Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ScieCom info – Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication is a two-year project funded by the Nordbib research funding programme

• To inspire new activities and facilitate knowledge exchange between Nordic/Baltic
• stakeholder, and to increase the international visibility of Nordic and Baltic policies and initiatives
• To stress the importance of Open Access in the Nordic and Baltic countries and to describe both theoretical and best-practice models for financing, rights management and other fundamental issues.
• To disseminate to both a Nordic/Baltic and an international readership information about successful initiatives and other activities in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

• Present current information on developments in the Nordic countries and in Balticum
• Function as a continuous update and follow-up discussion for the recent Nordbib report Open Access in the Nordic Countries.
• Facilitate knowledge exchange and promote dialogue between Nordic/Baltic stakeholders
• Keep track of and present ongoing and completed Nordic and Baltic projects (e.g. Nordbib, openaccess.se, NORA etc)
• Publish reports from Nordic and Baltic seminars and workshops
• Follow the developments of Nordic and Baltic scholarly journals (language, e-publishing, OA-models, support systems etc)
• Present a continuously updated news items section, focusing on the Nordic and Baltic countries together with the most important international developments. Short editorial comments.
• Publish a calendar of upcoming Nordic/Baltic events.
• Inspire new activities
• Give opportunities for international comments
• Create contacts and networks between stakeholders

Journal Description: ScieCom info – a Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication is an Open Access web journal covering current developments in scientific communication in the Nordic/Baltic countries and all aspects of scientific and scholarly communication in accordance with its stated Purpose.
• Publishing system: OJS (Open Journal Systems). ScieCom info - a Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication will also be used as a test case for the Nordbib project”Aiding Scientific Journals Towards Open Access Publishing”: WG 1”Editorial software systems”. Various publishing formats will be tested, e.g. Open Commentary, and thus offer practical experiences to other publishers in the project.
• Frequency: Quarterly issues complemented by a continuously updated News section with opportunities for international comments
• Editorial board: Editors from all the Nordic countries and from Balticum
• Language: English. Abstracts in the Nordic/Baltic languages.
• Publishing office: Head Office, Lund University Libraries.
• Publisher: Lars Björnshauge, University Librarian. Document types:
• Invited articles: 1 000 – 3 000 words. 4-5 articles per issue. Nordic/Baltic and international authors (with a Nordic/Baltic perspective)
• Reports: Projects, conferences, seminars etc. Covered by the country editors.
• News and notices section: Important and interesting events primarily in the Nordic/Baltic countries. Published continuously by the country editors.
• Reader comments on published items: Facilitated by the publishing system OJS. Moderated by the editors according to agreement.
• Interviews
• ”Letters to the editor”
• Calendar for the Nordic/Baltic countries: Short information on upcoming events, conferences, seminars etc. Published continuously by the country editors.
• Standing invitations to readers to suggest ideas for content and to supply information.


Section Policies

News and Notes

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Publication Frequency

New issues will be published quarterly.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.