Calls for papers

Nordic Journal of Media Studies is published once a year and each issue 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. An invitation to submit a full-length article does not guarantee final publication. The editorial decision-making is done by the journal’s editorial committee (independent of Nordicom).

Currently, there are no open Calls for papers.


Submitting abstracts

When there is an open Call for papers, extended abstracts should be sent to the issue editors by e-mail as stipulated in the Call. It must be clear from the abstract how the contribution is relevant to the overall theme. Since every issue is dedicated to a specific theme as announced in a Call, the journal does not accept contributions outside the theme. Submissions for the journal must adhere to the announced deadline. The extended abstract should include contact details for the corresponding author.

All articles submitted should be original works and must not be under consideration by other publishers. All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by at least two scholars.


Submission guidelines

If you are invited to submit a full-length manuscript, your submission should be accompanied by a cover letter; please download and fill out the cover letter template and send your manuscript and letter to the issue editors by e-mail as stipulated in the Call for papers. The cover letter should include all author names and affiliations (including department, organisation, and country), contact information for corresponding author, and external funding information, if applicable.


Manuscripts that are accepted for publication must adhere to our guidelines upon final submission. We provide a template to assist you in correctly formatting your manuscript. If you would like an interactive checklist of the instructions for authors, please contact the managing editor at


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