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Island Studies Journal is an open access publication that charges no publication or submission fees and is accessible free of charge to readers around the world. All work that goes into editing and putting together issues of ISJ is undertaken on a voluntary basis, and the journal has no paid employees. Nevertheless, the journal is subject certain operational and periodic expenses.

Authors are thus encouraged to donate 30 Canadian dollars (equivalent to around 20 US dollars  or 20 euros) upon acceptance of their manuscript. Donations occur via the University of Prince Edward Island's donations page:

On the donations page, it is important that you choose the option 'A designated area or project of my choice' in the drop-down menu under the heading 'Designate your gift'. Please then type 'Island Studies Journal' in the box labelled 'Please specify'. (In case of problems or questions involving how to donate through donations page, please contact: Kimberly Roach, Office of Development and Alumni Engagement at

Donations go to covering the maintenance costs for this website, membership of Crossref (and thereby allocation of DOIs), expenses connected with the journal's inclusion in international indexes, and student grants to cover part of the costs of attendance at Islands of the World (ISISA) conferences. Donations are not refundable. Contact the editor should you wish to discuss the journal's donations policy.