Northern Review

Exploring Human Experience in the North

The Northern Review is a multidisciplinary journal exploring human experience in the Circumpolar North. We are published by the School of Liberal Arts.

The journal is the only peer-reviewed publication in Canada devoted exclusively to northern issues and published north of 60. Since 1988, we have published articles covering a broad range of human issues and topics in the social sciences, humanities, health, law, and the arts.

The editors invite research articles and book reviews relating to human experience in, and thought about, the Circumpolar North.

Contact Deanna McLeod, Managing Editor for a copy of the submission guidelines or to subscribe.

Links below guide you to the journal's full-text articles and book reviews available through Open Journal Systems (hosted by SFU). Please register as a reader at that site, to be notified when we publish new issues.

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Current Issue

Number 42 | 2016
Published online July 6, 2016
Includes special collection Northern Inequalities: Global Processes, Local Legacies
Guest edited by Andrew Hodgkins and Barret Weber
Cover artist: Mrs. Annie Smith, "Women's Mitts"

Forthcoming, December 2016

Number 43 | 2016
Includes special collection Nursing Education in the Circumpolar North

Back Issues

Number 41 | 2015
Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic
Guest edited by Chris Southcott
Cover photo credit: Syd Cannings

Number 40 | 2015
General issue
Cover artist: Nicole Bauberger, Detail from "Whitehorse to Inuvik, #17"

Number 39 | 2015
Consultation and Resource Development in Northern Communities: Russia, Scandinavia, and Canada
Guest edited by Greg Poelzer
Articles also available in Russian
Cover artist: Owen Munroe, "The Face of Force"

Number 38 | 2014
Includes special collection: Political and Economic Change in Canada’s Provincial North
Guest edited by Ken Coates and Greg Poelzer
Cover artist: Daphne Mennell, "Wild Crocuses, First Kiss of Spring"

Number 37 | Fall 2013
Includes special collection: The Arctic Council, the EU and Polar Politics: Canada, France, Germany, Russia & the UK
Guest edited by Frances Abele, Carleton University
Cover artist: Stephanie Ryan, "Ben-My-Chree Gardens"

Number 36 (Fall 2012)
General issue

Number 35 (Spring 2012) 
Tourism and Travel in the Circumpolar North 

Number 34 (Fall 2011)  
General issue

Number 33 (Spring 2011)  
Canada’s Role in the Circumpolar World

Number 32 (Spring 2010)  
General issue 

Number 31 (Fall 2009)  
Literary issue: Northern poetry, fiction, and essays 

Number 30 (Spring 2009)  
The Social Economy of Northern Canada 

Number 29 (Fall 2008) 
The Northern Research Institute. Fifteen years of building Yukon research capacity.

Number 28 (Spring 2008)
Rapid landscape change and human response in the Arctic and Subarctic.

Number 27 (Fall 2007)
Festschrift in Honour of Aron Senkpiel.

Number 25/26 (Summer 2005) 
Includes special collection on governance in the provincial norths.

Please check our archives for content from Numbers 1 through 24.