Island Studies Journal

  • Thematic Section - Papers originally presented at ISISA/RETI Conference, held in Mytilini, Lesbos Island, Greece (May 2016) (ISJ, Vol. 12, No. 1, May 2017). Guest Thematic Section Editor: Thanasis Kizos

Island Studies Journal (ISJ) is a scholarly journal dedicated to the inter-disciplinary study of our ‘world of islands'. ISJ encourages cross-disciplinarity for the sake of providing more comprehensive and holistic assessments of the conditions and issues impacting on islands and island life. 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 (until December 31, 2016); Adam Grydehøj (after January 1, 2017).


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

ISJ Information:

ISJ Guidelines for Authors:

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.

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 received 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.)

Bound hard copies of published issues of ISJ can be ordered for the price of Can $40/ US$35 / €30 per issue, inclusive of postage world wide. 

Contact the Editor for details.

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

ISJ, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2016

ISJ, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2016

ISJ, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2015

ISJ, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2015

ISJ, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2014

ISJ, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2014

ISJ, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2013

ISJ, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2013

ISJ, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2012

ISJ, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2012

ISJ, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011

ISJ, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2011

ISJ, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2010

ISJ, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2010

ISJ, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2009

ISJ, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2009

ISJ, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2008

ISJ, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2008

ISJ, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2007

ISJ, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2007

ISJ, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2006

ISJ, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2006


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

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