American Anthropologist

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Edited By: Michael Chibnik

Impact Factor: 1.124

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 27/81 (Anthropology)

Online ISSN: 1548-1433



Author Guidelines


Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aman. Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. Support can be contacted by phone (434 817 2040), e-mail or at mc3support@scholarone.com. If you are not able to submit online, please contact the Editorial Office amanthro@uiowa.edu

For current submission guidelines, visit the AAA web site: http://aaanet.org/publications/authorinfo.cfm

“How to Get an Article Accepted at American Anthropologist (or Anywhere)' by Tom Boellstorff, former editor of American Anthropologist. 

Published in the September 2008 issue of AA, this article is a must-read!  Potential authors will benefit from Boellstorff's five simple tips for getting an article accepted.

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Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form.

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

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Authors are permitted to self-archive the peer-reviewed (but not final) version of the Contribution on the Contributor’s personal website, in the Contributor’s company/institutional repository or archive, and in certain not for profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central as listed at the following website: http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html, subject to an embargo period of 12 months for scientific, technical and medical (STM) journals and 24 months for social science and humanities (SSH) journals following publication of the final Contribution.

There are separate arrangements with certain funding agencies governing reuse of this version as set forth at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

The Contributor may not update the accepted version or replace it with the published Contribution.


For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If you decide to select the OnlineOpen option, please use the links below to obtain an open access agreement to sign [this will supersede the journal's usual license agreement]. By selecting the OnlineOpen option you have the choice of the following Creative Commons License open access agreements:

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To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust, members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science fund (FWF) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your funder requirements.

For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

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