Island Studies Journal (ISJ) is a peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of islands, archipelagos, and the waters that surround and connect them. 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. All articles published in ISJ are rigorously peer-reviewed.
ISJ's institutional home is Fróðskaparsetur Føroya/University of the Faroe Islands. ISJ is a proud member of the Directory of Open Access Journals and is indexed in Scopus and the Web of Science (Social Sciences Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, and Current Contents Connect/ Social and Behavioural Sciences). 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.
ISJ is the official journal of the International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA) (since 2012) and of RETI: The Network of Island Universities (since 2013).
Editor-in-Chief: Adam Grydehøj
Latest issue: Island Studies Journal, Volume 16, Issue 1, May 2021
Consisting of 20 research papers on islands from around the world. Featuring a thematic section on 'Nomadic identities, archipelagic movements and island diasporas' and a periodic section on 'Anthropocene islands'.
Thematic section calls for papers
- Island ecologies and the built environment: Interactions, planning, and protection, ISJ 18(1), May 2023. Editors: Huan Zhang & Adam Grydehøj
- Policing and justice in island communities, ISJ 18(1), May 2023. Editors: Wendell C. Wallace & Malisa Neptune-Figaro
- Why is there no non-Western island studies theory?, ISJ 17(2), November 2022. Editors: Adam Grydehøj, Ping Su, Yaso Nadarajah, & Elena Burgos Martinez
- Utopian and dystopian imagination in island literature, ISJ 17(2), November 2022. Editors: Ping Su & Mingwen Xiao
- Islands of refuge, islands of contagion, ISJ 17(1), May 2022. Editor: May Joseph
- Onwards to island sustainability futures: An exploration of the SDGs on islands, ISJ 17(1), May 2022. Editor: John N. Telesford
- Representing islands – producing islandness: Rethinking identities, mobilities, and relations in island research, ISJ 16(2), November 2021. Editors: Sarah Nimführ & Greca N. Meloni
Island Studies Journal publishes fewer than 40% of the manuscripts that it receives.
ISJ is a fully peer-reviewed journal. The journal editors decide 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.
Fróðskaparsetur Føroya/University of the Faroe Islands, J. C. Svabos gøta 14, P.O. Box 272, 100 Tórshavn, Faroe.
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