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. 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.

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 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 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.

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. Submitting and publishing in the journal are free of charge for the authors.

Indexed Databases

Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ. Crossref. Google Scholar. Scilit.net. WorldWideScience. 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 journal's ISSN is: 2535-4051

Creative Commons

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.

Digital preservation in the PKP Preservation Network

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 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.