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The Pacific Studies Journal

Photo of Lisa Faonelua, Line Kruse, and Phillip McArthur (left to right).
From left to right: Lisa Faonelua, Line-Noue Kruse, and Phillip McArthur

The Pacific Studies Journal has served the research and scholarly community since 1977. Twenty-five years of successful publication has proven that the journal fills an important need. Additionally, the journal has helped unite a geographically disparate group of scholars. In addition to its interdisciplinary strength, the journal has several other notable features.

The Institute publishes the Pacific Studies Journal quarterly, covering topics in:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Economics
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folklore
  • Geography
  • History
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Literary Studies

Subscribe to the Pacific Island Studies Journal

The subscription price is $39 per year. Journals are made available online for older volumes, but if you wish we have hard copies you can purchase for a low price. For information regarding subscriptions, renewals, and general questions about the journal please call (808) 675-3665 or email

** We are not authorized to accept credit card information through the mail, fax, or email **

**FULL PAYMENT is REQUIRED before journals are sent.


Methods of Payment Accepted

Check or credit card (American Express, Visa, or Mastercard).

Paying by Credit Card

Please call our Cashier’s Office at 1-(808)-675-3724.

Paying by Check

Please send checks to our mailing address and make them payable to Jonathan Napela Center.

Mail to:


BYU–Hawaii #1979
55-220 Kulanui Street Bldg 5
Laie, Hawaii 96762-1293 USA

Associate Editor

Nāpela Publications Manager