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Nordicom Review invites you to submit articles that contribute to a wider understanding of media, mediated communication, and journalism in the Nordic region. Nordicom Review is an interdisciplinary journal and welcomes empirical and theoretical contributions from a worldwide authorship.

All articles submitted should be original works and must not be under consideration by other publishers. All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by at least two scholars.

Nordicom Review is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence.

All submissions to Nordicom Review are submitted to Similarity Check – a Crossref service utilising iThenticate text comparison software to detect text-recycling or self-plagiarism.

When we receive properly formatted manuscripts, it allows us to efficiently review your submission; we therefore reserve the right to return for revision submissions not in accordance with the points below. Please use our templates to assist you in correctly formatting your manuscript and cover letter.


How to submit an article

Send your manuscript and a cover letter to:

The cover letter should include the following:

  • Name, title, affiliation (department, institution, country), ORCID iD, and contact information for all involved authors, with preferred initials noted for those with multiple names. (Register for an ORCID iD)
  • If there is more than one author, specify a corresponding author.
  • A word-count for the abstract and the full manuscript (including notes and references).
  • If the manuscript has been enabled by external funding, provide the details (including grant number). This information should not be included within the manuscript.
  • A brief motivation about how the manuscript corresponds with the aims & scope of Nordicom Review.

Below are the requirements for initial submissions to Nordicom Review. Manuscripts that are accepted for publication will have to meet the final manuscript delivery requirements laid out in the instructions for authors.


Submission requirements


Word limit: 7,000–9,000 words, including endnotes and references.

Include an abstract of 100–150 words that includes the main research questions, methods and methodology, major findings, and conclusions. It is crucial the abstract adheres to the guidelines, in order for it to have the full effect of findability, searchability, and reaching appropriate reviewers and scholars.

Include five relevant and informative keywords in order to optimise findability and increase readership.

Use only two levels of headings; bold 14-point font for section headings and italic 14-point font for subsection headings.

Anonymise any references involving the authors to prepare for double-blind peer review.

All use of material, either direct or indirect, should be accompanied by an appropriate in-text citation, including material previously published by the author, which should be rewritten or summarised to avoid text-recycling or self-plagiarism.

Manuscripts by non-native English speakers should be professionally proofread prior to submission.

You are responsible for obtaining permission to use third-party material under copyright.

References and citations

All quotations should be accompanied by a proper in-text citation to the original text, including a page number or other identifying place, such as a paragraph number: (Svensson, 1999: 5) or (Johnson, 2020: para. 7)

When citing empirical research material (e.g., interviews, content analysis), include in-text citations with relevant information (e.g., name or anonymous, job title, date of interview, gender or age; newspaper name, date; etc.). Publicly available empirical material must have an entry in the reference list; unpublished material, such as interviews, do not. Please refer to the extra instructions for citing and referencing empirical material to ensure you meet the requirements.

Do not use “ibid.” in in-text citations.

All references should follow APA formatting and include a DOI if available (including books). Only include other URLs if they are legible.


Endnotes should be limited as much as possible. When used, they should be brief and only used for valuable additional information that is too long to include in the body text. They are not used for URLs or other references. 

There should be a maximum of five endnotes. 


Provide each figure in an individual, separate file.

Charts, graphs, and diagrams should be provided in editable format (e.g., in or with the original Excel file).

The approximate place in the text where a figure should be placed should be indicated, for example, “[Figure 1 here]”. 

Images and illustrations should be provided in high resolution (300 dpi for photographs; 600 dpi for line drawings).

Refer to our extra instructions for creating figures for details about the final requirements.


Tables should not repeat what is in the text, but only present new information or illustrate something that is difficult to describe in the text.

Tables created in Excel should be transferred to Word.

Do not use the space bar and tabs to create tables. Use the table function in Word.

Tables included in the body text should fit on one page.

Larger tables for appendices or supplementary material should be provided in individual, separate files.

Refer to our extra instructions for creating tables for details about the final requirements.



For general inquiries and questions, please contact Nordicom’s managing editor. For specific questions or concerns about the formatting requirements, please contact Nordicom’s manuscript editor.

Managing editor, Josefine Bové,

Manuscript editor, Kristin Clay,


Page last updated November 2021