Notes for contributors - Journal Barn

Department for Education and Lifelong Learning

Notes for contributors - Journal Barn

Contributors are invited to submit to the journal Barn research articles, book reviews and research notes within child and childhood research.

The journal Barn offers double-blinded peer-review. Authors should specify if they wish their paper to be peer-reviewed. The Editors decide whether the manuscript qualifies for peer-review.

Authors should note the following:

  • Articles should be written in a Scandinavian language. In specific cases and after having consulted the Editorial Office, authors could submit articles in English.
  • Articles must not exceed 15 pages (approximately 7000 words), including notes, references, figures and tables.
  • Articles should be preceded by an abstract (maximum 150 words) of the main argument(s). In addition, all articles written in a Scandinavian language must include a translation into English of the abstract and the article title.
  • Authors’ names, affiliations, postal addresses, and email addresses should be included.
  • A brief biography should be included, presenting the authors’ position, research fields of interest and 1-2 recent publications.
  • Head titles and subtitles should be clearly marked.
  • To underline special words or expressions pls. use italics.
  • Quotations should be marked with quotation marks: ”X”.
  • References to, or quotations from, texts should be followed by the author’s name and year of publication of the text/article in brackets, e.g.: “Buckingham’s (2009) research illustrates the same process” or “The research method is close-reading (Vänskä 2006: 15–16)”.
  • Reference list and notes should be listed at the end of the article, following the Harvard system of referencing, with minor changes which are special for Barn, e.g.:
  • Strandell, H. 2007. New childhood space and the question of difference. In: H. Zeiher, D. Devine, A. T. Kjørholt and H. Strandell, eds. Flexible Childhood? Exploring Children’s Welfare in Time and Space. Odense: University Press of Southern Denmark.
  • Belsky, J. 2001. Developmental risks (still associated with early childcare). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 42: 845–859.

All submissions should be sent to Ragnhild Berge, Managing Editor

Notes for contributors in Norwegian.

Contact Information NOSEB

Contact Information NOSEB

Visiting address
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning (IPL)

The department is closed at the present

+47 73 59 19 50


Postal address
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
NO-7491 Trondheim