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Author Guidelines


I. Types of articles

1. Research articles are comprehensive descriptions of original research and include author's own ethnographic study and/or a theoretical survey of a topic, critical evaluation of existing literature, new insights and arguments, a detailed presentation of results with discussion and conclusion. The editors welcome full-length articles up to 10,000 words. Research articles are peer-reviewed. Reviewers' comments are passed on anonymously to the authors. Final responsibility for acceptance rests with the editorial board.

2. Review articles provide a critical and constructive analysis of existing published literature in a field, through summary, analysis, and comparison, often identifying specific gaps or problems and providing recommendations for future research. Review articles include literature reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. Typically they should not exceed 10,000 words and are subject to peer review.

3. Perspective articles are scholarly reviews of fundamental concepts or prevalent ideas in a field. These are usually essays that present a personal point of view critiquing widespread notions pertaining to a field. A perspective piece can be a review of a single concept or a few related concepts, and are subject to peer review. They should typically not exceed 5,000 words.

4. Short reports are original articles from various anthropological fields that do not include a detailed theoretical discussion. Their aim is to acquaint readers with preliminary or partial results of research. They should not exceed 3,000 words. Short reports are subject to peer review.

5. Book reviews acquaints readers with the content of an important book and should not exceed 1,000 words. We also welcome Review Essays, critical discussions and reflections on two or more thematically related books, which should be no longer than 5,000 words.

II. Language

Articles and book reviews should be submitted in English. The editorial board reserves the right to publish an individual article in some other language.



I. Abstract and keywords

The abstract must give concise information about the objective, the method used, the results obtained, and the conclusions. They should include between 100 to 200 words followed by three to five keywords. They must reflect the field of research covered in the article. Abstract should be placed at the beginning of an article. If possible the author should include the Slovenian abstract after the references at the end.

II. Personal data

Please submit an anonymized manuscript (no author details): The main body of the paper (including references, figures, tables and acknowledgements) should not include authors' identifying information. This information should be submitted in a separate file. This includes the title of the manuscript, the names of the authors, affiliations, acknowledgements, funding sources and the full address of the corresponding author including an e-mail address.

 III. Notes

Notes should also be double-spaced and used sparingly. They must be numbered consecutively throughout the text and assembled at the end of the article just before references.

IV. Quotations

Short quotations (less than 30 words) should be placed in double quotation marks with single marks for quotations within quotations. Longer quotations over 35 words should be intended without quotation marks except for quotations within quotations (placed in single quotation marks).

V. Figures, tables and photographs

Articles should not contain more than 10 charts and images (tables, graphs, figures, maps, photographs), and their position in the article should be clearly indicated. Tables and graphs with their legends should be submitted on separate pages at the end of the paper. Titles should appear above the tables, and below graphs and images. Acknowledge any image not your own, for example: (Photo by Simmonds, 2019). The image source should be a part of references. Tables and graphs should be sent in editable form, preferably in Excel format.

VI. References

Use the APA reference style and add Digital Object Identifyer (doi), if available. References within the text should be cited by the author's last name in the form (Malinowski, 1922) or  (Turner, 1980, p. 145) in the case of direct citation. List of references should be arranged in alphabetical order. Examples are:

Book: Barth, F. (1998). Ethnic groups and boundaries: The social organization of culture difference. Waveland Press.

Journal article: Perry, S., & Marion, J. S. (2010). State of the ethics in visual anthropology. Visual Anthropology Review, 26(2), 96-104.

Book chapter: Rattan, A. (2019). How lay theories (or mindsets) shape the confrontation of prejudice. In R. K. Mallett & M. J. Monteith (Eds.), Confronting prejudice and discrimination: The science of changing minds and behaviors (pp. 121-140). Academic Press.

Conference presentation: Evans, A. C., Jr., Garbarino, J., Bocanegra, E., Kinscherff, R. T., & Márquez-Greene, N. (2019, August 8–11). Gun violence: An event on the power of community [Conference presentation]. APA 2019 Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.

