Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies

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Editor: John P. Ziker, Boise State University

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.

Since 2008, the journal has aimed to publish one article or significant research report in Russian per volume (only the title and abstract are translated into English). All articles in Russian will be peer-reviewed and edited to the highest standards, as are all the articles published in the journal. Sibirica will continue translating articles into English as well, but the Editors have decided that the journal should not let the limitations of translation services restrict the content of the journal.

Subjects: Anthropology, Siberian Studies


Current Issue

Volume 13, Issue 2, Summer 2014



British Universities Siberian Studies Seminar: Annals and an Appeal
Alan Wood



Religious Belief and Practice in Itelmen History: The Historical Efficacy of Ideological Frameworks
David Koester, Viktoria Petrasheva, and Tatiana Degai

Between Predation and Protection: Forests and Forestry in Late Tsarist Primor’e
Mark Sokolsky

Demographic Development and Marital Status of the Population of the Russian Northeast, 1990–2011
Svetlana Alexandrovna Sukneva and Anatasiia Spiridonovna Barashkova



The Odul Folklore: On Functional Significance of the Shaman
Lyudmila Zhukova



David G. Anderson, ed., 1926/27 Soviet Polar Census Expeditions
John McCannon

László Károly, Deverbal Nominals in Yakut: A Historical Approach
Jenanne Ferguson

Matthew P. Romaniello, The Elusive Empire: Kazan and the Creation of Russia, 1552–1672
Elaine Mackinnon

Mikhail V. Chevalkov, Testament of Memory: A Siberian Life
David Z. Scheffel