Submit a book review

Here you will find information on how to submit a book review for our journal Nordicom Review. Nordicom Review publishes two regular issues per year and aims to include 2–3 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

If you are new to the book review genre, or if you are experienced and want to share your expertise, please check out our Academic Book Review Community at NordMedia Network, a newly established support community for finding best practices and providing feedback throughout the process of writing an academic book review.

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.

The links below are external.

Nordic Earner-Carer Politics: A Comparative and Historical Analysis
Anne Lise Ellingsæter
Edward Elgar, 2024

Effective Journalism: How the Information Ecosystem Works and What Journalists Should Do About It
Jessica Roberts
Intellect, May 2024

Children as Rhetorical Advocates in Social Movements
Luke Winslow, Eli Mangold
Routledge, March 2024

Global Journalism in Comparative Perspective: Case Studies
Dhiman Chattopadhyay (Ed.)
Routledge, February 2024

Political Economy of Media and Communication: Methodological Approaches
Joan Pedro-Carañana, Rodrigo Gómez, Thomas F. Corrigan, Francisco Sierra Caballero (Eds.)
Routledge, February 2024

Women’s Agency and Mobile Communication Under the Radar
Xin Pei, Pranav Malhotra, Rich Ling (Eds.)
Routledge, February 2024

The Politics of Media Scarcity
Greg Elmer, Stephen J. Neville
Routledge, January 2024

Trolling Ourselves to Death: Democracy in the Age of Social Media
Jason Hannan
Oxford University Press, January 2024

Communicating COVID-19: Media, Trust, and Public Engagement
Monique Lewis, Eliza Govender, Kate Holland (Eds.)
Palgrave Macmillan, January 2024 

WhatsApp: From a one-to-one Messaging App to a Global Communication Platform
Amelia Johns, Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández, Emma Baulch
Polity, December 2023

Nordic and Baltic Perspectives in Canadian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Northern Spaces Narratives
Sara Bédard-Goulet, Christophe Premat (Eds.)
Stockholm University Press, December 2023

Political Communication: An Introduction for Crisis Times (2nd ed.)
Aeron Davis
Polity, December 2023

Media Materialities: Form, Format, and Ephemeral Meaning
Iain A. Taylor and Oliver Carter (Eds.)
Intellect, December 2023

Bodies and Mobile Media
Ingrid Richardson & Rowan Wilden
Polity, November 2023

Platforms, Power, and Politics: An Introduction to Political Communication in the Digital Age
Ulrike Klinger, Daniel Kreiss, Bruce Mutsvairo
Polity, October 2023

Machine Vision: How Algorithms are Changing the Way We See the World
Jill Walker Rettberg
Polity, September 2023

Media Pluralism and Online News: The Consequences of Automated Curation for Society
Tim Dwyer and Derek Wilding (Eds.)
Intellect, September 2023

The Shaping of News: A Framework for Analysis
Julie Firmstone
Palgrave Macmillan, September 2023 

Digital Platforms and the Press
James Meese
Intellect, August 2023

How Journalists Engage: A Theory of Trust Building, Identities, and Care
Sue Robinson
Oxford University Press, July 2023

The Fifth Estate: The Power Shift of the Digital Age
William H. Dutton
Oxford University Press, July 2023

Communication and Human Rights: Towards Communicative Justice
Cees J. Hamelink
Polity, June 2023

Foundations of Visual Communication: How Visuals Appear in Daily Life
Yvonne Eriksson & Anette Göthlund
Routledge, June 2023

Digital Storytelling and Ethics: Collaborative Creation and Facilitation
Amanda Hill
Routledge, June 2023

Augmentation Technologies and Artificial Intelligence in Technical Communication: Designing Ethical Futures
Ann Hill Duin & Isabel Pedersen
Routledge, June 2023

Communicating Aggression in a Megamedia World
Beata Sierocka
Routledge, May 2023

Environmental Risk Communication: Principles and Practices for Industry
Susan Zummo Forney & Anthony J. Sadar
CRC Press, May 2023

Public Relations and Online Engagement: Audiences, Fandom and Influencers
Amber L. Hutchins & Natalie T. J. Tindall
Routledge, May 2023

Smartphone Communication: Interactions in the App Ecosystem
Francisco Yus
Routledge, May 2023

Women and the Media in Capitalism and Socialism: An Ecofeminist Inquiry
Martina Topić (Ed.)
Intellect, May 2023

The Politics of Nuclear Power in Finland: Trust at the Core?
Lotta I. Lounasmeri
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, May 2023

Radical Journalism: Resurgence, Reform, Reaction
Seamus Farrell, Eugenia Siapera, & George Souvlis
Routledge, March 2023

News Quality in the Digital Age
Regina G. Lawrence & Philip M. Napoli
Routledge, March 2023

The Political Relevance of Food Media and Journalism: Beyond Reviews and Recipes
Elizabeth Fakazis & Elfriede Fürsich
Routledge, January 2023

The Construction of Truth in Contemporary Media Narratives about Risk
John Gaffey
Routledge, January 2023



News Nerds: Institutional Change in Journalism
Allie Kosterich
Oxford University Press, December 2022


Race and Digital Media: An Introduction
Lori Kido Lopez
Wiley, November 2022

Screen Damage: The Dangers of Digital Media for Children
Michel Desmurget
Wiley, October 2022

Semantic Media: Mapping Meaning on the Internet
Andrew Iliadis
Wiley, October 2022

Graham Meikle
Wiley, October 2022

Media and Events in History
Espen Ytreberg
Wiley, September 2022


Communication in the 2020s: Viewing Our World Through the Eyes of Communication Scholars
Christina S. Beck (Ed.)
Routledge, 2022

Danish Humour: Sink or Swim
Lita Lundquist & Helen Dyrbye
Samfundslitteratur, 2022

Regulating Big Tech: Policy Responses to Digital Dominance (Open Access)
Martin Moore & Damian Tambini (Eds.)
Oxford University Press, 2022

The Institutions Changing Journalism: Barbarians Inside the Gate
Patrick Ferrucci & Scott A. Eldridge (Eds.)
Routledge, 2022

Psychological Insights on the Role and Impact of the Media during the Pandemic: Lessons from COVID-19
Barrie Gunter
Routledge, 2022

Digital Femininities: The Gendered Construction of Cultural and Political Identities Online
Frankie Rogan
Routledge, 2022

Journalism's Racial Reckoning: The News Media's Pivot to Diversity and Inclusion
Brad Clark
Routledge, 2022

Environmental Communication for Children: Media, Young Audiences, and the More-Than-Human World
Erin Hawley
Palgrave Macmillan, 2022

News Media and the Financial Crisis: How Elite Journalism Undermined the Case for a Paradigm Shift
Adam Cox
Routledge, 2022

Tweeting Brexit: Social Media and the Aftermath of the EU Referendum
Maja Šimunjak
Routledge, 2022

Mediatisation of Emotional Life
Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech & Mateusz Sobiech (Eds.)
Routledge, 2022

Film and Television Production in the Age of Climate Crisis: Towards a Greener Screen
Pietari Kääpä & Hunter Vaughan
Palgrave Macmillan, 2022

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