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Barents Studies promoted in the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS VIII) (28.5.2014)

ICASSVIII_side event.jpgBarents Studies journal was presented to the participants of the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences held in Prince George,University of Northern British Columbia, Canada 22-26 May 2014. Barents Studies was present in the poster display and editorial team also organized an open side event for participants to inform about the scope of the journal and to present the recently published first issue. There were about 500 participants to the conference.

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Monica Tennberg and Tarja Orjasniemi, Members of the Editorial Board


First issue of the new Barents science journal published (07.04.2014)

The first issue of a new academic journal Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics is published. The new journal consists of multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles, book reviews and presentations of young scholars and their Barents related research. The journal is published in printed as well as in electronic form and it is free of charge for all interested readers.

Editor-in-chief for the first issue of the journal is Research Professor Monica Tennberg from Arctic Centre, University of Lapland. The journal has circulating editorship and the next issues are under the responsibility of the Luzin Institute for Economic Studies of the Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Barents Institute at the University of Tromsø from Norway. This year there will be altogether four issues published – three of them academic and one popularized supplement issue.

– The journal wants to offer its readers new research based information about the Barents region, and find topics that are interesting and informative for both people in the region and beyond, says Research Professor Monica Tennberg.

New journal has been established in a cooperation project by the three research institutions and it is funded by the EU Kolarctic ENPI CBC Programme which promotes cross-border cooperation between the countries in the North Calotte and northwest Russia.

Access to the electronic version of the journal (free of charge): www.barentsinfo.org/barentsstudies

More information:

Monica Tennberg
Research Professor, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
0400 192 005

Anne Raja-Hanhela
Project coordinator, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
040 484 4028


Agreement with Russian Science Citation Index (23.11.2013)

On November 22, 2013 in Moscow the first educational and practical workshop "Use of Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) and Science Index for analysis and evaluation of scientific activities" took place. The workshop was attended by over 50 representatives of research and educational organizations of the Russian Federation. From Luzin Institute of Economic Studies, KSC of RAS Head of the publishing department Svetlana Pavlova participated in the workshop. During the workshop S. Pavlova informed the participants about the new academic journal "Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics". 

S. Pavlova held negotiations with the Director General of the electronic library eLIBRARY.ru Gennadiy Yeremenko on inclusion of the international academic journal "Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics" in the system of Russian Science Citation Index. The negotiations reached a preliminary agreement and a draft contract.

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Photo: Participants of the workshop study information about the journal "Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics

"2nd editorial board meeting held in Kirkenes

The editorial board of Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics gathered around for the second time. The meeting was held in Kirkenes in context to the 2013 Thorvald Stoltenberg Conference held at the Barents Institute at the University of Tromsø. Editorial board had fruitful discussions about the content development of the new journal. Everybody is excited to see the first issue published in the coming winter, and the plans are already being made for the coming years. 

Project presented at international conference in Warsaw

Part of the project establishing the new journal Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics is promotion and popularization activities.

The journal was presented widely at the 8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations held at the University of Warsaw, in Poland September 18-21, 2013.
Visibility was gained with project's own table in the exhibitioner’s lounge in the Old Library’s foyer and by distributing information on particular thematic sessions.

Winners of the photograph competition have been chosen (31.5.2013) 

Photograph competition "My Barents Region" was organized in the spiring 2013. Competition was open to everyone and it was organized in order to find inspiring cover pictures for Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics.

Organizers received 122 great photos from 17 talented photographers. Participants from different parts of the Barents region had photographed cooperation, peoples and resources of the region from many different point of views. The Editorial Board of the journal chose a winner picture from each participation category. Each winning picture will be published in one of the covers of the journal launched during 2013-2014.

The awarded photographers:

1st place: Irina Nazarova (Category 2: Peoples of the region)
2nd place: Tarja Länsman (Category 1: Cooperation across the region)
3rd place: Stefán Erlingsson (Category 3: Resources for the region and beyond)

New title for the science journal – Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics (12.3.2013)

Title of the new academic publication that will be developed by a project consortium led by the Arctic Centre has been reformed. The new title of the journal is Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics. The journal will provide scientific knowledge and latest research news related to developmental processes within the Barents Region.
The first call for papers was originally launched February 15th, 2013 under name The Barents Journal: Peoples, Economies and Politics. The call for papers is still valid and the deadline for submitting articles is May 15th. The project is funded by the Kolarctic ENPI CBC programme.

Find call for papers here: http://www.barentsinfo.org/barentsstudies/English/Call_for_papers.iw3

More information project director Monica Tennberg ( monica.tennberg@ulapland.fi )