Nordicom Review

About the journal

Since 1980, Nordicom Review has been a journal devoted to new Nordic media and communication research. The journal is published by Nordicom, a centre for Nordic media and communication research at the University of Gothenburg, supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The journal adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy and articles are published on a digital-only, continuous basis. Special thematic issues are also published regularly. 

Nordicom Review is Open Access and published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). The journal is included in Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database for peer-reviewed research. All issues and articles published since 2000 can be downloaded free of charge from the Sciendo publishing platform.  

Nordicom Review is the official journal of NordMedia, which has been the flagship conference of the Nordic media and communication research community since 1973. 


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.


Editorial team

Editor-in-chief: Jonas Ohlsson

Editor: Johannes Bjerling

Editor: Karin Zelano

Book review editor:  Maarit Jaakkola

Managing editor: Josefine Bové 

Manuscript editor: Kristin Clay


The Nordic region provides a fruitful environment for studies of media and journalism. Nordic countries rate high on indexes of democracy, welfare, gender equality and absence of corruption, with strong public service broadcasting and state subsidy systems securing pluralism in the media. Additionally, their early development of information and communication technology complements a long tradition of almost-universal literacy and freedom of expression.