Author Guidelines


Please submit your manuscript online at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jlaca.

JLACA accepts articles of no more than 8,000 words for consideration for publication, including references and footnotes. Articles of substantially more than this may be returned. The author must be anonymous on every page of the manuscripts except the title page. Authors are urged to consider carefully the use of running headers which may identify them and self-references within the text. 

JLACA follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition and uses the Author-Date system for in-text citations.  For more information and examples of references and citations, please see: http://www.americananthro.org/StayInformed/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=2044&navItemNumber=693.  Submitted manuscripts that do not conform to Chicago style and format will be returned to authors.

All articles must be submitted as Word documents in Times New Roman font, double spaced and with a one inch (2.54 cm) margin all around the page. Photographs: Up to three photographs may be included in the article and it is the author’s responsibility for securing copyright. The final decision on the inclusion of photographs lies with the editor. Authors are also invited to send more photographs for consideration for the front cover of the journal issue. It is journal policy to write all ethnic and racial designators such as black, white, mestizo, negro, cholo, indian, creole, mulato, and so on, in lower case.

The editorial office can be reached by email at jlaca@gmu.edu.

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the corresponding author will receive an email prompting them to log into Wiley Author Services and 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.

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms. Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at: https://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/onlineopen_order.asp. Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.