Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment

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Edited By: Stephanie Paladino and Brandi Janssen

Online ISSN: 2153-9561

Author Guidelines

CAFE publishes full research articles (up to 6500 words, including references); brief research commentaries, technical reports, review essays, and grassroots profiles (3500 words with minimal references included); and book, film, and teaching resource reviews (about 1500 words). CAFE is indexed on Scopus as well as the CARL Uncover database.

Tables and Figures: Include no more than 3, and number these according to importance. Graphics should supplement the text, and not duplicate descriptive material. Format your tables and figures tightly spaced using a nine point font.

Submissions and Inquiries should be sent electronically to:

Stephanie Paladino and Brandi Janssen, Co-Editors

The University of Iowa
145 N Riverside Dr, S329 CPHB
Iowa City, IA 52242

What to Submit:
Please send two electronic copies of your manuscript as a Word document. One copy should contain a title page with full contact information; the second copy should have no author-identifying information on the cover page or in other parts of the manuscript, with personal identifiers removed from security and user property settings. Please also suggest up to three potential reviewers, including their contact information. Manuscripts should not be under consideration by any other publication. The manuscript should include the following: a)title page; b) abstract with 5-6 keywords; c) text; d) endnotes, if applicable; e) References Cited; f) figures and tables

Title Page:
The title page should include the title, author(s) name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and full contact information, including current mailing and electronic addresses. In the event of multiple authors, please indicate the lead contact for correspondence. Please include a two-sentence, biographic statement regarding each author’s disciplinary and institutional affiliations and areas of specialization.

Manuscript Form:
For all submissions other than book and film reviews, please include an abstract of 100–150 words, summarizing the essential points. The abstract should end with a bracketed list of 5–6 key words. All material should be typed in 12-point font and double-spaced, including quotations and references. At the end of the manuscript, place in the following order: endnotes (if applicable); References Cited; tables and figures, each labeled with corresponding number and caption, and location in the manuscript text indicated. Page length is inclusive of references, notes, graphics, and images. All pages should be numbered.

Reference and citation style:
References cited in the paper’s body should follow the style and format of AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST.

Please use the following bibliographic style:
Paladino, Stephanie and Brandi Janssen. 2015 Trying to Save Space in Journals. American Ethnologist 36(3):279–301.

Copyright Agreements:
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. If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the journal's standard license agreement to sign.

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:

There are separate arrangements with certain funding agencies governing reuse of this version as set forth at the following website: The Contributor may not update the accepted version or replace it with the published Contribution.

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):
Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

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If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and 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.

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