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Every effort will be made to provide a quick response to submitted manuscripts.

To be considered for publication in Small States & Territories (SST), submissions should meet the following criteria:

Manuscripts should always be concise and well-written, laid out in the style guide of the journal, and intended to advance the critical study of small (sovereign) states and (non-sovereign) territories, and of issues affecting these. They will normally be sent out for review to [at least] two independent scholars, and would benefit from additional critical comments by the SST editors. Authors submitting manuscripts for possible publication are advised to write clearly and lucidly, since not all SST’s diverse readers would necessarily share the authors’ disciplinary background. Kindly ensure that the quality of the English language used is of the highest quality. 

Review Essays would deal with largely descriptive compilations of material related to small states and territories. This material may include historical texts, current small state and/or territory programmes or policy debates. These essays would not normally be peer reviewed, but would be screened by the editor.

Book Reviews should be succinct, critical yet constructive, and meant to provide a useful summary of a text while situating it in a specific theoretical or literary context. A review should not exceed 1,000 words, and will not carry citations or references.

Authors submitting any material (and any accompanying illustrations, figures, tables, etc.) for publication are automatically deemed to have vested copyright of that same material to the Islands and Small States Institute (ISSI) at the University of Malta, Malta. The ISSI, in turn, pledges to make such material freely available and without charge exclusively from the SST’s website, and on the understanding that such material is properly cited and that such availability is not conducive to commercial gain by third parties. Authors are themselves fully and responsible for obtaining any permission necessary to reproduce copyright material from the appropriate sources.

SST will only publish papers and/or reviews not hitherto published. By submitting material to be considered for publication, authors will be guaranteeing that such material has not been published before and is not being considered for publication in any other venue at the time of submission to SST.

Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts to be considered for publication in Small States and Territories are now being accepted...
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SST now has its ISSN:        2616-8006
Last Updated: 17 March 2017

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