Focus and Scope

Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Education (NJCIE) seeks to analyze current educational discourse, central issues in policy and practice, and their implications for teaching and learning. The journal investigates topics through an interdisciplinary lens focusing on new insights and fostering critical debate about the role of education in diverse societies. NJCIE is concerned with a wide variety of issues as well as the interplay of local, national, regional and global contexts which are shaping education. The ways in which local understandings can bring to light the trends, effects and influences that exist in different contexts globally highlight the general understanding of Comparative and International Education in NJCIE.

NJCIE invites contributions from Nordic scholars as well as international scholars. We engage in topics relevant for a Nordic context as well as beyond. 

Peer Review Process

NJCIE is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality, original articles in English, Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish. The journal will only publish manuscripts that have been through a double blind peer review process. This will be conducted by two or more referees whose field of expertise is pertinent to the subject area, at least one reviewer will have no known link to NJCIE or to the author.

When a contribution is received, the editorial team will first decide whether it is relevant to the journal’s main focus and scope or to the thematic issue, and is of sufficient academic quality. All relevant contributions will then go through one or more rounds of anonymous peer review and editing. The journal ensures full editorial quality of all submissions. The author(s) have both the right and duty to approve or reject the proposed changes and amendments presented during manuscript processing. Until the manuscript is published, it will be treated with confidentiality by the editorial team in terms of all personal information.

Peer reviewers’ work concludes with a recommendation to the editors that the manuscript be accepted, revised or rejected. It is then up to the editorial team to determine whether the manuscript should be published. The journal’s Editors-in-Chief have the on-going responsibility of recruiting peer reviewers to meet the journal’s needs. The journal acknowledges that peer reviewers cannot come exclusively from the Nordic communities of comparative and international education.

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.

Indexed Databases

Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ. Crossref. Google Scholar. WorldWideScience. Ranked at level 1 in the Norwegian academic evaluation system. It is graded in the Finnish academic evaluation system at level 1.

Creative Commons

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