American Journal of Physical Anthropology

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Edited By: Peter T. Ellison, Yearbook Editor: Trudy Turner

Impact Factor: 2.402

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 8/84 (Anthropology); 26/46 (Evolutionary Biology)

Online ISSN: 1096-8644

Yearbook of Physical Anthropology

The Yearbook of Physical Anthropology is an annual supplement of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, and both are publications of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. The Yearbook provides broad but thorough coverage of developments within the discipline. Yearbook articles summarize and synthesize the state of the art in a particular subfield of physical anthropology, present new paradigms for addressing important issues of general interest in the field or detail new technologies that are vital to advancing the discipline. Yearbook articles are not simply a literature review. The articles go beyond this to provide new perspectives on a field, which may include the presentation of original data and analysis. Articles on the history of physical anthropology are also included. Most articles are solicited by the Editor and Editorial Board, although unsolicited articles are also welcome. Individuals wishing to submit an article should notify the Editor before submission. All manuscripts undergo external review before they are accepted. Suggestions for topics to include in future issues of the Yearbook are welcome, and may be made to the Editor or to any member of the Editorial Board.

Manuscripts submitted to the Yearbook must be written in English. The Yearbook follows the style guidelines set out in the Author Guidelines for the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. The Yearbook does not use the American Journal of Physical Anthropology electronic submission system. An electronic version should be sent to the Editor at the address below. Manuscripts may be submitted at any time of the year but must be received by spring for publication in following issue of the Yearbook. The Yearbook is published in January although Early View may be available in the later part of the previous year. Specific dates for an article will be worked out between the Editor and the author.

The right to reject or request revision of a manuscript is reserved by the Editor. Authors are responsible for reading and prompt correction of proofs and submission dates must be honored. Manuscripts should normally be no longer than around 60 pages. Requests for information should be directed to the Editor.

Yearbook articles are freely available online through Wiley Online Library. Instructions for citing Yearbook articles are also available on the abstract page of each Yearbook article.

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