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The Journal of the North Atlantic (JONA) is a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed and edited archaeology and environmental history journal focusing on the peoples of the North Atlantic, their expansion into the region over time, and their interactions with their changing environment (ISSN #1935-1948 [print] and 1935-1933[online]).
Since it is a full-featured online-only journal, articles can be quickly published and made available to researchers worldwide. Journal content can be conveniently accessed both by subscription and on a single-article basis. The journal publishes individual papers on an article-by-article basis. Whenever a manuscript has completed its peer review process and the article galley has been approved by the author, it will be immediately published online in the BioOne database and on the JONA website. This publishing model is also available for special volumes such as conference and symposium proceedings or other collections of papers. In effect, this means that articles are grouped online over time, i.e., the table of contents of volumes will grow as articles are posted online, which has the advantage of rewarding prompt authors, while enabling tardier authors to retain the option of being included in a special volume without delaying its publication.The journal has no publication fees, even for special volumes and large monographs. We are happy to work with volume editors and authors to arrange for professionally printed copies of their JONA publications. The journal is indexed in a full range of journal content databases.
The journal publishes a wide diversity of research papers, as well as research summaries and general interest articles in closely related disciplines, which, when considered together, help contribute to a comprehensive multi-disciplinary understanding of the historical interplay between cultural and environmental changes in the North Atlantic world. Specifically, the journal's focus includes paleo-environmental reconstruction and modeling, historical ecology, archaeology, ecology of organisms important to humans, anthropology, human/environment/climate interactions, climate history, ethnography, ethnohistory, historical analyses, discussions of cultural heritage, and place-name studies.
The journal is part of the BioOne.org database. This database allows authors to include supporting files such as video, database, powerpoint, and audio files, and to freely include color photographs, maps, and figures with their articles.
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Board of Editors ... JONA's international Board of Editors welcomes your interest in the Journal of the North Atlantic!
Personal and organizational subscription orders online (over a secure server) ... Or use the JONA subscription order form in the Call for Papers.
Note: We do not have our own server, and thus cannot currently offer IP address-based access to protected journal content. Thus, institutional as well as personal subscribers will need to input a username and password to access full journal content. An institution that wishes to make the process easier for those accessing the journal through their computer network will need to save (remember) the username and password on their systems' server.
Organizations can also access to the journal by subscribing to Journal Collection 1 of the BioOne.org database. Single articles may be ordered as needed from the BioOne.org website, which provides free access to article abstracts.
JONA listserv - Click here to receive occasional updates about JONA (name and e-mail address only).
The Skálholt Map, whose first version dates back to 1570, is the earliest cartographic attempt to combine knowledge of the vast North Atlantic region with the travel accounts contained in the Viking Sagas. This map provided the principle clue which led to the discovery of the Viking site, L'Anse-aux Meadows, on the Northern tip of Newfoundland. The map is reproduced here, courtesy of The Royal Library in Copenhangen, Denmark (official Skálholt Map website).