SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 1 – Field Notes: a Journal of Collegiate Anthropology

Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s anthropological journal for student research, is now accepting submissions for our eighth volume, to be published in the spring. The deadline has been extended to February 1, 2016.

If you have been working on original anthropological research and are interested in gaining experience in publishing a paper, Field Notes is an ideal opportunity to receive serious peer review and to publish in a journal recognized by the Library of Congress. We accept submissions from undergraduates and graduates from all disciplines, but all papers should address anthropological questions.

Field Notes accepts the following manuscript types:
Articles: Field Notes welcomes original research conducted by the author. Submissions should be between 3500–8000 words (including references). If the article is accepted and original research was undertaken involving living humans or animals, we may need to obtain IRB approval before publication.

Research Reports: Field Notes now accepts short interim reports on ongoing projects, including fieldwork, lab work, or other research. Reports can include preliminary findings as well as intended contributions to anthropological method or theory. These can be up to 5000 words, including references.

Current Debates: Current Debates pieces are intended as short commentaries identifying and outlining a topical area of interest in anthropological method or theory. Authors will critically examine the issues involved and suggest future approaches. These can be up to 5000 words, including references.

Book reviews: Book reviews consist of a critical summary and commentary analyzing the merits of a recently published book. Only books published in the last two years will be accepted. Submissions should be no more than 2000 words, including references.
Book review essays: Book review essays compare and contrast two to three books on the same theme or subject area. The author will identify critical issues and assess the contributions of each book to understanding the topic in question. Submissions should be no more than 4000 words, including references.

To be considered as a book reviewer: Please send an email to indicating why you are well suited to review the work(s) you select.

Formatting Guidelines:
• All submissions should follow the Chicago Manual of Style:
• Each submission is limited to three images (at least 300 dpi quality) and ten total figures and tables. If the work is accepted for publication and you are reproducing figures or tables that have been published elsewhere, you will need to obtain proper permission, as determined by the copyright holder(s)
• All submissions must be in English
• Double spaced, one-inch margins
• Times New Roman, 10 pt font
• Please use endnotes rather than footnotes

To see past volumes of Field Notes, please visit our site on the ASU webpage at: You can also see our profile at:

Thank you for your interest and please feel free to contact Field Notes at with any questions.

Lara Ghisleni
Lindsey Jo Helms Thorson
Jessica Skinner