Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

PlatForum is a peer-reviewed journal published by the graduate students in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria. Committed to upholding a tradition of holistic anthropology, PlatForum welcomes a diverse range of topics and issues from all four of anthropology's sub-disciplines: archaeology, social-cultural, biological-physical, and linguistic anthropology.

Recognizing the benefits of both interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary contributions made by students outside the field of anthropology, we continue to extend our call to all students including upper-level undergraduate students, and those from community colleges and universities across Canada.

 

Section Policies

Papers / Articles

Maximum 25 pages, double-spaced, including notes and references.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Scholarly Review

Books, movies, conferences or speakers: maximum 7 pages, double-spaced.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Field Notes

Experiences, short essays, or journal entries from field-work: maximum 7 pages, double-spaced.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Photo Essays

Pertaining to anthropological themes of PlatForum journal: maximum 7 pages, double-spaced.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Interviews

Persons of anthropological interest: maximum 7 pages, double-spaced.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Each submission is reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers: a member of the PlatForum editorial board, and a contributor to the current issue. This process allows all contributors to take up both reviewer and reviewee positions. Review guidelines will be provided. It is our hope that this networking of ideas will generate dialogue, strengthen the journal, and foster a broader sense of community among anthropologically-minded students across Canada.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Article Submission

PlatForum solicits submissions through a Call for Papers basis and does not accept unsolicited submissions. Each issue's Call for Papers is usually released in October, and will detail the process for submissions along with any information relevant to thematic considerations. For a copy of the Call for Papers, contact the Submissions Editor at pfmjrnl@uvic.ca.



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