The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology
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The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology

Editor-in-Chief: Maryon McDonald, University of Cambridge

Volume 36 / 2018, 2 issues per volume (spring, autumn)

Subjects: Anthropology

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Aims & Scope

The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology is an international, peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing leading scholarship in contemporary anthropology. Geographically diverse articles provide a range of theoretical or ethical perspectives, from the traditional to the mischievous or subversive, and aim to offer new insights into the worlds in which we live. The journal will publish challenging ethnography and push hard at the boundaries of the discipline in addition to examining or incorporating fields—from economics to neuroscience—with which anthropology has long been in dialogue. The original journal of this name was an in-house publication based at Cambridge University, with a remit to provide a space in which innovative material and ideas could be tested. The new Cambridge Journal of Anthropology builds on that tradition and seeks to produce new analytical toolkits for anthropology or to take all such intellectual exploration to task.

Published twice a year, the journal features articles and book reviews in addition to an occasional ‘Reflections and Commentary’ section. Proposals for special issues and review articles are also welcomed.


The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology is indexed/abstracted in:

  • Anthropological Index Online (RAI)
  • Anthropological Literature (Tozzer Library – Harvard University)
  • Emerging Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • Periodical Index Online (Proquest)

Editor-in-chief: Maryon McDonald, University of Cambridge, UK

Associate Editors
Susan Bayly, University of Cambridge, UK
Debbora Battaglia, Mount Holyoke College, USA
Joanna Cook, University College London, UK
Soumhya Venkatesan, Manchester University, UK

Reviews Editor: Paolo Heywood, University of Cambridge, UK

Editorial Board
Marc Abélès, L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Alberto Corsin Jimenez, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid
Judith Farquhar, University of Chicago, USA
Didier Fassin, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
André Gingrich, University of Vienna, Austria
Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University, USA
Signe Howell, University of Oslo, Norway
Tanya Luhrmann, Stanford University, USA
George Marcus, University of California, Irvine, USA
Henrietta Moore, University of Cambridge, UK
Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge, UK
Nicholas Thomas, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, UK
Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Manuscript Submission

Please carefully review the submission and style guide PDF here carefully before submitting.

The editorial board welcomes contributions. Authors should submit articles as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (rtf) files. Electronic submissions are preferred, but mailed contributions will be reviewed. Please note that all correspondence will be transmitted via e-mail.

Occasional issues will have a thematic focus, wholly or in part, supervised by a guest editor, an associate editor or a member of the editorial board. Details of themes and editors will normally be announced at least two issues in advance. All correspondence should be addressed to the editorial office unless otherwise indicated.

Please submit articles to the editor, Maryon McDonald, at

Authors interested in reviewing books or writing review articles should contact the reviews editor, Paolo Heywood, directly at

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Ethics Statement

Authors published in The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology (CJA) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars 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. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete CJA ethics statement.

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