Island Studies Journal

The Institute of Island Studies is proud to be the institutional home of Island Studies Journal, an open-access scholarly journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of our “world of islands.” The journal is published twice a year, and all articles are rigorously peer-reviewed.

Executive Editor: Adam Grydehøj (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada)

Deputy Editor for Business & Economics Scholarship: Gordon Cooke (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)

Deputy Editor for Book Reviews: Lisa Fletcher (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Deputy Editor for Excellence & Disciplines: Ilan Kelman (University College London, UK)

Deputy Editor for Indigenous Research & Outreach: Uluunguaq Markussen (Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland, Greenland)

Deputy Editor for Institutional Relations: G.Edward MacDonald (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada)

Deputy Editor for Literature Scholarship: Maeve McCusker (Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Deputy Editor for Diversity & Regions: Yaso Nadarajah (RMIT University, Australia)

Deputy Editor for Climate Change and Environment Scholarship: Jan Petzold (Alfred Wegner Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany)

Deputy Editor for Digital Communications: Evangelia Papoutsaki (Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand)

Deputy Editor for Policy Impact: Elaine Stratford (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Editor Emeritus: Godfrey Baldacchino (University of Malta, Malta)


Book reviews team

Chet Van Duzer (Island literature), Los Altos CA, USA

Jonathan Pugh (Islandness & Relational & archieplagic turns in island studies), Newscastle University, UK

Johannes Riquet (Fiction, film, and literature), University of Zurich, Switzerland


The journal has a distinguished Advisory Board, with representation from all around the world.

ISJ 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 a proud member of the Directory of Open Access Journals

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).

To obtain copies of articles published over the last 10 years, or to review submission guidelines, please visit Island Studies Journal.