Treatment of the subject of UAP tends to be focused on encounters, reports and scholarship emerging from the Global North (Europe, North America), whereas it has long been acknowledged that the phenomenon is quite global in extent. Some of the most famous UAP incidents on record (such as those in rural Zimbabwe and in Colares in Brazil) have occured in the Global South, thereby intersecting with cultures and epistemologies operating comfortably outside the presuppositions of those endemic to the Global North (the secular materialism of technoscientific capitalism, for example). This call for papers seeks high-quality manuscripts which either: (1) address or problematize this lack, possibly framing the issue within colonial/post-colonial studies more broadly; (2) engage directly with the subject of UAP from within the cultures and discourses of the Global South; or (3) provide a scholarly engagement with, intervention in, and/or assessment of how the alternative epistemologies of the Global South have received and/or theorized UAP, or how the experience of UAP has been framed and narrated in the epistemologies of the Global South.
Limina will be inviting scholars to contribute to a planned future issue exploring various themes in contemporary UAP Studies. Our calls for papers will seek high-quality, original research articles, reviews, and theoretical papers that contribute to the scholarly discourse within our emerging field.
Papers submitted for consideration might be asked to address certain key sub-themes, narrowing the scope of the CFP.
We will welcome submissions that adhere to the following guidelines:
- Manuscripts should be original and consistent with the requirements as outlined on our Authors page.
- Submissions should be formatted according to the guidelines available here.
- Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the our Scholastica online submission system.
- All submissions will pass through our usual rigorous peer-review process.
The following timeline will be made available once our CFP is deployed:
- Submission Deadline
- Notification of Acceptance of Manuscript
- Final Manuscript Due (Following Peer Review)
- Publication Date (Excepted)
All submitted papers will undergo a double-blind peer-review process, ensuring the highest standards of quality and objectivity. Authors will receive feedback from reviewers, and the final selection will be based on the significance, originality, clarity, and relevance of the contribution to the field.
CFPs will be accompanied by the announcement of a series of special editors who will handle manuscripts submitted to a thematic CFP. The special guest editors will be listed accordingly.
As with any inquiry for the journal, those prospective authors requiring more information should please contact the editorial team at email@example.com
We look forward to receiving the many valuable contributions from our scholarly community, and hope to foster meaningful discussions in due course.