About Us

The Anthropology Book Forum was founded by the American Anthropological Association as an experimental prototype in digital publishing. The ForumĀ publishes a broad range of conversations focused on discussing and evaluating newly published work relevant to anthropological audiences, broadly conceived.

We publish online every Monday.


The Forum plays a crucial role in facilitating a vibrant exchange of knowledge.


We work with over 100 publishers around the world to connect readers and authors.


The Forum serves larger audiences in accessing and engaging with anthropological ideas.

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The Anthropology Book Forum is an Open Access publication.

Open Access, as defined in the Berlin Declaration, means unrestricted, online access to peer-reviewed, scholarly research papers and articles for reading and productive re-use, not impeded by any financial, organizational, legal or technical barriers.

The Anthropology Book Forum ascribes to the principles set forth by the Fair Open Access Alliance