About the Journal

Aims and Scope

lambda nordica is a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal of LGBTQ studies. The oldest of its kind in the Nordic region, the journal is dedicated to interdisciplinary research in lesbian/gay/bi/trans* and queer studies. lambda nordica is a regionally based journal that takes inspiration from international sibling journals such as GLQ, Sexualities, Journal of Homosexuality and Journal of Lesbian Studies, and aims to foster international collaboration and dialogue, and to offer junior as well as senior researchers an opportunity to publish in both English and Scandinavian languages. The journal also reviews Nordic and international literature in the field of LGBTQ studies.  

lambda nordica was founded in 1989 as a Swedish/Nordic cultural journal dedicated to homosexuality research and aimed at a broader audience, in close collaboration with the LBT movements at the time. For the past 10 years, however, lambda nordica has been an academic journal aimed at researchers, teachers and students, and we have been online and open access since 2012. The journal primarily publishes peer-reviewed research articles but occasionally also essays. Under the headline “We’re here” we publish essays that address different perspectives on current issues in research and LGBTQ politics. Contributors to “We’re here” include Susan Stryker, Sarah Franklin, Sara Ahmed, Juana María Rodríguez and Paola Bacchetta. The journal both follows and contributes to international academic discussions by publishing special issues around central themes.

The production of lambda nordica is financially supported by Torsten Amundsons Fond (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademin).

Open Access Statement

lambda nordica provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public is an effective way to support the growth of knowledge. lambda nordica is an Open Access journal since 2012, in which year all earlier issues back to 1989 were made available in full text via the article archive. From 2019 the journal is published under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-ND, see below) and all content may be read and distributed free of charge. Because lambda nordica fulfills internationally recognised criteria for Open Access, the journal has been listed in the database DOAJ.

Copyright and Creative Commons License Terms

lambda nordica is published under a CC BY-ND license. This means that you are welcome to read and download the articles in our archive free of charge and without registering. You may also share and distribute the articles in the archive as long as you give appropriate credit. You may modify the material, but you may not distribute it if you do so. As of 2019, all articles are copyright of the authors, but the copyright of older articles in the archive (before 2019) belongs to the Association Lambda Nordica. The entire lambda nordica archive is published under the CC BY-ND license.


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Bank information

National PlusGiro account no.: 76 92 20-5
Bank account no. (domestic payments): 9960 4207692205
Bank: Nordea AB, 105 71 Stockholm, Sweden
PayPal ID: Föreningen Lambda Nordica
For international payments:
– IBAN account no.: SE16 9500 0099 6042 0769 2205
– BIC code (SWIFT address): NDEASESS