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Nordicom Review

Nordicom Review is a journal devoted to new Nordic media and communication research. The journal adheres to a rigorous double-blind peer review policy and articles are published on a digital-only continuous basis.

Nordicom Review has an open submission policy year-round. The journal is included in Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database for peer-reviewed research.

Journal articles and issues are Open Access and currently published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Issues published since 2000 can be downloaded free of charge and without requirement for registration from the Sciendo publishing platform.

Aims & scope

Nordicom Review is an international peer reviewed journal that provides a dedicated forum for articles that contribute to a wider understanding of media, mediated communication, and journalism in the Nordic region. This includes research on the Nordic countries as well as research with relevance for the Nordic context.

Nordicom Review publishes original articles and book reviews on topics such as journalism, popular culture, media audiences, media history, political communication, public service media, media and information literacy, media education, and media production, structure, policy, and economy.

Nordicom Review welcomes interdisciplinary submissions from a worldwide authorship, including both empirical and theoretical articles.

Journal metrics

Over the past several years, Nordicom Review has experienced strong growth in the various performance metrics assembled by Scopus. In 2022, Nordicom Review recorded a CiteScore of 2.5 (2.1) and an H-Index of 19 (17). The acceptance rate for Nordicom Review was 28 per cent.



Editor-in-chief: Jonas Ohlsson

Editors: Johannes Bjerling & Magnus Fredriksson

Book review editor:  Maarit Jaakkola

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Editorial board

Marko Ala-Fossi, University of Tampere, Finland

Karen Arriaza Ibarra, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Péter Bajomi-Lázár, Budapest Business School, Hungary

Piet Bakker, University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Auksė Balčytienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Anja Bechmann, Aarhus University, Denmark

Stina Bengtsson, Södertörn University, Sweden

Daniel Biltereyst, Ghent University, Belgium

Bonnie Brennen, Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA

Anker Brink Lund, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Peter Bro, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Ulla Carlsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Monica B. Chibita, Uganda Christian University, Uganda

Wallace Chuma, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Paul Cobley, Middlesex University, London, UK

Fausto Colombo, Catholic University in Milan, Italy

Nick Couldry, London School of Economics, UK

Leen D'Haenens, KU Leuven, Belgium

Lina Dencik, Cardiff University, UK

Karen Donders, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Gunn Enli, University of Oslo, Norway

Natalie Fenton, Goldsmiths University of London, UK

Ramaswami Harindranath, University of New South Wales, Australia

Halliki Harro-Loit, University of Tartu, Estonia

Uwe Hasebrink, University of Hamburg, Germany

Ari Heinonen, University of Tampere, Finland

Andreas Hepp, University of Bremen, Germany

Annette Hill, Lund University, Sweden

Stig Hjarvard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Christina Holtz-Bacha, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Valgerdur Johanssdottir, University of Iceland, Iceland

Michael Karlsson, Karlstad University, Sweden

Kari Karppinen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Andrew Kenyon, University of Melbourne, Australia

Anders Olof Larsson, Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway

Epp Lauk, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Chin Chuan Lee, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Francis L. F. Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Gregory F. Lowe, Northwestern University, Qatar, Qatar

Peter Lunt, University of Leicester, UK

Christa Lykke Christensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Tristan Mattelart, University of Paris-2, France

Margareta Melin, Malmö University, Sweden

Hallvard Moe, University of Bergen, Norway

Graham Murdock, Loughborough University, UK

Hannu Nieminen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Hillel Nossek, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Israel

Helga Ólafs, University of Iceland, Iceland

Kjartan Ólafsson, University of Akureyri, Iceland

Dominique Pasquier, Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France

Zrinjka Perusko, Zagreb University, Croatia

Robert G. Picard, University of Oxford, UK

Manuel Puppis, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Stephen Reese, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Kristina Riegert, Södertörn University, Sweden

David Ryfe, University of Iowa, USA

Inka Salovaara-Moring, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Kim Christian Schrøder, Roskilde University, Denmark

Gauti Sigthorsson, University of Roehampton, UK

Tanja Sihvonen, University of Vaasa, Finland

Seamus Simpson, University of Salford, Manchester, UK

Kristin Skare Orgeret, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Helena Sousa, University of Minho, Portugal

Jeanette Steemers, King's College, London, UK

Steen Steensen, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Jesper Strömbäck, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Trine Syvertsen, University of Oslo, Norway

Bjarki Valtýsson, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Miguel Vicente-Marino, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

Claes de Vreese, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Herman Wasserman, South Africa

Patrik Wikström, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Ida Willig, Roskilde University, Denmark

Tamara Witschge, Amsterdam University of Applied Science, the Netherlands