The challenges of an arts journal in the Anglophone world

Rosemary Candelario, Professor, Associate-editor, Texas Woman’s University, USA

American and English (Anglophone, in general) universities have rather unique interests and ways of working. In addition to an acute market reserve, characteristic of all regions to a greater or lesser extent, they are characterized by publishing their scientific output in already established publications.

In a certain dimension, for a Latin American journal, it is difficult to overcome this barrier (MUELLER, 1999). It is, thus, with the help of our foreign affiliated editors that we have worked towards ensuring the broad dissemination of the journal, a more visible and far reaching presence also in the English-speaking world. The English language, of course, is a key issue to achieve this – although this entails high costs to guarantee quality translations and revisions – especially considering an area that does not yet have the English language as the most recognized.

Thus, the position that the Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies may occupy is less related to the idea that it can compete with top American and English journals, and more with the awareness that we must invest in our regional specificities and, thereby, attract the interest of foreign researchers.

This week’s special issue on “Poetic and Decolonial Pedagogies” is a proof of this stance that focuses on the specificities, as it attracts leading research in the area from a theme at the same time emergent and relevant.

It is not, however, a question of betting only on themes of interest, we produce on this – and this is the need and the bet – not only to attract authors and readers, but also, and above all, we guarantee plural space of discussion and advance in the knowledge produced so far. It is this space that may allow us to reach the future.

We know that the insertion in the Anglophone world has allowed possibilities of exchanges with researchers of different disciplines and different approaches. Rosemary Candelario speaks about:


MUELLER, S P. M. O círculo vicioso que prende os periódicos nacionais. DataGramaZero – Revista de Ciência da Informação, n. zero, p. 1-8, 1999. Available from:

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Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença – RBEP:

About Rosemary Candelario

Rosemary Candelario

Rosemary Candelario

Rosemary Candelario holds a PhD in Culture and Performance from the University of California, USA. She is a professor in the Dance Department of Texas Woman’s University. She writes about dance and popular culture through the lens of gender, race, and ethnicity, and has published ‘Flowers Cracking Concrete: Eiko & Koma’s Asian American Choreographies’ (Wesleyan University, 2016) and is co-author of Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance (Routledge 2018). e-mail:


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CANDELARIO, R. The challenges of an arts journal in the Anglophone world [online]. SciELO in Perspective: Humanities, 2018 [viewed ]. Available from:


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