About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Journal of Extreme Anthropology is an international, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, open-access and indexed journal (DOAJ) that publishes articles written in the fields of anthropology, social sciences, humanities, philosophy and critical theory specializing on extreme subjects, practices and theory. The journal publishes primarily monothematic issues, however, articles, essays and book reviews beyond the scope of the special issues are also welcome at any time. The journal is a signatory of DORA.

The Journal of Extreme Anthropology is connected to the Extreme Anthropology Research Network which brings together researchers working on extreme, dangerous, obscene, controversial and unconventional subjects and increases public visibility of their research. 

Interested contributors are encouraged to get in touch with the editor-in-chief, Tereza Østbø Kuldova, at: tereza.kuldova@oslomet.no prior to submission, in order to discuss the relevance of the proposed contribution to the journal. 

Peer Review Process

Editors acknowledge receipt of all submissions. Prior to submitting to the journal, authors are encouraged to contact the editor-in-chief @: tkuld@oslomet.no in order to discuss their submission. Submissions that do not correspond to the rationale of the journal, are insufficiently original, seriously flawed, or with poor English language may be rejected at this stage. Suitable papers are passed on to the relevant journal editors who then pass the piece on to 2-3 reviewers, selected for their interest and competence in the area of the submitted paper. Authors can suggest potential reviewers, however, the final selection of reviewers is at the discretion of editors.

We aim to return reviews within 2-4 months. A decision on whether to accept or reject the paper, along with any recommendations and comments from the referee(s) will be sent to the author by the Editors, who hold the final decision on accepting or rejecting papers. The articles appear online immediately following copy-editing and typesetting. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The journal is listed in DOAJ and is a signatory of DORA. 

Journal of Extreme Anthropology

Journal of Extreme Anthropology is an international, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, open access and indexed journal that publishes articles in the fields of anthropology, social sciences, criminology, and humanities, specializing on extreme subjects, practices and theory. 

Publication Ethics 

Journal of Extreme Anthropology publishes only articles which have gone trough peer-review and have received positive response from reviewers; in cases of mixed reviews additional reviewers are called upon and a final decision is made by issue editor. We take concrete steps to preventing any malpractice in academic publishing that would endanger the development of scholarly knowledge.  We believe that it is critical to prevent any publication malpractice and to act ethically and collegially for all parties, including authors, reviewers, and editors. The JEA Editorial Board approved the following guidelines for editors, reviewers and authors of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology, informed by the guidance from COPE. 

1. Duties of Editor and Editorial Staff Members

1.1. The JEA editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.  The JEA editor is guided by this code and constrained by such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.  The editor’s decision should be based upon his/her best judgment and opinions of other editors or reviewers.

1.2. The JEA editor and any editorial staff evaluate all submitted manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political orientation of the authors.

1.3. The JEA editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted article to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and other editorial staff members.

1.4. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in the JEA editor’s or any other editorial staff member’s own research without the written consent of an author.

1.5. For more guidance in their work, the JEA editor and editorial staff members use advice from the COPE Code Of Conduct And Best Practice Guidelines

2. Duties of Peer-Reviewers

2.1. Peer review informs the JEA editors decision-making in regard with the publication of a manuscript in JEA.  In some cases, peer-reviewer may assist the author in improving the paper through the editorial communications.

2.2. Selected peer-reviewer may be excused from evaluation of the submitted material if he/she feels 1) unqualified to review this research, or 2) that he/she cannot review the manuscript promptly.

2.3. Each and every manuscript received for review is to be treated as confidential document.  The manuscripts must not be disclosed to others except as authorized by the JEA editor.

2.4. Reviews of the manuscripts should be conducted objectively.  Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments, and avoid personal criticism.

2.5. Peer-reviewers should identify relevant publication that has not been cited by the author. It is also expected that a peer-reviewer calls to JEA editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which he/she knows.

2.6. Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.  Peer-reviewers should excuse themselves from assessing manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, or institutions connected to the texts.

2.7. For more guidance in their work, the IPJ peer-reviewers use advice from the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers 

3. Duties of Authors

3.1. All authors of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed.  Underlying ideas and data should be represented accurately in the paper.  Knowingly inaccurate statements manifest unethical author’s behaviour and are unacceptable.

3.2. It is expected that all authors submit entirely original works to the JEA.  Usage of ideas, texts, and/or words of others must be properly cited. It is also expected that authors identify publications that have been influential for their research.

3.3. It is expected that authors do not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal.

3.4. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the design and execution of the reported research.  All who have made contributions to the manuscript are to be listed as co-authors.

3.5. It is expected that authors disclose any substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results of their research.  All sources of support for the author/research should be disclosed in the submitted manuscript.