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Last Update:
December 2009

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Sociocultural Issues
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Notes for contributors

a) Submission of Papers
Authors should submit an electronic copy of their paper in Word format file with the final version of the manuscript by e-mail by attached file to the responsible Editor and the co-Editors:

Daniel Chartier: chartier.daniel@uqam.ca
E. del Acebo Ibánez: edelacebo@yahoo.com
Helgi Gunnlaugsson: helgigun@hi.is
Miikka Pyykkönen: miipyyk@yfi.jyu.fi
Jarkko Saarinen: jarkko.saarinen@oulu.fi

Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the publisher.

b) Manuscript Preparation
General: Manuscripts should not exceed 35 pages (including references and illustrations), and must be typewritten, double-spaced with wide margins on one side of white paper. The corresponding author should be identified (include a Fax number and E-mail address). Full postal addresses must be given for all co-authors. The Editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity. A cover page should give the title of the manuscript, the author's name, position, institutional affiliation and complete address, telephone, fax and/or E-mail numbers. An acknowledgement may also be included on the cover page if so desired. The title but not the author's name should appear on the first page of the text.

An abstract of not more than 120 words and a list of up to 10 keywords should accompany each copy of the manuscript.

Text: Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgements, Appendix, References, Vitae, Figure Captions and then Tables. Do not import the Figures or Tables into your text, but supply them as separate files. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote. All other footnotes (except for table footnotes) should be identified with superscript Arabic numbers.

References: All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. In the text refer to the author's name (without initials) and year of publication. For more than three authors, use the first three authors followed by et al. The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by author's names. Journal and book titles are italicised. Examples:


Torpey, John (2000): The Invention of the Passport: Surveillance, Citizenship and the State. New
York: Cambridge University Press.

Article in an edited volume:
Levy, Jacob T. (2000): "Three Modes of Incorporating Indigenous Law". In Kymlicka, Will & Norman, Wayne (eds.): Citizenship in Diverse Societies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 297-325.

Article in a journal:
Gilroy, Paul (1999): "Between Camps: Race and Culture in Postmodernity". In Economy and Society. Vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 183-198.

Edited volume:
Smith, Jane & Korsakofsy, Sacha (eds.) (1998): Post-Capitalist Economies. Anchorage: Alaska University Press.

Illustrations: All illustrations should be provided in camera-ready form, suitable for reproduction (which may include reduction) without retouching. Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)" and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. They should accompany the manuscript, but should not be included within the text. All illustrations should be clearly marked on the back with the figure number and the author's name. All figures are to have a caption. Captions should be supplied on a separate sheet.

Photographs: Original photographs must be supplied as they are to be reproduced (e.g. black and white or colour). If necessary, a scale should be marked on the photograph. Please note that photocopies of photographs are not acceptable.

Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively and given a suitable caption and each table typed on a separate sheet. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters. No vertical rules should be used. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (e.g. in graphs).

c) Electronic Submission
Please specify what software was used, including which release, and what computer was used (IBM compatible PC or Apple Macintosh). Always keep a backup copy of the electronic file for reference and safety. Send text-files in Microsoft Word (.doc) file form, or as .rtf-files.

d) Copyright
Authors are required to assign copyright to "A&A IJCSCI", subject to retaining their right to reuse the material in other publication written or edited by themselves, and to be published at least one year after initial publication in the Journal.

e) Book reviews
We wellcome book-reviews of academic or non-academic books concerning circumpolar socio-cultural issues. Book-reviews should not exceed three pages, and must be typewritten, double-spaced with wide margins on A4 paper. In addition to information about the writer of review (name, title and institutional affiliation) review should include full information about the reviewed book: Author(s), name, publisher, place of publishing and the number of pages.

f) Other contents
Articles, notes, information about international conferences and seminars, and items of general circumpolar interest are also published.