Annals of Anthropological Practice

Cover image for Vol. 41 Issue 1

Edited By: John Brett

Online ISSN: 2153-9588

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Style Guide and Submission Requirements for the Annals of Anthropological Practice

January 5, 2015 Version

All material submitted for publication in the Annals of Anthropological Practice is submitted electronically through the ScholarOne manuscript management system at the following URL: While the site is fairly straight-forward and leads authors through the submission process, help information and tutorials are available from the home screen.

The use of ScholarOne permits a more efficient submission, review and decision process thus shortening the time between submission and publication. It allows authors to see the progress of their manuscript at any given time. Reviewers can submit separate comments for the author(s) and for the editor.

All material submitted to the AAP must be original work that has not been published elsewhere and that is not under consideration in other venues.

The AAP is produced and distributed in a fully digital format and all electronic versions of the AAP will be published to Wiley InterScience/AnthroSource.

If you have any questions about material you’d like to submit or the ScholarOne site, please contact the AAP General Editor, John Brett (


  • All manuscripts must be submitted in a Microsoft Word compatible format using 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced pages, with 1-inch margins on all sides. Articles should be about 7500 words long which will be 20 to 30 manuscript pages using the formatting guidelines above. All figures, tables, and photographs are included in the page count.

  • All figures, tables and photographs should come at the end of the manuscript, in the order they are to appear in the text and with desired legend included. Note in the text approximately where each figure, table, or photograph should appear: “Figure one goes approximately here”.

  • Number all pages consecutively.

  • The required abstract be up to 150 words in length; avoid abbreviations and references to the article text and do not include figures.

  • Include a shortened version of the title, not to exceed 50 characters to serve as a running head.

  • Include up to three key words.


  • The AAP follows the style and format of the American Anthropologist. The "AAA Style Guide" is accessible at Submissions not in accordance with the AAA format will be returned to the author(s) for reformatting before being submitted for review.

  • Any authors whose research involves human subjects and a) was in any way funded by US government money, or b) who are affiliated with academic institutions that require IRB review for all research, regardless of funding source, must have submitted their research to an Institutional Review Board (IRB) for human subjects review. A statement of review and approval (or that IRB review is not required) must be included at the end of the Methods section Evidence of IRB approval (or documentation from their institutions' IRBs that review is not required) must be separately submitted with any manuscript requesting publication. Failure to demonstrate review and approval may disqualify an article from publication in the AAP.

  • Authors must submit photo credits for all photos and photo permission forms if the photos contain images of research subjects. Permission forms can be submitted as “supplemental material” through the ScholarOne site.

  • The authors must secure permission to reproduce copyrighted material previously published. This includes figures, tables, and photographs whether reproduced exactly as in the original or reformatted for the current use. If it draws substantively from the original, permission must be obtained.

  • Figures and illustrations submitted for inclusion must be of suitable quality for publication:
    o Four color art is supported online.
    o 300 dpi or higher.
    o Preferred formats for electronic artwork are: EPS, PDF, and TIFF.
    o Submitted as separate files, not embedded in the manuscript.
    o Authors of accepted articles may be contacted for higher quality if necessary to meet production standards.
    o More detailed information on the submission of electronic artwork can be found at

  • Color reproduction will be free of charge for online publication. Because the AAP is going to a fully digital publication, color photographs and illustrations can easily be accommodated. Color cannot be guaranteed for special order print editions.

  • Authors are encouraged to include four-color art, supporting information, and/or to create a video abstract on YouTube or Vimeo that can be linked to from the article. Authors can help researchers locate their content online by paying particular attention to titles, subtitles, and abstracts, see: