Rangifer is the international scientific journal of the Nordic Council for Reindeer Husbandry Research (NOR). (Info to authors). The journal was first published in 1981, online publishing started at volume 28, 2008 and it will from now on primarily be an online journal – ISSN: 1890-6729.
Back issue articles (most of them) are also available in pdf. The change to online publishing does not alter the journal’s demand for high quality articles.
Rangifer is the world’s only scientific journal dealing exclusively with husbandry, management and biology of arctic and northern ungulates and publishes original, unpublished papers, review articles and brief communications in all themes and fields related to the animal reindeer and reindeer husbandry as culture and industry, including papers on other northern ungulates. The establishment of the journal was motivated in developing a high quality forum for scientific publishing of the above mentioned subjects and to increase the accessibility of such research.
Rangifer is registered in international databases for scientific papers, including Biosis, Biological Abstracts, CAB, Agris.
Paperback Rangifer – Normal Issue ISSN 0333-256X – was published regularly from 1981 to 2007.
Rangifer Special Issue ISSN 0801-6399 was issued for the first time in 1986. Nineteen special issues have been published so far. No. 19 from the 12th North American Caribou Workshop, Happy Valley – Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 2008, was issued in 2011.
The first Rangifer Report ISSN 0808-2359 was published in 1995. The contents have mainly been abstracts and articles from NOR’s own workshops and conferences. The last issues No. 13-2009 and No. 14-2010 contain proceedings/abstracts of the 15th and the 16th Nordic Conference on Reindeer and Reindeer Husbandry Research held respectively in Luleå, Sweden in January 2009 and in Tromsø, Norway in November 2010. Probably further Special Issues and Reports will still be available in print. Probably also the Normal issues will be published in a paper edition but restricted in very few copies.