journal logoThe primary publication of the Association for Borderlands Studies is the Journal of Borderlands Studies, published four times a year.

It has, for more than a decade, distinguished itself as a leading forum for borderlands research. Widely consulted by educators, practitioners, and researchers, the journal encourages the submission of articles from disciplines across the humanities and social sciences as well as from allied fields. All published manuscripts are peer reviewed.

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The journal is indexed in the Hispanic American Periodicals Index. Click here to visit the ABS Self Care site, through which members have access to complete articles dating back to 1986.


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  • Chief Editor Emmanuel Brunet-JaillySchool of Public Administration University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. Email:
  • Europe: 
    • Sarah Green, University of Helsinki, Finland 
    • Henk van Houtum, Radboud University, The Netherlands 
  • North America, Arctic and Antarctic: 
    • Heather Nicole, Trent University, Canada 
  • Latin America: 
    • Tony Payan, Rice University, United States and Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
  • Asia:
    • Alexander Bukh, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Africa: 
    • Olivier Walther, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Special Issues: 
    • Kate Friedman, University of Buffalo
  • Book Review Editors 
    • Ilkka Liikanen Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
    • James W. Scott Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Editorial Assistant 
    • Meghan Casey, University of Victoria


Editorial Board 

  • Chair: Joan B. Anderson, Professor Emerita in Economics, University of San Diego, USA
  • Malcolm Anderson, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Gary S. Elbow, Texas Tech University, USA 
  • Heikki Eskelinen, Karelian Institute, University of Joensuu, Finland 
  • Niles Hansen, The University of Texas at Austin, USA 
  • Oscar J. Martinez, University of Arizona, USA
  • Stephen P. Mumme, Colorado State University, USA 
  • Heather Nicol, Trent University, Canada
  • Paul Nugent, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Liam O’Dowd, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK
  • Michael Patrick, New Mexico State University, US
  • James Peach, New Mexico State University, US
  • James Pick, University of Redlands, USA
  • Refugio Rochin, University of California Davis, USA
  • Ellwyn R. Stoddard, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
  • Randy Willoughby, University of San Diego, USA


International Advisory Board 

  • Chair: David Newman, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Donald K. Alper, Western Washington University, USA
  • Anne-Laure Amilhat-Szary, Université Joseph Fourier, France
  • Anthony I. Asiwaju, University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • Jorge Carrillo, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte–Tijuana, Mexico
  • Sanjay Chaturvedi, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • Xiangming Chen, Trinity College, USA
  • Paul Ganster, San Diego State University, USA
  • Carl Grundy-Warr, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Pertti Joenniemi, Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Victor Konrad, Carleton University, Canada
  • James W. Scott, Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Edgar Ortiz Calisto, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico 
  • Doris Wastl-Walter, University of Bern, Switzerland  


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