Barn – Forskning om barn og barndom i Norden

Barn – Forskning om barn og barndom i Norden is a Nordic peer-reviewed scientific journal within the interdisciplinary field of child- and childhood studies. Articles are written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and English (for Finnish and Icelandic contributions).

Aims and scope: “Barn seeks to provide a space for publication of original and critical research articles with clear contributions to the field of knowledge in Childhood Studies, for both early career and experienced researchers. Barn is a forum for research on children and young people in a Nordic context, covering both contemporary and historical studies. Barn embraces theoretical approaches that offer a critical stance to normative and taken-for-granted perceptions of children, youth, and childhood (for example post-humanist theory/ANT, post-colonial theory, sociocultural theory, visual theory, dialogical/interactional theory). Of paramount importance is the conceptualization of children’s childhoods as defined and structured by social, cultural, political and historical context, varying over time and place.”

Frequency: 2–4 issues per year

Launched: 1983

Peer reviewed: yes, double-blind review

Open access: yes

Languages: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English (for Finnish and Icelandic contributions)

Genres: research article, essay, book review, trial lecture, summary of a doctoral thesis

Length of research articles: 7000 words

Reference style: Harvard

Book reviews: yes

Publisher: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, Norway 

Venue of publication: Trondheim

Publication level: 1 (Norwegian)

Indexing: CrossRef, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)