AlterNative Calls for Papers for 2017

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published continually online as well as in quarterly print issues. AlterNative presents scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world.  AlterNative publishes articles in English but also welcomes submissions in Indigenous languages, as well as ones that have been previously published in an Indigenous language and are translated into English.

AlterNative publishes papers that substantively address and critically engage with Indigenous issues from a scholarly Indigenous viewpoint. All papers must address and engage with current international and national literature and academic and/or Indigenous theory and make a significant contribution to the field of Indigenous studies. Submissions responding to this general call for papers should relate to one or more of themes of the journal—origins, place, peoples, community, culture, history, heritage, colonialism, power, intervention, development and self-determination.

Submission and Deadline Details

AlterNative primarily accepts substantive articles (up to 7,000 words) that address a particular Indigenous topic or theme. We also publish short, timely commentaries which address a particular Indigenous topic, theme, or contemporary issue affecting Indigenous societies (up to 4,000 words long) as well as book reviews of books that have been published in the preceding two years. A sample article and author guidelines, including format and referencing styles can be found on the AlterNative website.

We welcome submissions all year round; Authors wanting to be considered for the second issue in 2017 should submit their paper no later than the 15th of January 2017. We recommend early submission.

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