Annual Call for Submissions
Once a year, Mōtiō issues a call for articles for the forthcoming issue. The call is posted on this website and sent out to the Mōtiō mailing list and various dance-related listservs, such as DanceHE and SCUDD (both UK lists).

Please do not submit articles in advance of the call for submissions because these will not be considered either before or after the call.

Author Eligibility
Mōtiō accepts submissions from

  • current master’s students (MA, MFA, MRes, etc.)
  • recent graduates of master’s programmes (within four years of completion)
  • doctoral students at any stage of their degree before completion

The subject of the author’s degree may be any field of study and is not a barrier to submission, provided the article is relevant to dance and movement.

There are no nationality restrictions: submissions are invited from postgraduate students worldwide.

No submissions are accepted from authors who have completed their PhD.

Article Eligibility
Mōtiō accepts unpublished scholarly articles containing high-quality research in dance and movement. Articles must exhibit knowledge of existing scholarship in the field, possess a coherent and well-structured argument, and be written in a clear style.

Mōtiō does not accept literature reviews, books for review, book reviews, or reviews of performances, installations, and other art works.

Submission Guidelines
When the call for submissions is announced, the full guidelines on submitting articles can be downloaded here.

Peer Review
Submissions are sent out for blind peer review to two specialists in the article’s subject area(s). Reviewers offer the author constructive feedback on content, scholarly contextualisation, strength of argument, and writing style. The editorial team is guided by the reviewers on whether to accept the article for publication, and on the amount of revisions required for this.

Top image: Dalamhati – performance of the traditional Javanese dance Gambyong in Surakarta, Indonesia. Photograph © 2015 Brian Jay de Lima Ambulo. Used with permission.