About the Journal

Compass is published annually as collaboration between the Association of Graduate Anthropology Students (AGAS) and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Formerly Diversipede, our student-run publication allows undergraduate and graduate students to share their work and ideas, creating a platform for discussion and knowledge. Submissions consist of original ongoing research, reviews of current anthropological issues, and anything related to an anthropological interest from any of the sub-fields. We welcome multi-media projects that may include audiovisual components, GIS or other 3D modelling, in addition to more traditional print materials.

Compass was created in 2017 and offers an open-access journal that aims to improve the quality and reach of anthropological publishing. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons-Attribution License 4.0 International that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 

Previous issues of Diversipede (2011, 2012, 2016) that are incuded on our website have been done with direct and explicit permissions of all authors.