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 Pandanus Mission Statement

Pandanus is a biannual peer-reviewed international journal publishing original research papers in English on nature symbolism in Literature, Art, Myth and Ritual. It has a regional focus on South Asia but welcomes papers from other regions. The journal is the outcome of the Pandanus project, based at the Institute of South and Central Asian Studies, Seminar of Indian Studies, Philosophical Faculty, Charles University in Prague.

Pandanus volumes started coming out in 1998 on an annual basis as a result of co-operation between three Universities – Charles University in Prague, Milan University and Leipzig University – who set up a tradition of rotating specialist seminars on nature symbolism in Indian literature. In the course of time colleagues from all over Europe and also India have come to take part in these seminars.

Once the volumes had been published for almost ten years, we decided to make Pandanus a regular journal from the year 2007. The journal is published by TRITON publishing house in cooperation with the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University, Prague. It offers a space for publication of papers dealing with questions concerning nature in all its aspects, its use and function, as reflected in literature, art, myth and ritual. Though the previous volumes were devoted mostly to India, it has already become a tradition that other literatures and cultures, and not just those of Asia, are also welcome.

International cooperation towards this goal was further strengthened when on 27 September 2008 four institutions, namely
- Institute of South and Central Asian Studies, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic;
- Department of Indology, Institute of Oriental Philology, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland;
- Department of South Asian Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland and
- Department of Studies in Antiquity (Indological Section), State University of Milan, Italy,
signed a Letter of Intent concerning further academic and research cooperation in fields of common interest.

Editor-in-chief: Jaroslav Vacek
Deputy Editor: Martin Hříbek

Members of the International Editorial Board:
Giuliano Boccali (University of Milano, Italy)
Alexander Dubianski (University of Moscow, Russia)
Daniele Feller (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Adalbert J. Gail (Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany)
Oldřich Král (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Dagmar Marková (Prague, Czech Republic)
Cinzia Pieruccini (University of Milano, Italy)
Tiziana Pontillo (University of Cagliari, Italy)
Chettiarthodi Rajendran (University of Calicut, Kerala, India)
Danuta Stasik (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Lidia Sudyka (Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland)
Anna Trynkowska (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Eva Wilden (EFEO, Paris, France)
Gyula Wojtilla (University of Szeged, Hungary)

Publisher: Stanislav Juhaňák – TRITON
Vykáňská 5, 100 00 Praha 10
IČ 18433499

Publication periodicity: twice a year

Registration number of MK ČR E 17677
ISSN 1802-7997

Information for contributors:
The Pandanus journal invites original research articles related to the general subject of the journal as well as book reviews and review articles. The research article may be anywhere between 2500 to 7000 words in length. Proposed contributions should be submitted by e-mail to the editor-in-chief (J. Vacek: After consideration by the editorial board the proposal will be peer-reviewed by two referees, which may take up to six months from the date of submission. When necessary, the editorial board may request a third peer-review. Depending on the results of the peer-review process the proposal for contribution will be accepted, returned to the author for minor or major revisions, or rejected. Contributors are advised to use the following template for their papers.



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