Berghahn is delighted to announce that Anthropology in Action will be published as an open access journal as of 2018. Thanks to the generous support from a global network of libraries as part of the Knowledge Unlatched Select initiative, there are no submission or article processing charges (APCs) for authors of articles published under this arrangement, resulting in no direct charges to authors.
Anthropology in Action (AIA) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles, commentaries, research reports, and book reviews in applied anthropology. Contributions reflect the use of anthropological training in policy- or practice-oriented work and foster the broader application of these approaches to practical problems. The journal provides a forum for debate and analysis for anthropologists working both inside and outside academia and aims to promote communication amongst practitioners, academics and students of anthropology in order to advance the cross-fertilisation of expertise and ideas.
Recent themes and articles have included the anthropology of welfare, transferring anthropological skills to applied health research, design considerations in old-age living, museum-based anthropology education, cultural identities and British citizenship, feminism and anthropology, and international student and youth mobility.
Anthropology in Action is indexed/abstracted in:
Anthropological Index Online (RAI)
Anthropological Literature (Tozzer Library – Harvard University)
Bibliometric Research Indicator List (BFI) – Level 2
Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)
European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodicals (De Gruyter)
MLA Directory of Periodicals
MLA International Bibliography
Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
Social Services Abstracts (CSA/Proquest)
Sociological Abstracts (CSA/Proquest)
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (CSA/Proquest)
Editor: Christine McCourt, City, University of London, UK
Reviews Editor: David Orr, University of Sussex, UK
Impact and Careers Section Editors
Natali Valdez, University of California, Irvine, USA
Samantha Page, University of Agder, Norway
Sarah Buckler, University of Aberdeen, UK
Simon Coleman, University of Toronto, Canada Andrew Dawson, University of Melbourne, Australia Simone Dennis, Australian National University, Australia
Rachael Gooberman Hill, University of Bristol, UK Tess Lea, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Cris Shore, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Jonathan Skinner, University of Roehampton, UK
Jennie Morgan, University of York, UK
Editorial Advisory Board
Sam Beck, Cornell University, USA
Don Brenneis, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
Pat Caplan, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Dawn Chatty, Oxford University, UK
Robbie Davis-Floyd, University of Texas, Austin, USA
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo, Norway
Angie Hart, University of Brighton, UK
Helen Lambert, University of Bristol, UK
Sharon Macdonald, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Christopher McKevitt, King's College, University of London, UK
Nici Nelson, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Davide Però, University of Nottingham, UK
Sarah Pink, University of Melbourne, Australia
Tom Selwyn, London Metropolitan University and RAI, UK
Paul Sillitoe, University of Durham, UK Robert Simpson, University of Durham, UK
Susan Wright, Danish University of Education, Denmark
The editors welcome contributions for publication, both articles of general interest and ones related to theme issues. Authors should submit articles as Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, or Rich Text Format (rtf) files to the online submissions system: http://ojs.berghahnjournals.com/index.php/aia.
Authors must register with the journal on the submission website prior to submitting, or, if already registered, they can simply log in. On registering as an Author, authors have the option of also registering as a Reviewer (to be called upon to undertake peer reviews of other submissions).
You are welcome to contact the editor, Christine McCourt at Christine.McCourt.firstname.lastname@example.org, to clarify whether your proposed article is suitable for submission, along with any other queries. Articles should normally be 5,000 to 6,000 words, but shorter pieces are also welcome.
Please also supply an abstract for your article (125 words) together with five to eight keywords. You should at the same time submit a brief biographical note and contact details (including email and postal address) up to the planned date of publication. If your plans change significantly and you are likely to be away, please inform the editor as soon as possible.
Have other questions? Please refer to the various Berghahn Info for Authors page for general information and guidelines including topics such as article usage and permissions for Berghahn journal article authors.
Authors published in Anthropology in Action (AIA) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, reviews and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars or practitioners in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. Authors and contributors are expected to follow ethical principles in their work at all times and should refer to the current ASA or AAA or other relevant professional ethical guidelines. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete AIA ethics statement.
Starting in 2018, all articles in Anthropology in Action are published as full open access articles. There are no submission charges and no Article Processing Charges as these are fully funded by a collective of institutions through Knowledge Unlatched (KU), resulting in no direct charge to authors. KU is a collaborative initiative designed to make high-quality publications Open Access for the public good. More information about the initiative can be found at knowledgeunlatched.org.
Membership to the Association for Anthropology in Action (AAiA) is handled by Berghahn Books. Anyone interested in anthropological approaches to current issues of policy or practice in any field is eligible for membership and encouraged to join.
The aims of AAiA are to create networks of anthropologists working and researching in these fields; to explore anthropological approaches to current issues of policy and practice; to give students the opportunity to make contact with anthropologists working in these fields and provide postgraduate training courses in the additional skills needed for such employment; and to identify theoretical and educational issues arising from the above and disseminate these approaches into anthropology departments.
Benefits of Joining the AAiA
Print subscription and online access to Anthropology in Action (AIA), the official journal of the Association. AIA is a leading journal applied anthropology, providing a valuable forum for scholarly exchange between anthropologists and practitioners.
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