Submissions

Before submitting a video article to Journal of Embodied Research, please read the guidelines here carefully. Once you have done that, you can login or register a new account using the START SUBMISSION button.


Author Guidelines

JER now offers a glossary and style guide (with bibliography) to help authors develop and design their video articles prior to submission. Please consult this document and contact the editor with any questions about the form and content of your video article before submitting it here.

Copyright Notice

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

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. If you would prefer to publish your work under an alternative Creative Commons License, please indicate this in the Comments for the Editor box below, providing reasons for your request.

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.

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).

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.
Sections

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Peer Review

All submissions are initially assessed by an editor, who decides whether or not the video article fits the scope of the journal and is suitable for peer review. JER operates a single-anonymized peer review process, meaning that reviewers remain anonymous but the author is known to them. This type of peer review is most appropriate for research in which the embodied identity of the authors is an acknowledged aspect of the methodology, as is necessarily the case for embodied research.

JER aims to complete the peer review process within three months, however this can vary depending on the availability of suitable reviewers and the interdisciplinarity of the submitted work. As videographic scholarship is relatively new, we understand peer review as a substantive process in which authors, editors, and reviewers work together to develop and improve the form in which research is shared. Editors and reviewers will usually provide formative feedback, even when an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.

Based on reviewer reports, the editorial team will choose to reject, accept, or require major or minor revisions for a video article. Overall editorial responsibility for JER rests with the editorial team, who are supported by an interdisciplinary and international editorial advisory board.

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. Of course, while we cannot function without financial support and we encourage universities to signup, institutional commitment is not required to publish with us.
Publication Cycle

Journal of Embodied Research is published continuously online, with video articles made available as they become ready. General submission articles are usually published as part of issue #1 in any given year/volume. Proposals for special issues or sections are also welcomed and will usually be published as issue #2 of any given year/volume.

Please note that each JER video articles is published alongside a complete transcript of its textual content. The transcript is not a substitute for the video article and may not even make sense on its own, but it is important for indexing and accessibility. The transcript is produced after the video article itself is finalized. The author is responsible for producing an initial transcript, which is reformatted by the editorial team and then goes through the standard production process that is normally applied to textual articles.

Where possible, JER will provide some proofreading support. However, because of the limitations of video editing technologies, it is not possible for JER editors or the production team to fix errors in the video directly. Therefore, the primary responsibility for proofreading and error correction lies with the author.
Submission Checklist

To avoid unnecessary delays in the submission and review process, please ensure that your submissions adhere to the following before submitting:

  1. The submission has not been previously published.

  2. The submission includes the required metadat: title, author(s), abstract, and keywords.

  3. Any third-party-owned materials used have been identified and appropriately cited.

  4. All co-authors have had final oversight on the submission.

  5. A link to the streaming video file has been provided in the submission document, with password if needed. Please do NOT attempt to upload a video file directly to the submission system, but instead include a streaming link (e.g., Vimeo or YouTube) to your draft video.

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