About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Education (NJCIE) is the only journal in the Nordic countries specifically addressing themes within our field and serves as a connecting node for comparative scholars in, or interested in, the region. NJCIE is a Diamond Open Access journal which is in line with the Science Europe initiative working to strengthen Diamond Open Access in scholarly publishing.

We invite papers that seek to analyze educational discourse, policy, and practice and their implications for teaching and learning, and particularly invite papers investigating 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 the interplay of local, national, regional, and global contexts 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.

All papers should include a comparative and/or international dimension. Furthermore, all contributions must engage with wider theories and debates in the field of comparative and international education and include a Nordic and/or global perspective.

NJCIE invites Nordic and international contributions alike. The journal includes research from all geographic regions in the world. The journal invites contributions in English and all official Nordic languages.

Peer Review Process

NJCIE is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality, original articles in English and all official Nordic languages which includes an English summary. The journal will only publish manuscripts 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 the 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 should 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 ongoing 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.

Journal Information

The journal's ISSN is: 2535-4051

4 issues per year

The Open Access Policy of the 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. Submitting and publishing in the journal is free of charge for the authors.

NJCIE is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ. Crossref. Google Scholar. Scilit.net. WorldWideScience. It is ranked at level 1 in the Norwegian academic evaluation system (both valid in Norway and Sweden). It is graded in the Finnish academic evaluation system at level 1. The journal is also approved in the Danish Bibliometric Research Indicator (BFI) system.

The Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Education (NJCIE) and Nordic Comparative and International Education Society (NOCIES) make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the "Content") contained in our publications. However, NJCIE and NOCIES, our agents (including the editor, any editorial team or editorial board member, and guest editors), and our licensors make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the content. Any opinions and views expressed in this publication are the opinions and views of the author(s) and are not the views of or endorsed by NJCIE or NOCIES. The accuracy of the content should not be relied upon and should be independently verified with primary sources of information. NJCIE and NOCIES shall not be liable for any losses, actions, claims, proceedings, demands, costs, expenses, damages, and other liabilities whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with, in relation to, or arising out of the use of the Content. For further information, please see the NJCIE Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

This journal is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, duplication, adaptation, distribution, and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license and indicate if changes were made.

The journal has signed up for the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) which uses the LOCKSS program for decentralized distributed digital preservation. This ensures continued access to the journal's content in the event of a catastrophic failure or if the journal is no longer published and removed from the web. In these cases, the content can still be made available again by the PKP PN.