Journal History, Focus and Scope

Ethnographic Encounters was founded in 2011 by Zoe Miller, Emily Sheppard and Dr. Craig Lind. Ethnographic Encounters is a student-run undergraduate e-journal. Its primary purpose is to publish outstanding ethnographic projects completed by students in their second year of social anthropology at the University of St Andrews.

Journal Sponsorship

This journal is supported by the Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews

Peer-Review Process

All review and decisions regards choice of publications will be undertaken by current editorial staff. In addition, our current copy-editor will make sure that submissions are suitable for publication - we ask that you endeavour to adhere to our Authors Guidance notes to ensure a speedy process.

Open Access and Copyright Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors publishing in Ethnographic Encounters retain copyright.

Founders

Dr Huon Wardle, Department of Social Anthropology, School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies, University of St Andrews

Zoe Miller, Department of Social Anthropology, School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies, University of St Andrews

Emily Sheppard, Department of Social Anthropology, School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies, University of St Andrews

Privacy and Consent Policy

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviours, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this journal platform (Open Journal Systems – OJS) may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project (PKP) in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.

Registered Users

Users who register with this journal, including authors and peer reviewers where applicable, consent to having their personal information stored in the University’s journal hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams. Authors published in this journal are also responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported in the journal.

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

All users whose details are stored in the University’s OJS installation can exercise their rights of the individual, as they are detailed in the GDPR.

If you have a user account and wish to have it deleted, please email journal-hosting@st-andrews.ac.uk