The Nordic Journal of Arts, Culture and Health is an open access journal, with its first issue scheduled for November 2019. The journal provides a platform for publication and debate in the interdisciplinary field of arts and culture in healthcare and health promotion. Submissions are now invited for the second issue in 2020, with a deadline of 15 October 2019.

The purpose of the journal is to contribute to dissemination of research, knowledge and practice experience in the arts, culture and health field.

The journal aims to:

  • Strengthen the arts and health field in the Nordic countries
  • Contribute to the growing knowledge in the field from a Nordic point of view
  • Document existing projects to make sure that valuable knowledge is maintained and shared
  • Provide Nordic politicians and decision-makers with an evidence-base for policy-making

The journal is published by Scandinavian University Press (Universitetsforlaget AS) on behalf of National Center for Culture, Health and Care (Norway), Volda University College (Norway), Clinical Research Center – Region Skåne (Sweden), Aalborg University (Denmark), Royal College of Music (Sweden), and Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) (Finland).

The journal publishes articles in Danish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

2020 submissions 

The journal invites contributions for the second issue in 2020 from researchers, artists, practitioners, therapists, educators, healthcare professionals and politicians working across the interdisciplinary field of arts and health. The following submissions are accepted: peer-reviewed research articles (both empirical and theoretical), notes from the field, practice-based reports, opinion pieces, interviews and review pieces.

Submission guidelines:

Submission deadline: 15 October 2019

All correspondence with the editors and submissions should be sent to:


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