American Studies in Scandinavia

American Studies in Scandinavia, the journal of the Nordic Association for American Studies since 1968, is published twice each year, and carries scholarly articles and reviews on a wide range of American Studies topics and disciplines, including history, literature, politics, geography, media, language, diplomacy, race, gender, ethnicity, economics, law, culture and society. Sponsored by the National Councils for Research in Science and the Humanities in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, the journal is published by University Press of Southern Denmark with the financial support of the Nordic Publications Committee for Humanist Periodicals. The journal is currently edited by Anders Bo Rasmussen at the University of Southern Denmark. You can contact the Editor Anders Bo Rasmussen at

FOR SUBSCRIPITIONS, contact your national organization or visit the website of the University Press of Southern Denmark

ONLINE: volumes 1-44 (1968-2012) can be read online at the following address:

To Contributors

American Studies in Scandinavia publishes articles by scholars from all over the world on American literature, popular culture, film, history, politics, foreign policy, sociology, geography, the methods of American studies, and related subjects.

Your article manuscript may follow either American English or British English standards regarding spelling and punctuation, but using double quotation marks. The recommended length of article proposals is 6,000-8,000 words (including notes), but not exceeding 9,000 words. Sending a proposal indicates that it has not yet been published elsewhere and that is not currently under consideration by another journal.

As for notes, you may use either parentheses or footnotes. When using parentheses, e.g. (Baker, Letters, 623-24), you need to add the bibliography or “Works Cited” at the end of the article including full bibliographical data. When using footnotes, cite every source fully in the notes, e.g., “John Pocock, The Machiavellian Moment (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975), 35″ and then use the shortened version, e.g. “Pocock 1975, 35.”

Submit your article proposal as a Word document or as a rtf -file (not as PDF-files) and email it as an attachment to Editor Anders Bo Rasmussen at, and also include a short CV as another attachment.

Your proposal will be first evaluated by our editorial team so as to decide if it qualifies for a blind peer review by at least two readers. You will be informed of this editorial decision within four weeks. After that, be prepared for an approximately four month-long review process after which you will be informed whether or not the article has been accepted to be published. The author has the responsibility for the final proof reading of the article.

Book Reviews

On book reviews, contact our Book Review Editor Marianne Kongerslev by email at or just mail the book to Assistant Professor Marianne Kongerslev, Department of Culture and Learning, Aalborg University, Kroghstraede 3, 9220 Aalborg Ø, DENMARK.