Anthropologica is now Open Access

Anthropologica is the official journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), a bilingual organization promoting, supporting, and disseminating anthropological research in Canada [and internationally]. Anthropologica is peer-reviewed and publishes two issues per year (Spring and Fall), with innovative sections for theoretical, experimental, and practitioner-based scholarship in cultural anthropology.

Why go open access?

Although anthropologists engage with multiple communities and locations, anthropological research, once written up, does not always reach beyond the boundaries of Western academia. Some of the research is locked behind paywalls that keep out those not affiliated with well-founded libraries. Research is also locked into disciplinary languages and national scholarly traditions that set vital standards but can also exclude colleagues and collaborators with whom anthropologists have often worked for years.

In reaction to these barriers, and as a pragmatic reaction to SSHRC funding that supports the move to open access, the CASCA members, the Open Access Working Group, and the Anthropologica editorial team began to explore open access publishing models. After careful consultation, we decided to transition to open access.

Contact details:

Dr. Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, University of Victoria, Editor-in-Chief, Editor French Manuscripts, alexbf@uvic.ca

Dr. Sue Frohlick, The University of British Columbia-Okanagan, Editor, English Manuscripts, susan.frohlick@ubc.ca