Focus and Scope

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. Embodied knowledge encompasses a wide range of fields and disciplines that are continually undergoing transmission and innovation through practice — including but not limited to those that support globally diverse performing, martial, healing, and ritual arts. While embodied research is as old as humanity, the possibility to share it through high quality video articles is relatively new.

Journal of Embodied Research will be of interest to many scholar-practitioners and artist-researchers working in theatre, dance, and performance, sport and physical culture, martial arts and yoga, music performance and ethnomusicology, creative arts therapies, and cultural and visual anthropology, as well as sociology of the body; theories and philosophies of embodiment and (dis)ability; feminist, queer, and trans studies; critical race and ethnicity studies; and other intersectional approaches to embodied practice and research. With support from a strong editorial board drawn from across these fields, it will pioneer the scholarly video article as a new media form that supports the development of a radically diverse array of embodied research projects.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published continuously online, with video articles made available as soon as they are ready. Articles published through the general submissions process will usually be in issue #1 of a given year. 

Proposals for special issues and sections are also welcomed. These will usually be published as issue #2 of a given year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors of published articles remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to a Creative Commons license agreement.

One of the benefits of open access publishing lies in others being able to re-use material. We believe that the greatest societal good is possible when people are free to re-distribute scholarship and to create derivative works. This is why we recommend the CC BY 4.0 license, under which others may re-use your work on the condition that they cite you.

If you wish to use a more restrictive license, please indicate your choice in the submission form as a note to the editor when prompted, stating your preference from CC BY-SA, CC BY-NC, CC BY-ND, CC BY-NC-SA, CC BY-NC-ND. SA ('sharealike') means that others must impose the same license on their derivatives. NC ('non-commercial') means that the work may only be used for non-commercial purposes. Please note that this may mean that those within the university cannot re-use your work for teaching. ND ('no-derivatives') means that others may not modify your work.

Archiving Policy

The journal's publisher, Open Library of Humanities focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

Open Library of Humanities journals are indexed by the following services:

In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing editorial@openlibhums.org or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.