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Author Guidelines

The aim with research articles in På Spissen/Dance Articulated is

  • To present new research-based knowledge about all aspects connected to the dance field. This might include for example aspects like performing dance, choreography, dance pedagogy, specific dance genres, dance history and dance as culture and tradition.
  • To stimulate to a stronger connection between practice and theory, and to generate new theory on the dance field.
  • To document and share experiences within dance research nationally and internationally.
  • To stimulate to the development of concept building and an academic writing tradition that conveys the embodied experiences and expressions of dance.
  • To contribute to network building nationally, within the Nordic countries and internationally to strengthen and connect a young Norwegian dance research field with a broader field of expertise.
  • To highlight specific themes connected to dance research as suggested by the editorial board.

Guidelines for research articles

  • Articles shall have a clear focus that relates to the aims of På Spissen as stated above.
  • Languages that can be used are Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and English.
  • The editorial board can revise articles.
  • The author should submit the article

a)      In full format, maximum 8000 words. To be published online open access

b)      An abstract of maximum 550 words. To be published in printed version

c)      A short abstract of maximum 200 words in the language used in the article + a short abstract of 200 words in English. If the full article is written in English, the second short abstract should be written in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish. The editorial board will help with this if the author is does not wrote a Scandinavian language. These short abstracts will be published online.

  • A separate page with name of the author + a biography of 100 words should be submitted in both in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish and in English. The editorial board will help with translation to a Scandinavian language for non-Scandinavian writers
  • Links to video material are welcome


  • European standard paper size, A4 210 x 297 mm.
  • Times New Roman size 12.
  • 1,5 line spacing in all parts of the text, including qutations and reference list.
  • Separate sections within the text with double spacing (press space key twice).
  • Never use big letters in titles.
  • Never use underlining in any parts of the text.
  • Divide the text with the use of subtitles that propel the text forwards.
  • If you need one more level of subtitles, make these cursive, not bold.
  • Use Times New Roman size 14, bold, on main title. Use Times New Roman size 12, bold, on subtitles. Use Times New Roman size 12, cursive not bold, on next level of subtitles (if this level is needed). Like this:


Main title
Subtitles next level

  • Put the author name below the main title with one line spacing (press space key once). After the author name, press space key twice before start of the main text
  • Press the space key twice before each new subtitle, and once after
  • Format titles of books, journals and art work with cursive
  • Use 1 cm margin on each side
  • Mark page number in the lower right corner

Photos and illustrations:

  • Use only photos and illustrations that you are permitted to use by the copyright holders. Authors are responsible for the use of photos/illustrations
  • Accredit photographer/artist, name of performance and of dancers/actors
  • Mark where the photos/illustrations should be included in the text, but also attach them as separate digital attachments (JPG, TIFF)



  • Use the APA-system for references in the text and for reference list
  • Use an author’s first name only the first time s/he is referred to within the actual text. Do not use an author’s first name if a reference is referred to only in parenthesis
  • Do not use footnotes, but endnotes. Use the automatic endnote system in the word program
  • Direct quotes less than 2 sentences should be written into the current text and marked with quotation marks
  • Direct quotes longer than 2 sentences should be marked as an own paragraph with indentation. Use the tab key twice and use Times New Roman size 10. Do not use quotation marks, not cursive text


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors contributing to På Spissen/Dance Articulated retain the copyright of their article but agree to publish their articles under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 License ( This allows third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, for any purpose, even commercially, under the condition that appropriate credit is given, that a link to the license is provided, and that the third party indicates if changes were made. Third parties may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses the third party or its use.
This journal allows the author(s) to hold copyright and retain publishing rights without restrictions.


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (NOK)

The journal does not have a submission fee.

Article Publication: 5000.00 (NOK)

På Spissen charges an article processing charge (APC) of 5000 NOK (incl. VAT 25%) for peer-reviewed articles to be published in this in this journal.

Publication fees amount to NOK 5000 (incl. VAT 25%) for articles up to 8000 words, including abstract, keywords and references.

The total sum will be charged to the author after publication of his/her article. In case of co-authors, author one will be charged unless the authors inform På Spissen that the charge should be split between them.

Book reviews are free of charge. Book reviews can have a maximum length of 1.500 words.

Authors without an affiliation to a research institution are eligible to apply for a complete or partial fee waiver.

We also offer a complete or partial fee waiver on a case-by-case basis for individual authors or author groups affiliated with a university or research institute in low-income or lower-middle-income economies as defined by the World Bank (see list here).

Please mail your request for a fee waiver to  before submitting your manuscript. The corresponding author must include a letter of request, together with any supporting documents, stating

  • Manuscript title
  • Names and titles of all authors
  • Institutional affiliations of all authors
  • Type of waiver requested: partial or full
  • Reason for waiver application

Reviewers have no access to author payment information. Inability to pay will not influence any editorial decision.

The publisher’s decision with regard to a fee waiver is independent of, and has no bearing on, the journal editor’s evaluation of the article for publication