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If you plan to submit an article, please bear in mind, that to many foreign observers, the Nordic labor-market seems quite “exotic”! The Nordic context of the articles should therefore be explained whenever it seems necessary or appropriate
Carefully consider how your research topic relates to the Nordic context. If you broaden the scope of your article, even though it is not a comparative study, it will increase relevance for readers from all Nordic countries and internationally.
Make sure that your paper has a robust theoretical framework and also – where appropriate –relates to current empirical trends.
Familiarize yourself with previous articles in the journal. Are there any articles that connects to your research? In that case you should make references to them. If you address ongoing debates, it will increase the chance that your article will be used in forthcoming research.
Submission charges and processing fee
This journal does not charge submission charges. But we require a fee for article processing if your article is accepted for publication. The processing fee is payable by you, the author, i.e. in most cases: your research funder or University/Institution. It was set at 265 EURO for papers submitted before 1. March 2019, but has been raised to 350 EURO for papers submitted after 1. March. In case you are not funded, because you are in-between jobs, or because you are retired, and have no institutional affiliation, individual waiver requests can be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in case of genuine need.
Commentaries, book reviews, reports etc. are not charged with publication fees.
If you publish in our journal you must register at ORCID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.
Original manuscripts only
Papers are only accepted if they have not already been published, and are not currently under consideration for publication, elsewhere. Papers based on articles formerly published in Scandinavian language can, however, be published, if they are adjusted to an international audience (and if they pass the quality control). In these cases it should be stated in the article, where the material has been published previously.
Only manuscripts in English
Before you submit an article you should make sure that it is proofed with regard to language, spelling and style. Once accepted for publication you will be asked to provide a further ‘language wash’ of your final text.
The manuscript file
Please use Microsoft Word. PDF-files are not accepted.
The length of articles should usually not be more than 10.000 words. Book reviews should usually not be longer than 2.000 words. Abstracts should have a length of max 150 words. Titles may max be 12 words – and they should be concise so that the point of the article is clearly demonstrated. The limit of 10.000 words is the limit of the whole text, abstract, references and notes included.
Please present your text in this order:
• Title, subtitle (max 12 words)
• Abstract (max 150 words)
• Keywords (5-10, alphabetical)
• Body text
• Acknowledgements (if needed, cf below)
Make sure that the main point(s) of the article is clearly stated and related to the Nordic context and current trends and discourses, in the Nordic countries and/or internationally. The method(s) used in the article should also be briefly summarized in the abstract.
Your article should present the research questions, the state of the art, the theoretical framework and the methodology. In all manuscripts at least a short paragraph in the beginning of the text should describe the method(s) being used and how data (if any) was collected and analyzed. In empirically based articles, authors should include sufficient details of their method to make sampling, method of data collection and method of data analysis transparent for the reader. Make sure that the method section is elaborate and the strategy of analysis is described. Finally: data presentation, analysis and discussion. Write your manuscript in a way, which can be understood by professionals with different disciplinary backgrounds!
Conclusions should sum up: what is the contribution of the article, and what are the theoretical insights.
Remove acknowledgements. It is the Journal’s policy not to include acknowledgements in the final version of the article. (However: some research funding bodies oblige researchers to announce, that the work has received financial support from them, i.e. funding acknowledgements. Also in some cases it wouldn’t be ethically correct not to present acknowledgments if there are real reasons to that, so there is room for some flexibility in this policy).
How to anonymise your manuscript
Remove author name(s), positions(s) and affiliation(s) and biographies from the manuscript (but put it in the cover sheet, along with the ORCIDs in the cover sheet, cf below). The paper should not include references to the authors themselves, neither in the text nor in the reference list. In the text just make a general reference: 'Author'. Also just make one reference to 'Author' in the reference list - at the start or the end. These references should only be added when the article has been approved for publishing and is in the final editing process. To facilitate this you may want to number the references in the text - but not in the reference list.
Author identification should be removed from the file itself. In older Word-version, use File/Properties and delete personal and institutional information. In Word 2010 or later, use File/Info and control for personal informations. Click ’Check for issues’ and then ’Inspect Document’. In the Document Inspector dialog box, select the check boxes to choose the types of hidden content that you want to be inspected. Then click Inspect. Review the results of the inspection in the Document Inspector dialog box, and click Remove All next to the inspection results for the types of hidden content that you want to remove from your document.
Together with the article you should prepare a cover sheet. Your cover sheet should include:
• Article title, subtitle
• For each author: name, position, affiliation, ORCID
• Contact details for correspondence (as a minimum an email-address) during the review process
• Contact details (as a minimum an email-address) when the article is published
The text should be single-spaced; use a 12-point font; employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Where available, URLs for the references should be provided in the original manuscript in order to ease the review-process for the referees. Please use endnotes, not footnotes. Do not use ‘track changes’.
