Submit a book review

Nordicom Review publishes two regular issues per year and aims to include 3–5 book reviews in each issue. We welcome reviews on academic books within the field of media and communication research written in English, preferably with particular relevance for the Nordic countries.

The books are ultimately selected by the book review editor, and the reviews are written on commission, but the editor also welcomes suggestions from aspiring reviewers. Books that may be reviewed include academic studies and reports. We typically do not accept reviews of academic dissertations.

The optimal length of a book review is between 1,300 and 1,700 words, and the review should adhere to the following points:

  • Do not use subheadings.
  • The review author should provide their full name, title, and university affiliation.
  • Provide a page number for any direct quotations.

For more details, contact our book review editor for instructions for authors.

Book review editor: Maarit Jaakkola,

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Suggested titles

The list of suggestions is updated on a regular basis. Authors are welcome to e-mail their suggestions to the book review editor:

Books marked with an asterisk (*) can be received as print copies from the book review editor. Otherwise, please request a review copy from the publisher after a consultancy with the book review editor.


Generational Gaps in Political Media Use and Civic Engagement: From Baby Boomers to Generation Z
Kim Andersen, Jakob Ohme, Camilla Bjarnøe, Mats Joe Bordacconi, Erik Albæk, & Claes H. De Vreese (Eds.)
Routledge, 2020

The Historical Web and Digital Humanities: The Case of National Web Domains
Niels Brügger, & Ditte Laursen
Routledge, 2019

Journalism History and Digital Archives
Henrik Bødker
Routledge, 2020

* The Discursive-Material Knot: Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation
Nico Carpentier
Peter Lang, 2017

* Exposing Vulnerability: Self-Mediation in Scandinavian Films With and By Women
Adriana Margareta Dancus
Intellect, 2019

Dynamics Of Mediatization: Institutional Change and Everyday Transformations in a Digital Age
Olivier Driessens, Göran Bolin, Andreas Hepp, & Stig Hjarvard (Eds.)
Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

Critical Perspectives on Journalistic Beliefs and Actions: Global Experiences
Eric Freedman, Robyn S. Goodman, & Elanie Steyn (Eds.)
Routledge, 2018

Media in War and Armed Conflict: Dynamics of Conflict News Production and Dissemination
Romy Fröhlich
Routledge, 2018

Media Experiences: Engaging with Drama and Reality Television 
Annette Hill
Routledge, 2018

Media Health: The Personal in Public Stories
Harald Hornmoen, Birgitte Kjos Fonn, Nathalie Hyde-Clarke, & Yngve Benestad Hågvar (Eds.)
Universitetsforlaget, 2020

A Handbook of Media and Communication Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies
Klaus Bruhn Jensen (Ed.)
Routledge, 2020 (3rd ed.)

A Theory of Communication and Justice
Klaus Bruhn Jensen (Ed.)
Routledge, 2020

Data Theory: Interpretive Sociology and Computational Methods
Simon Lindgren
Wiley, 2020

Media Solidarities: Emotions, Power and Justice in the Digital Age
Kaarina Nikunen
Sage, 2019

Contemporary Journalism in the US and Germany: Agents of Accountability
Matthias Revers
Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

Television Drama in the Age of Streaming: Transnational Strategies and Digital Production Cultures at the NRK
Vilde Schanke Sundet
Palgrave Macmillan, 2021

Critical Incidents in Journalism: Pivotal Moments Reshaping Journalism around the World
Edson C. Tandoc Jr., Joy Jenkins, Ryan J. Thomas, & Oscar Westlund (Eds.)
Routledge, 2020

BRICS Media: Reshaping the Global Communication Order
Daya Khissan Thussu, & Kaarle Nordenstreng (Eds.)
Routledge, 2020