Journal of Northern Studies publiceras två gånger per år av Umeå universitet och Sveriges nordligaste kungliga akademi, Kungl. Skytteanska Sällskapet.
The journal has a specific focus on human activities in northern spaces, and articles concentrate on people as cultural beings, people in society and the interaction between people and the northern environment.
In many cases, the contributions represent exciting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches. Apart from scholarly articles, the journal contains a review section, and a section with reports and information on issues relevant for Northern Studies.