At this moment of global crisis, when the reach of both bodily travel and digital communication has brought us to unprecedented circumstances with unpredictable outcomes, the open access, videographic Journal of Embodied Research offers three distinct calls for proposals.
1) JER 3.1 (2020) / JER 4.1 (2021):
Open Call for Video Articles
Deadline: Ongoing (articles are published on a rolling basis)
2) JER 3.1 (2020):
Special Section on Embodiment and Social Distancing
Deadline: 1 June 2020
3) JER 4.2 (2021):
Special Issue of Illuminated Video
Deadline: 1 November 2020
Journal of Embodied Research is the first peer-reviewed, open access, academic journal to focus specifically on the innovation and dissemination of embodied knowledge through the medium of video. With an editorial advisory board drawn from across the arts and humanities, it aims to pioneer the scholarly video article as a new form supporting diverse embodied research projects.
Informal inquiries can be sent to Editor Ben Spatz at <email@example.com>. Formal submissions must be submitted through the JER journal management system. JER is published by Open Library of Humanities, a leader in gold open access publishing with a unique consortium funding model.
Posted on 02 Apr 2020
The videographic Journal of Embodied Research invites video article submissions of up to 20 minutes for issue 2.1 (2019).
JER is the first peer-reviewed, open access, fully indexed, academic journal to focus specifically on the innovation and dissemination of embodied knowledge through the medium of video. With an editorial board drawn from across the arts and humanities, it aims to pioneer the scholarly video article as a new form supporting development of diverse embodied, artistic, and practice research projects.
JER issue 1.1 (2018) includes video articles on contemporary choreography, intercultural actor training, medieval martial arts, and performing landscape. These articles, along with a video editorial essay, are freely available here:
Submissions are welcome from any field and are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. All video articles are initially assessed by the editor and then go through single-anonymous peer review before being published. Submission guidelines and selected resources on the video essay form can be found here:
Questions of authorship, identity, affect and epistemology are central to JER’s concerns. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with informal proposals and queries at any time. Formal submissions should be handled via the online submissions system.
Open access for JER is provided by the Open Library of Humanities consortium.
Editor, Journal of Embodied Research
Posted on 29 Jan 2019
Posted on 02 Mar 2017
Journal of Embodied Research invites video article submissions of between 10 and 20 minutes documenting and articulating current practice and research in theatre, dance, and performance; martial arts, somatics, and physical culture; voice and vocal studies; dance, drama, and expressive arts therapies; experimental anthropology and carnal sociology; feminist, queer, and trans performativity; disability studies; critical race studies; somatechnics and anthropotechnics; habitus and everyday techniques of the body; and any areas or projects in which embodied practice is an essential part of the research methodology.
Posted on 11 Jan 2017
Journal of Embodied Research is the first peer-reviewed, open access, academic journal to focus on the dissemination of embodied knowledge through video. Published by Open Library of the Humanities, it aims to explore the relationship between embodied practice and digital epistemology through the innovative format of the scholarly video article. While embodied research is as old as humanity, the possibility to share it through high quality video articles raises profound questions about embodied knowledge and practice in the digital age. The journal invites submissions from all fields that work with embodied practice and video documents, including but not limited to theatre, dance, and performance studies; martial arts, somatics, physical culture, and yoga studies; visual anthropology and visual sociology; music performance and ethnomusicology; media and cultural studies; expressive arts therapies; and gender and critical race studies.
For its inaugural 2017 volume, the journal invites video articles that make a substantial and clearly articulated contribution to knowledge and understanding in any area of embodied knowledge or practice. Video articles may combine audiovisual recordings, still images, graphics and animation, voiceovers, text, and other multimedia forms within a single video document. Recognizing that the scholarly video article is a new medium for which no widely accepted style guides exist, the journal places minimal design restrictions upon submissions. Contributors are requested to carefully examine the submission guidelines and indicative links posted on the journal’s homepage and to make creative and informed design choices. As with a text-based journal article, form and content should be integrated to articulate a substantive critical position.
Submissions to JER may be complete video articles of no more than 20 minutes duration; or initial proposals that use any combination of text (up to 300 words) and video (up to 5 minutes) to demonstrate the content, significance, and design of the proposed video article. They will be considered and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. All submissions, proposals, and general enquiries should be sent to journal editor Ben Spatz.
Posted on 12 Dec 2016