IK: Other Ways of Knowing – A New Journal Focused on Indigenous Knowledge

Posted: September 1, 2015

"IK: Other Ways of Knowing" is an electronic, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of indigenous knowledge from a global perspective. The journal is published twice yearly by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, and is co-sponsored by the Penn State Libraries and the Penn State Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK).

Indigenous knowledge is an emerging area of study that focuses on the ways of knowing, seeing, and thinking that are passed down orally from generation to generation. These ways of understanding reflect thousands of years of experimentation and innovation in topics like agriculture, animal husbandry, entomophagy, biomimicry, child rearing practices, education systems, herbal and other traditional medicines, natural resource management and resilience to climate change—among many other categories.

Full submission guidelines and additional information on the journal are available online. To register and submit a manuscript or proposal, check online or contact the editors Helen Sheehy at and Amy Paster at