Focus and Scope

Nordic Perspectives on Open Science is a non-peer reviewed 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.

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.

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.

 

Peer Review Process

Nordic Perspectives on Open Science is currently not a peer-reviewed journal. Submissions will be screened for relevance and quality by the editor.

Normal guidelines for scholarly authorship applies, e.g. regarding use of references.

Publication Frequency

We will publish continuously, opening the annual issue in January and closing it in December. Special issues may be contemplated in conjuntion 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.

Sponsors

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. The network will also provide edtiors to the journal.

Journal History

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".