The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs

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ISSN: 1043-898X
E-ISSN: 1527-9464
Frequency: Semiannual
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The Contemporary Pacific covers a wide range of disciplines with the aim of providing comprehensive coverage of contemporary developments in the entire Pacific Islands region and the global Pacific diaspora. It features refereed, readable articles that examine social, economic, political, ecological, literary, and cultural topics, along with political reviews, book and media reviews, resource reviews, and a dialogue section with interviews and short essays. Each issue highlights the work of one or more Pacific Islander artists.

Sponsor: Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

CPIS also publishes the highly regarded Pacific Islands Monograph Series distributed by UH Press. Also available for free download: Native Pacific Cultural Studies on the Edge.

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  • Recent Articles
  • Island Soldier by Nathan Fitch (review)
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Index to Volumes 21–30
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    About the Artist: Kalisolaite 'Uhila
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Indigenous Well-Being and Development: Connections to Large-Scale Mining and Tourism in the Pacific
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Indigenous Masculinities and the "Refined Politics" of Alcohol and Racialization in West Papua
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Tannese Chiefs, State Structures, and Global Connections in Vanuatu
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Epidemic Suicide in the Context of Modernizing Social Change in Oceania: A Critical Review and Assessment
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Creating an Archive for Rotuma: A Personal Account
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Guam
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Marshall Islands
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Cook Islands
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    French Polynesia
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Māori Issues
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Niue
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Pitcairn
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Rapa Nui
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Project Banaba (review)
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging (review)
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Anote's Ark by Matthieu Rytz (review)
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

    Out of State (review)
    Posted on Thursday February 28, 2019

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  • Author Guidelines
  • The Contemporary Pacific welcomes scholarly articles on contemporary issues of concern in the Pacific Islands. Articles on such issues as urbanization, culture change, decolonization, dependency, and social and health problems are sought, along with articles addressing such topics as cultural movements, ethnic relations, contemporary history, regional cooperation, migration, population pressure, protection of the environment, and strategic and security concerns. Articles relating to earlier periods in Pacific Islands history, on other regions, or of a more theoretical nature, will be considered if they help to illuminate contemporary issues and concerns within the region. All articles published in the journal are refereed. The Editorial Board encourages articles that draw on the literature of more than one discipline.

    Download submission guidelines for The Contemporary Pacific here.

  • Editorial Board
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    Editor

    Alexander Mawyer, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

    Political Reviews Editor

    David W Kupferman, Division of Education, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

    Book and Media Reviews Editor

    James Viernes, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

    Arts Editor

    Moana Nepia, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

    Resources Editor

    Stuart Dawrs, Pacific Collection, Hamilton Library, University of Hawai‘i

    Managing Editor

    Candice Steiner, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

    Members

    Gerard Finin, Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center

    David Hanlon, Department of History, University of Hawai‘i

    Mary Hattori, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

    Vilsoni Hereniko, Academy for Creative Media, University of Hawai‘i

    Tarcisius Kabutaulaka, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

    Scott Kroeker, Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center

    Monica C LaBriola, Department of History, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

    Davianna McGregor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawai‘i

    Craig Santos Perez, Department of English, University of Hawai‘i

    Lola Quan Bautista, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

    Noenoe Silva, Department of Political Science, University of Hawai‘i

    Julianne Walsh, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

    Correspondents

    Keith Camacho, University of California, Los Angeles, United States

    Vicente M Diaz, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States

    Stewart Firth, The Australian National University

    Hilda Heine, President, Republic of the Marshall Islands

    Edvard Hviding, University of Bergen, Norway

    Brij V Lal, The Australian National University

    Nic Maclellan, Independent Researcher, Brunswick, Australia

    Cluny Macpherson, Massey University at Albany, New Zealand

    Selina Tusitala Marsh, University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Mac Marshall, University of Iowa, United States

    Mālama Meleiseā, National University of Samoa

    Margaret Mutu, University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Margaret Critchlow Rodman, University of York, Canada

