Editorial Process

Tsantsa is a peer-reviewed publication.

Thematic Dossiers (Special Issues) are proposed by guest editors, external to the editorial board, or in collaboration with one of the editorial board members. We receive thematic dossiers’ proposal all year round, but at the latest during the month of September for consideration and peer-review during the following year. At the beginning of December, the selected theme is largely publicized and circulated as a call for papers. The authors wishing to contribute to the dossier have to submit a proposal in the form of abstract. In February, the thematic dossier’s coordinators, together with the editorial board of the journal, select the accepted proposals, and inform the authors of their decision. The full articles are then due by the end of June. The evaluation of the articles takes place during the summer. Each article undergoes multiple reviews: by the coordinators of the dossier, the chief-editors of the journal, two members of the editorial board, and one external reviewer. The coordinators of the special issue inform the prospective authors of the decisions taken during the editorial board’s meeting in which the reviews of articles are discussed. The coordinators also synthetize the results of the review process, and transmit these results to the authors. The revised articles are due by December. The coordinators write their introduction to the thematic dossier. All contributions are then transferred to the editorial/production team, which finalizes, corrects, and harmonizes the texts in the three languages of the journal. All the articles are published in the website of the journal. During the first year of publication, however, the articles can be accessed only by members of the Swiss Ethnological Society.

Regular Articles (not in the thematic dossier) follow the same editorial procedures outlined above, but are not subject to the same timeline requirements.

The Essays in Visual Anthropology, Current Research Projects, and Book Reviews sections of the journal are coordinated by scholars who are responsible for these sections. These scholars receive and review the contributions and present them to the editorial board of the journal. Like in the case of the thematic dossier and regular articles, the editorial/production team, aided by our graphic designer, finalizes the publication process for these contributions.

  • Anne Lavanchy
  • David Bozzini
  • Valerio Simoni
  • Tobias Schwörer
  • Sibylle Lustenberger