About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Nordic Perspectives on Open Science (NOPOS) is a journal on all aspects of Open Science – Open Access, Open Data, Open Peer Review and open research collaboration models are among themes that will be of interest. Announcements about Open Science-related conferences or other activities that our audience should know about are also welcomed, and so are reviews of relevant literature: textbooks, monographs, doctoral or master's theses.

The journal is based in the Nordic countries, and will actively solicit manuscripts from Nordic stakeholders, in order to be a place to highlight news, experiences, experiments, policies, research and viewpoints on Open Science from or pertaining to the Nordic countries. We also want the journal to be a place for stakeholders from the Baltic countries.

Peer Review Process

Submissions will be screened for relevance and quality by the editor, and will undergo peer review carried out by experts in the field. 

Normal guidelines for scholarly authorship apply, e.g. regarding use of references. All submissions will be screened for plagiarism.

Publication Frequency

We will publish continuously, opening the annual issue in January and closing it in December. Special issues may be contemplated in conjunction with special conferences, projects etc.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History

The Nordic network on Open Access, a semi-formal co-operation between important OA actors in the Nordic Countries has been instrumental in setting up this journal. Nordic Perspectives on Open Science is in some part a successor to ScieCom Info with its Nordic-Baltic outlook, but aims to cover a wider field of "open".

The editorial team of NOPOS consists of employees of higher education institutions in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The journal is published by Septentrio Academic Publishing at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.