Quimbandas: Explorations of Identities would like to give special acknowledgment to Dr. Eileen A. Joy and the editorial teams at postmedieval: a journal of medieval culture studies and punctum books. Dr. Joy and her colleagues are leaders in open-access scholarly publishing. Their approaches to OA––from the architecture of websites, journals, and books to their affiliations with professional and trade associations––have been used as guiding models as relates the aesthetics and functions of Quimbandas. We are most thankful for their existences.
We would also like to thank Saint Louis University and the Spark Microgrants Program. Funding from the grants program facilitated the organization and establishment of the Journal.