Journals from Aalborg University are published by scholars working at the university. All journals are Open Access and most of the journal content is peer-reviewed.

Below you can view the full range of Open Access Journals from Aalborg University.

For further information about this publishing system, or if you wish to begin publishing, please contact Louise Thomsen.


  • Globe: A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication

    Globe: A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication,
    or Globe for short, is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal which seeks to publish original quality research articles in language, linguistics, and communication studies. Globe is an open source journal providing free access to its contents; also Globe does not impose any form of fee or charge on authors who publish in it.

    Globe is published at least once a year, and a standard issue consists of a thematic section (whose articles address a specific theme or framework in language and/or communiction) and an open section. In addition, there is a section for reviews of relevant scientific monographs.

    Globe appears on the Danish Bibliometric Research Indicator (BFI) authority list for series (level 1). The list is issued by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

  • International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management

    The IJSEPM is an international interdisciplinary journal in Sustainable Energy Planning and Management combining engineering and social science within Energy System Analysis, Feasibility Studies and Public Regulation. The journal especially welcomes papers within the following three focus areas:

    • Energy System analysis including theories, methodologies, data handling and software tools as well as specific models and analyses at local, regional, country and/or global level.

    • Economics, Socio economics and Feasibility studies including theories and methodologies of institutional economics as well as specific feasibility studies and analyses.

    • Public Regulation and management including theories and methodologies as well as specific analyses and proposals in the light of the implementation and transition into sustainable energy systems.

    The journal is approved by the Norwegian bibliometric Kanalregister as well as its Danish counterpart BFI

    The journal is registered/indexed in/by Scopus (Press link to see all published articles in IJSEPM),  Ulrichs WebDirectory of Open-Access JournalsSherpa/Romeo and DataCite .

  • Journal of Business Models

    The Journal of Business Models is an open source, peer reviewed, international journal devoted to establishing the discipline of business models as a separately recognised core discipline in academia - as is already the case in practice.

    The key audience of this journal is academics and dedicated consultants. As this journal aims at pushing the knowledge of the field to a higher level, and to becoming a core discipline in due course, the rigorousness of the review process and the quality of the published papers naturally lend themselves to an expert audience.

    However, policy-makers, politicians, entrepreneurs and students with high academic aspirations will also benefit substantially from the mix of articles in this journal. For audiences with lower academic aspirations in academic terms but wanting to get a feel for the newest insights, models and application techniques, we refer to the textbook Business Models: Networking, Innovating and Globalizing.
  • Journal of China and International Relations

    Journal of China and International Relations (JCIR) is a scholarly journal affiliated with the joint research center – China and International Relations – a collaboration between Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark and University of International Relations (UIR), Beijing, China. JCIR is based at the Department of Culture and Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University.

    JCIR is committed to publishing informed and insightful analyses from both Western and Chinese scholars worldwide and stimulating the scholarly debate on contemporary China in its new role in the current transnational era of international relations and international political economy. Special encouragement is given to those who want to develop China-oriented theories of international relations and international political economy. JCIR invites the submission of original articles on China and international relations in social sciences and humanities. All articles are peer reviewed. Book reviews are also welcomed.

    JCIR is peer reviewed and published online twice a year: An English language issue in early summer and a Chinese language issue in late autumn.

    JCIR appears on the Danish Bibliometric Research Indicator (BFI) authority list for series (level 1). The list is issued by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

    Deadline for the next English language issue: 15 January 2018.


    Latest editions:

    Chinese:                                              English:
    Vol 5, no 2 (2017)                                 Vol 5, no 1 (2017)



  • Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education

    The Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education (JPBLHE) represents state of the art research in the theory and practice of PBL in higher education and actively seeks to promote transformative and progressive university pedagogy.

  • Metode & Forskningsdesign

    Metode & Forskningsdesign bringer artikler om metodevalg og konsekvenser, metodologiske refleksioner, idéer til nye veje for dataindsamling og præsentation med mere.

