Call for Papers and Peer Reviewers – 2016

17 Jan

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2016

About
Student Anthropologist is the flagship peer-reviewed journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists, the largest organization of student anthropologists in the world. It is an annual digital publication. We encourage students from all levels and disciplines to contribute to the journal.

Aim and Scope
We aim to provide students with an opportunity to present their research and voice their perspectives through our annual publication, Student Anthropologist. With each issue we explore new directions in anthropology, allowing student interests to guide our selection of thematic and theoretical avenues of inquiry. We seek a plurality of voices from all subfields and levels within the discipline. Student Anthropologist welcomes not only original research addressing anthropological issues and problems but also submissions that examine how anthropological skills, ideas, and ethnography can shed light on contemporary social issues. The journal is committed to guiding students through the peer review and revision process to publish innovative and high-quality articles.

Submission Guidelines
We seek scholarly submissions from undergraduate and graduate students worldwide, in particular those emphasizing anthropology’s capacity to inform public issues, social problems, and global realities. These submissions should contain original research or commentary.

Any student currently enrolled in a BA, MA, or PhD program is welcome to submit original research to be considered for publication. While this is an anthropology journal, students do not need to be enrolled in an anthropology program.

We accept two types of scholarly submissions:

  1. Research Articles: based on the author’s original research; under 6,000 words in length.
  1. Commentary Submissions: opinion, theory, or “think” pieces that are the original work of the author. Submissions might include such mediums as written pieces (approx. 2,000 words in length), photo essays (10 photos + 1,000 words of commentary in length) and videos/YouTube© clips (10-minute maximum in duration + 1,000 words of commentary in length).

All submissions should include:

  1. A cover sheet (the first page of the document) containing the author’s name, contact information, paper title, student status and affiliation, and any relevant acknowledgments.
  1. A double-spaced manuscript that adheres to AAA style guidelines and does not contain any identifying information about the author (peer review is double-blind). This should also include a 250-word abstract and three keywords. Please save the document with your last name as the document name.

All submissions should be sent to the Editor at studentanthropologist@gmail.com.

Interested in Peer Reviewing?
In addition to publishing excellent student research, Student Anthropologist also aims to provide students with professionalization opportunities for students to become involved in the journal. Students act as peer reviewers and editors.

If you would like to peer review or are interested in other journal production opportunities, please contact the Editor at studentanthropologist@gmail.com. In your email be sure to include your name, email, university affiliation and student status, thematic, regional, and theoretical research interests.

Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2016

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Call for Book Review Editor – 2016

7 Jan

Call for Book Review Editor
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2016

Student Anthropologist, the Journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists, is currently accepting applications for a new Book Review Editor for our 2016 issue (due out at the end of the year). The Book Review Editor is primarily tasked with soliciting books and manuscripts, working with authors throughout the manuscript revision process, and providing general support to the Editorial Board. (See Call for Editorial Board Members for details.)

Specifically, the Book Review Editor:

  • Identifies potential books for review and solicits desk copies from the publishers
  • Solicits book review manuscripts by posting Calls for Book Reviews
  • Identifies promising students and invites them to submit manuscripts
  • Works with authors throughout the revision process and adheres to the journal’s policies and expectations for book reviews

If you are interested in submitting an application, please send the following to the Editor of Student Anthropologist at studentanthropologist@gmail.com.

  1. Full name
  2. University Affiliation
  3. A current CV
  4. A brief response: What book would you recommend for review and why?
  5. Optional: A book review sample (from a journal or blog)

It is recommended that Book Review Editors are post-fieldwork PhD students.

Please be sure to review the Book Reviews from previous issues of Student Anthropologist (at studentanthropologist.wordpress.com) and familiarize yourself with the most recent Call for Book Reviews.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2016.

Call for Editorial Board Members – 2016

7 Jan

Call for Editorial Board Members
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2016 

Student Anthropologist, the Journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists, is currently accepting new Editorial Board Members. The board is composed of student anthropologists who support the peer-review process and publication of the annual issue of Student Anthropologist while also contributing through their own specialized function or role.

Editorial Board Members typically work with authors one-on-one throughout the editorial process, peer review manuscripts (as needed), provide general support to the Board (as needed), copy edit manuscripts (as needed), and aid in the solicitation of manuscripts via their peer networks.

Additionally, we are looking to fill some specialized roles.

