Call for Submissions Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology Vol 9

Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s anthropological journal, is now accepting submissions for our ninth volume, to be published in the spring. The deadline to submit for peer review is October 15, 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 refereed journal recognized by the Library of Congress. We accept submissions from undergraduates and graduates from all disciplines, but all papers should address anthropological questions.

If you are planning on presenting at spring conferences, submitting the full version of your conference paper to Field Notes is an ideal way to receive peer review prior to presenting. If you have a conference paper you are hoping to expand, the peer review process is excellent for that as well. In addition, you will gain publication experience to complement your presentation experience, both of which are ideal for building a CV.

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 or essayist: please submit a list of at least three books you are interested in reviewing (these must be in your area of expertise) by September 25th, 2016, to In addition, please briefly indicate why you consider yourself well suited to review the works you request. Book reviewers will receive a complimentary copy of the
book(s). Even if you are only reviewing one book, we request a list of three in order to ensure that we receive one of the books from the publisher in a timely manner.

Please note: If you do not submit a book list by the September 25th deadline, you may still review a book or complete an essay for books that you obtain on your own. Please still send an email to noting your expertise in the subject area of the book(s) you choose.

Formatting Guidelines:
 All submissions should follow the Chicago Manual of Style: (click on “author-date: sample citations”).
 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.
 All submissions must have double spaced, one-inch margins.
 All submissions must be in 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 Anthropology Student Union’s webpage at:
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Thank you for your interest and please feel free to contact Field Notes at with any questions.

Jessica Skinner
Lara Ghisleni
Lindsey Jo Helms Thorson
Shaheen Christie