    Donald H Rubinstein, Micronesian Area Research Center, University of Guam

    Jacob Simet, National Cultural Commission, Papua New Guinea

    Katerina Teaiwa, The Australian National University

    Konai Helu Thaman, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Eric Waddell, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

  • Indexes
  • Articles appearing in The Contemporary Pacific are indexed and/or abstracted in:

    Association for Asian Studies–
    Bibliography of Asian Studies (Online), 1990

    Book Review Index

    CABI–
    Agricultural Economics Database
    CAB Abstracts (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux)
    Environmental Impact
    Global Health
    Horticultural Science Database
    Leisure Tourism Database
    Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series A: Human and Experimental (Online)
    Nutrition and Food Sciences Database
    Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants (Online)
    Rural Development Abstracts (Online)
    Soil Science Database
    Soils and Fertilizers (Online)
    TropAg & Rural
    Tropical Diseases Bulletin (Online)
    World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts (Online)

    Canada in Context, 03/1993-

    Children’s Book Review Index

    Clarivate Analytics–
    Current Contents
    Social Sciences Citation Index
    Web of Science

    EBSCOhost–
    Academic Search Alumni Edition, 3/1/2003-
    Academic Search Complete, 3/1/2003-
    Academic Search Elite, 3/1/2003-
    Academic Search Premier, 3/1/2003-
    Academic Search Ultimate, 3/1/2003-
    Anthropological Index Online
    Current Abstracts, 3/1/2003-
    MainFile, 3/1/2003-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, 3/1/2003-
    Political Science Complete, 3/1/2003-
    Public Affairs Index, 3/1/2003-
    SocINDEX, 1/1/1990-
    SocINDEX with Full Text, 1/1/1990-
    TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 3/1/2003-

    Elsevier BV–
    GEOBASE
    Scopus, 1996-, 1992

    Gale–
    Academic OneFile, 03/1997-
    Advanced Placement Government and Social Studies, 03/1993-
    Book Review Index Plus
    Business & Company ProFile ASAP, 3/2000-
    Business ASAP, 3/2000-
    Business ASAP International, 3/2000-
    Business Collection, 03/1993-
    Business Insights: Essentials, 03/1993-
    Business Insights: Global, 03/1993-
    Expanded Academic ASAP, 03/1997-
    General Business File ASAP, 3/2000-
    General OneFile, 03/1997-
    General Reference Center Gold, 03/1993-
    General Reference Centre International, 3/1993-
    InfoTrac Custom, 3/1997-
    InfoTrac Student Edition, 03/1993-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Popular Magazines, 03/1997-
    Student Resources in Context, 03/1993-
    World History Collection, 03/1993 –
    World History in Context, 03/1993-

    Hawai‘i Pacific Journal Index,

    Military Policy Research Ltd.–
    Lancaster Index to Defence & International Security Literature

    OCLC–
    Anthropological Index Online
    ArticleFirst, vol.12, no.1, 2000-vol.22, no.2, 2010
    Electronic Collections Online, vol.12, no.1, 2000-vol.22, no.2, 2010
    Sociological Abstracts (Online), Selective

    ProQuest–
    International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Core
    Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (Online), Selective
    Military Database, 1/1/2015-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Political Science Database, 1/1/2015-
    Politics Collection, 1/1/2015-
    Professional ProQuest Central, 01/01/2015-
    ProQuest 5000, 01/01/2015-
    ProQuest Central, 1/1/2015-
    Research Library, 01/01/2015-
    SciTech Premium Collection, 1/1/2015-
    Social Science Premium Collection, 1/1/2015-
    Social Services Abstracts, Selective
    Sociological Abstracts (Online), Selective
    Technology Collection, 1/1/2015-
    Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Core

    Royal Anthropological Institute–
    Anthropological Index Online

    Te Puna CD-ROM

    Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia–
    Asian – Pacific Economic Literature (Online)