Science journal for the Barents region
New journal will provide knowledge and research news from the developments in the Barents region. “It will certainly contribute to strengthening cross-border science contact, says Urban Wråkberg with the Barents Institute.
Focus area for the journal will be people, economies and politics. Today, no similar publications cover these topics in a cross-border context including all four Barents member countries.
“It is especially good that we have Kola Science Centre on the team for the publication,” says Senior Research Fellow Urban Wråkberg to BarentsObserver. He is working for the Barents Institute in Kirkenes, a research centre at the University of Tromsø, which is the Norwegian partner in the project.
Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi is lead partner for the publication.
Barents Journal will be published twice a year electronically, as well as in paper version. First edition is due in fall 2013. The Journal will contain three peer-reviewed scientific articles, also including reviews on recent regionally relevant books, news, announcements, presentations of institutions and significant projects, as well as one popularized article per volume.
Research professor Monica Tennberg at the Arctic Centre says one purpose with Barents Journal is to expand the understanding of the Barents Region as a global, social, political and in economic context.
“There is no similar academic journal specific to the Barents region available at the moment so the project is significant. The Barents Journal also provides opportunities for cross-border cooperation via publication and shared editorship circulating among partner institutes from the Barents Region,” says Monica Tennberg.