Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Cultural Anthropology publishes ethnographic writing informed by a wide array of theoretical perspectives, innovative in form and content, and focused on both traditional and emerging topics. It also welcomes essays concerned with theoretical issues, with ethnographic methods and research design in historical perspective, and with ways cultural analysis can address broader public audiences and interests.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Photo Essays

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Sound + Vision

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Amendments

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts are given an initial review by the editorial collective within 7–10 days of their submission. At that point, the editors will either inform the author that the article has been declined or will initiate the journal’s double-blind peer review process. Each article sent out for review is sent to two or three reviewers, who are selected by the journal’s editorial board and are asked to disclose any conflicts of interest before accepting the assignment. A decision about whether to accept, reject, or invite revisions to the article is generally made within three months of sending it out for review.

Authors should prepare their manuscripts in order to facilitate its anonymous review. Any identifying references to the author should be removed prior to submission.

 

Publication Frequency

Cultural Anthropology is published quarterly.