CALL FOR PAPERS Mōtiō: The Postgraduate Journal for Dance

Mōtiō, the new postgraduate journal for dance practice and research, is now accepting contributions for entry in the inaugural issue to be launched in July 2014. With the support of the University of Roehampton’s Department of Dance, this peer-reviewed, open-access publication serves to give voice to early career researchers and practitioners of dance and movement – new voices and perspectives that have not been published extensively in scholarly journals or academic contexts. In an effort to advance the study of dance through recognition of engaging and dynamic postgraduate research, this journal will provide a platform for such work within the international academic discourse. As a journal edited by and created for scholars, students, and professionals, Mōtiō seeks to bring awareness to new bodies of knowledge, innovative dance research practices, and contemporary modes of thinking critically in the field.

In recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of movement and dance research, contributors are welcome from any range of academic fields. Submissions of original, unpublished work will be considered in any of the following formats:

– Standard articles or essays of 4,000 to 6,000 words, along with a 200-word abstract and 3 to 5 keywords situating its subject areas

– Reviews of books, performances, or films, between 500 and 1,500 words

– Filmed version of your own, original choreographic work (submitted via YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, etc.)

– Photographs of dance in a high-resolution image format

Written works should follow the Harvard style of formatting. A helpful guide may be accessed here:


Please email your submission, abstract, and academic CV in separate Microsoft Word formatted files to<> by Monday, 25th April 2014.

Visit for more information regarding the publication and peer-review processes. You may also contact us via email with any questions, comments, or concerns.


Ryan Rockmore, Editor<>