About the Journal

Aims and scope

Scandinavian Studies in Language is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, English-language journal that bridges Scandinavian and global research trends. Taking a starting point in Scandinavian languages and language use, the journal is devoted to the study of language in all its richness and complexity - to the meanings, functions, structures, and contexts of language and linguistic practices.

Interdisciplinary in its orientation, our journal encourages contributions that study language in relation to culture and cognition, nature and environment, society and institutions, education and media, and to new and interdisciplinary ways of studying, analyzing and theorizing language and life in Scandinavia and beyond.

Our vision is to connect Scandinavia and the world through the publication of papers and special issues that bring together multiple perspectives and traditions. We encourage shared linguistic explorations of topical issues. Current examples are an issue on the social life of interjections, an issue on questions in language, culture and cognition, and an issue on the role of computational linguistics within the humanities and social sciences.


Peer review

The peer review of manuscripts is double blind. Each manuscript will be reviewed by two experts within the scientific field of the manuscript. The purpose of the peer review is to ensure the quality of the research and enable an improvement.


Free of charge

There are no charges for manuscript submission, processsing, or publication.


Key features

  • Open access
  • DOI of your articles
  • Double-blind peer-review from two experts
  • English proofreading, reference checking and formatting services
  • No charges for manuscript submission, processing, or publication
  • Included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Hosted by the Royal Danish Library
  • Supported by the Independent Research Fund Denmark


Would you like to be a guest editor for a special issue?

Please contact one of the editors with your proposal for a special issue. Also, if you are organizing or hosting a workshop, panel and conference on a topic relevant to Scandinavian Studies in Language, you are welcome to contact us to discuss in advance if we would be interested in cooperating with you in publishing the papers in a special issue.


Would you like to publish a paper with us?

Please contact one of the editors.