Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies

The Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies is published by Scandinavian Military Studies (SMS). The Norwegian Defence University College is a member.
The Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies (SJMS) is an online, open access journal publishing both high quality research and valuable practice-oriented studies relevant to the military profession. Hence, the journal consists of two distinct tracks: 

  • A practice-oriented track comprising articles (predominantly) authored by professionals and often holding practical advice or clear policy recommendations for the military profession. 
  • A research track open for original research within the broad remit of “military studies”. Articles in both tracks are subjected to double-blind peer review.
SJMS aims to strengthen networks and the field of military studies within Scandinavia, but we welcome original research and practice-oriented studies from around the world dealing with issues relevant to the military profession and the broader field of military studies. 

As an explicitly pluralistic journal, SJMS welcomes articles and proposals from all perspectives and methodological points of departure.

The journal is produced and published by Scandinavian Military Studies (SMS), a consortium involving the 
  • Norwegian Defence University College
  • Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen
  • Royal Danish Defence College 
  • Swedish Centre for Studies of Armed Forces and Society


SJMS accepted to Danish and Norwegian authority lists

SJMS is accepted to the Danish and Norwegian authority lists of research publication (the Danish BFI list and the Norwegian register for scientific journals, series and publisher) and thereby approved as a level 1 journal.

Both lists are an expression for models to evaluate and rank journals, conferences and publishers. The acceptance means that authors and their publication of research results are awarded points if their affiliation is located in either Denmark or Norway.



 NDUC authors in the SJMS

 

 

