Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies

Editor: Jenanne Ferguson, MacEwan University, Canada 

Subjects: Anthropology, Siberian Studies

Sibirica is a part of the Berghahn Open Anthro subscribe-to-open initiative, a pilot aiming to convert 13 Anthropology journals to full Open Access on an on-going and sustainable basis.

Latest Issue Table of Contents

Volume 19 (2020): Issue 2 (Jun 2020)

Sibirica Volume 19, Issue 3

Ryan Tucker Jones

An Introduction to Vladimir Arsen’ev’s Life: Work, Colleagues, and Family 
Amir Khisamutdinov

The Political Ecology of Vladimir Arsen’ev
Sergey Glebov

“Deception begins with trade . . .”: Vladimir Arsen’ev’s Economic Expertise and Challenges of Rationalizing Imperial Diversity in the Taiga
Aleksandr Turbin

Vladimir Arsen’ev and Whales in Russia’s Revolutionary Far East
Ryan Tucker Jones

Arsen’ev’s Lament: A Century of Change to Wildlife and Wild Places in Primorye, Russia
Jonathan C. Slaght 

Report: The Proceedings of the Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference about the Tungus
Nikolai S. Goncharov 

Colonizing Russia’s Promised Land: Orthodoxy and Community on the Siberian Steppe
Aileen E. Friesen  
J. Eugene Clay

Multispecies Households in the Saian Mountains: Ecology at the Russia-Mongolia Border
Edited by Alex Oehler and ‎Anna Varfolomeeva
Anna Bara

Volume 19 / 2020, 3 issues per volume (spring, summer, winter)

Aims & Scope

Sibirica is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal covering all aspects of the region and relations to neighboring areas, such as Central Asia, East Asia, and North America.

The journal publishes articles, research reports, conference and book reviews on history, politics, economics, geography, cultural studies, anthropology, and environmental studies. It provides a forum for scholars representing a wide variety of disciplines from around the world to present findings and discuss topics of relevance to human activities in the region or directly relevant to Siberian studies.

The editors aim to foster a scholarly discussion among people with the most varied backgrounds and points of view. Submissions are welcomed from scholars ranging from the humanities to the natural sciences. Articles that discuss other geographical areas but make direct comparisons with Siberian peoples will be considered.


Sibirica is indexed/abstracted in:

  • Abstracts in Anthropology (Baywood Publishing)
  • American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies
  • Anthropological Index (RAI)
  • Anthropological Literature (Tozzer Library – Harvard University)
  • Arctic & Antarctic Regions (Ebsco)
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies (Association for Asian Studies)
  • Bibliometric Research Indicator List (BFI)
  • Biography Index (H.W. Wilson)
  • A Current Bibliography on African Affairs (Baywood)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • Historical Abstracts (Ebsco)
  • IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBSS – International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (Proquest)
  • International Political Science Abstracts Database (OVID)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Periodicals Index Online (Proquest)
  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • SocINDEX (Ebsco)
  • Social Sciences Index (Ebsco)
  • Social Sciences Abstracts (Ebsco)
  • Social Services Abstracts (Proquest)

Jenanne Ferguson, MacEwan University, Canada

Associate Editors
Dmitrii Arzyutov, KTH Royal University of Technology, Sweden

Marisa Karyl Franz, New York University, USA
Joachim Otto Habeck, Universität Hamburg, Germany 
Ryan T. Jones, University of Oregon, USA
John P. Ziker, Boise State University, USA

Editorial Advisory Board
Elena B. Alekseeva, Institute of History and Archaeology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ural Branch, Russia
David G. Anderson, University of Aberdeen, UK

Tatiana Argounova-Low, University of Aberdeen, UK
Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer, Georgetown University, USA
Mark Bassin, Södertörn University, Sweden
Alfrid K. Bustanov, European University of St. Petersburg, Russia
Jessica Graybill, Colgate University, USA
Peter Jordan, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Alexander D. King, Franklin & Marshall College, USA
Kostantin Klokov, St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation
Igor Krupnik, Smithsonian Institute, USA
Erika Monahan, University of New Mexico, USA
Patricia Polansky, University of Hawaii, USA

Matthew Romaniello, Weber State University, USA
Hiroki Takakura, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Alan Wood, University of Lancaster, UK 
Andrei Znamenski, University of Memphis, USA

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Please review the submission and style guidelines carefully before submitting.

Submissions should be prepared as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (rtf) files and submitted using the online submissions system:

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Authors interested in reviewing books, films, museum exhibits, conferences or writing review articles should contact the Reviews Editor (John Ziker) at All other editorial inquiries should go to the editor (Jenanne Feguson) at

Articles should normally be 6,000 to 10,000 words (including notes and references), although longer articles may be considered. Research reports should be 2,000 to 6,000 words, reviews should be 800 words, and discussions should be 1,000 to 5,000 words.

Please refer to the Berghahn Info for Authors page for general information and guidelines regarding topics such as article usage and permissions for Berghahn journal article authors.

License Agreement

As part of the Berghahn Open Anthro initiative, articles in Sibirica are published open access under a Creative Commons license.

Authors must visit our License Options page to select and download their preferred license agreement. Completed and signed forms should be sent to

Statement of Professional Integrity

Sibirica expects the highest professional integrity, including ethical responsibility in the conduct of the research itself. Authors published in Sibirica certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While every effort is made by the publishers and the editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete Sibirica statement of professional integrity.

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