New Citations Record for Nordicom Review

Scopus, the abstract and citations database for peer-reviewed literature operated by Elsevier, has published its annual report for 2022 on the performance of the more than 30,000 journals indexed by the database.

For Nordicom Review, Nordicom’s international peer-reviewed journal devoted to new Nordic media and communications research, the report was a happy read. The CiteScore for 2022 increased from 2.1 to 2.5, which was a new record for the 43-year-old journal.

The CiteScore reflects the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in a journal. For the first time ever, Nordicom Review now ranks among the top 30 per cent of the international journals indexed in the field of communications.

Among 500 indexed communications journals

– 2022 was a very successful year for Nordicom Review, with more submissions, more downloads, and more citations than ever before, says Johannes Bjerling, editor at Nordicom.

– Together with the consistently positive feedback we get from our contributing authors, we feel that our journal is developing in a very good direction.

The communications field comprises over 500 indexed journals, a tally which is constantly rising and reveals the fierce competition in the world of academic publishing.

Most journals are operated with either reader or author fees, and not seldom for profit.

Nordicom Review – in contrast – is published with full Open Access, without article processing charges, and under a CC license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This means that all articles can be downloaded and distributed freely. In 2022 alone, the number of downloads of Nordicom Review articles amounted to over 100,000.

– Thanks to the contribution from our two main funders, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the University of Gothenburg, we are able to publish our journal for free for both readers and authors, says Jonas Ohlsson, director of Nordicom.

– Our recent downloading figures clearly speak to the added value of a high-quality Open Access journal focusing on the Nordic region in the international research community.

Nordicom Review is published on Sciendo, the Open Access publishing platform operated by the German publishing house De Gruyter. The journal adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy and articles are published on a digital-only continuous basis.

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