Perspectives in Anthropology, is an online publication series that launched in 2014. The series specializes in articles on Social, Cultural, Medical, Urban and Visual Anthropology which are available online as open-access and free-to-read. Some of the publications in the series are evaluated by an open-source, peer-review process.
The staff of Perspectives in Anthropology was concerned that public accessibility to research journals remained limited, even though much of the research reported on is publicly funded. As a result, Perspectives in Anthropology was set up as a contribution towards open-source publications in Anthropology. At the same time, we recognize the increasing importance of digital media and new Internet communicative technologies (ICTs).
Perspectives in Anthropology is also committed to promoting debate at the interface between anthropology and applied knowledge such as methodological and interdisciplinary areas as well as that between anthropology and other academic disciplines. Perspectives in Anthropology encourages submissions and comments on a wide range of topics in social, cultural, medical, urban and visual anthropology consistent with these aims.
Added to the increasing emphasis on open access publishing, we hope that Perspectives in Anthropology will achieve an international profile through its association with the Open Anthropology Cooperative (OAC), other online anthropological publications, and with open-source peer reviewing by respected experts in relevant fields. This mode of distribution will permit a much larger readership than specialist academic journals, and this will also help to establish Perspectives in Anthropology as an online publisher with a public outreach function in which powerful ideas and good writing will secure a broader international readership.