Volume 91, #1

Winter 2018


New Directions in the Anthropology of Religion and Gender:
Faith and Emergent Masculinities



Volume 95, #2

Spring 2022



Introduced by Chloe Ahmann

phone: 202-994-3215  e-mail: ifer@gwu.edu




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Contact aqsubmissions@gmail.com should you have specific questions about the submissions process.


In submitting work to Anthropological Quarterly, the author certifies that it has not been published elsewhere, is his/her original work, and that it is not under review or consideration elsewhere. The Institute for Ethnographic Research retains the copyright on all articles.


AQ has the capacity to publish images accompanying articles. However, during the review phase, please only submit images with your manuscript if they are a necessary part of the argument and if you have obtained permission to publish the images. As a general rule, when in doubt about whether you require permission, please seek permission. If your paper is accepted, you will then have the opportunity to submit any additional accompanying images and provide documentation of permission.



Anthropological Quarterly features the highest quality peer-reviewed articles in ethnography and anthropological theory. Submissions should be based on original research (we do not accept review articles) and should not exceed 10,500 words. Manuscripts must include an abstract of 300 words or fewer and 5-7 keywords that identify the article's main themes, and should adhere to the AQ Style Guide.


Social Thought & Commentary

In addition to traditional research-based articles, Anthropological Quarterly also publishes Social Thought and Commentary essays, where scholars are encouraged to contribute to ongoing public debates. We believe that it is important for anthropologists to engage with such debates not only because we live and work in societies that face the challenges of such varied problems as war, racism, poverty, nationalism, globalization, human rights, and the social, legal, and ethical implications of new genetic technologies, but because we need to add our voices to discourse dominated by journalists and a very small number of public intellectuals. Social Thought and Commentary submissions should not exceed 8,000 words. Like article submissions, they must include an abstract of 300 words or fewer and 5-7 keywords that identify the article's main themes, and should adhere to the AQ Style Guide.


Photographic Essays

Recognizing that anthropologists are finding ever more creative ways to convey their ideas, Anthropological Quarterly invites scholars to submit photographic essays as an alternative to the traditional article format. These essays should consist of 10-15 photos, all taken by the author(s), as well as between 3,000 and 6,000 words of accompanying text (in essay, rather than caption form). It is the author’s responsibility to seek permission for the publication of any image, if permission is required by U.S. law and/or the author’s Institutional Review Board. Together, the images and essay should make a theoretical contribution. Like article submissions, photographic essay submissions must include an abstract of 300 words or fewer and 5–7 keywords that identify the article's main themes, and should adhere to the AQ Style Guide. Please be advised that we are only able to print photographs in black and white.


Polyglot Perspectives

With the launch of this section in 2009, we acknowledged that, in many ways, the English language has been allowed to define the anthropological mainstream. We also acknowledged that English has become the language of scholarship in many disciplines, even in countries where English is not the locally dominant language. Anthropology, however, is both a cosmopolitan discipline and one that seeks to recognize and study a broad range of languages, cultures, and experiences. To begin to redress this imbalance, as well as to expand the scope of the journal's content, Anthropological Quarterly is proud to present essays on books written in languages other than English. Before submitting a formal draft, AQ asks scholars familiar with a recent work in a language other than English to submit a brief proposal, outlining the work's significance for an international audience. If the potential contributor has already been involved in the production of the work (for example, as a consultant or commentator), we see no conflict of interest. We are looking for much more than a conventional book review. Polyglot Perspectives will publish informed and substantial presentations that are original, provocative, and analytically powerful. Proposals for a Polyglot Perspectives essay may be sent directly to Dr. Michael Herzfeld (herzfeld@fas.harvard.edu).


Book and Film Reviews

We publish book reviews (1,000–2,000 words) at the end of each issue of Anthropological Quarterly, as well as extended new release book reviews of selected books, published in the same quarter the book was released. We also occasionally publish film reviews. Authors interested in submitting a film review for AQ should first reach out to our book review editor (aqbookrevieweditor@gmail.com) to submit a brief proposal that outlines the film’s significance to anthropology.


Book Review Essays

In addition to traditional book reviews, we also publish book review essays (2,500–3,500 words) that draw on two or more books coming out of a particular subfield. These essays comment on the individual books, reflect on their relationship with one another, and discuss their significance to broader anthropological conversations.