Author Guidelines

Anthropology and Humanism, the journal of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, is the voice of humanistic science. In this capacity, AH accepts articles from anthropologists who concern themselves with the central question of the discipline: what it is to be human. Believing that such an issue must be addressed both holistically and by the whole discipline, AH welcomes contributions from all major fields of anthropology. Also, the journal welcomes articles from scholars in other disciplines, in the humanities as well as in the sciences.

Among the types of submissions AH especially values are (1) those that explore the relationship between humanistic anthropology and other anthropological currents, (2) those that bring to the fore trends in the humanities that may further humanistic anthropology, and (3) those that bring out the intricate and contradictory processes of life in other cultures—also including those of the anthropologist.

In the treatment of the above themes, AH particularly solicits essays, fiction, poems, graphics, and photographs. The length of essays and fiction should not exceed 25 pages, and that of poems, 3 pages. Both essays and fiction should have a short summary of approximately 50 to 75 words.

AH follows The Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition, University of Chicago Press, 2003) for most matters of style, including hyphenation, capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, and grammar, and follows Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition, 2003) for spelling.

Submit manuscripts electronically to the editor at the address listed below. Manuscripts must be double-spaced, including quotations and excerpts, notes, references, tables, and figure captions. Position the notes at the end and the list of references after the notes. Margins throughout the manuscript (top, bottom, and both sides) must be at least one inch, and the right margin should not be justified.

Include as separate sections beginning on new pages a title page, with complete title, the author(s) name and affiliation; the summary with five keywords; the article text; notes; references; and figure captions, in that order. All pages of the manuscript should be numbered consecutively.

References. All entries in the reference list must be cited in the text and vice versa. In text, references are cited in parentheses, with last name(s), year of publication, and, where necessary, page numbers. The reference list should be in AAA style: ordered alphabetically by author’s last name; author on one line, primary author’s last name first, with full first names (not initials) for all authors and editors of collections throughout the list; date of publication indented on the next line, followed by title and then publisher’s city and name. All subsequent lines should be indented beyond the date. No underlining, italics, or boldface should be used in the reference list. The AAA Style Guide may be accessed through the AAA website at

Figures. Artwork for figures should be sent electronically.

Copyright Agreements: If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the journal's standard license agreement to sign.

Authors are permitted to self-archive the peer-reviewed (but not final) version of the Contribution on the Contributor’s personal website, in the Contributor’s company/institutional repository or archive, and in certain not for profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central as listed at the following website: There are separate arrangements with certain funding agencies governing reuse of this version as set forth at the following website: The Contributor may not update the accepted version or replace it with the published Contribution.

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):
Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

OnlineOpen If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your funder requirements.

For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

Note: Starting in 2016, the journals of the AAA will be digital-fully, including AH. This shift poses some opportunities for authors in 2016 and beyond. Authors are encouraged to include four-color art, supporting information, and/or to create a video abstract on YouTube or Vimeo that can be linked to from the article. Additionally, authors can help researchers locate their content online by paying particular attention to titles, subtitles, and abstracts, see:

AH publishes book reviews that discuss topics of central interest to humanistic anthropology. The reviews may cover recent or classical works in anthropology or a combination of the two. Review articles on materials that are not reviewed in other anthropological journals are welcome.

Submit all manuscripts (articles, fiction, poetry, and book reviews) through the Open Journal System at

Email general inquiries to David Syring at, Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN 55812.

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