Journal of Embodied Research is the first peer reviewed, open access, academic journal to focus on the dissemination of embodied knowledge through video. It advances the scholarly video article as an experimental form supporting diverse embodied research projects. Articles are published on a rolling basis and offer the cutting edge of videographic scholarship, innovating relationships between textuality, audiovisuality, and embodiment.

Focus and Scope

JER is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes in performing arts, sport studies, disability studies, cultural studies, anthropology, and other fields. We are particularly interested in articles that articulate marginalized knowledges and take a critical (e.g., queer, feminist, disabled, decolonial, antiracist, anticapitalist) perspective on established methodologies. JER is intended as a platform where authors, editors, and peer reviewers can have structured conversations about the future of videographic research and the relationship between audiovisuality, textuality, and embodiment.

Please note that JER, at least for now, publishes exclusively videographic works. We do not publish any textual articles or essays, including book reviews, nor do we have the capacity to host nonlinear formats such as websites or 360° video, except where all of these media can be integrated within a linear video file. The focus of the journal is on videographic form and the way in which other media, including text, can be integrated within it. If you are wondering whether your project is appropriate for JER, please contact the editor to inquire.

We hope that 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.