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Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies – Relaunch

The journal Scandinavian Jewish Studies re-established


The journal Scandinavian Jewish Studies was founded in 1975 as the leading academic peer-review publication in the Nordic countries. For decades, the journal was the main forum for discussion and knowledge-creation in the interdisciplinary field of Jewish studies with contributions from the history of religions, theology, linguistics, history, education, social sciences, literature, anthropology, and much more.

Due to discontinued funding, the magazine was on hold for several years but now, thanks to support from NOP-HS, Scandinavian Jewish Studies will be re-established as an open access e-journal:

The portal is available in English (default) and Swedish (language is selected in the menu to the right). On the website, you find information about the editorial board, publishing principles and author guidelines. There are also tables of contents, abstracts, and keywords for previous issues. Hopefully, in the future, we will able to publish all the previous issues in full text.

In the future, NJ will be published only as an e-journal under the same strict scientific criteria as before. The new issues of NJ will be freely available to everyone, subscription is not required, but we recommend that everyone with an interest in the journal register in the portal. You can register as:

1) READER: that way, you “subscribe” to the journal and receive information about new issues and other interesting things going on within Jewish studies in the Nordic countries;

2) REVIEWER: by entering your interest and competence areas, we can engage you as a reviewer for manuscripts;

3) AUTHOR: you can submit articles, reviews, overviews and comments for review.

From now on, Scandinavian Jewish Studies will publish two issues per year; the first new issue will be out in early summer, 2016.

Please spread the information about the journal in your network! We hope Scandinavian Jewish Studies will once again become an important channel of information and discussion for researchers interested in Jews and Judaism in the Nordic countries.

We thank you in advance for your help in spreading the information about the re-launch of our journal.

Yours faithfully,

Ruth Illman & Karin Hedner Zetterholm, editors-in-chief