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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Authors are advised to follow the American Anthropological Association style guide for formatting their submissions. For details, click on style guide.
It is the responsibility of authors to advise the editorial collective when an author submits a paper if any part of it has been published online or in print previously. We will, from time to time, decide to reprint an essay or to publish a paper with sections that have been previously published. HOWEVER, it is critical that authors notify us at the time they submit their paper. Please note that beginning with Volume 9, issue 2, authors of accepted papers will be charged a production fee if their university provides funding for such fees. We do not charge publication or user fees as a condition publication. However, if your institution provides funding to support open access publications we ask authors of accepted papers to apply for open access funding support from their institution. For authors at open access funded institutions the production fee is $350 for articles. There are no production fees for student feature articles, or for book reviews, commentaries or reflections of 5,000 words or less.

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