In addition to the introduction, the 2016 Arctic Yearbook consists of four sections: The Arctic Council as an Institution; Arctic Science, Diplomacy and Policy; Local and Indigenous Issues in Arctic Governance; and Arctic Geopolitics & Security.

The Arctic Yearbook seeks to be the preeminent repository of critical analysis on the Arctic region, with a mandate to inform observers about the state of Arctic politics, governance and security. It is an international and interdisciplinary double-blind peer-reviewed publication, published online to ensure wide distribution and accessibility to a variety of stakeholders and observers. The Arctic Yearbook is open access. Readers may download, distribute, photocopy, cite or excerpt this Arctic Yearbook material provided it is properly and fully credited and not used for commercial purposes.

The Arctic Yearbook is the outcome of the Northern Research Forum and the UArctic Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security.

The Arctic Yearbook webpages