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Vol 5 No 1 (2017): October

The October 2017 edition features conversations with Professor Denise Schmandt-Besserat, a renowned archaeologist and expert on token, and Professor Bill Maurer, a renowned cultural anthropologist, and with Professor David Greenwood, who leads the Advance Propulsion System team at Warwick Manufacturing Group and has a wealth of experience in the automotive industry. There is also a themed section on Movement.

Published: 2017-10-30

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The journal is Open Access and without a fee, and is published in October and April each year.

ISSN 2053-9665

CALL FOR PAPERS: Vol 6(1), October 2018

Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal is the peer-reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary research journal of the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), University of Warwick. We are inviting high-quality interdisciplinary submissions from researchers at all stages of their careers in all academic fields.

For the October 2018 edition, we particularly welcome submissions which will contribute to a themed section on ‘Autonomy’. Autonomy is the right or condition of self-government (‘autonomos’ means ‘having its own laws’). It therefore suggests freedom and independence, for example, of an atom, an organism, an object, the self (the mind and the body), a community (especially of minorities), an organisation, a government, and a country/nation/region. How can autonomy be achieved? By votes, negotiations, wars, and technology? How can autonomy be understood in this increasingly interconnected, interactive, interdependent, globalised world? Does autonomy promote or hinder social equality? In the specific context of research, what does the autonomy of each discipline mean, especially in inter/multi-disciplinary and collaborative research? How does current research environment impact the autonomy of research and researchers?

Submissions which do not engage with the theme of ‘Autonomy’ are also welcome.

We publish a variety of content:

Conversation (3-5,000 words)

  • Interviews with leading academics

Articles (5-6,000 words)

  • Research articles

Review Articles (3-5,000 words)

  • Literature reviews

Critical Reflection (1-3,000 words)

  • Reflection on a conference, symposium or workshop
  • Shorter, focused discussion of emerging research
  • Highlights of important research in your field and its significance
  • Book reviews

Please submit online by 31 May 2017.  If you have any queries, please email the Senior Editor at, or any member of the Editorial Board.