Author Guidelines

Arctic Review on Law and Politics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal. In this overview, you will find information regarding our guidelines and procedures for the submission of manuscripts. We look forward to receiving your contribution!


  • Manuscripts must be submitted electronically via the journal’s electronic platform.
  • Submissions to Arctic Review on Law and Politics may not be simultaneously under consideration by another journal or part of a book currently in press.
  • All authors must fulfil our criteria for authorship. Please see our list of criteria.
  • Manuscripts must be thoroughly edited and proofread prior to submission.
  • All manuscript files for scientific articles must be anonymised, and a separate title page must be uploaded along with the manuscript files. Please see the guidelines pertaining to anonymisation.
  • Scientific articles published in this journal incur a fee. Please see information on Article Processing Charges (APC) here.

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

Plagiarism Detection

Cappelen Damm uses iThenticate to screen all submissions for plagiarism before publication. Authors, researchers and freelancers can also use iThenticate to screen their work before submission by visiting

Article Types

Arctic Review on Law and Politics accepts the following types of papers: Original articles and review articles, book reviews and shorter essays for our News and Debates sections.

Original articles and review articles are subject to double-blind peer review and therefore must be anonymized prior to submission. See our Peer Review Policy.


All articles should be written in English, either British or American as long as consistency is maintained. SI units should be used. If you are not a native speaker or highly proficient in the English language, please have your manuscript professionally edited before submitting the final version.

Title page

If your are submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, a title page should be uploaded as a separate file. Organize the title page in the following way:

    1. title of manuscript,
    2. names of all authors,
    3. names of all authors departments and institutions,
    4. email addresses of all authors (listed by authors’ initials)
    5. and
    6. name and full postal and email addresses of the corresponding author who will also act as 'guarantor' for all parts of the paper.

Please observe that the journal follows a 'double blind' review process, and thus the title page revealing the identity of the authors must be uploaded as a separate file. Please see Ensuring a Blind Review

Manuscript length

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.

Other submissions (book reviews, news or debate articles) should not exceed 15,000 characters, including spaces.

Title, abstract and keywords

Title: 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 and appear on each page of the paper.

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.

Keywords: After the abstract, please provide 5-10 keywords. Avoid using the same words as in the title.

Section headings

Please number section headings. Use a maximum of three heading levels emphasized by orthographic indicators, i.e., capital letters, italics, bold, etc.


Please use double quotation marks. Quotations longer than 40 words should set as a separate, indented block paragraph, without quotation marks.

Biographical details

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


All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. Such contributors might 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.


Figures/graphics/images should be submitted in high resolution, at least 300 dpi.

The author is solely responsible for securing the necessary permissions to reproduce any figures/graphics/images that are not the author's own. Any costs in connection with rights clearance for such content shall be borne by the author.

Credit figures/graphics/images appropriately and as instructed by third-party rights holders in parentheses at the end of the figure caption, for example: (Reproduced with permission from xxx.)

Reference system

References should be provided in notes, not in parentheses in the main body of the text. Structure your notes as described in The Chicago Manual of Style. See here for more on Chicago style.


Set your notes as endnotes listed at the end of the manuscript with all bibliographic information, not as footnotes.

Many sources and documents are available in digital as well as print form – government publications are an obvious example. If you use the electronic version of a source document, include the URL and date on which you last accessed the document in the citation. Likewise, if your source document has a DOI, be sure to include it in the citation as well.

See below and/or Chicago's 'Quick Guide' for examples of properly formatted citations.

Use 'Ibid.' to refer to a preceding full reference (NB: 'Ibid.' is an abbreviation for 'ibidem' and thus always followed by a period):

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 a previously mentioned source, use the shortened form of the note:

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, no. 1 (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 and journals published electronically

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

Shao-Hsun Keng, Chun-Hung Lin, and Peter F. Orazem, “Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality,” Journal of Human Capital 11, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 9–10,

See Chicago's 'Quick Guide' for additional examples.