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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • You must provide a complete manuscript as a Word document, including abstract and keywords, and with all figures/tables/graphics/images and legends placed in their correct places within the text. You must make sure that the manuscript has been properly edited with regards to language and formatting, as described in the author guidelines.
  • Abstract: You must add metadata during step three of the submission process and the same abstract and keywords that you have included in the manuscript.
  • Title page: When submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, you must upload the title page separately during step four of the submission process.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, you must make sure that the identity of the authors remains unknown to the reviewers. 
  • Check that the text of your manuscript is also "blinded", that is to say, any references within the manuscript which might reveal you to be the author are removed.
  • You must remove the author’s names from the properties of the file. Please go to Ensuring a Blind Review for instructions
  • By checking off the sub-items below, you formally take responsibility for the guarantees given therein and may be held accountable for any breach thereof. Note that this procedure is instead of, but just as valid as, signing the agreement on paper.
  • I, the submitting author, warrant that I shall be the point of contact throughout the peer review and proofreading process (if applicable).
  • I am authorized by all co-authors to submit this version of the manuscript and to be their spokesperson during the review process and beyond.
  • This manuscript – or a very similar version – has not been previously published, or is under consideration elsewhere.
  • The submitted manuscript is original, and that neither it nor any illustration or supplementary material, or any part thereof, are in any way in violation of any existing original or derivative copyright.
  • The submitted manuscript contains nothing obscene, indecent, objectionable or libelous according to generally accepted norms.
  • Any interests that might impair the credibility of the manuscript are disclosed in the cover letter to the Editor, that may be uploaded as supplementary material during step four of the submisssion process.
  • I and my co-authors shall indemnify and hold harmless Cappelen Damm and Editor/s as to warranties and representations of the author's ownership, originality, or similar breaches. Such indemnification shall last beyond publication of the article, as well as extend to all related claims.

Author Guidelines

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Preparing for submission

Manuscripts submitted to Nordic Journal of Pedagogy and Critique should strictly follow the specifications below:

Nordic Journal of Pedagogy and Critique considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that:

A manuscript submitted to the journal does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own.

The manuscript should not be under consideration elsewhere.

Regular articles should not exceed 6000 words, including references, abstract and acknowledgements. Manuscripts that greatly exceed this will be reviewed critically with respect to length.

Please note that the submitting author will be the principal contact for editorial correspondence, throughout the peer review and proofreading process, if applicable.


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NOASP - Cappelen Damm uses iThenticate to screen all submissions for plagiarism before publication, but authors, researchers and freelancers can also use iThenticate to screen their work before submission by visiting http://research.ithenticate.com


All articles should be written in one of the Scandinavian languages or in English - British or American as long as consistency is observed. Please subject the manuscript to professional language editing before submitting the final version if you are not a native speaker.

Manuscript layout

Wherever possible, the paper should follow the traditional layout. Begin each section, including figure and table legends, on separate sheets; insert running page numbers. To facilitate the review process, please provide a complete manuscript, preferably a PDF file including all figures, tables, legends and supplementary material (if applicable) placed at the end of the manuscript after the reference list. Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect document file formats are also acceptable.

Title page

Organize the title page in the following way: 1) title of manuscript, 2) name of author(s), 3) name of department(s) and institution(s), 4) email addresses of all authors (listed by authors' initials), and 5) name and full postal and email address of the corresponding author who also acts as 'Guarantor' for all parts of the paper, and 6) author biographies (three to five lines of text) for each author.

Please observe that the journal adheres to a 'double blind' review process and thus the title page revealing the identity of the authors must be uploaded separately.

Articles must include an abstract of 150 - 200 words. Articles in the Scandinavian languages should have an English abstract as well.

Section headings
Please do not number section headings. Use a maximum of three levels of headings made clear by orthographic indicators, i.e. capitals, bold etc.

Use Times New Roman, point 12 and double spacing throughout your manuscript, including indented quotations. Do not use any unnecessary formatting features (justification, hyphenation). Use one space between words. Use one tab stop in the beginning of a paragraph, except after headings and indented quotations. Do not use a blank line between paragraphs. Use a blank line before and after headings and indented quotations. Do not use quotation marks for indented quotations.

Use double quotation marks; if there is a quotation within quotation, use single quotes. When quoting from existing texts in languages that are widely understood use the original text, and provide, if necessary, an existing translation into your own language in the endnote. If the work is not translated, provide your own translation, making a note of this (e.g. Sutton-Smith, 1997, p. 33; my translation).

Use italics for whole works (books, journals, newspapers). Use double quotes for parts of a work (articles, fairy tales, verses).

Mark the place in the text where you suggest an illustration etc with square brackets, on a separate line, preferably between two paragraphs; e.g. [Ill. 1]. Alternatively, place the illustration in its correct place within the text. Illustrations and tables should be incorporated in the main text file, not uploaded separately.


Upon acceptance please supply figures/graphics/images in at least 300 dpi. For further information please see guidelines.

If the figures/graphics/images have been taken from sources not copyrighted by the author, it is the author's sole responsibility to secure the rights from the copyright holder to reproduce those figures/graphs/images for both worldwide print and web publication. All reproduction costs charged by the copyright holder must be borne by the author.

When figures/graphics/images are reproduced, a parenthesis should be added to the figure legend thus: (Reproduced with permission from xxx.)

References system

Nordic Journal of Pedagogy and Critique applies the APA reference system.

The standard referencing style /system is APA (American Psychological Association) 6.th edition. For detailed information, please see the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, http://www.apastyle.org/ and http://blog.apastyle.org/.

For APA Format examples, tips, and guidelines see, http://psychology.about.com/od/apastyle/ig/APA-Format-Examples/


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