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Author Guidelines

The Anthropology Book Forum invites scholars to critically review and discuss recently published books or other scholarly contributions of relevance to the anthropological community, broadly conceived. We ask that reviews and other articles focus on contributions that have published or created in the past three years, but cases can be made for revisiting older works. Written manuscripts should be between within the word limit set out in our Focus and Scope section, 1.5-spaced and in a 12-point font, preferably Times New Roman or equivalent, including quotations and excerpts, notes, references, tables, and figure captions. Position the notes at the end and the list of references after the notes. In addition, authors are asked to include a short bio at the end of their review. 

ABF follows the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed., University of Chicago Press, 2010) for most matters of style, including hyphenation, capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, and grammar, and follows Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition, 2003) for spelling.

Please include: a title for your contribution, the author(s) name and short biography; book citation (see below); five keywords; any notes, references, and figure captions. All pages of the manuscript should be numbered consecutively. Please do not use inserted page breaks.

For reviews and review articles, book titles should be listed at the top of the page, under the review title, as such:

The power of epistemological principles

DEBORAH REED-DANAHAY, 2020, Bourdieu and Social Space: Mobilities, Trajectories, Emplacements, New York: Berghahn Books, 170 pp., ISBN  978-1-78920-353-0      

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Markdown, OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

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