as a topic of debate meant that virtually no Danish politicians commented on the issue during the period.”

2. “Swedish teenagers’ difficulties and abilities to determine digital news credibility”, by Thomas Nygren & Mona Guath. (Published 2019). 10 citations in 2021 (21 citations total).

Teenagers looking at their smartphones

Thomas Nygren says: "The fact that teenagers are not so good at determining the credibility of a source also underscores the importance of having access to reliable news."

3. “Hyperlocals and legacy media: Media ecologies in transition”, Gunnar Nygren, Sara Leckner, & Carina Tenor. (Published 2018). 9 citations in 2021 (29 citations total)

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The authors write: “The main conclusion is that hyperlocals are only partly filling the gaps from declining legacy media, while parts of Sweden are becoming ‘news deserts’”.

4. “Journalism and gender: Toward a multidimensional approach”, Iris Ruoho & Sinikka Torkkola. (Published 2018).  6 citations in 2021 (11 citations total)

5. “Local media ecologies: Social media taking the lead”, Gunnar Nygren. (Published 2019). 5 citations in 2021 (8 citations total).

6. “Walking through, going along and scrolling back: Ephemeral mobilities in digital ethnography”, Kristian Møller, & Brady Robards. (Published 2019).  5 citations in 2021 (12 citations total)

7 “Data visualization in Scandinavian newsrooms: Emerging trends in journalistic visualization practices”, Martin Engebretsen, Helen Kennedy, & Wibke Weber. (Published 2018).  5 citations in 2021 (13 citations total)

8. “Towards streaming as a dominant mode of media use? A user typology approach to music and television streaming”, Marika Lüders, Vilde Schanke Sundet, & Terje Colbjornsen. (Published 2021).  4 citations in 2021 (4 citations total)

Laptop screen with a television streaming service

Marika Lüders says: “Our results show that frequent streamers consume a wider variety of genres. They also use more services, particularly for television content. While streaming has become a common way of listening to music and watching television, older age groups still rely more on other formats”.

9. “Mimicking news: How the credibility of an established tabloid is used when disseminating racism”, Johan Farkas & Christina Neumayer. (Published 2020). 4 citations in 2021 (6 citations total). 

10. “Local journalism when the journalists leave town: Probing the news gap that hyperlocal media are supposed to fill”, Michael Karlsson & Erika Hellekant Rowe. (Published 2019).  4 citations in 2021 (4 citations total).