Call for Papers

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AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is now calling for papers for publication in our last issue of 2017. We welcome submissions all year round; Authors wanting to be considered for the last issue in 2017 should submit their paper no later than 1st of April 2017. We recommend early submission.

AlterNative is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published continually online as well as in quarterly print issues. AlterNative presents scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world. 

AlterNative publishes papers that substantively address and critically engage with Indigenous issues from a scholarly Indigenous viewpoint. All papers must address and engage with current international and national literature and academic and/or Indigenous theory and make a significant contribution to the field of Indigenous studies.

AlterNative publishes articles in English but also welcomes submissions in Indigenous languages, as well as ones that have been previously published in an Indigenous language and are translated into English. 

Contributors are expected to meet internationally accepted guidelines on carrying out ethical and culturally competent research involving Indigenous peoples and to conform to the standards for authors set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Submissions responding to this general call for papers should relate to one or more themes of the journal—origins, place, peoples, community, culture, history, heritage, colonialism, power, intervention, development, and self-determination.

Articles should range between 5,000 and 7,000 words, including title, abstract, keywords and references. AlterNative also publishes short and timely commentaries on critical issues concerning Indigenous peoples. Commentaries should be between 3,000 and 4,000 words long, including references, abstract, and keywords. A sample article, sample commentary and author guidelines, including format and referencing styles, can be found on the Author Information page on the AlterNative website.

Click here to submit your paper online.