About this Research Topic
This research topic seeks to answer the question: how are Indigenous people approaching the issue of research sovereignty, particularly in light of rapid digitisation and new forms of research dissemination [eg digital platforms]? We are interested in submissions that theorise Indigenous research sovereignty in both its broad and particular forms. We are interested in a range of perspectives, approaches and disciplines.
We are looking for contributions that build the case for Indigenous research sovereignty. We are also interested in current or developing practices across the broad field of scholarly communication. Hence, exemplars, case studies, theoretical models or proposed approaches are welcome.
Scholarly communication encompasses activities, people, processes and products relevant to the creation and dissemination of research and scholarship. The following are potential topics of interest
• Theory/ies of Indigenous research sovereignty – distinguishing features
• How Indigenous research sovereignty informs or might inform practices across all or any part of the research life-cycle [eg. ethics, engagement, publication, peer-review, dissemination]
• Governance for Indigenous research sovereignty
• Policy for Indigenous research sovereignty
• Open science and Indigenous research sovereignty
• ‘Non-convential’ research dissemination platforms and Indigenous research sovereignty: current [eg twitter, facebook, tik-tok, Youtube] and future [eg ‘metaverse’]
• New technical models or infrastructure solutions for Indigenous research sovereignty
• Case studies where Indigenous research sovereignty has empowered or benefitted communities
Keywords: Indigenous, digital, sovereignty, data, colonisation, racism, infrastructure, traditional knowledge, intellectual property, ethics
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.