Call for Papers and Peer Reviewers

28 Mar

Submission Deadline April 15, 2012

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.

Aim and Scope

With each issue, Student Anthropologist will explore thematic areas and new directions in anthropology from the perspective of the best young anthropologists. We seek a plurality of voices from all subfields in each issue. Student Anthropologist welcomes not only original research addressing anthropological issues and problems but also submissions that explore how anthropological skills, ideas, and ethnography can have an impact on contemporary social issues.

We seek 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.

The two types of submissions accepted include:

1. Scholarly articles: under 4,000 words in length, subject to a peer review process.

2. Commentary submissions: opinion or theory pieces that are the original work of the author. Commentary submissions might include such mediums as written pieces (approx. 1,000 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).

Student Anthropologist not only aims to publish excellent student research but also to provide an avenue for professionalization for students to become involved in journal processes. Students act as peer reviewers and editors. Please email if you would like to act as a peer reviewer or get involved with other journal production opportunities.

Submission Guidelines

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.

All submissions should be sent as attachments and saved in Microsoft Office Word (.doc or .docx) or Mac Pages (.pages) format and conform to AAA style (  Submissions should be double spaced and adhere to the word limits outlined in this CFP. Rarely, we consider longer submissions or those of an irregular nature.  Manuscripts should include a 200 word abstract.

Send submissions, as well as any questions, to


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