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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

Before submitting an article to the ArcTour journal, authors are asked to familiarize themselves with

  • the journal's code of ethics, available here
  • aims and goals of the journal, available here
  • Template available here 

Author(s) responsibility

Authors submitting academic paper to the Journal of Arctic Tourism (ArcTour) are asked to ensure the following:

  • Submitted article shall be the original work of the author(s), not submitted to other journals for publication
  • Only those who play an important role in the preparation, execution, interpretation of research or writing the article can qualify as a listed author
  • Submission shall include statment specifying the role of each author 
  • The author listed as a respondent to ArcTour is responsible for ensuring that all those listed as authors are in fact so and that they have all approved a manuscript in the final edition before publication
  • Authors are responsible for compliance with Icelandic privacy laws, incl. that permission is obtained for the collection and processing of data as appropriate
  • Authors should refer to all works that have had a formative effect on the underlying study
  • Optimizing of results or deliberate falsification is completely prohibited
  • Information on funding for projects shall be listed where applicable and possible interests initiating research should be provided.
  • Editing of published images, exceeding adjustment of brightness, colour, or sharpness is highly inappropriate


Articles submitted for peer-review should preferably be written in English. Articles written in Icelandic may be considered for peer-review. All articles shall include abstracts in both English and Icelandic. Unpublished material will as a rule be published in Icelandic.

Anonymous peer-review

Academic articles submitted to ArcTour are peer-reviewed with mutual anonymity. Reviewers do not receive information about authors and authors do not receive information about reviewers.

The editorial board assesses whether an article falls within the scope of the journal and whether it is acceptable for review.

It is important that a submitted document does not contain information about author(s) which could jeopardize their anonymity in the reviewing process.

Author(s) are to register their information after registration / signin to the ArcTour journal's website, with i.e., name(s), affiliation, and a short bio. Articles submitted for review should be uploaded as a text document (Word).

IMPORTANT: In order to ensure the integrity of anonymous peer review, prior to submission author(s) name(s) shall have been deleted from the document. This includes erasing name(s) from the text and identifications of author(s) used in references and footnotes – in case needed, please replace name(s) with [xxx]

Furthermore: Author(s) need to remove other personal information from the file properties (remove owner) by taking the following steps:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows:
    • Go to File
    • Select Info
    • Click on Check for Issues
    • Click on Inspect Document
    • In the Document Inspector dialog box, select the check boxes to choose the type of hidden content that you want inspected.
    • Click Remove All
    • Click Close
    • Save the document
  • Microsoft Word for MacOS:
    • Go to Tools
    • Click Protect Document
    • Select Remove personal information for this file on save
    • Click OK and save the file


The final publication of articles is subject to the ArcTour layout template.

Manuscripts submitted for review and publication shall follow the instructions below

  • Text document (Word) with writing access for reviewers
  • The length of articles submitted to ArcTour should be 6-8.000 words, including abstract (around 250 words) and references.
  • Figures, pictures and tables should be shown at point in text. All photos must also be submitted in a separate file (titled as the number according to the article) to ensure sufficient resolution upon publication.
  • Author(s) notes and comments should be shown as footnotes rather than endnotes. Such notes should be kept to the absolute minimum.
  • References and citations must comply with the APA reference system (version 6 or later)
  • Submission layout
    • Margins: Narrow
    • Font: Calibri (Calibri Light for titles – Calibri Body for body text)
      • Title of the article: Calibri Light, 14 pt. & bold
      • Section titles
        • Chapter title: Calibri Light, 12 pt. & bold
        • Titles of subsections: Calibri Light, 11 pt. & italics
          • Please keep the article layout within these two sections
        • Body-text: Calibri body, 10 pt.


Publication fee

Publishing in the ArcTour journal is free of charge.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.