Nordic Journal of Media Studies

A new journal, the Nordic Journal of Media Studies, has been added to Nordicom’s portfolio of scientific publications. This journal is an online, Open Access journal. The first issue will be published in Spring 2019, with the theme “Disrupting media infrastructures: Transforming media industries and public spheres”. The new journal is supported by the Nordic Research Council, NOP-HS. 

Aims and Scope

The Nordic Journal of Media Studies is a peer-reviewed international publication dedicated to media research. The journal is a meeting place for Nordic, European, and global perspectives on media studies. The editors stress the importance of innovative and interdisciplinary research, and welcome contributions on both contemporary developments and historical topics. The journal is open for theoretical contributions and empirical research, and combinations thereof. The editors also welcome critical approaches to media studies addressing questions of power, inequality, participation, and voice. 

The Nordic Journal of Media Studies focuses on the interplay between media and their cultural and social contexts. We are interested in the media as industries and institutions of modern society, but also in how they are woven into the fabric of everyday life as mobile and interactive technologies. The emergence of new social networks, changes in political communication, intensified datafication and surveillance of human interaction, and new dynamics between media, popular culture, and commercial markets are important aspects of the changing relationship between media, culture, and society. 

Editorial process

The Nordic Journal of Media Studies is published once a year and each volume focuses on a particular theme. An open call invites suggestions (extended abstracts) for contributions and, on the basis of this, invitations to write full-length articles are issued. All submitted articles are subject to double-blind peer review by two external reviewers.  

Articles should not exceed 7,000 words, including references and bibliography, and must contain an abstract of no more than 150 words. All articles submitted should be original works and must not be under consideration by other publications.



Stig Hjarvard, University of Copenhagen, Chief Editor. E-mail:

Göran Bolin, Södertörn University. E-mail:

Kirsten Frandsen, Aarhus University. E-mail:

Anne Jerslev, University of Copenhagen. E-mail:

Risto Kunelius, University of Tampere. E-mail:

Mette Mortensen, University of Copenhagen. E-mail:

Eli Skogerbø, University of Oslo. E-mail:



Although the Nordic Journal of Media Studies is a new journal, the editors have longstanding experience in academic journal publishing; together they published the journal Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook (published 2002–2006 by Museum Tusculanum Press and 2008–2018 by Intellect Press; from 2002–2008, the chief editor was Ib Bondebjerg and, from 2009, the chief editor was Stig Hjarvard). In 2018, the entire editorial committee of Northern Lights moved to Nordicom to continue their work at the Nordic Journal of Media Studies.