    Hvorfor? Fordi metoden afspejles i den viden, der skabes og må gøres synlig i enhver form for vidensproduktion. 
    Derfor! Vi skal træffe metodiske valg på et kvalificeret grundlag for at øge forskningens værd

  • Nordic Journal of Commercial Law

    The Journal is one of the only academically based journals in the region that regularly publishes commercial law articles in English. The Journal is double blind peer-reviewed and has the aim to publish high quality, original contributions to the field of commercial law. 
    The Journal has since its conception in 2003 enjoyed publishing contributions from prominent scholars especially in the fields of international contract and sales law. However, the journal welcomes contributions of an international or Nordic character from all authors. The  journal also publishes Commentaries, Reports, and Notes, giving in particular young researchers an opportunity to communicate their work to a wider international audience. The Journal accepts proposals for special issues which are limited in topic and gives the opportunity to act as co-editor. 

  • Papers in Local and Regional Development

    Papers in Local and Regional Development publishes work dealing with problems, potentials and strategies of development in regions and localities under pressure from global and national trends. The papers should provide analyses and suggest new approaches to the study of small cities and peripheries as well as of challenged localities within metropolitan regions. Experience, culture and creative economy together with green economy and sustainability are examples of such new approaches to local end regional development. Innovative ways of dealing with inherited competences in traditional industries is similarly in focus. We encourage integrated approaches providing complex understandings of societal phenomena, and also  recognize the need for in depth discussions of particular notions and theories.

  • The Interdisciplinary Journal of International Studies

    Welcome to The Interdisciplinary Journal of International Studies!

    The IJIS is an independent student-driven and faculty-refereed academic journal based at Aalborg University, Denmark. It was established in 2002 on the initiative of the Study Board of Master Programmes in Development & International Relations (DIR) and European Studies (ES). Presently, the journal is supported by the Study Board for International Affairs under the Department of Culture and Global Studies.

    We encourage master students and graduates from Aalborg University to submit articles or essays. This is an excellent opportunity to publish your research and contribute to the aim of making students visible in the larger academic debates.

  • The Journal of Somaesthetics

    The Journal of Somaesthetics is a peer-reviewed, online, academic research journal devoted to research that advances the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics, understood as the critical study and meliorative cultivation of the experience and performance of the living body (or soma) as a site of sensory appreciation (aesthesis) and creative self-stylization. The journal therefore welcomes contributions exploring the field of somaesthetics through one -or more- of the many disciplines that already inform this field: philosophy, aesthetics, arts and design research, technology studies, somatic, health, and social sciences, history, physiology, psychology and pedagogy.

    The Journal of Somaesthetics will be published twice a year, and each issue will be principally structured on a particular theme or topic. Supported by a distinguished multidisciplinary and international editorial board of advisors, 

    The Journal of Somaesthetics is edited by Prof. Falk Heinrich (Denmark), Prof. Richard Shusterman (USA), Else-Marie Bukdhahl (Denmark), Prof. Stefan Valdemar Snævarr (Norway), Professor Dag Svanaes (Norway), Senior Lecturer Max Ryynnanen (Finland), Prof. Arto Happala (Finland), Anne Tarvainen (Finland), Prof. Mie Buhl (Denmark), Associate Prof. Cumhur Erkut (Denmark), Associate Professor Sofia Dahl (Denmark, Sweden), Professor Kristina Höök (Sweden), Professor Palle Dahlstedt (Sweden), Associate Professor Yanping Gao (China), Professor Mathias Girel (France), Professor Leszek Koczanowicz (Poland).

    Current Issue

    # Bodies of Belief / Bodies of Care (Vol. 3, Nos. 1 and 2 (2017))

    Back Issues

    Somaesthetics and Food (Vol. 2, Nos. 1 and 2 (2016))

    Somaesthetics and Visual Art (Vol. 1, No1 (2015))

    Future Issues

    # Somaesthetics and Technology (Upcoming)