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AboutOur time is known as the Anthropocene. Anthropocenes – Human, Inhuman, Posthuman has been established to become a leading global interdisciplinary journal at the centre of conceptual debates and practices. Anthropocenes – Human, Inhuman, Posthuman's core contributor base and readership will be in the social sciences, arts and humanities although often social and political thought will be applied to aspects of the natural or ‘hard’ sciences.
The journal is about the invitation to rethink notions such as abstraction, art, architecture, design, governance, ecology, law, politics and discourses of science in the context of human, inhuman and posthuman frameworks.
Focus and Scope
Anthropocenes – Human, Inhuman, Posthuman's core contributor base and readership will be in the social sciences, arts and humanities although often social and political thought will be applied to aspects of the natural or ‘hard’ sciences.
Anthropocenes –Human, Inhuman, Posthuman is a global interdisciplinary journal. Moving beyond concerns around global warming and the environment it focuses on diverse theoretical approaches to the anthropocene from social sciences and humanities. The journal is about the invitation to rethink notions such as abstraction, art, architecture, design, governance, ecology, law, politics and discourses of science in the context of human, inhuman and posthuman frameworks.
Categories of submission in addition to peer reviewed research articles (usually 6,000-8,000 words) will be encouraged such as: commentaries (overviews) or interventions (more polemic) on current issues or events or aspects of specialist topics (1,500-3,000 words); insights (pedagogically orientated pieces or practitioner focused); interviews (1,000-1,500 words) as well as book or other reviews (1,000-1,500). We also accept pieces on/as art practices and other creative pieces (short stories, visual essays, poems and so on), as well as submissions that might require some form of digital support.
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- Any third-party-owned materials used have been identified with appropriate credit lines, and permission obtained from the copyright holder for all formats of the journal.
- All authors qualify as authors, as per the authorship guidelines, and have given permission to be listed on the submitted paper.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. Every effort has been made to ensure that author names are removed from the manuscript (following the instructions to ensure blind peer review).
- Tables are all cited in the main text and are included within the text document.
- Figures are all cited in the main text and are uploaded as supplementary files. Figures/images have a resolution of at least 150dpi (300dpi or above preferred). The files are in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS (to maximise quality, the original source file is preferred).
Copyright NoticeAuthors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a CC-BY Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
All submissions are initially assessed by the journal editorial team who decides whether or not the article fits the scope of the journal and is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable are assigned to one or more independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology.
The journal operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process to external reviewers. The review period is expected to take around five to eight weeks. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.
Based on the reviewer reports the journal Editors will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s Editors-in-Chief, who are supported by an expert, international Editorial Board.
The journal operates a two-stage, double-blind peer review process. The author and reviewer should be anonymous at all stages of the review.
Anthropocenes – Human, Inhuman, Posthuman allows the following licences for submission:
- CC BY 4.0
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Article Processing Charges for this journal are paid for by the University of Westminster. There are therefore no publication fees to pay. The journal does not charge submission fees but welcomes specific proposals for special issues attached to funding.
Where possible, we encourage authors to ask their library/institution to support open access publishing from the University of Westminster Press and other open access based university presses and their associates in open access publishing networks.
The journal is published online as a continuous volume with occasional special issues. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publicly available.
Special issues of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal flow together or later on separate collection pages.