Entry in an online dictionary: Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Semantics. In dictionary. Retrieved January 4, 2020, from

Webpage on a website with an organisational group author: EcoAlbania  (n.d.). Vjosa:  The  last  Europe’s  wild  river.  [Fact  sheet]  Save  the  blue  heart  of Europe. Chrome extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/

Webpage on a website with individual authors: Graf, W., Bauernfeind, E., Bequirai, S., Duda, M., Frank, T., Gunczy, J., Heckes, U., Hess, M., Kunz, G., Meulenbroek, P., Paill, W., Rabitsch, W., & Vitecek, S. (2017). The fauna of  the  Vjosa  river  and  the  adjacent floodplain  at  Poçem.  [Research  assessment].  chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/

For other types of sources, please refer to

VII. US spelling

Use US  spelling with -ize endings in words like organize, realize and recognize, etc.

VIII. Parenthetical citations

Both the author and the date, separated by a comma, appear in parentheses for a parenthetical citation. A parenthetical citation can appear within or at the end of a sentence.

Falsely balanced news coverage can distort the public’s perception of expert consensus on an issue (Koehler, 2016).

IX. Narrative citations

 The author’s surname appears in running text, and the date appears in parentheses immediately after the author’s name for a narrative citation. The author’s name can be included in the sentence in any place it makes sense.

As Gibbs (2007, p. 1) noted, writing in the humanities  and  increasingly  in  the  social  sciences  does  not  comprise  an  after-effect  of  research, but forms its very fabric.

The anthropology of water has become a prominent field, among others, in which this view is fostered (e.g. Ballestero, 2019; Barnes & Alatout, 2012; Hastrup & Rubow, 2014; Hastrup, 2017; Paerregaard & Uimonen, 2021; Strang, 2004).

X. Serial comma

Use a serial comma (also called an Oxford comma, Harvard comma, or series comma) between elements in a series of three or more items.

Factors of personality include extraversion, conscientiousness, openness to experience, agreeableness, and neuroticism.

XI. Format and form of the article

For most style issues, including hyphenation, capitalization, punctuation, and abbreviations, Anthropological Notebooks follows APA Style (

Articles should be written with Word for Windows in Times New Roman font CE 12, double-spaced, left justified, and with 3 cm margins on A4 pages. Paragraphs must be indented and not separated by a blank line. Foreign words (except proper names) should be italicized. All articles should be proofread for professional and language errors before submission.

Please submit your article to Anthropological Notebooks online by the section Scientific Articles.

You are welcome to suggest potential reviewers (3-5) who would be willing to provide an expert opinion on the submitted article. Include their name, affiliation, contact details and briefly explain (in one sentence) their qualifications and why you think they would be suitable for a review.



Reviews should be no longer than 1,000 words and should provide an account and evaluation of the book under consideration. Please do not summarize the entire book, but provide an adequate description of the book and a summary of the author's central arguments. The review should not include bibliographic references to other works unless this is essential to the reviewer's argument.

The review should be double-spaced throughout, typed on A4 or 8 ½ ins by 11 ins (US) paper, and submitted electronically as an attachment (preferably in Word Format ). Quotations should be enclosed in double quotation marks, with single only quotation marks for quotations within quotations.

Please include publication details in bold at the top of the review as follows:

Author (Last Name, First name - In full ) ( eds.). Date of Publication. Full title including subtitles (italics). Place of Publication: Publisher. Roman numerals + number of pages pp. Hb./Pb.: Price. ISBN: number.

Please include your full name (in bold), institution and country (in normal notation with the country in parentheses) at the beginning of the review, on separate lines and aligned in the left margin.

For edited or co-authored works please include the names of all authors/editors.

Example: Bazin, Laurent and Monique Selim. 2001. Motifs économiques en anthropologie. Paris: L'Harmattan ( Collection: Anthropologie critique). 253 pp. Pb.: 21.35 €. ISBN: 2 7475 0518 9.

Please submit your review to Anthropological Notebooks online to the section Book Review below.

If for any reason you are unable to use the online system, please contact the reviews editor at

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