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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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 has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Research Papers

Submission to this section is for full research papers.  All submissions are rigorously peer-reviewed and final acceptance is decided by the Editorial Board. Papers, including figures, tables, and references, generally should not exceed 10 printed pages or about 6000 words.

Brief Reports

As with full research papers, brief reports are also rigorously peer-reviewed with final acceptance decided by the Editorial Board. Brief reports should not exceed 2000 words with a maximum of 2 figures/tables.


This section of the Journal is for brief comments and discussion of current topics and should not exceed 1000 words. Contributions to this section are not peer-reviewed and acceptance is decided by the Editorial Board.

Conference Proceedings

The Journal publishes the proceedings of workshops and conferences promoted by the Società Italiana di Antropologia e Etnologia. All proceeding publications are subject to peer review in the same manner as research papers and brief reports.

Book Reviews

Book reviews may be submitted to or solicited by the Editorial Board. Book reviews are not peer-reviewed and acceptance is decided by the Editorial Board.

News and Annual Report

The Journal publishes in every issue, news about museum displays, conferences, museum exhibitions, book presentations, and other events of particular interest. Annual reports detail the meetings of the Società Italiana di Antropologia e Etnologia and are prepared by society members at the request of the Editorial Board.

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