Island Studies Journal


Call for Expressions of Interest for New Executive Editor of ISJ - starting January 1, 2017.

Call for Papers -  Sustainable Development and Nature Conservation in the Outermost European Regions (ISJ, Vol. 11, No. 1, May 2016). Guest Section Editor: Artur Gil

Call for Papers -  Island Decolonization (ISJ, Vol. 11, No. 2, November 2016). Guest Section Editor: Adam Grydehøj

Call for Papers - Island toponymies (ISJ, Vol. 11, No. 2, November 2016). Guest Section Editor: Joshua Nash

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Island Studies Journal (ISJ) is a scholarly journal dedicated to the inter-disciplinary study of our ‘world of islands'. Its institutional home is the Institute of Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. All articles published in ISJ are rigorously peer-reviewed.

Island Studies Journal (ISJ) is committed to the principles of open access (OA), as outlined in the IFLA Statement on Open Access to Scholarly Literature and Research Documentation. Open Access benefits researchers and learners by equalizing access to research information and facilitating scholarly communication.

Executive Editor - Godfrey Baldacchino

From June 2012, ISJ is the official journal of the International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA) - (confirmed in 2014 after a two-year 'trial').

From June 2013, ISJ is the official journal of RETI: The Network of Island Universities.

ISJ is included since 2010 in the Social Sciences Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition and Current Contents Connect/ Social and Behavioural Sciences.

ISJ is a proud member of the Directory of Open Access Journals

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SUBMIT your manuscript to be considered for publication in ISJ by sending a .doc or .docx file to: . Make sure the manuscript consists in original work and conforms to the Journal housestyle.

Bound hard copies of published issues of ISJ can be ordered for the price of Can $40/ US$40/€30 per issue, inclusive of postage world wide. Contact the Editor for details.

ISJ Guidelines to Junior Scholars and Budding Research Writers (Via link to The Research Cooperative)

ISJ publishes less than 40 % of the manuscripts that it receives. The Editor decides if any manuscript receives is to be sent out for review, after a decision is made regarding whether the manuscript meets the Journal's remit, high standards and style format. (This information is based on 340 manuscripts received over 10 years.)

ISJ Volume Archive (FREE Download of ALL Article and Review Contents as PDF Files)

Ten-Year Compendium of Abstracts: ISJ 1(1) 2006 to 10(2) 2015 - compiled by Elaine Stratford

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Institutional Address: Island Studies Journal, Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Carlottetown PE, Canada C1A 4P3. E-mail:

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