Aims & Scope

The Rapa Nui Journal publishes articles in English on the archaeology, anthropology, ethnography and history of Easter Island and Eastern Polynesia. Each issue may include Research Articles, Research Reports, Commentaries or Dialogues, Book or Media Reviews and EIF News. Conference announcements are also welcomed. Article manuscripts are peer-reviewed, and should be 3000 to 9000 words in length. Reports, Reviews and commentaries are not peer-reviewed, and should be 1000 to 6000 words in length.

Abstracts for articles may be published in English, Spanish, and Rapanui. We welcome submissions from scholars across Oceania, North and South America, and beyond.

Inquiries should be sent viae-mail to the Rapa Nui Journal editorial team (rapanuijournal@gmail.com). Please submit your manuscript by clicking on the "Submit Article" link in the side bar of this page. The Easter Island Foundation is not responsible for unsolicited submissions.

Submission and publication are normally free to contributors. Authors may be asked to contribute to production costs if their articles are exceptionally long (over 10,000 words) or include more than 15 figures. The Rapa Nui Journal is printed in black and white, authors must be able to obtain subvention or cover production costs out of pocket if they wish to have color plates inserted in the printed journal. Color images may be submitted for display in the online version of the journal at no additional charge.

Contributors who are not fluent in written, academic English are asked to have their work edited before submission by an independent copy-editor at their own cost. Having your manuscript independently edited does not guarantee that it will be accepted for publication, however. The Editors may also require that you have your text copy-edited after revisions following acceptance for publication.