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Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning

Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning (The Norwegian Journal of Social Research) provides results from contemporary social research projects for a wider audience, in four annual issues. 

About the journal

Articles are mainly published (in Norwegian) by Norwegian social researchers, based on empirical research. The journal also contains state of the art reports, debate articles, contributions to research policy, notes and book reviews.

Special issues are occasionally published. The first issue of TfS was published in 1960. The journal is published in co-operation with Universitetsforlaget.

The Norwegian Journal of Social Research presents results from topical social science investigations to a broad audience. Manuscripts are considered by two anonymous consultants to ensure high professional standards.

Emphasis is placed on original articles by Norwegian social science researchers, based on empirical investigations, but the journal also publishes knowledge reviews, debate material, research policy contributions, notices and book reviews in Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.

The journal was first issued in 1960 and is published by Universitetsforlaget in collaboration with the Institute for Social Research. The publication receives economic support from The Research Council of Norway.

The Norwegian Journal of Social Research addresses itself to researchers, teachers and students in sociology, political science, social anthropology and contemporary history as well as a broader general public.

The Norwegian Journal of Social Research is published quarterly. The journal is indexed in, among others:

  • Social Sciences Citation Index, Current Contents
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Social Sciences Abstracts
  • Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts
  • Sociology of Education Abstracts
  • Historical Abstracts

Access the latest issue and archive

Single articles and single issues are available from the Universitetsforlaget journal database Idunn, and can be found on

From 2017, the journal is published open access.



Atle Hennum Haugsgjerd
Marjan Nadim

Editorial assistant:

Gerd Granhaug

Journal address:

Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning
Pb. 3233 Elisenberg
0208 Oslo