Nordicom Review

Established: 1980

Editor-in-chief: Jonas Ohlsson 
Editor: Johannes Bjerling  
Editor: Karin Zelano
Editor for book reviews: Maarit Jaakkola 
Managing editor: Josefine Bové 

ISSN (print): 1403-1108


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 including, but not limited to, 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.

The journal is interdisciplinary and publishes both empirical and theoretical articles. Nordicom Review welcomes contributions from a worldwide authorship.


About Nordicom Review 

The Nordic countries rate high on indexes of democracy, welfare, gender equality and absence of corruption. Some key traditions are similar in the Nordic countries, like protection of freedom of expression, strong public service broadcasting, state subsidy systems to secure pluralism in the media, early development of information and communication technology (ICT) and a long tradition of mass literacy. The Nordic region is one of the most advanced concerning access and use of digital media, and it therefore provides a fruitful environment for studies of media and journalism.

Nordicom Review is published by Nordicom (Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research) at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. The publication of Nordicom Review is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers. It adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of the reviewer and author always are concealed from both parties. The journal employs an online-first publication policy. Printed editions are published semi-annually. Special thematic issues are published regularly.

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

Nordicom Review is published in association with Sciendo (De Gruyter Group). All issues and articles published since 2000 can be downloaded with Open Access from the Sciendo publishing platform at