Pramod Nayar’s recently published essay ‘The Long Walk’ on the Covid-19 crisis in India has generated considerable interest. We are happy that the essay is engaging. However, we are surprised that it is shared on social media as a screenshot, although it is, like all our publications, freely available. For our new readers, we would also like to emphasize that JEA is run on a bona fide basis. Neither the editor(s) nor any contributors get paid.
JEA practices a rigorous, double-blind peer review policy for all full-length articles.
In addition to the publication of high-quality academic research, JEA seeks to engage with the public debate in real-time and make timely contributions on critical issues. For this purpose, we also publish relevant essays that are not peer-reviewed. These are very clearly marked as ‘essays’, and are typically considerably shorter than our peer-reviewed articles. JEA is explicitly multidisciplinary and, in addition to classic anthropological and ethnographic contributions, welcomes submissions within the fields of other social sciences, humanities, philosophy and critical theory.
On behalf of the editorial board,
Tereza Kuldova, Jardar Østbø, Christin Thea Wathne, Aleksandra Bartoszko, Steve Hall, Mathew A. VargheseRead more about Special Series of Short Essays on the COVID-19 Pandemic