Author Guidelines

Submission to Arctic Review on Law and Politics is taken to imply that the same manuscript is not under consideration by another journal or part of a book currently in press. Manuscripts must be sent via the journal's online submission system; manuscripts sent via email will not be reviewed. Manuscript files must be in Word format.

Manuscripts for peer review (scholarly articles) should not exceed 60 000 characters (incl. spaces), including footnotes. Exceptions may be granted by the editors for manuscripts up to 80 000 characters. Manuscripts exceeding 80,000 characters, however, will be rejected outright. Manuscripts should also have a title, abstract (up to 250 words), and keywords (5 to 10) in English. Other submissions (book reviews, news or debate articles) should not exceed 15 000 characters, including spaces.


Who can be considered an author? The journal adheres to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendation that authorship be based on the following four criteria:

  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Please note that the submitting author will be the principal contact for editorial correspondence, throughout the peer review and proofreading process, if applicable.

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Types of papers

Original articles and review articles, but also book reviews and shorter essays for our Critical Debates section.

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All articles should be written in English - British or American as long as consistency is observed. SI units should be used. Please subject the manuscript to professional language editing before submitting the final version if you are not a native speaker or do not master the English language.


All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chairperson who provided only general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.


The title should be informative and accurate and at the same time trigger the interest of the reader. A short running head will be derived from the title to appear on each page of the paper.

Title page

Organize the title page in the following way: 1) title of manuscript, 2) name of all author(s), 3) name of department(s) and institution(s), 4) email addresses of all authors (listed by authors’ initials) and 5) name and full postal and email address of the corresponding author who also acts as 'Guarantor' for all parts of the paper. Please observe that the journal adheres to a 'double blind' review process and thus the title page revealing the identity of the authors should be uploaded separately. Please see Ensuring a Blind Review

Abstract Articles must include an abstract of up to 250 words. The abstract should stand alone, enabling a reader to decide whether or not to proceed to the full text of the article.

Key words

After the abstract, please give 5-10 key words for readers looking for material by key word searching on Internet. Avoid using the same words as in the title.


Upon acceptance please supply figures/graphics/images in at least 300 dpi.

If the figures/graphics/images have been taken from sources not copyrighted by the author, it is the author’s sole responsibility to secure the rights from the copyright holder to reproduce those figures/graphs/images for both worldwide print and web publication. All reproduction costs charged by the copyright holder must be borne by the author.

When figures/graphics/images are reproduced, a parenthesis should be added to the figure legend thus: (Reproduced with permission from xxx.)

Biographical details

Include full name(s), current professional affiliation, and an email address for correspondence. If more than one author, please indicate who the corresponding author is.

Section headings

Please number section headings. Use a maximum of three levels of headings made clear by orthographic indicators, i.e. capitals, italics, bold etc.


Please use double quotation marks. Quotations longer than 40 words should appear in a separate paragraph, indented by tapping a ca 1cm right margin, without quotation marks.


References should be given in footnotes (and not in brackets in the main body of the text).


Notes should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they first appear in the text and collected together at the end of the manuscript in that order, with all bibliographic information (see examples below).

Use the N style of the Chicago Manual of Style. Check for full details here

Some sources and documents are available in print, but also reproduced electronically for wide dissemination—government publications are an obvious example. If you use the electronic version of such a document, please give the URL and date on which you last accessed the electronic file to the citation.

Books and journals

Follow the styles as exemplified below. Use Ibid. to refer to the immediate prior full reference, thus:

5. Brian Barry, Justice as Impartiality (Oxford: Clarendon, 1995), 31-39, 46-51.
6. Ibid., 51.
7. Ibid., 224-28.

For a later reference to an already mentioned source, follow this style:

42. Jürgen Habermas, The Inclusion of the Other, ed. Ciaran Cronin and Pablo De Greiff (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1998), 42.
47. Habermas, The Inclusion of the Other, 43.


One author:
Marilyn Friedman, “The Impracticality of Impartiality,” Journal of Philosophy 86 (1989): 649.

Two authors:
Ayelet Shachar and Ran Hirschl, “Citizenship as Inherited Property,” Political Science 35 (2007): 253.

Four or more authors:
Jes Anderson et al., “Globalisation,” The New Journal 1 (2007): 23.


One author:
Kok-Chor Tan, Justice Without Borders: Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Patriotism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 65.
Brian Barry, Justice as Impartiality (Oxford: Clarendon, 1995), 31-39, 46-51.

Two authors:
Guy Cowlishaw and Robin Dunbar, Primate Conservation Biology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 78.

Four authors or more:
Edward O. Laumann et al., The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994), 262.

Chapter in book:

Onora O’Neill. “Agents of Justice,” in Global Justice, ed. Thomas W. Pogge (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2001), 189-91.

Books published electronically:
Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner, eds., The Founders’ Constitution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), (accessed June 27, 2006).

For other e-references, use the N style of the Chicago Style Manual