  • Design Editor: an individual with interest or expertise in Adobe InDesign or Pages for Mac; effectively, this person will design and manage the look of the journal
  • Communications Editor: an individual who can manage the social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) of Student Anthropologist; someone who can regularly promote Calls for Papers, published issues, and related announcements.
  • Peer Review Editor: an individual who can manage manuscripts and the peer review database; matching submissions with appropriate peer reviewers in a double-blind process; adding new peer reviewers to the database
  • Book Review Editor: an individual who solicits reviews and books, works with a book reviewer through the editorial process, and copy edits manuscripts; see Call for Book Review Editor for more details

Editorial Board Members should be graduate-level students, though undergraduates are welcome to apply for Design and Communications positions. We encourage students from all field of anthropology to apply. Those who are interested should contact studentanthropologist@gmail.com with the following information:

  1. Full name
  2. University Affiliation
  3. A current CV
  4. If interested in a specialized role: which role and a brief description of your qualifications

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2016.

Greetings, from the Incoming Editor

7 Jan

Greetings all,

My name is Dick Powis and I’ll be taking over the NASA e-Journal, Student Anthropologist, from Sara Smith. Sara has left me with a very firm foundation on which to work – much thanks to her.

Currently, I’m a second-year PhD student at Washington University in St. Louis, with support from a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. I received a BA in Anthropology from Cleveland State University in 2013. Before that I was in the culinary industry for about seven years. I’ve been involved with AAA and NASA since my freshman year, so I’m quite sympathetic to undergraduate research and publication. Finally, I blog for Savage Minds (www.savageminds.org).

My research, in Dakar, Senegal, focuses on the ways in which young men prepare themselves for fatherhood, both in the long-term and during the pregnancy of their partners. This entails research interests in reproductive health, fatherhood, kinship, couvade, gender, Post-Colonial Studies, and Science and Technology Studies.

As the new editor of Student Anthropologist, I’m excited to have the opportunity to promote undergraduate research and publication. Faculty, staff, and graduates: as you mentor and advise your undergraduates, I hope that you will continue to suggest that they submit their original research to Student Anthropologist, which, for clarity’s sake, is peer-reviewed and four-field. That being said, I hope not to dissuade graduate submission of original research, commentaries, and book reviews. Student Anthropologist is a perfect journal by which to familiarize oneself with the sometimes daunting peer review process.

So here’s the plan. I will have Calls for Editorial Board Members and a Book Review Editor out presently. In particular, I’ll be looking for people who can manage design (i.e. InDesign or Pages), social media, and our peer review database, but there are other less-demanding tasks as well. By the end of the month, I will send out a Call for Papers for the 2016 issue and a Call for Peer Reviewers.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

All the best,
Dick Powis
Editor, Student Anthropologist

#Anthrostudent | Call for Papers | Deadline July 15th

30 Jun

July 15th is our new submission deadline for our Call for Papers at Student Anthropologist.

For our full submission guidelines click here: submission guidelines.

Our journal seeks scholarly submissions from undergraduate and graduate students worldwide, in particular those emphasizing anthropology’s capacity to shape public issues, social problems, and global realities. These submissions should contain original research.

We accept two types of submissions:

1. Research: articles based on original research that are under 6,000 words in length.

2.Commentary:  theory or opinion pieces that are the original work of the author. Commentary submissions might include such mediums as written pieces (approx. 2,000 words in length), photo essays (10 photos + 1,000 words of commentary in length) and videos/YouTube© clips (10-minute maximum in duration + 1,000 words of commentary in length).

Become a Peer Reviewer!

29 Jun

We are currently reviewing a great batch of some very innovative drafts submitted by student authors for our 2015 issue, which means we are looking for some peer reviewers to assist with the review process.

To become a peer reviewer please send an email with the following information in keyword format to: studentanthropologist@gmail.com 

(1) Research interests: [subfields, thematic, and theoretical interests]
(2) Area of research: [region, specific field sites]
(3) Student status: [BA, MA, PHD, department, university]

We also recommend that you have a look at this helpful post from Savage Minds on the virtues of peer reviewers.

#Anthrostudent |Call for Book Reviews 2015 | Deadline March 22nd

4 Feb

Call for Book Reviews – Student Anthropologist, 2015 issue Deadline: March 22, 2015

Student Anthropologist is the flagship peer-reviewed journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists (the largest organization of anthropologist students in the world). It is an annual digital publication. Students from all levels and disciplines are encouraged to contribute.

We are currently seeking submissions for our book review section. Student Anthropologist is interested in three types of book reviews:

  1. Book reviews of current award winning anthropology texts, including those of AAA section award winners;
  2. Book reviews of recently published ethnographies (within the past three years), edited volumes or other texts, which possess particularly useful pedagogical qualities;
  3. Reviews of two or three recently published books (within the past five years) focusing on a particular topic (i.e. well-being, kinship, etc.).

Please review our full submission guidelines, which can be found here.

All submissions should be sent to the Book Review Editor at studentanthropologist@gmail.com. The submission should include the manuscript and a cover sheet containing the author’s name, contact information, student status and affiliation.

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