Guidelines for authors
Nordisk Museologi (Nordic Museology) is published as a forum for theoretical and topical debate on heritage and museological subjects within the field covered by Nordic museums and related professional fields. The editors endeavour to invite authors from different professions and institutions, and with different approaches to the entire museological field. Manuscripts are assessed from an editorial point of view by the national editors in Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Languages used in the journal are Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English.
Manuscripts should have a maximum length of 7000 words including notes and references in the final printout, with double line spacing. Texts must be submitted as attached files via e-mail, or as diskettes/CD-ROMs with information about the operating system and software used. To avoid extra editing work, texts should be set up as follows:
||Do not use manual hyphenation.
||Use italics (do not underline) to emphasise a word or point.
||Mark other types of graphic effects clearly in the file.
||Use only the tab key for making indents.
|Use numbers to indicate notes – followed by a full stop and tab indent. List notes on a separate page at the end of the article.
|Place articles, notes, bibliography, abstract, keywords and details about the author in
Please make sure that the language of your manuscript is properly corrected. The editors cannot take responsibility for language correction.
References and bibliography
References within the text itself are stated with the author(s) and year of publication, e.g. (Hudson 1975: 213).
Each reference thus refers to the alphabetically listed bibliography at the end of the article.
Books are set out as follows: Hudson, Kenneth: A Social History of Museums. Macmillan: London 1975.
Articles are set out as follows: Mads Daugbjerg: “De gode gamle dage genoplivet”. Nordisk Museologi. No 1, 2005: 3–14.
Please make sure that all references in the article have corresponding bibliographical information in the list of bibliography. Do NOT list such publications and sources which you have not referred to in the article.
The bibliography should be written in an alphabetical order.
Abstract, keywords and paragraph headings
The text should preferably be submitted with suggestions for an introduction or abstract of approximately 100-150 words, as both an opener and appetiser, and 5-10 keywords. Sections in the text are marked by headings.
English language and abstract
British/European and American English are equally acceptable, but usage and spelling should be consistent.
Pictures, diagrams and tables
Pictures can be sent digitally, as slides or as black and white photographs. Digital pictures should be submitted as separate files (never embedded in the text) with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Drawings should also be submitted in a form ready for printing.
Illustrations must be numbered consecutively, and captions written as a separate document. Indicate in the file itself where the illustrations are to be placed. The author is responsible for dealing with all copyright issues and appropriate permission for publication. Names of photographers and illustrators should also accompany the captions. Pictures can also be sent as slides, coloured positives or black and white photographs.
Details about the author
Publication of the journal contributes to the formation of a network consisting of those interested in museology. It is therefore important to remember to state the name of the author, along with a postal address, and e-mail and/or fax details. Information about the author’s academic background and workplace is also appropriate.
Manuscripts will be evaluated by at least one reader other than the editor, and a decision on publication will be made accordingly.
Some manuscripts will be evaluated by the acting editor and one or two referees. The comments or suggestions of the referees will be sent to the author for revisions of the manuscript. This procedure helps the author to develop his article, and ensures the quality of the journal.
The comments of the referees (usually 1-2 pages) are forwarded to the author, together with the decision of the editor. Referees are are often written anonymously.
We ask our referees to address the following questions:
How important is the issue of the article, and how relevant is it for this journal?
How adequate is the article conceptually and in terms of method?
Are the arguments relevant and the structure well organised?
How useful are the results likely to be for scholars within the interdisciplinary field of museology?
If, in your opinion, the article deserves to be published, do you have any suggestions about changes to be made in the manuscript? Can the article be published with only minor revisions, or does it need a more complete revision before publication?
Questions about publication
Please address any questions regarding publication to the Danish editor Ane Hejlskov Larsen.