Publication Fees

The Open Access model under which Arctic Review on Law and Politics is published implies that production costs are mainly covered by publication fees in addition to support from the Faculty of Law at Tromsø University, Norway.

Publishing in this journal incurs a charge. VAT (25%) will be added to customers within Norway and the European Union, except non-Norwegian organizations that provide their VAT-number.

Regular article: NOK 12,500.- excl. VAT for up to 60,000 characters including spaces. NOK 15,000.- excl. VAT for between 60,000 and 80,000 characters including spaces. Manuscripts over 60,000 characters require editorial approval. Manuscripts exceeding 80,000 characters will be rejected outright. 

Letter to the Editor: Free of charge for up to 2 typeset pages

Book review: Free of charge for up to 2 typeset pages

News and Debate articles: Free of charge for up to 4 typeset pages

The journal does not have a submission fee.

For a list of OA-friendly international universities and funding agencies, please see here. For a corresponding list of Norwegian institutions, please see here.

The total sum will be charged to the author(s) upon publication of his/her article.


We offer a complete or partial fee waiver on a case-by-case basis for individual authors or author groups affiliated with a university or institute in Low-income or Lower-middle-income economies as defined by the World Bank. Please check the list here. If the author group includes researchers from universities or institutes in high-income economies, the publication fee will likely not be waived.

Authors without an affiliation to a research institution or university or to a research project with publication funding are also eligible to apply for a complete or partial fee waiver.

Please mail your request for a waiver of the publication fee to before submitting your manuscript. Requests for waivers for manuscripts that are already under peer review or have been typeset will not be granted. The corresponding author must send the following information in the letter of request, together with any supporting documents:

  • The name of the journal
  • Manuscript title
  • Article category
  • Names and titles of all authors
  • Institutional affiliations of all authors
  • Type of waiver requested: Partial (indicate the amount you can pay in NOK) or Full
  • Reason for waiver application
  • Please explain how the research has been funded

Editors and reviewers have no access to author payment information. Inability to pay will not influence their editorial decision.


If you withdraw your manuscript after it has been typeset (but not yet published) you will be charged for the peer review and typesetting costs at a rate of NOK 500.- per page.