Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal Rangifer was first published in 1981. Rangifer is the world's only scientific journal dealing exclusively with biology and management of arctic and northern ungulates, reindeer and caribou in particular. Rangifer publishes original research papers, review articles and brief communications in all themes and fields related to the animal reindeer/caribou and reindeer husbandry as culture and industry, and also papers on other northern ungulates. For more information about the background and history of Rangifer and the Nordic Council for Reindeer Husbandry Research (NOR) please go to: http://site.uit.no/rangifer/

Rangifer paper edition (Normal Issue ISSN 0333-256X) was published regularly from 1981 to 2007. As from Vol. 28 (2008), Rangifer is an online open access journal (ISSN: 1890-6729) published only as an electronic version.

Rangifer Special Issue ISSN 0801-6399 was issued for the first time in 1986 and includes peer-reviewed conference material (articles and brief communications), theses, and other monographs.

Rangifer Report ISSN 0808-2359 was published between 1995 and 2010. The contents have mainly been non-peer-reviewed material (programs, abstracts, poster summaries and articles) from the Nordic Conferences/Workshops on Reindeer and Reindeer Husbandry Research.

Rangifer is today registered in international scientific databases, including BIOSIS Previews, Biological Abstracts, Zoological Abstracts, CAB Abstracts and Agris. A complete archive of all published issues of Rangifer is available at:

http://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/rangifer/issue/archive

 

Rangifer's logo

The logo was kindly permitted use by its originator the artist Terje Grøstad and has been Rangifer's logo since 1981. It was originally designed for the International Reindeer/Caribou Symposium at Røros, Norway, in 1978.

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Brief communications

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Review articles

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Book reviews

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Dissertations

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Other

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Obituaries

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Special information

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General information

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Conferences, Workshops

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Grants

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Preface

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Proceedings

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Abstracts-the 15th Nordic Reindeer/Reindeer Husbandry Conf.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Key note lectures - 11th AUC

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Complete first volume of Rangifer

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Proceedings - the 1st Nordic Reindeer Conference

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Group Work

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Participants

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Proceedings - the 2nd Nordic Reindeer Conference

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Proceedings-the 4th Int. Reindeer/Caribou Symp.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Proceedings - the 3rd Nordic Reindeer Conference

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Abstracts

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Posters

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Special papers

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Expanded abstracts & abstracts

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Discussion

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Monograph

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Chapters

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Abstracts-the 16th Nordic Reindeer/Reindeer Husbandry Conf.

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From the editor

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Contents

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Acknowledgements

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Organisation

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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts are sent for independent peer reviews. Each submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Authors are encouraged to suggest relevant candidates to reviewers for their submitted manuscripts.

 

Publication Frequency

As from Vol. 28 (2008), Rangifer is issued as one number per year using consecutive publishing of accepted material. Rangifer Special Issues are published on a non-regular basis (depending on requests from conferences e.t.c.). The publication of Rangifer Report has been discontinued.

 

Open Access Policy

From Vol. 28 (2008), Rangifer is an online open access journal (ISSN: 1890-6729). The journal provides immediate open access to all of its content. Authors retain copyright and grant Rangifer irrevocable and non-exclusive right of publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). This means, among other things, that anyone is free to copy and distribute the content, as long as they give proper credit to the author(s) and the journal. For further information, see Creative Commons website for human readable or lawyer readable versions.

The journal has no article submission charges or article processing charges.

 

Publisher and Editorial organisation

Publisher

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Department of Animal Husbandry and Management

Reindeer Husbandry Unit

P.O. Box 7024, 750 07 Uppsala

Sweden

Email: rangifer@slu.se

Website: www.rangifer.no

 

Editor in chief

Professor Birgitta Åhman, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

 

Technical editor

Dr Eva Wiklund, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

 

Editorial board

Finland: Professor Antti Oksanen, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, Oulu; Dr. Päivi Maarit Soppela, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi.

Norway: Dr. Nicholas Tyler, University of Tromsø; Professor Øystein Holand, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås.

Sweden: Professor Birgitta Åhman and Dr. Eva Wiklund, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Professor Patrik Lantto, Centre for Sami Research Umeå University, Sweden

 

ISSN number

Rangifer has the following ISSN numbers:

1890-6729 Electronic edition
0333-256X Paper edition
0801-6399 Special issues (paper edition)
0808-2359 Reports (paper edition)

 

Journal archiving

The journal is included in the PKP Private LOCKSS Network.

 

Plagiarism screening

The journal has started using Similarity Check, a plagiarism screening service. From 2016 all submitted manuscripts will be scanned for plagiarism.