Urban Island Studies welcomes submissions of original research papers that fit the
journal’s Scope. It is expected that papers engage with the existing island and urban
literature. (For a selection of existing literature, see the ‘Bibliography of Urban
Island Studies’.) Submitted papers must differ substantially from papers published
or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Note that all research paper submissions
will be subject to double-blind peer review. To submit a paper, please e-mail your
files to the Lead Editor Adam Grydehøj (email@example.com).
The primary language of Urban Island Studies is English, and all papers must be submitted
in English. Although British English is preferred, any form of standard English is
acceptable as long as authors are consistent. Only papers in correct, easily comprehensible
English will be published. Even native English speakers can sometimes struggle. The
journal editors may undertake minor corrections but will not undertake comprehensive
language editing. Following peer review, the journal editors may recommend that authors
hire a language editor to assist with editing their texts.
Urban Island Studies will also publish versions of accepted papers in the authors’
non-English native language(s) where requested and provided by authors. These non-English
versions of the papers will not be subject to peer review, and the English-language
version will be the version of record. To learn more about possibilities for multilingual
publication, please contact Adam Grydehøj (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The first page of the document should state the title of the paper as well as the
names, e-mails, and institutional affiliations of all authors. The second page of
the document should provide the title, abstract (150-200 words), and six keywords.
The paper must be completely anonymised with the exception of the first page: All
mentions of authors in the text should be replaced by the word ‘AUTHOR’, and all
references to authors in the References section should be removed. Make sure to anonymise
the document’s metadata as well.
Keep the paper’s internal structure as possible, using bolded and numbered section
titles and bolded and italicised subsection titles. Do not use sub-subsections.
Do not use of footnotes or endnotes. Any material that you wish to place in a note
should be incorporated into the body of the text.
Short quotes should be surrounded by double quotation marks (“xxx”), and quotes of
over 40 words should appear as indented paragraphs without quotation marks.
Any illustrations (maps, photographs, etc.) should be both inserted into their approximate
places in the document and submitted separately as numbered as .jpg or .gif files
(300 dpi). Authors must acquire necessary written permission for reproduction of
any copyrighted material from third parties prior to submission.
Citations and references.
Urban Island Studies uses a Harvard referencing system.
Use in-text citations to refer to items in the References list. In-text citations
should use the following format: (Baldacchino, 2002: 98), (Royle, 2010a: 214), (Sørensen
et al., 2009; Beck, 2001: 3), (Grydehøj & Hayward, 2014, 2011).
References should be listed at the end of the manuscript in the following formats:
King, R. (2009). Geography, islands and migration in an era of mobility. Island Studies
Journal, 4(1), 53-84.
Baldacchino, G., & Kelman, I. (2014). Critiquing the pursuit of island sustainability:
Blue and green, with hardly a colour in between. Shima, 8(2), 1-21.
Articles in edited volumes
Bartmann, B. (2000) Patterns of localism in a changing global system. In G. Baldacchino
& D. Milne (eds) Lessons from the political economy of small islands: The resourcefulness
of jurisdiction (pp. 38-55). New York: St. Martin’s Press.
Baldacchino, G. (2010) Island enclaves: Offshoring, creative governance and subnational
island jurisdictions. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Brenner, N. (ed.) (2014) Implosions/Explosions. Berlin: Jovis.
Island Dynamics (2015) ‘About Island Studies’. Available at: http://www.islanddynamics.org/island-studies.html.
Accessed 07 February 2015.