Vacancy: Editor of NJC


 Editor – Nordic Journal of Criminology (NJC)


Current Editor-in-Chief of the Nordic Journal of Criminology (NJC), Anita Heber, will step down from this position after ending a succesful three-year term in December this year. We are seeking a new Editor-in-Chief for the next three-year term 1.1.2022-31.12.2024.

The current Editor will introduce the journal and the work to the Editor-elect during a time-period to be agreed upon later.

The NJC is an international, peer reviewed journal publishing original research in the fields of criminology and crime prevention. The Journal publishes work by Nordic scholars, work based on Nordic data, and studies otherwise manifesting Nordic relevance. All articles published in the NJC, both full articles and short reports, undergo double blind peer review process. The NJC has two annual volumes and accepts contributions written in English. Previously published journal volumes can be found by this link to the publisher´s website:

The Editor´s workload is comparable to 20% of a full time position with the main tasks being:
–  To effectively organize the peer review process and to thus participate in the scientific evaluation of submitted manuscripts.

– To cooperate with the authors, referees, the Advisory Board, the publisher Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, Secretariat of NSfK (Nordic Research Council for Criminology) and other partners that support the journal financially.

–  To actively promote the journal and to engage oneself in developing the journal, its international standing and visibility. There is a separate budget available for the Editor to use in conference travels and other relevant actions to promote the journal.

– To handle the NJC´s Twitter-account and promote the NSfK/NJC blog

– To report to NSfK Board of one’s work at least once a year.

The position requires strong competence as researcher, experience as author of peer reviewed articles published in international journals, and a broad understanding of what good research in criminology and crime prevention is. Previous experience as an editor of journals or/and anthologies is considered to be an advantage. The Editor of NJC receives a renumeration to be agreed upon with the Editor-elect. For the contract period 1.1.2022-31.12.2024, there is a separate budget available for the Editor to hire a part-time assistance for help with practical matters related to running the journal.

The present agreement with the publisher will end December 2022 and the Council is currently looking into solutions beyond.

Application process

Interested parties should send their application and CV by e-mail to NSfK Secretariat, by March 15th 2021.

The application should include a short “vision paper”, i.e. a statement on how the applicant perceives the future of the journal and how its scientific standing could be enhanced. The new Editor will be elected by NSfK Council at its meeting in May 2021 (exact date to be communicated later). Interviews for short-listed candidates might be held.

If you have any questions on the position as Editor, please contact the current Editor-in-Chief Associate Professor Anita Heber via e-mail: or the chair of NSfK Council, Professor Felipe Estrada Dörner via e-mail: