Instructions for Authors and Contributors


  • Call for abstracts and proposals (deadline): 19 September 2022 (300-400 words)
  • Confirmation of accepted abstracts and proposals: 28 September 2022
  • Draft contributions for peer-review (deadline): 15 January 2023 (5000-7000 words)
  • Draft short case studies, commentaries, and stories (deadline): 14 April 2023 (750-1500 words)
  • Feedback on peer-reviewed drafts: 14 April 2023
  • Final submissions (deadline): 26 May 2023
  • Publication: June 2023

Abstracts and proposals (300-400 words) should be submitted via email to by 19 September 2022.


Focus of Special Issue

In our effort to produce a timely platform for experts and knowledge holders to share their work, we are seeking papers and diverse contributions to form part of a Special Volume entitled Arctic Pandemics: COVID-19 and Other Pandemic Experiences and Lessons Learned that will:

  1. Consider the unique conditions and characteristics of pandemic management in the Arctic (past, present and future),
  2. Examine the impacts and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and public health actions and activities in the Arctic,
  3. Share experiences and best practices from across the Arctic, with a priority on Indigenous Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge and experiences and lessons learned at the community level and/or
  4. Provide insights and advice that may inform pandemic preparedness and management and contribute to resilience in the Arctic.

Exploring these themes and issues will help promote capacity building and resilience in Arctic communities and enhance preparedness in the face of future challenges. We are particularly interested in papers and contributions that consider the unique health and social needs of Arctic inhabitants, including the value and relevance of Indigenous traditional practices (social, cultural, and economic) and knowledge in connection with these themes.

We also welcome proposals for short case studies, commentaries, stories, and other forms of artistic and cultural expression (750-1500 words) from experts and knowledge holders.


Manuscript Review Process

Abstracts and proposals (300-400 words) should be submitted by 19 September 2022. Submissions should include the author(s) name(s), affiliation(s), and the themes that the paper will address from the list provided.

Abstracts and proposals will be reviewed and selected by the Special Issue’s Editorial Board. Confirmation of accepted abstracts and proposals will be provided to authors by 28 September 2022 along with instructions and guidelines for submitted papers.

Draft papers will be due by 15 January 2023 and will be peer reviewed. Short case studies, commentaries, stories, and other forms of artistic and cultural expression will be due by 14 April 2023 and will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and external reviewers.

Feedback will be provided to authors by 14 April 2023 and final submissions will be due by 26 May 2023.

Release of the report is planned for June 2023.


Editorial Board Members

  • Anastasia Emelyanova
  • Heather Exner-Pirot (co-chair)
  • Selma Ford
  • Lassi Heininen
  • Solveig Jore
  • Christina Storm Mienna
  • Embla Eir Oddsdóttir
  • Andrey Petrov (co-chair)
  • Norma Shorty
  • Jennifer Spence (co-chair)
  • Eydís Kr. Sveinbjarnardóttir

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