About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Nordlit publishes articles on Nordic literature and culture. From 2020 the journal publishes one open issue with unrelated articles in the spring semester, and in the fall semester one special issue. We accept articles in all the Scandinavian languages and in English.

Nordlit is published by the Institute of languages and culture at the Faculty of humanities, culture and pedagogy. The journal was established as a journal for the literary disciplines at the university in 1997. Since then, the journal is being published regularly twice a year and is recognized and certified as a level 1 journal in Norway.

From vol. 26 Nordlit publishes one open issue in the spring and one special issue in the fall. In the open issue articles are published as they come in, while the special edition consists of papers from conferences, workshops or papers commissioned by the editorial board.

Peer Review Process

The journal has a double blind peer review policy.

All the articles are read by the editorial board. If the paper is deemed worthy of publiaction and relevant to the journal they are sent to a double blind peer review. This process is anonymous, no names are revaled in the communication between editors, peer reviewers and writers.

The editorial board chooses peer reviers among scholars and colleagues who are competent on the issue at hand in the paper - both internationally and nationally.

Publication Frequency

Nordlit will have one normal issue every year, with articles being published continuously as soon as they are ready for publishing. In addition there will be one thematic issue every year. This issue will be published as a whole number, when all the articles are ready to be published.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to all its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The journal has no article submission charges or article processing charges. From Nr 26, all content of Nordlit is distributed under the  Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.


Nordlit accepts internal archives of pre-prints (authors' original scripts) on personal web pages or instutional servers, but only prior to publication.

Nordlit does not allow for archiving post-prints (last script after peer review), but it allows for and accepts internal archiving of articles in their finished versions (PDFs) so that they can be accessed from Nordlit's homepage.

ISSN numbers

Nordlit has the following ISSN numbers:

1503-2086 Electronic edition.

Journal archiving

The journal is included in the PKP Private LOCKSS Network.

Plagiarism screening

The journal has started using CrossCheck, a plagiarism screening service. From 2016 all submitted manuscripts will be scanned for plagiarism.


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