Nordic Studies in Education publishes articles, information and debate on subjects within, and of relevance for, education in the Nordic countries. The journal accepts contributions written in the Scandinavian languages and in English. Nordic Studies in Education is published in collaboration with Nordic Educational Research Association, and its target audiences are researchers, educators at different levels, and readers with a general interest in the field of education. The journal is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on Bullying from a pedagogical perspective.

There are many different definitions of bullying in the scientific literature, and debates about what bullying is and how it could be prevented are still going on. However, there are many different factors, which affect this phenomenon. Therefore, bullying is often analyzed from different perspectives, such as psychological, sociological and anthropological perspectives. Despite of all these perspectives, the pedagogical perspective has not been largely examined, neither in the public debates nor in the research. It is important to stress that bullying in school is a complex phenomenon, which requires a broad focus on different systematic factors, including the pedagogical perspective. For example, the pedagogical perspective might focus on school factors, individual factors, learning environment, peer relations, teacher-pupil relations, etc. For these reasons, Nordic Studies in Education is seeking manuscripts for a Special Issue that aims at presenting a comprehensive account of the role and impact of pedagogy in relation to bullying. The Special Issue is going to be published in volume 38, 2/2018.

Special Issue Editors:

Professor Robert Thornberg, Linköping University

Associate Professor Dziuginta Baraldsnes, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Submission guidelines:

All manuscripts submitted to the Nordic Studies in Education should be sent as an attachment to Please indicate that the submission is for the Special Issue on Bullying from a Pedagogical Perspective. Please see our Guide for Authors for information on manuscript submission:

Important deadlines:

Deadline for submission manuscripts: 15 December, 2017

Deadline for review: 15 February, 2018

Deadline for resubmission: 15 March, 2018

Publication: Vol 38, 4/2018


Herner Saeverot (Editor-in-Chief), Robert Thornberg (Special Issue Editor) and Dziuginta Baraldsnes (Editorial Assistant)

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