WORLD ANTHROPOLOGICAL UNION

CONGRESS 2024​

SELECTED PANEL

( pn32 )

Worldwide Perspectives on Publishing

Organizers

    Emily Metzner

    United States of America

    Western Connecticut State University

    Online - Presence

    Monica Heller

    Canada

    University of Toronto

    Online - Presence

WCAA Affiliation: WCAA Publishing Council

IUAES Affiliation: Anthropology and Education

IUAES Affiliation: Global Transformations and Marxian Anthropology

IUAES Affiliation: Study of Difference, Discrimination and Marginalization

Keywords:

World Anthropologies, Publishing, Knowledge, Language Hegemony, Equity

Abstract:

This panel delves into the dynamic landscape of global publishing in anthropology, examining the multifaceted challenges and opportunities that shape the field. Bringing together voices from editors of anthropology journals with diverse backgrounds from various parts of the world, the discussion will explore key themes such as cross-cultural considerations and evolving editorial practices. Participants will share insights into navigating the intricacies of global publishing. Themes to be explored include language diversity and language hegemony in publication, the cultural construction of argumentation style as well as judgments of “quality” and “relevance,” the social and financial landscapes of so-called “large” and “small” journals, submission patterns, the promises and pitfalls of open access, editorial board and peer reviewer representation, and the influence of gatekeepers in the global editorial landscape. By shedding light on these critical aspects, the panel seeks to contribute to a more inclusive, equitable, and forward-looking global publishing ecosystem within the discipline of anthropology.