A new peer-reviewed journal about tourism in the Arctic

Guðrún Þóra director of ITRC. Photo/Kristinn Ingvarsson
Guðrún Þóra director of ITRC. Photo/Kristinn Ingvarsson

Journal of Arctic Tourism is a new scholarly journal in the field of tourism, published by the Icelandic Tourism Research Centre (ITRC) in collaboration with University of Iceland, Hólar University, the University of Akureyri and the Icelandic Tourist Board. The journal aims to create a platform for interdisciplinary discussions on tourism in the Arctic that enhances theoretical knowledge and strengthens professional discussion.

The journal was formally launched in Hannesarholt December 7th. Two distinguished guests, H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Charman of Arctic Circle and honorary doctor at the University of Akureyri and Dr. John Tribe, Emeritus Professor at the University of Surrey and former editor of Annals of Tourism Research, gave a talk. Skarphéðinn Berg Steinarsson, Director of the Icelandic Tourist Board formally opened the journal’s website and chaired a panel discussion with the rectors of the three universities about promoting research andBið the importance of collaboration between academia, the tourism industry and the public sector.

Journal of Arctic Tourism is published in open access exclusively online and is open for submission all year round. Accepted papers are published as soon as they are ready. Special issues are subject to certain publication dates that are announced separately. Along with peer reviewed articles, the journal also welcomes unreviewed materials such as research notes, conference materials, book reviews, interviews, etc. concerning tourism and tourism research in the Arctic.

Journal of Arctic Tourism and further information about the journal’s aims and goals, author guidelines and peer review can be found on http://arctictourism.is.


Photos from the journal launch