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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines below and the Article template, which is found in About the Journal.
  • BLIND REVIEW: The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors` name, article title, etc. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file. Click the "File" tab, > Info > Check for Issues > Inspect Document > Inspect. Word examines the document, and then displays the results in a list. Click "Remove all" button next to the second item on the list "Document Properties and Personal Information." Click "Close" then save your document.

Author Guidelines

Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to us. Teaching Anthropology is an open-access, peer reviewed journal. We accept content relevant to the teaching of anthropology in schools, colleges and universities.  Accepted submissions will be published online as soon as they have passed through review and formatting, and will be allocated to an issue. 

We primarily accept the following types of articles:

  1. Original articles for peer review (6000-8000 words)
  2. Developing Teaching: Reports and Reflections (up to 4000 words)
  3. Interviews with anthropologists and educators (as written content and/or media files- please see  Interview guidelines below).

Please contact the editors if you have content for consideration that does not fit these formats.

We also encourage Blog Posts on  issues and reflections relevant to teaching anthropology. Please take a look at previous entries at The format is casual academic prose of about 500-600 words.  Please email your .docx submission to along with any copyright protected pictures (as .jpgs) and hyperlinks to websites.  If you do not have any pictures or hyperlinks we will find pictures in the creative commons. 

To submit a proposal for a Special Issue please email the editors with the following information:

  • Proposed Special issue title
  • Abstract: 500 words
  • Number of papers proposed
  • Stage of progress (i.e contributors identified, papers already presented at a conference, articles already in draft form).
  • Proposed timeline.

Preparing your Paper:

Please take the time to carefully read and follow the following instructions to ensure your paper moves smoothly through the review, production and publication process.

Please use the TA article template for all submissions.

Click here for the TA article template

Original articles:

  • Should be no more than 8000 words, inclusive of the abstract, tables, references, figure captions.
  • Should contain an abstract of 200 words followed by 5 keywords.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses);
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • When available, the DOIs to access references online are provided.
  • The URLs are ready to click (e.g., 
  • Headings are italicized and follow a logical hierarchy indicated through indentation
  • References are cited in the text as follows: (author(s), year of publication)
  • Manuscripts must adhere to the guidelines established in the publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 
  • Articles should be written in the following order: title page (including Acknowledgements as well as Funding and grant-awarding bodies); abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgements; references; and appendices (as appropriate).
  • Submissions should be prepared for Blind review. All references to the Authors and their Institution should be removed from the text.

Developing Teaching: Reports and Reflections

  • Should be no more than 4000 words, inclusive of the abstract, references, footnotes.
  • Should contain an unstructured abstract of 100 words followed by 5 keywords. 
  • Refer to the formatting for original articles as above.


The newly introduced Interviews section aims to capture an archaeological record of the teaching of anthropology. We seek interviews that enrich our understanding of how pedagogy has changed or developed over the years. Content should reflect on interviewees contribution to teaching and address core themes such as key changes/innovations in teaching anthropology, landmark events, and how educators have adapted to specific challenges.

  • Written submissions should be no more than 3000 words, inclusive of the abstract, references and footnotes.
  • An abstract of up to 100 words should summarise the interviewees basic biographical information, including their role and pedagogical focus as well as the key content of the interview. This will be used to summarise both text and/or media submissions online.
  • The date and location of interview should follow the abstact.
  • If you would like to submit a video interview  for our multimedia web section please contact the editors to discuss format and hosting. 

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