About the Journal

At The Ethnographic Edge, we have an open, rolling call for papers throughout the year. Our closing date, yearly, for submitted papers is 15 June (occasionally extended). We are looking for well researched qualitative work that deals in some way with any and all aspects of ethnography. That includes visual, critical, performance, auto-, duo-, collaborative-ethnographies themselves; papers about ethnographic practice, ethics, problematics; papers about method, about praxis, about social justice as envisioned within and regarding ethnographic practice. We welcome debates about such topics as "Who owns ethnography?", "How has classical ethnography advanced/affected colonial practices?", "Are there tangible differences (and similarities) between Northern and Southern Hemisphere ethnographies, ethnographic practice, and power?" And more. Please abide by the style rules (Chicago) when submitting.

The Ethnographic Edge is the cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal of the International Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines (CEAD) Association Incorporated, and is a joint initiative with WMIER. CEAD recognizes that contemporary ethnography has wide-ranging, shifting interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary manifestations and that those who populate such ethnographic endeavours need forums to disseminate their knowledge, collaborate, and garner encouragement and critique from others. The journal focuses on contemporary ethnographic methods, inquiry, scholarship, performance, and knowledge-making particularly in the global south. Diversity in cultural perspective, language, presentation and approach is prioritised.

The journal will publish at least one issue per year. This may alter at times. Proposals for special editions are welcome.

The Ethnographic Edge appeals to a diverse readership that includes international researchers, supervisors, teachers and students from across the scholarly disciplines who are engaged in or exploring the wide-ranging, shifting interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary manifestations of ethnography.

If you would like to contribute to this journal or propose a special edition, please see the information here Submissions  Author Guidelines.

Peer Review Process

The Ethnographic Edge has a single blind peer review policy. Articles are blinded when being reviewed, and the reviewers can opt to be identified to the authors during the review process. Reviewers also have the option of being named on the publication page.

Submissions (except for letters or other personal opinions) are reviewed by two international scholars.

Open Access Policy

The journal is open access. The final published version of every article (or Version of Record) is permanently and freely available online for anyone, anywhere, to read. The journal uses a Creative Commons Licence, which must be respected at all times. There are no charges for submitting or processing any manuscript.

Authors retain copyright of their publications. We respectfully request that authors support the Ethnographic Edge by providing links back to the journal when sharing their work.

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