Today our #JPSWriteshop hosts editors of 3 leading journals. First up, @parisyeros introduces the @Agrarian_South as a network as well as journal, with Sam Moyo, launched in 2012, and joint research on reclaiming the land & nation in Africa, Asia & Latin America. @Peasant_Journal
@Agrarian_South builds on the internationalist solidarity built during liberation struggles, the Bandung movement, is inter-disciplinary & grounded in political economy. Publishes in English but accepts in French, Spanish & Portuguese & translates. #JPSWriteshop @Peasant_Journal
@parisyeros outlines priority themes on re-peasantisation, agrarian questions of north & south, indigeneity, gender, race, caste that feature in @Agrarian_South - themes which also feature in themes of the @AIAS_trust summer school -> special issues -> books.
Kiran Asher of @antipodeonline gives us insight into the journal - a leading outlet for radical thought. If you want to publish here, you need to show why & how you engage with debates in the journal. You can also put in commentaries on open access companion site. #JPSWriteshop
A good starting point to engage with @antipodeonline is to read back issues and build a conversation with the journal, says Kiran Asher. You can also download a book on 50 years of keywords in radical geography. #JPSWriteshop
'Radical Geography for a Resurgent Left' is a new framing paper in @antipodeonline, which is essential reading for those wanting to engage with this leading journal:

Helena Perez Nino, editor of Journal of @AgrarianChange, says it focuses on social relations of property, production & power in agrarian formations, focuses on critical theory, rigorous empirical work & comparative studies. At editors' panel #JPSWriteshop @Peasant_Journal
Journal of @AgrarianChange links the materiality of production, reproduction & exchange with dynamics of power - goes for articles that take the politics of evidence seriously, are argument-driven & continue critical conversations.…
Some gems of advice from editors of leading journals in our #JPSWriteshop field of critical agrarian studies and scholar-activism.....

1. Frontload your arugment: what original evidence do you present, what argument are you making with it, and who are you arguing with?
2. A journal article isn't a 'murder mystery'. The reader doesn't want to wait till the end to find out your punchline. It should appear in the abstract & introduction.

3. Scan past issues of the journal you're submitting and engage with authors on your core concepts & debates.
4. Check whether your target journal publishes commentaries, briefings, notes from the field, etc, as well as full articles - read these, and contribute to these sections as a way to build relations with the journal. #JPSWriteshop
Here's the inaugural editorial of @Agrarian_South by the late Prof Sam Moyo, @parisyeros & Prof Praveen Jha - a tricontinental partnership. It's open access....…
To build global South scholar-activist voices in agrarian studies requires collective work, solidarity and internationalism. This is about challenging the politics of knowledge production, attribution & access, which is at the heart of our #JPSWriteshop @Peasant_Journal

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