Read current and past publications that contribute to the global circumpolar health knowledge base.

International Journal of Circumpolar Health

International Journal of Circumpolar Health (IJCH) specializes in Arctic and Antarctic health issues. It provides a forum for many disciplines, including the biomedical sciences, social sciences, and humanities as they relate to human health in high latitude environments. The journal has a particular interest in the health of indigenous peoples.

The journal is a vehicle for dissemination and exchange of knowledge among researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and those they serve. The Chief Editor is supported by specialist Section Editors, overseeing the rigorous peer-review of submissions from around the world.

International Journal of Circumpolar Health welcomes Research papers, Review articles, Short communications, Circumpolar Voices, Book reviews, PhD summaries, and Letters to the Editor.

All regular papers will be published immediately after they have been accepted and proofs finalized. Thematic clusters of articles and Supplements are published occasionally and will be collated into online collections published at one and the same time. Read more here.

International Journal of Circumpolar Health is published by Co-Action Publishing on behalf of the Circumpolar Health Research Network, an organization based in Canada and registered under the Northwest Territories Societies Act. The journal was established in 1972 and became an open access journal at the beginning of 2012 at which time print subscription sales also ceased.

The International Journal of Circumpolar Health introduces Publication fee

As from January 1, 2013, a Publication fee of €500 excl VAT (Europe)/$650 (rest of the world) will be charged to the authors upon acceptance of their paper. All papers submitted after that date will be subject to payment.


  • Rhonda M. Johnson – University of Alaska, Anchorage, United States

Deputy Editors

  • Tracy Galloway – University of Toronto, Canada
  • Anders Koch – Statens Serum Institut, Denmark

Associate Editors

  • Andrej M. Grjibovski – Northern State Medical University Arkhangelsk, Russia
  • Marit Jorgensen – Steno Diabetes Centre Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Juhani Leppäluoto – University of Oulu, Finland
  • Jon Øyvind Odland – University of Tromsø, Norway
  • Pamela Orr – University of Manitoba, Canada

Why publish with IJCH?

  • Open access – IJCH publishes your work free from all access barriers, allowing for global distribution.
  • Add supplementary material – you can add data sets, protocols, videos, questionnaires, etc to your article, free of charge.
  • Retain copyright – you retain the non-commercial copyright to your article and are free to disseminate it, make copies, and deposit it in any repository or archive you like.
  • Full indexing – once published, your article will be indexed in the foremost international databases.
  • Automatic deposit in PubMed Central – all articles are automatically deposited in PubMed Central, in compliance with NIH policies.
  • Post-publication statistics – after publication, you will receive updates regarding the number of full-text downloads of your paper.
  • Comply with archiving policies – you can deposit any version of your paper in any required repository or archive, or post articles to your personal or institutional website.

CSCH Gazeteer

The Society initiated the publication of a gazetteer of Canadian health research activities across northern Canada and the circumpolar world. It has since been discontinued.

2010 Issue

2011 Issue

2012 Issue

Canadian Venues for Past International Congress of Circumpolar Health

Yellowknife 1974

Whitehorse 1990

Yellowknife 2009