The Arctic Yearbook 2019 aspires to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative and current compendium on Arctic security related matters, broadly defined. Topics might include: (re)defining Arctic security from the point of view of different concepts of, and discourses on, security (traditional, environmental, human, civic security); defining and discussing security actors in the Arctic region and their interests and interrelations; distinctions between stewardship, security and sovereignty in the Arctic; assessments of Arctic military assets, exercises and procurements in historical context; national security strategies (and their implementations); search and rescue efforts and coordination (e.g. the SAR Agreement) for security; confidence building measures (CBMs) and their importance (e.g. the Arctic Coast Guard Forum); human security (environmental, economic, cultural and civic security) as it relates to and is manifested in the Arctic region; critical analyses of the Arctic as a securitized space; military-civilian relationships in the Arctic; and environmental impacts of military activities (in peace time).

Other topics of contemporary significance to northern peoples, circumpolar relations, Arctic development or governance will also be welcome.

Abstracts should be 250-400 words and include author name(s), institutional affiliation and article title, to be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for abstracts is March 1, 2019. Notice of acceptance will be provided on March 15, 2019. Articles must be submitted by June 15, 2019. Publication is planned for October 2019. We also welcome proposals for commentaries (1-3 page opinion pieces) and briefing notes (4-7 page analyses) from experts and policymakers on current issues and events.

For more information on the Arctic Yearbook, see here