AntiChamber is a journal that seeks to be an open space that showcases creative and alternative perspectives that challenge conventional discourses in productive and inspiring ways. That is, productive in being helpfully disruptive to dominant truths and ideas, and inspiring in displaying the courage to stand for one’s voice and truth in the face of anticipated opposition. With this being said, AntiChamber does not condone controversial contents that are driven by the intent to solely express and justify hatred or purposely incite conflict and antagonism for their own sake. Just because a content can be provocative does not necessarily mean that it is productive in helping a particular discourse in deepening its exploration towards more creative, sound, and better truth(s). AntiChamber seeks to preserve the value of speaking one’s truth in our current educational and intellectual milieu by prioritizing the fundamental necessity of effective articulation. Therefore, we believe that the productive force behind disruptive controversial content rests within the very power of effective articulation – where sound reasoning and clear writing/communication are paramount.
We would like to offer the following considerations for authors with regards to our emphasis on effective articulation:
- Any central claims and premises must be supported with clear order of logical reasoning and if appropriate, be rooted in factual and empirical evidence.
- Ensure that the content will arouse deeper implications and questions that can facilitate discussions beyond the immediate scope of the article. In other words, conclusions do not have to solely lead to an unquestioned arrival of sorts as much as an invitation to continued questions.
- Avoid including terms and/or statements that are overly broad and ambiguous without further elaborations and specificity in subsequent portions of your writing.
- If the article is concerned with a dominant discourse in a specific topic or discipline, be sure to first provide a brief summary of the discourse and its current state of affairs to get your readers up to speed.
- Ensure that your writing is accessible to a general lay audience. Although technical and specialized terminologies and information can be included, authors should ensure that their inclusions demonstrate accessible and productive clarifications. Their inclusion should be reconsidered if their clarifications limit the paper’s capacity and space to elaborate central premises.