Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 package must include: cover letter, title page, main text document, and signed Author Agreement.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- Submission text files are in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, or RTF document file format.
- 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).
- Ensure that your name or any identifying information is removed from article text, supplemental files for review, or file name.
Research articles will highlight original student research in anthropology, archaeology, or a discipline related to humanities. Submission format should include an abstract, key words, an introduction, a methods section, a results section, a discussion section, and a conclusion. Research articles are limited to 6500 words, not including references.
Review articles will summarize the current state of research or understanding on a topic in anthropology and archaeology. Review articles should include introduction and conclusion sections as well as discretionary body headings. Review articles should be no more than 6500 words, not including references.
Book reviews will summarize and critique on a book from within the field of archaeology and anthropology. Contact the editor(s)-in-chief to confirm whether a certain book will make an appropriate choice for the journal. Book reviews should be no more than 2000 words, not including references.
Commentaries are short opinion pieces which voice the author’s or authors’ perspective on a topic within the discipline of archaeology and anthropology based on learned experiences. Commentaries should be no more than 3000 words, not including references.
A photo essay will communicate archaeological and anthropological research in photograph or illustration form. Each photograph would be accompanied by a short photograph caption and the entire submission will include a maximum 500 word writeup. If photographs contain sensitive information or informants, then these submissions must be accompanied by any pertinent documents such as approved ethical certification and/or participant consent.
Several other multimedia format submissions (e.g. story maps, 3D models, or interactive platforms) are also welcomed by our journal. Please contact the editorial team (via email) to verify if your multimedia submission can be accomodated. A short 500 word writeup should accompany this multimedia submission.
Video submissions, such as documentaries or éxposés, can be submitted alongside a 500 word writeup. If video footage contains sensitive information or informants, then these submissions must be accompanied by any pertinent documents such as approved ethical certification and/or participant consent.
Plain Writing Summary
Plain writing research summaries are summaries of research written in language accessible to the public. They should not exceed 3,000 words.
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