Call for Submissions

Spring 2017; Vol. 3, No. 1



Guest Editor: Manuel Ostos, Humanities Librarian, Pennsylvania State University

Deadline:        January 15, 2017


Special Issue on the challenges and opportunities inherent to indigenous knowledge creation, distribution, and preservation. This includes a wide range of topics, including research and methodologies applied in indigenous communities, storytelling, and preservation practices, as well as associated issues such as ethics and policies. 


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Preservation of indigenous knowledge

• Indigenous languages and literatures

• Policies for indigenous knowledge systems

• Local histories and storytelling
• Ethics in indigenous knowledge

• Indigenous methodologies and research


Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically via the PSU Libraries Open Journal System (OJS) located at A manuscript submission must be original and accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Submissions must include an abstract of not more than 150 words. Authors are also encouraged to suggest names of potential reviewers. Visual materials and illustrations should be included with the article. More details on author guidelines for submission can be found here.


ICIK’s open access journal, IK: Other Ways of Knowing, is published and archived at http//


Questions about this special issue should be addressed to Manuel Ostos ( Please include IK Spring 2017 in the subject line. For OJS technical support, please contact Mark Mattson (, 814-865-2486). For other requests, please contact one of the journal’s editors, Helen Sheehy ( or Amy Paster (


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