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The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics

The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics seeks to illuminate and promote a versatile discussion of aesthetic problems as well as to convey current aesthetic research. The journal is thus not only addressed to academics working within the field of aesthetics but also to a wider range of researchers, students, and others interested in the many-sided philosophical and theoretical problems raised by art and the aesthetic field. Founded in 1988, The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, is published biannually for The Nordic Society of Aesthetics by Thales with financial assistance of the Nordic Board for Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences NOP-HS.

Peer Review Policy: All research articles published in the The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics have undergone peer review based on initial editorial screening.

New Editor – call for applications

The Nordic Society for Aesthetics invites applications for the editorship of The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, the official journal of the Society, to begin in the second half of 2023. Both individual applications and joint applications are welcome. The NSA particularly welcomes applications from under-represented groups in our profession.


The term of the Editor or Editors is five years, with a possible five-year renewal, subject to review and approval by the NSA Board. The Editors must be members of the Society.


The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics is published twice per year. It includes articles, book reviews, and occasional symposia. From time to time a special issue may be devoted to a specific topic or the work of a particular individual.


The Editor(s) are wholly responsible for the content of the journal. They are ex officio members of the Board of the NSA, and are required to make an annual report to the Board on the operations of the Journal. The Editors are supported by an Editorial Board, members of which are appointed by the Editor(s).


Support for the Editor(s) by their home institutions and departments is very welcome. This support may include, for example, administrative assistance and/or teaching release. There is no mandatory level of institutional support; such support will be weighed along with other factors. The nature and extent of any institutional support, and (where support is offered) a commitment from an authorised representative of the institution, must be included in applications. The Editorship involves close collaboration with the Board. For this reason, it is preferable that the Editor or one of the co-Editors is based at, affiliated to or has close connections to an academic institution in one of the Nordic countries.


In addition to the indication of institutional commitment (if any) noted above, applications should include a complete CV (or CVs) and a well-developed statement from the applicant(s) detailing their reasons for applying, their qualifications for the editorial role, and their vision and/or plans for the future of the Journal. Applicants may wish to explain how they would like to see the content of the Journal evolve, how they would increase the range or diversity of contributions to, or readers of, the Journal, and so on.


Applications should be submitted to the President of the Nordic Society for Aesthetics, Professor Arto Haapala, by 15th February 2023. A search committee consisting of members of the NSA Board will review applications, conduct interviews, and recommend an appointment to the Board, which will make the final decision. It is expected that candidates will be interviewed in the Spring of 2023.


For further information, please write to Arto Haapala (arto.haapala@helsinki.fi).