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Submit a special issue proposal

Nordicom invites members of the international media and communication research community to submit a proposal for editing a special issue of Nordicom Review. The journal is digital only, Open Access, and published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Nordicom Review 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. We receive and evaluate proposals on a steady basis.


How to submit a special issue proposal

Special issues of Nordicom Review are thematic issues where the processes of peer review and manuscript evaluation are handled by external editors (guest editors). All special issues are preceded by an open Call for papers, and all considered article submissions undergo the same rigorous double-blind peer-review process as submissions to the regular issue. Should you be interested in submitting a proposal, this is how to do it:

1. Fill out the Editor Questionnaire (Special Issue proposal).

You acquire this document by contacting the editors of Nordicom Review: editors@nordicom.gu.se

When we evaluate your proposal, we consider whether the proposed issue is appropriate for our aims & scope, whether it will make a needed contribution within our field, and your previous experience as an editor. We also consider whether the topic is high on the public or political agenda – we particularly encourage proposals with a policy or democracy dimension.

Nordicom Review Aims & Scope  

2. Submit a draft version of your Call for papers.

If we decide to move forward with your proposal, you and your designated Nordicom Review editor will discuss the timeframe. Nordicom reserves the right to edit the Call for papers in order to make it more coherent with our publication procedures. The approved Call for papers will be published on our website. Keep in mind that there is a lengthy publication process, and therefore it is not realistic to hope for a special issue to be finalised within one year. The role of guest editor requires much work, and we strongly recommend that at least two people share the responsibilities.