About the Journal

Emic is a magazine run out of UF's Anthropology Department, originally founded by students on the executive board for the Undergraduate Florida Anthropology Student Association. Emic is a mixed-media magazine focused on bolstering the original and academic works of undergraduates through a digital platform.


Focus and Scope

Emic values the creativity and personal nature of its submissions and welcomes non-traditional storytelling mediums as a method of conveying the diversity of human experience through an interdisciplinary lens. Emic self-identifies as “an anthro-zine centered around culture, biology, history, and society; everything that makes us human.” Emic offers early content-dissemination experience to undergraduates to demystify academic publishing, and uplift motivated students in a professional sphere. 

Open Access Policy 

Emic provides immediate open access to its content. There are no publication charges, and all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in Emic without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author for non-commercial purposes. Nonetheless, reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein requires credit to the original publication source. 

Copyright to Your Publication  

As described in the author agreement, authors retain copyright to their publications. As an open access journal, we disseminate all content under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Self-Archiving Policy 

Emic permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit its publication in Emic. 

Preservation Policy 

Content published in Emic will be preserved by the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. Content will be preserved indefinitely, unless a specific request for removal of a specific item is directed to the journal managers. Content is also preserved in the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) and CLOCKSS. 

Plagiarism Statement (General) 

Emic does not accept articles containing material plagiarized from other publications or authors.  

For the purposes of this policy, plagiarism is defined as copying of or reliance on work — including text, images and data — by others or yourself without proper attribution. Please be aware that you can plagiarize yourself; you must provide proper attribution in all cases where your previously published material or previously used data or images are included in your manuscript.  Emic does not consider the following situations to be plagiarism when proper attribution is made: 

  • Translations into English of a previously published paper not in English;
  • Publication of all or part of a revised thesis or dissertation;
  • Publication of a paper previously made public as a conference presentation, white paper, technical report, or preprint

Emic follows workflows developed by the Committee on Public Ethics to deal with cases of plagiarism.  

Copyright Notice

By submitting to Emic, the author(s) agree to the terms of the Author Agreement. All authors retain copyrights associated with their article contributions and agree to make such contributions available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 upon publication.