Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (ISSN: 2342-2009) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary academic journal published online twice yearly by the Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (Suomen science fiction- ja fantasiatutkimuksen seura ry) beginning in 2014.
Fafnir aims to serve as an international forum for scholarly exchange on science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative genres, as well as for discussion on current issues in the field. To achieve this, the journal introduces and develops research focusing on speculative literature, audiovisual art, games, and fan culture by providing an interdisciplinary perspective into the research within these genres.
In addition to this, one of the objectives of Fafnir is to promote Nordic research into science fiction and fantasy research. Although Fafnir is not limited to Nordic issues and themes, the journal accepts papers in all Nordic languages, as well as in English.
Fafnir publishes various texts ranging from peer-reviewed research articles to short overviews, essays, interviews, opinion pieces, and academic book reviews on any subject within its scope.
If you are interested in submitting a text to Fafnir, please see our submission guidelines. If you have any other ideas or further questions concerning the journal, please contact the editors-in-chief.
Fafnir was a proud recipient of a World Fantasy Award – the first ever awarded to an academic journal – in 2020.
Fafnir and all articles it publishes are indexed under the MLA International Bibliography and the Directory of Open-Access Journals. In 2015, the Finnish Publication Forum classified Fafnir as a level 1 journal.