The quarterly journal "Barn" is a well-established Nordic peer reviewed journal which came out for the first time in 1983. "Barn" has an interdisciplinary profile, and presents articles within various academic disciplines such as: sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, pedagogy, geography, architecture, philosophy etc. Articles in "Barn" are published primarily in one of the three Scandinavian languages.
Among the many special issues published over the years are issues on children's rights, children in the local society, children and philosophy, children and cultural meetings, children and childhood in history, children and poverty, digital media in the everyday life of children and young people, children and parent support in the Nordic countries.
The editorial team is working to create an informative journal with articles of current interest which should reach researchers, practitioners and decision-makers. In addition to ordinary peer-reviewed articles, "Barn" publishes essays, trial lectures, summaries of doctoral theses and book reviews.
The journal augments its very limited funding by charging authors of papers submitted and accepted after 1 June 2018 an Article Processing Charge (APC) of NOK 2 000 to cover editorial costs.
"Barn" is listed on level 1 in the Norwegian register of scientific journals, series and publishers by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD) http://dbh.nsd.uib.no/kanaler/
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.