About the Journal

Pathways (or Pathways: University of Saskatchewan Archaeology and Anthropology Graduate Student Journalis a graduate student run, peer reviewed journal based out of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan with the U of S Department Archaeology and Anthropology Graduate Students' Association (ARCHAIA). Pathways promotes opportunities for professional development and experience in academic publishing for students from the University of Saskatchewan and beyond.

Founded in 2020, Pathways has published three volumes (visit our archives: https://pathwaysgraduatejournal.ca/index.php/pathways/issue/archive) and are expecting to release our fourth volume this fall.


Aims and Scope

Pathways Graduate Journal seeks to promote graduate and senior undergraduate scholarship and research while providing students and early-career professionals with experience in academic publishing. Submission topics should fall within the four fields of anthropology: archaeology, biological anthropology (physical anthropology), sociocultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. We also accept submissions from disciplines similar and related to anthropology that explore themes of human culture and experience. Submission acceptance may rely on the availability of appropriately knowledgeable peer reviewers in a particular topic. In fulfilling our mandate, Pathways accepts submissions from graduate students, senior undergraduate students, or professionals who share co-authorship with students.

Types of works can be found here: https://pathwaysgraduatejournal.ca/index.php/pathways/about/submissions


Publishing Policies

Pathways is an open access journal. The Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) applies to all works published by Pathways. The authors will retain the copyright of the work.

There are no fees charged to authors for submitting or publishing with Pathways.  


Publishing Schedule

The call for submissions is announced in the spring with volumes regularly published in the fall. Pathways Graduate Journal Volume 4 will be published in the fall of 2023. New and previous volumes are available on our journal website and are archived long-term through PKP Preservation Network (PN).


Peer Review Policy

Pathways Graduate Journal employs a double-blind peer review system. The identities of the author(s) and peer reviewers are kept anonymous, facilitated through the OJS management system. Qualified peer reviewers are master’s students or have achieved a master’s degree coming from any of the four fields of anthropology or related disciplines. Each submission is reviewed by two reviewers for multiple rounds (two on average). Reviwers are provided two weeks to submit their recommendations and authors are also expected to have addressed reviewer comments and upload their revised files within two weeks. Training and ongoing support are provided for peer reviewers from the Pathways editorial team to maintain the integrity of the quality of the journal’s scholarship and promote constructive, positive dialogue between all involved.