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Race and Yoga

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Submission Guidelines

Race and Yoga is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary academic journal committed to critical examinations of the history and practice of yoga in the West. The journal will feature research-based articles, editorials, and reviews of books, films, and art exhibits. The journal will be published annually beginning in 2015.

Race and Yoga journal invites the submission of well-researched, clearly-written manuscripts. Article manuscripts should be limited to 8,000 words, including endnotes and references. Review essays should be limited to 4,000 words. Review essays may survey recently published literature, films, art exhibits, or popular culture related to the field. Personal narratives strike a more informal tone and critically reflect on one's relationship to yoga practice, philosophy, or culture.  Personal narratives should be 2,000-3,000 words.  Papers should be left-justified and use a non-decorative font (e.g. Times New Roman). An abstract that does not to exceed 250 words should be included. For endnote and reference formatting, follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (author-date style). Papers that do not adhere to submission guidelines will be returned to the author for revision.  

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