About the Journal
Cultural Anthropology (print ISSN 0886-7356; online ISSN 1548-1360) is the peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association. Established in 1986, the journal publishes four issues per year and is widely abstracted and indexed. The 2014 Journal Citation Reports published by Thomson Reuters ranked Cultural Anthropology 19/84 among indexed anthropology journals, with an impact factor of 1.789.
Aims 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.
The editorial office can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Editorial Officers and Board Members (2015–2018)
Supporting Cultural Anthropology
The Cultural Anthropology website and open access journal are supported by membership fees to the Society for Cultural Anthropology and the American Anthropological Association, as well as donations and in kind support. We wish to thank those institutions and individuals who contributed their support to the journal during its transition to open access:
- Boston University
- The College of William and Mary
- Duke University
- The Duke University Libraries
- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Rice University
- The Rice University School of Social Sciences
- Danilyn Rutherford
- Stanford University
- The University of Cambridge
- The University of Texas–Austin
- The University of Wisconsin–Madison.
To join the AAA and SCA, or to get information on membership dues, please visit the AAA's membership page. If you would like make a donation in support of Cultural Anthropology's efforts to provide open access anthropology, please contact the Managing Editor.
Reading Cultural Anthropology
The journal, starting with the February 2014 issue, is freely available to all readers through the Cultural Anthropology website. No payment is necessary. Readers can subscribe to Cultural Anthropology's Atom feed, which delivers alerts about new articles as soon as they are published on the website.
Print copies of Cultural Anthropology, starting with volume 30 (2015), are available for purchase from a number of online retailers, as well as library book distributors. We have set the suggested retail price low ($12.95) to make issues affordable. Each issue will be available for purchase for one year after its initial publication date. Proceeds from the sale of print-on-demand copies of the journal help to support the society's mission, including the continued publication of the digital, open-access version of Cultural Anthropology. For an updated list of retailers carrying the journal, as well as ISBN numbers, see the Print-On-Demand page.
If you wish to submit a manuscript to Cultural Anthropology, please see the submission guidelines.
Copying and Advertising
Copying of Articles from Cultural Anthropology
Articles in Cultural Anthropology are freely available to download, save, reproduce, and transmit for noncommercial, scholarly, and educational purposes. Reproduction and transmission of articles for the above purposes, other than for personal use, should include the original source and author of the article. Use, reproduction, or distribution of articles from the journal for commercial purposes is not permitted. For questions and any additional permissions, please contact the American Anthropological Association.
Authors of articles published in Cultural Anthropology retain the right (1) To use the article for educational or other scholarly purposes of the author's own institution or company; (2) To post the article on the author's personal or institutional website; (3) To post the preprint (before peer review) or postprint (after peer review) manuscript of the article on free, discipline-specific public servers of preprints and/or postprints; (4) To publish the article or permit it to be published by other publishers, as part of any book or anthology, subject only to his or her giving proper credit to the original publication and unless the anthology is drawn primarily from Cultural Anthropology; and (5) the right to publish the article on any noncommercial website.
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