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The Journal of Anthropological Research publishes articles emphasizing theoretically informed original research in all areas of anthropology relating to peoples and cultures, past and present, in any region. It provides a peer-reviewed vehicle of expression for anthropologists worldwide.  Volunteered articles should be problem-oriented and of general interest.

     Manuscripts should be addressed to:

Editor, Journal of Anthropological Research
Department of Anthropology
MSC01 1040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

     Anonymous referees' comments are sent to authors at the Editor's discretion.

Manuscripts, not to exceed 30 pages of text, must be printed single-sided on 8½x11 inch or A4 paper with at least one-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all sides. All text (plus abstract, tables, figure captions, quotations, references and endnotes) must be double-spaced and printed using no smaller than 12-point (12 characters/spaces per inch) typeface.  Each submission must include 6-8 keywords and an abstract, not to exceed 150 words. Submit 3 complete copies of the manuscript to the editor for review, together with a complete electronic version as an e-mail attachment to Hard copies will not be returned.

Once an article has been accepted for publication (normally after revision), the author(s) will be asked to provide a clean electronic copy of the text file via e-mail or on floppy, zip disk or cd, along with a single, final printout.  Only camera-ready copies of illustrations will be accepted; do not include include tables or figures in the text file.  Submit double-spaced tables on paper.  Do not incorporate graphics boxes or characters in the file: non-European languages must be in roman rather than phonetic letters, and symbols or equations must be in standard text fonts rather than graphic format.  Please turn off all special formatting: no "widow/orphan" protection, no end-of-page hyphenation, no headers or footers other than simple pagination (which is required).

Bibliographical references are to be included in the text by citing within parentheses the author’s last name, date of source, and page or inclusive pages: e.g., (Boas 1910:274). Short quotations of 2–3 lines should be enclosed in quotation marks and incorporated in the text; longer ones are to be separate, indented paragraphs. References Cited should begin on a new page and must follow the style published in JAR 64(1):160 (2008) and available online here. All items cited in the text—and only those items—are to be included in the list of references.

If an author feels it necessary to use notes to provide acknowledgements, auxiliary comments or information, they should be referenced consecutively in the text and placed at the end of the text and before the reference list.  Endnotes should be included as text rather than as "footnote/endnote" options.  They must not exceed 2 double-spaced 12-point pages.

Tables are to be double-spaced, with each table titled, numbered, and typed on a separate page.  Figures, including maps and other illustrative material, must be numbered and captioned.  A complete list of figure captions should also be included at the end of the text file.  Each figure is to be placed on a separate page.  Illustrative material, including lettering, must be to professional standard and in camera-ready form.  Marginal notations in the text should indicate the placement of both tables and figures.

The Editor reserves the right to make corrections and alterations considered necessary.   Authors will be required to assign copyright to the University of New Mexico. Offprints and pdfs are available to authors at cost and may be ordered at the time the copy-edited printout is sent to them for correction.  For credit card payment, please click here. Proofs are not sent to authors.

Questions concerning manuscripts should be addressed to the Editor, L. Straus, at

Style Guide[PDF] for JAR References.



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