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[Commlist] Call for papers: Media Systems in the other Nordic countries

Thu May 09 21:42:26 GMT 2019


*CALL FOR PAPERS: Nordicom Review Special Issue (open access)***


*Title: *Media Systems in /the other/Nordic countries and autonomous regions: Studies of News Media, Journalism and Democracy in Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Samiland and Åland *Special issue editors:* Ida Willig (Roskilde University & Ilisimatursarfik), Lars Nord (Mid Sweden University)
*Deadline for submission of full abstracts:*25 September 2019



Media systems theory (Hallin & Mancini 2004, 2017) have been a productive theoretical framework for understanding the relationship between media and politics in a comparative perspective. Recent developments in the growing research field has suggested that the ‘democratic-corporatist’ media system model is not a ‘one-model-fits-all’ with regard to the Northern European countries (Brüggeman et. al. 2014, Ohlsson 2015, Syvertsen et. al. 2014). However, empirical studies of the media systems of the Nordic countries tend to have the larger Nordic countries – Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark – as their object, leaving us with little research on the smaller media systems in the other Nordic countries and autonomous regions. The grand question is still to be answered, namely if we can speak of “one” or “a” Nordic Media System or whether there are differences from west to east or from north to south? What have our shared Nordic history meant in relation to the development of our media systems, are there differences between the smaller and larger Nordic countries? Are we as alike as we might think?

This special issue addresses Media Systems in/the other/Nordic countries and welcomes empirical as well as theoretical studies, comparative research as well as national studies, focusing on the less researched Nordic countries and autonomous regions such as Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Island, Samiland and Åland. The empirical relevance of the special issue is not least to gain more knowledge about the less researched parts of the Nordic region. The theoretical relevance is the testing and development of media systems theory. We invite contributions considering entire media systems, comparison of media systems as well as contributions focusing on one or a couple of dimensions of media systems (for instance journalistic autonomy, media policy, structure of the media market, etc.).

It is expected that the special issue will be published online and in print in the fall of 2020. The selection of papers to be published will take place according to the following three-step procedure:

  * Step 1: Authors are first requested to submit the title and abstract
    (600 words max incl. references) of their papers along with 5-6
    keywords and short bios (150 words max. for each author) to the
    Special Issue Editors. *The deadline for submission of full
    abstracts is 25 September 2019*and the authors will be notified of
    the eventual acceptance by the end of October 2019 at the latest.
  * Step 2: If the abstracts are accepted, authors will be requested to
    submit full papers (7000 words max. inclusive of any front or end
    matter) anonymised for double-blind review and formatted according
    to the /Nordicom Review///guidelines
    <>. *The
    deadline for submission of full anonymised papers is 31 January
    2020* after which double-blind peer-review and other administrative
    matters will take place according to the timeline to be confirmed by
    the Special Issue Editors. Please note that if the submitted papers
    are incompatible with the earlier/accepted abstracts or are of
    insufficient academic quality, the Special Issue Editors reserve the
    right to reject such papers in line with /Nordicom Review/’s
    editorial policy.
  * Feedback from reviewers will be sent to authors by the end of
    January 2020 at the latest. *The deadline for submission of revised
    manuscripts is 28 May 2020. *

*For any questions as well as abstract & paper submission please contact*:

  * Ida Willig, Roskilde University & Ilisimatusarfik ((idaw /at/
    <mailto:(idaw /at/>)
  * Lars Nord, Mid Sweden University ((lars.nord /at/
    <mailto:(lars.nord /at/>)

*About */Nordicom Review /
/Nordicom Review/ is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published by Nordicom (Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research) at the University of Gothenburg. The publication of /Nordicom Review/ is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers. /Nordicom Review/ is indexed by SCOPUS.

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