One of the most respected political science journals in the Nordic countries is now edited by a team from Iceland. The new editorial board for Scandinavian Political Studies started on 1 June. The journal is published by Wiley on behalf of NOPSA, the Nordic Political Science Association. Editorship passes between the Nordic countries at three-year intervals, but this is the first time it has come to Iceland.
This is testament to the UI Faculty of Political Science's strength and contributions to the international academic community. The editors are Maximilian Conrad, Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir and Stefanía Óskarsdóttir, all professors at the UI Faculty of Political Science.
The editorial board for Scandinavian Political Studies is always made up of academics from the same country and, this time, all from the University of Iceland. What is more, the Nordic Political Science Association is also now headed by an Icelander for the first time: Eva Heiða Önnudóttir, another professor at the Faculty of Political Science.
"The journal is a leading publication in political science, specialising in topics related to Nordic politics. The fact that Scandinavian Political Studies and NOPSA will both be led by academics from the University of Iceland for the next few years is clear testament to the international standing of the Faculty of Political Science. This is an exciting challenge that will raise the profile of the University of Iceland and boost the reputation of the Faculty," said the new editors.
Scandinavian Political Studies is an important source for researchers and instructors working in the field of Nordic politics at the national, regional and municipal levels.
The journal publishes new research in all areas of political and administrative science, including decision-making, public policies and electoral issues. The journal is published quarterly and is available here.