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A critical analysis of the impact of Island Studies Journal: a retrospect and prospect


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Stratford, E (2015) A critical analysis of the impact of Island Studies Journal: a retrospect and prospect. Island Studies Journal, 10 (2). pp. 139-162. ISSN 1715-2593

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This paper offers a critical review and reflection on the first decade of
publishing of scholarly and review articles in Island Studies Journal. Following brief
comments on the politics of publishing in any field, and in island studies per se, attention turns
to consider how Island Studies Journal has contributed to and shaped the study of islands;
reflect on what is written, by whom, using what broad methods of approach; and how the
journal has tracked in terms of readership and citations. The final part of the paper advances a
number of recommendations for the journal in its next decade, and invites both the community
of scholars who identify as island scholars, and affiliates and allies in other fields, to be more
strategic, active, and consistent in using this important scholarly resource.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Island Studies Journal
Publisher: University of Prince Edward Island
Page Range: pp. 139-162
ISSN: 1715-2593
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Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 23:24
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