Nordisk judaistik / Scandinavian Jewish Studies

Forty years of academic dialogue


  • Ruth Illman The Donner Institute


This review article describes and analyses the development of the journal Nordisk judaistik / Scandinavian Jewish Studies (NJ) since its founding in 1975. It discusses the editorial policies and practices of the journal as these have taken shape over the decades, focusing on the thematic and disciplinary points of emphasis that have been central to NJ. The article also discusses the challenges related to digitising the journal and rejuvenating it as an open-access peer-review journal, posing the question of how NJ can meet the requirements of transparency, critical analysis and technical excellence set by the current scholarly community and the international financing bodies within the field of Jewish studies. 

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How to Cite

Illman, R. (2018). Nordisk judaistik / Scandinavian Jewish Studies: Forty years of academic dialogue. Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies, 29(2), 18–25.