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
|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>|