Our journal

The Islands and Small States Institute is the institutional home for the Small States & Territories (SST).

Small States & Territories (SST) is a scholarly, open-access journal dedicated exclusively to the study of the nature and workings of small sovereign states (however defined) and non-sovereign territories, and including the comparison between the two. With a world system that has only a few ‘large states’, and over a hundred subnational jurisdictions spread over all continents and oceans – from Abkhazia to Zanzibar, and from Åland to Wallis and Futuna – there is no shortage of subject matter for the journal.

SST encourages a truly pluri-disciplinary approach to the study of small jurisdictions. Nevertheless, we also recognize the added relevance of specific disciplinary foci in the social sciences. Amongst these: geography, political science, economics, education, governance, international relations, public administration, international law and development studies.

All articles published in SST are rigorously peer reviewed. The journal is endorsed by the Network of Universities of Small Countries and Territories (NUSCT), following its inaugural meeting in Andorra on March 2, 2018.

Access the SST website.