About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies (NJSTS) is an Open Access academic journal published at NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture. NJSTS is committed to advancing multidisciplinary studies at the intersection of social science, the humanities and natural and technical sciences. It welcomes contributions that deal with the effects of technological and scientific change on societal organization, addressing both contemporary and historic perspectives, and employing theories taken from a diverse range of fields, including anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, political science and media studies. The journal provides research, analysis and commentary from established and emerging themes in the Nordic STS communities, such as research on sustainable energy and climate change, digitalization, information and communication technologies, gender studies, game studies, research on biotechnology, media studies, research on popular representations of science and the history of science and technology. The journal is separated into three sections: peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, and opinion pieces. Submissions to any and all three sections are welcomed. 

Peer Review Process

All articles are double-blind peer-reviewed. A submission will typically be reviewed by two qualified peers with knowledge about the relevant theory and/or empirical situation described. We aim to give first feedback to articles no later than six weeks after submission. 

Publication Frequency

NJSTS publishes two issues a year, with occasional special issues.

Open Access Policy

The 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. All content in NJSTS is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. This means that anyone is free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) or adapt (remix, transform, and build upon) the material as they like, provided they give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. All authors published in NJSTS retain the ownership of their work. Submitting an article to us only gives us the right to print the articles and keep them in print and open for all to read.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

As the journal is run on a volunteer basis without a funding source, we kindly request all published authors apply to their universities/departments to cover an APC of 5500 NOK (≈565€). This is used to run the journal. As NJSTS is a non-profit journal, no editors receive any monetary compensation. Please contact the journals administrator tanja.plasil@ntnu.no for information.