Submissions

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About

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 development of diverse embodied research projects.

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.


Submission Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.



  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (applicable to Video Articles only).

  2. The video includes the required textual information: title and author; abstract; keywords; and competing interest statement.

  3. Any third-party-owned materials used have been identified with appropriate credit lines, and permission obtained from the copyright holder for all formats of the journal.

  4. All authors have given permission to be listed on the submitted video and satisfy the authorship guidelines.

  5. All DOIs for the references have been provided, when available.

  6. A link to the streaming video file has been provided in the submission document. (Video files are too large to upload directly to the submission system.)

Copyright Notice Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
Peer Review

All submissions are initially assessed by the Editor, who decides whether or not the video article fits the scope of the journal and is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable are assigned to one or more independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology. 

The journal operates a single-blind peer review process, meaning that reviewers remain anonymous. The review process will usually take about four weeks. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback even when a video article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.

 

Licences

Journal of Embodied Research allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-NC 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • imported - More Information  
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Publication Fees
This journal is published by the Open Library of Humanities. Unlike many open-access publishers, the Open Library of Humanities does not charge any author fees. This does not mean that we do not have costs. Instead, our costs are paid by an international library consortium.


If your institution is not currently supporting the platform, we request that you ask your librarian to sign up. The OLH is extremely cost effective and is a not-for-profit charity. However, while we cannot function without financial support and we encourage universities to signup, institutional commitment is not required to publish with us.

Publication Cycle

The journal is published continuously online, with video articles made available as they are ready. All regular articles published in a given year are part of issue #1.

Proposals for special collections of video articles are welcomed. These will be published as issue #2 in any given year. 


Sections

Public Submissions

Peer Reviewed

Indexed

Video Article

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