Focus and Scope

The Nordic Journal of Vocational Education and Training (NJVET) is a refereed academic journal creating a forum for the publication of critical research on vocational and professional education and training. It has a particular focus on issues at stake for vocational education and training in the Nordic countries, as these emerge in connection with wider international and transnational dynamics and trends.

NJVET invites original, scholarly articles that discuss the vocational and professional education and training, of young people as well as of adults, from different academic disciplines, perspectives and traditions. It encourages diversity in theoretical and methodological approach and submissions from different parts of the world. All published research articles in NJVET are subjected to a rigorous peer review process based on two moments of selection: an initial editorial screening and a double-blind review by at least two anonymous referees. Clarity and conciseness of thought are crucial requirements for publication. In addition to this, other relevant articles and information concerning vocational and professional education and training are welcome, and are published in a separate magazine section. Submissions of relevant book reviews are also welcome.

NJVET is published on behalf of Nordyrk, a Nordic network for vocational education and training.

NJVET accepts submissions in English, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish. To broaden the international readership, Nordic researchers are encouraged to submit and publish their contributions in English. There are no submission charges or article processing charges.


Note: NJVET previously had a policy of single-blind review. The present policy is introduced during 2015.

Peer Review Process

Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse her- or himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest.