About the Press

Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing (NOASP) is the Open Access division of Cappelen Damm Akademisk. We are a dedicated team of editors that offer specialised solutions for Open Access publishing of anthologies, monographs and scholarly journals. Our vision is to be the Nordic region’s leading source of expertise within this fast-growing area and to provide the academic community with the best possible Open Access publishing services.

Our publishing service

NOASP is an accredited publication channel with the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, and all of our solutions and services for Open Access publishing meet official requirements for peer-reviewed publication of research findings. NOASP publishes:

  • Peer-reviewed scholarly journals in English, Norwegian and other Scandinavian languages.
  • Peer-reviewed anthologies, monographs and serialized writings in English, Norwegian and other Scandinavian languages.

The NOASP editorial team works closely with editors at Cappelen Damm Akademisk with doctorate-level competence in their disciplines and considerable research and research-publishing experience.

NOASP provides:

  • editorial support from experienced editors
  • ease of work-flow and support for journal editors throughout the publication process
  • plagiarism detection (with iThenticate)
  • guaranteed “genuine” or “gold” Open Access
  • optimal searchability, for a wider audience
  • sound technological solutions and practical support
  • assistance in choosing Creative Commons licenses
  • assistance with application processes
  • marketing and indexing
  • archiving (secure digital preservation with Portico)

All content on NOASP is published in PDF and EPUB formats for legibility, as well as HTML and XML for optimal dissemination. Authors always retain copyright.

NOASP adheres to strict standards for ethical publishing. As a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), we are engaged with the association in developing best practise in Open Access publishing. NOASP is a member of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). NOASP books are available in the OAPEN Library, and all content published on NOASP is registered with Crossref


All of our antologies and monographies are currently preseved long-term in the National Library in Norway. 

NOASP have a policy allowing authors to deposit versions of their work in an institutional or other repository of their choice. This policy is recorded in Sherpa/Romeo.

Our vision

Cappelen Damm Akademisk established Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing (NOASP) with the firm conviction that our editorial competence would be of great value to the academic sectors in all of the Nordic countries. Publishing an ongoing journal or an anthology of articles takes time and resources, not least of their editors. All peer-reviewed content slated for Open Access publication, whether a single article in a journal or a lengthy monograph, must be put through the same rigorous process – in terms of content, linguistically and technically – before it is ready to be released. We provide journal editors, authors and their colleagues, editorial and technical support through this process.

We have great faith in an efficient division of labor, where researchers devote their time to research, writing and peer review, while publishers handle production, marketing and practical operations such as assisting with application processes and safeguarding routines for peer review.

We aspire to be leaders in the Open Access arena, and for NOASP to be synonymous with the highest standard of quality in Open Access publishing.

About Cappelen Damm Akademisk

Cappelen Damm Akademisk (CDA) is a division of Cappelen Damm AS, Norway’s largest publishing house, established in 1829. CDA publishes academic literature, books and digital teaching materials for the higher education, scholarly and professional markets. CDA is a member the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).

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