Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Sites seeks multidisciplinary perspectives on the study of societies and cultures of the wider Pacific region. We welcome work from authors in the fields of anthropology, culture studies, indigenous studies, Maori studies, sociology, history, gender, linguistics, and ethnomusicology.

 

Section Policies

Dedication

Editors
  • Ruth Fitzgerald
  • Les O'Neill
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Table of Contents

Editors
  • Ruth Fitzgerald
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Editorial

Editorials may be peer reviewed or not. If peer reviewed, they will appear under the section heading ‘article’ in the print version of Sites. If not peer reviewed they will appear under the section heading ‘editorial’ in the print version of Sites.

Editors
  • Ruth Fitzgerald
  • Les O'Neill
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Articles

Editors
  • Ruth Fitzgerald
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Book Review Essays

Review essays should be of around 3 to 5000 words in length depending upon the number of books being reviewed and require a reference list for citations in text of published web and print sources.

Editors
  • Ruth Fitzgerald
  • Graeme MacRae
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Book Reviews

Editors
  • Graeme MacRae
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Biographical Notes

Editors
  • Julie Park
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Notes for contributors

Editors
  • Julie Park
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About This Journal

Editors
  • Ruth Fitzgerald
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Online First

Articles that have been accepted for publication in a future issue and are print ready may be published in the Online First Secton of Sites.

Editors
  • Julie Park
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Graduate Student Essay Competition

Editors
  • Ruth Fitzgerald
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Afterword

A short summation or reflection on the contents of the special issue or special section, generally no longer than 3000 words which should include references if the text mentions web or print based published works

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Peer Review Process

The general or special issue editor makes an initial decision on whether to send an article out for review. If accepted for the review process then all such articles are anonymously and independently reviewed by two scholars.
The criteria upon which reviewers are asked to evaluate articles are as follows: potential academic interest in the topic, logic of argument, clarity of prose, suitability for a Sites readership.

 

Publication Frequency

Articles are usually published by Sites collectively as part of an issue with its own Table of Contents. It is produced bi-annually.

 

Delayed Open Access

The contents of this journal will be available in an open access format 12 month(s) after an issue is published.

 

Sites: A journal of social anthropology and cultural studies

Sites: a journal of social anthropology and cultural studies is a peer reviewed journal dedicated to publishing scholarly papers which explore aspects of Pacific societies and cultures. We define the Pacific in its widest possible sense to include the Pacific Rim, Oceania, New Zealand and the diasporas of people outwards from these regions. We welcome original papers focused on empirical studies or theoretical, methodological or pedagogical topics which fall within this broad purview. Our journal is trans and multidisciplinary and we invite submissions from scholars from a diverse array of disciplinary traditions.