For shorter quotations, please use single quotation marks; double quotation marks are for quotations within quotations.
For lengthy quotations (over 40 words) these should be displayed and indented in the text, without quotations marks – except for quotations within the quotation, which should be marked with double quotation marks.
Do not use italics to indicate a quotation. Restrict yourself to quotation marks and indentions as indicated above.
In order to protect the identity of participants in research, you should use pseudonyms and remove any information leading to identification of any of the individuals described in the study.
Tables and figures
Each table requires a short, descriptive title, and column headings should clearly define the data presented. If necessary, suitably identified footnotes should be included below the table. Take care to include all units of measurement and ensure that all tables are cited in the main text.
Language and spelling
US spelling should be used. Dates should be in the form ‘23 January 2007’. Points should be deleted from ‘USA’ and other such abbreviations. Points should also be deleted from contractions such as Dr. Use percentage symbol instead of text: ’10 %’ instead of ’10 per cent’.
References in the text should be presented in the Harvard system, i.e. author’s name and publication in brackets, together with page numbers, e.g.’ Previous studies on the role of job autonomy (Karasek & Theorell 1990; Wharton 1993)’. ‘As Booth (1994, p. 22) has observed’, or, in a more general reference ‘Booth (1994) appears to be saying…’.
All works in the reference list should have their DOIs added, in case such a DOI has been registered. The DOI should be placed in the end of the reference, cf. below. A good tool for finding DOIs is found at CrossRef.org.
The reference list should be in alphabetical order at the end of the paper, before the end notes. Please follow this style:
Glassner, V. (2013) Central and Eastern European industrial relations in the crisis: national divergence and path-dependent change, Transfer 19(2): 155–169. doi: 10.1177/1024258913480716
Lave, J. (2011) Apprenticeship in Critical Ethnographic Practice, Chicago: Chicago University Press. doi: 10.1111/j.1548-1352.2012.01276.x
The doi-link should have the same format as in the sample above, i.e. http://dx.doi.org/10.xxxxxxxxx
When referencing multi-authored articles, the names of all authors should be given in the reference list. In the text, if there are more than two names, give the first name and ‘et al.’.
Please note: You should translate the titles of references to English if they are not in English. The reference should then consist of the original title as well as the translation into English in brackets. This goes for the reference list as well as references throughout the text.
Checklist when you proof the final layout
This checklist is provided as guidance for authors in checking first proofs of their paper for correctness and consistency throughout. (Please note that the layout and the corrections is being done in India and your comments and proofing should therefore be in English. If you do not have a PDF-application for proofing you can print the pages of the article and make your comments and corrections in hand and then scan the pages and send them to the Journal. Or you can list your comments in an e-mail or a Word-document):
The Journal will accept style conventions preferred by the author provided that these are consistent within the same article
The Copyright Holder of this Journal is the authors and the Journal. This Journal gives Open Access with CreativeCommons license CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.
You can download all the content of the Journal and share it with others as long as you credit the authors and the journal, but you can’t change it in any way or use it commercially.
More specifically this license means that you – authors and users – may:
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or form as long as you follow the license terms. The freedom to share includes parallel publishing on authors’ own website and in institutional repositories or in ResearchGate after publication in NJWLS, or if you want to reprint your article as part of publication of a PhD-thesis or a dissertation
You may share under these terms:
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit and provide a link to the license. Appropriate credit implies that you provide the name of the creator and attribution parties, a copyright notice, a license notice, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the material. The link used should be its DOI.
NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. A commercial use is one primarily intended for commercial advantage or monetary compensation.
NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. Merely changing the format never creates a derivative.
Exceptions to the license terms may be granted
If you want to use content in the Journal in another way then described by this license, you must contact the licensor and ask for permission. Contact Bo Carstens at firstname.lastname@example.org. Exceptions are always given for specific purposes and specific content only.
The Journal is listed as a blue journal in Sherpa/Romeo, meaning that the author can archive post-print ((ie final draft post-refereeing) and author can archive publisher's version/PDF.
Copyright of others
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.
All published material is archived at Roskilde University Library, Denmark, and transmitted to the Danish Royal Library in conformity with the Danish rules of legal deposit.
We do not screen articles for plagiarism. It is the responsibility of the authors to make sure they do not plagiate.
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New deadline for abstracts
We have published a call for a new special issue on gendered labour market (dis)advantages in Nordic welfare states. The deadline for submission of abstracts has been moved to 1. November 2019. Click on Announcements to read more about it!
The Changing Nature of Nordic Working Life. Aalborg, Denmark
Nordic Working Life Conference (NWLC) 10-12 June 2020
Registration opened 18. September 2019. Deadline for abstracts: 1. November 2019