Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Nordic Journal of Educational History (NJEdH) is an interdisciplinary international journal dedicated to scholarly excellence in the field of educational history.

The journal takes special responsibility for the communication and dissemination of educational history research of particular relevance to the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and political and geographic entities including the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Sápmi and Åland), but welcomes contributions exploring the history of education in all parts of the world.

The publishing language is English and the Scandinavian languages.

The journal applies a double blind peer review procedure and is accessible to all interested readers (NO FEES are charged for publication or subscription).

The NJEdH publishes articles as soon as they have been through the peer review and copy editing process, adding cumulatively to the content of an open issue each year. Special issues are normally published as the second issue of any given year.


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Introductions to special issues are not peer reviewed.

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Articles should generally be between 35,000 and 65,000 characters (including footnotes and spaces), with maximum of three illustrations. Both English and Nordic/Scandinavian languages are accepted.

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Concluding Remarks

Concluding remarks in special issues are not peer-reviewed

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Book Reviews

Reviews of monographs should not exceed 6,000 characters (including spaces) and reviews of edited volumes should not exceed 8,000 characters (including spaces). Reviews of dissertations should not exceed 20,000 characters (including spaces). The review section is non-peer reviewed, but submissions will be subject to editorial review. Reviews are accepted in English and Scandinavian languages, but English is preferred.

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Peer Review Process

The NJEdH strives to maintain high academic quality. Two reviewers will subject each submitted manuscript that the editorial team finds thematically motivated and scientifically relevant to blind appraisal. The reviewers are selected based on their competence in the specific field with which the manuscript deals, or based on their solid general competence within the wider field of educational history.

When the editor of an issue also participates as an author in the same issue, another member of the editorial team mediates the contacts between author and the reviewers in order to maintain the integrity of the peer-review process.


Publication Frequency

The NJEdH publishes two issues per year.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public facilitates a greater global exchange of knowledge. The works are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


ISSN: 2001-9076