Nordmo, Morten, Olav Kjellevold Olsen, Jørn Hetland, Roar Espevik, Arnold Bastiaan Bakker and Ståle Pallesen. 2019. Daily sleep quality and naval work performance: the role of leadership. International Maritime HealthNordmo, Morten, Olav Kjellevold Olsen, Jørn Hetland, Roar Espevik, Arnold Bastiaan Bakker and Ståle Pallesen. 2019. Daily sleep quality and naval work performance: the role of leadership. International Maritime Health<p>​Background: Poor sleep is a growing concern in naval settings. Previous research has demonstrated that both civilian and military naval work strains sleep quality as well as a negative relationship between sleep quality and crew work performance. Variables moderating this relationship, such as leadership are of interest. Materials and methods: The present paper investigates how sailors’ daily variations in sleep quality influence self-rated naval work-performance and interacts with perceived daily transformational leadership during a 30-day naval training mission. </p><p>Results: Using multi-level analysis, we found significant positive main effects of sleep quality and transformational leadership on naval work performance. Transformational leadership moderated the sleep quality-work performance link. Individuals who experienced higher levels of leadership were less prone to reductions in performance after poor sleep. </p><p>Conclusions: Overall, the results suggest that leadership can partly negate some of the reduction in performance that often accompanies poor sleep, and that leadership becomes more important as the crew becomes sleepier. <br></p><p>Open access: <a href="https://journals.viamedica.pl/international_maritime_health/article/view/IMH.2019.0032/49792">https://journals.viamedica.pl/international_maritime_health/article/view/IMH.2019.0032/49792</a><br></p>
Lysgård, Asbjørn and Boye Lillerud. 2019. How is Russian Hybrid Warfare a Challenge to the Intelligence Function at the Operational Level and to What Extent Should it Adapt? Arts and Social Sciences JournalLysgård, Asbjørn and Boye Lillerud. 2019. How is Russian Hybrid Warfare a Challenge to the Intelligence Function at the Operational Level and to What Extent Should it Adapt? Arts and Social Sciences Journal<p>​Gathering of around fifty equipped men held onto the Crimean parliament constructing and lifted the Russian banner on the housetop. In the next weeks plain faculty from Russia’s sixteenth Special Purpose Brigade, the 76th Airborne Assault Division and the Black Sea Fleet’s Marines Brigade cooperated with purported “Crimean professional Russian self-protection powers” just as Crimean units of Ukraine’s “Berkut” exceptional police to “bar and hold onto Ukrainian army installations, government structures and key foundation offices”. On March 18 the Russian Government held a service in the Kremlin to sign a settlement under which Crimea and the city of Sevastopol ended up authority Russian areas. In the month of march the final maritime ship flying the Ukrainian banner on the promontory, the minesweeper Cherkassy, was raged and caught by “minimal green men”. The following day Russian banners were raised over each of the army installations, mixes and dispatches in Sebastopol. </p><p>All through the Russian task in Crimea NATO watched the occasions with concern. At that point Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fog Rasmussen, blamed Russia for directing “cross breed fighting” and Poland mentioned counsels inside the structure of Article of the Washington Treaty, which expresses that: “the gatherings will counsel at whatever point, in the supposition of any of them, the regional uprightness, political freedom, or security of any of the gatherings is undermined.<br></p><p>Open access: <a href="http://astonjournals.com/manuscripts/Vol_10_2019/ASSJ_Vol10_3_how-is-russian-hybrid-warfare-a-challenge-to-the-intelligence-function-at-the-operational-level-and-to-what-extent-shoul.pdf">http://astonjournals.com/manuscripts/Vol_10_2019/ASSJ_Vol10_3_how-is-russian-hybrid-warfare-a-challenge-to-the-intelligence-function-at-the-operational-level-and-to-what-extent-shoul.pdf </a><br></p>
Martinsen, Kåre Dahl. 2019. Defeating TTIP: the French and German parliaments compared. Journal of Transatlantic Studies Martinsen, Kåre Dahl. 2019. Defeating TTIP: the French and German parliaments compared. Journal of Transatlantic Studies <p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#333333;font-family:georgia, serif;font-size:17px;letter-spacing:0px;">After a start marked by great optimism on both sides of the Atlantic, negotiations for a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ended in 2016 after the German government decided to withdraw. Soon after, France followed suit. This was unexpected. The EU favoured the Partnership, and so did the German and French governments. Most expected French opposition to free trade to cause problems and Germany to welcome TTIP. As shown here, the opposite happened. <br><br>The explanation is partly how the governments framed the Partnership: in France as an instrument ensuring influence over international trade, in Germany as a purely commercial arrangement. Parliaments in the two countries approached TTIP differently: the Assemblée nationale made its own analyses and arranged hearings often attended by the government; the Bundestag remained passive and contacts with the government on TTIP were limited. Despite the fact that the German assembly is vested with far stronger formal powers than the French, they were not used. Attempts are made to explain the passivity displayed by German MPs.</span><br></p><p><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#333333;font-family:georgia, serif;font-size:17px;letter-spacing:0px;">Open access: <a href="https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1057/s42738-019-00029-7.pdf">https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1057%2Fs42738-019-00029-7.pdf</a></span></p>
Hagen, Anne Marie. 2019. Towards a Narrative Method: Using Life-Writing in Military Education. Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies 2(1)Hagen, Anne Marie. 2019. Towards a Narrative Method: Using Life-Writing in Military Education. Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies 2(1)<p>​This article begins by considering current English as second language (EL2) teaching in Norwegian professional military education (PME) and reflecting on how reading narrative life-writing texts written by former military personnel supports interdisciplinary learning and contributes to the development of English language skills. It then shows how, by building on this current practice, narrative may be developed into a method of critical reading and communication for junior officers. </p><p>Situating the use of life-writing texts in the context of military interest in narrative in the twenty-first century, and building on insights from life-writing and literacy research, the article argues that the reading of life-writing texts in military EL2 classes should be accompanied by teaching material and reading approaches designed to develop knowledge of narrative structures and techniques and awareness of how the text seeks to affect the reader. It further argues that this knowledge is a transferable skill of use to the military as a flexible communication tool: a narrative method.</p><p>Open access: <a href="https://sjms.nu/articles/10.31374/sjms.7/">https://sjms.nu/articles/10.31374/sjms.7/</a><br><br></p>
Haugom, Lars. 2019. The Turkish Armed Forces and Civil-military Relations in Turkey after the 15 July 2016 Coup Attempt. Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies 2(1)Haugom, Lars. 2019. The Turkish Armed Forces and Civil-military Relations in Turkey after the 15 July 2016 Coup Attempt. Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies 2(1)<p>​This article places the 15 July coup attempt in Turkey into a wider context by examining the historical role of the Turkish military in politics, developments in civil-military relations since the turn of the millennium, and finally the implications of the recent coup attempt for relations between the military, the government, and society. It is argued that under Turkey’s new “strong” presidential system civilian political control and oversight of the armed forces will be strengthened, but there will not be any civilian democratic control and oversight as we usually understand this concept.</p><p><br>Open access: <a href="https://sjms.nu/articles/10.31374/sjms.14/" target="_blank">https://sjms.nu/articles/10.31374/sjms.14/</a><br></p>



Published 25 November 2019 09:56.. Last updated 25 November 2019 12:54.