About the Journal

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Nexus is a graduate student-run publication from the Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. For nearly thirty years Nexus has provided a forum for quality four-field student work in anthropology from Canadian and international colleges and universities. Nexus attempts to present a cross section of current student work from any area of anthropology, and to advance scholarship through anonymous peer review. We believe that each sub-field interacts and informs the others and actively encourage submissions from any area of the discipline of anthropology. Submissions consist of original ongoing research and/or reviews of current anthropological issues. Critical reviews of current publications of anthropological interest are also included. As an online journal, Nexus is not constrained to physical printing limitations and encourages the use of technology and multi-media projects that may not be suited for traditional print materials. GIS, 3D modeling and audio/video media files are welcomed.


Current Issue

Vol. 25 (2017)
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Deadline: 11:59 PM EST on July 15th, 2017

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the next issue of the peer reviewed anthropological graduate student journal, Nexus. For more than thirty years, Nexus has served as Canada’s premier graduate student journal of anthropology.  The journal is freely available online.

The editorial staff is seeking submissions from all four subfields at any level of graduate or upper level undergraduate work to be considered for publication in the upcoming issue. The deadline is 11:59 PM EST on July 15th, 2017. Manuscripts can be submitted online at journals.mcmaster.ca/nexus. Submission guidelines and instructions are also available on the Nexus website. Please contact us with any questions at nexusjournal@gmail.com.

We are also looking for peer-reviewers at this time. If you are interested in being a reviewer for Nexus please fill out the attached form and email it to us at the above address with ‘reviewer’ in the subject line of your email. 

We look forward to continuing this long tradition of showcasing Canadian academic excellence.

Your editorial staff,

Laura Lockau, Kaitlin East, and Samantha Price