Arctic: Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America

North America's premier journal of Northern research

About the Journal

Now in its seventh decade of continuous publishing, Arctic contains contributions from any area of scholarship dealing with the polar and subpolar regions of the world. Articles in Arctic present original research and have withstood intensive peer review. Arctic also publishes reviews of new books on the North, profiles of significant people, places and northern events, and topical commentaries. 

Arctic also contains the general interest section InfoNorth, which contains a contributed essay of northern interest and Institute news. To obtain an idea of the subjects covered by InfoNorth essays please look at the last item in each issue of Arctic since March 1997.

A subscription to Arctic will keep you informed of current thought and directions that cross disciplinary boundaries, enabling a broader understanding of today's rapidly changing circumpolar world. Arctic is distributed to members and organizational subscribers quarterly.

Accessing Arctic

AINA uses Open Journal Systems (OJS), through Libraries and Cultural Resources at the University of Calgary, to manage Arctic submissions and our archive of past issues dating back to 1948.

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Submitting a Manuscript

Learn about submitting a manuscript and our review process by consulting our guides below.

Researchers who wish to submit papers for publication in Arctic, and members and subscribers who wish to learn more about the journal's peer review and editorial processes, should consult our detailed Guide for Authors. Book reviewers should consult our Guide for Book Reviewers.

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Editorial Board

Patricia Wells

Calgary, Alberta 


Karen McCullough

Calgary, Alberta

Past Editor

Andy Derocher

Edmonton, Alberta

Editorial Advisor

Donald Forbes

Maitland, Nova Scotia

Editorial Advisor

Lois A. Harwood

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Editorial Advisor

Henry P. Huntington

Eagle River, Alaska

Editorial Advisor

Adam Lajeunesse

Antigonish, Nova Scotia 

Editorial Advisor

Mark L. Mallory

Wolfville, Nova Scotia 

Editorial Advisor

Brian Moorman

Calgary, Alberta

Editorial Advisor

David Natcher

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Editorial Advisors

Karen Ryan

Gatineau, Québec

Editorial Advisor

Ravi Sankar

Virginia, USA

Editorial Advisor

Emma Stewart

Lincoln, New Zealand

Editorial Advisor

Kathy Young

Toronto, Ontario

Editorial Advisor

Arctic is a Member of Crossref.

Arctic is a member of the Canadian Association of Learned Journals / Association canadienne des revues savantes. (Print ISSN 0004-0843, Online ISSN 1923-1245)