About us

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 recognise 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. 

SST has its institutional home at the Islands & Small States Institute of the University of Malta, in Malta (itself a small state). All articles published in SST are rigorously peer reviewed.

SST is endorsed by the Network of Universities of Small Countries and Territories (NUSCT), following its inaugural meeting in Andorra on March 2, 2018.

SST is committed to the principles of open access (OA) publishing, as outlined in the IFLA Statement on Open Access to Scholarly Literature and Research Documentation. Open Access benefits researchers and learners by equalizing access to research information and facilitating scholarly communication.

The ISSN for SST is: 2616-8006.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution: No Derivative Works 4.0 Unported Licence.

https://www.um.edu.mt/sst/aboutus