European Journal of Scandinavian Studies


Double publications

The EJSS only publishes original manuscripts. The editorial office therefore reserves the right to reject articles that have been published elsewhere in the same or only slightly altered version. To assure this we ask for a statement from each author guaranteeing that the submitted manuscript has not been published, accepted for printing or submitted anywhere else.

General Information

Our journal began to incorporate the peer-review-method in Volume 34 (2005). For us, this means that every article must first be given a positive review from an external reviewer before it is considered for publishing. As we are trying to find suitable reviewers as quickly as possible, we consider a missing response to a peer review request after 14 days as a refusal and go on looking for other potential reviewers elsewhere. The reviews are anonymous double-blind reviews. To ensure full anonymity we ask all authors to submit not only a “normal” copy of their articles, but also an anonymous copy. It is in your best interest to make sure that no part of your anonymised article reveals your authorship. In the anonymous version please make sure your name and eventually initials are deleted as well as any other identifying information. Please also check any references to your own works to see if they give any indication of your identity.


The following information/sections are required when submitting an article to EJSS:

  • Names of authors
  • Title and subtitle of article
  • Abstract (engl.)
  • Keywords
  • Article text
  • Bibliography
  • Anonymous copy

Notes on required sections


The abstract should precede your actual article. It should summarize the main idea of your article and 10 lines (100-150 words) are more than enough! Please write your abstract in correct English. At the moment, the publisher does not have the resources, to proofread for grammatical correctness.

Article text

In our Journal we publish articles in German, English, or the mainland Scandinavian languages (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish). Articles written in German must follow the new Rechtschreibung based on the newest Duden edition.

Please italicize all emphases in your running text and do not underline or use bold text. Titles found within the main text are to be marked following the customary bibliographical rules: independent works (Books, etc.) should be italicized, whilst articles, etc. should be found in inverted commas/quotation marks. Please italicize also journals, institutions and technical terms in a foreign language.

Please work with as few footnotes as possible! Footnotes should be used for additional comments or multiple literature references, which do appear unaesthetic in a running text. Please refrain from using endnotes. The sources of direct quotes should be placed in parentheses directly in the running text. For example:

Peterson shares this opinion and is convinced “that this is based on a good tradition” (Peterson 1971, 33).

When a text is cited often, it is suggested that only to cite the page number in the running text and to refer to the text in a footnote. This helps your text’s readability. Longer quotes (3 lines or more) should be indented, set apart from the running text, and cited using the above example. Generally quotes in German, English, or one of the Scandinavian languages should not be translated. Should the quotation be in another, in the Scandinavian context a less commonly used, language or should a translation for other reasons make sense, please use the translation in the running text and quote the original text in a footnote. Please also reference the source of the translation, respectively note if you translated the work yourself.

For the sake of better readability, we also ask you to avoid mixing languages when quoting from foreign-language literature. When inserting quotations within a sentence, e.g. a German sentence, they must be integrated into the continuous text in German translation and attached as a footnote in the original. If, on the other hand, you wish to quote whole sentences or longer passages, these can be used in the original.

Generally headings shoud not be numbered.

Please pay attention to the length of your article! Articles should be no longer than 52000 characters each.


Due to the fact that in the running text and in the footnotes only a short citation is used, please attach a bibliography at the end of your article, in which you list all cited works (please refer to our bibliography guidelines). The bibliography can be separated into primary and secondary literature. Literature, which relates to the topic of your article, but which you did not cite or that you did not refer to does not need to be listed in the bibliography. Please do not provide a selective bibliography for your topic!