Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy

Nordisk Kulturpolitisk Tidsskrift

The Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy aims at creating a forum for cultural policy research in the Nordic countries and to disseminate relevant cultural policy research and information to audiences in academic communities, public administrations, cultural institutions, the media and other organisations. The journal also wants to encourage and stimulate debate on issues relevant to cultural policy.

The Journal is aimed at readers and writers who are active as professionals or researchers in the field of cultural policy in the Nordic countries. The journal publishes articles in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and English and its editorial board consists of researchers from the Nordic countries.

The Finnish Center for Cultural Policy Research Cupore holds the editorship of the Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy from 2017 onwards. Cupore’s senior researcher Sakarias Sokka is the Editor-in-chief and senior researcher Anna Kanerva the clerk of the journal.


The Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy is an open access journal. Two issues are published yearly. Usually one of the issues is a thematic issue for which a special call will be launched

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for NKT Thematic issue 2/2021:  The Aesthetics of Cultural Policy --> Download CFA (PDF)

The journal publishes multidisciplinary scientific articles that present research on cultural policy from its many viewpoints. Beside scholarly articles on cultural policy, the journal also welcomes reviews, research notes, essays, and debate articles. It accepts manuscripts that have not been published previously nor are being assessed for publication in another journal.

The Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy is a refereed scientific journal. All published articles go through a review process.

The Journal welcomes articles on a continuous basis. 

Please send your submissions and correspondence to the Editor in chief Sakarias Sokka, sakarias.sokka[at] , copied to the managing editor Anna Kanerva, anna.kanerva[at] .

For thematic issues, check the CFP text for contacts to visiting editors.

Before submitting you article, please refer to the following guidelines: 

Author Guidelines 2018 (PDF)

Author Guidelines for Perspective and Commentary Articles and Book Reviews (PDF)

Referee Guidelines (PDF)



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Anna Kanerva
Anna Kanerva Senior Researcher, MA, MSSc

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Sakarias Sokka
Sakarias Sokka Senior Researcher

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