Author Guidelines

Anuac publishes four main typologies of contributions: articles, essays, research reports and themed sections all of which are subjected to double-blind peer review, and should be accompanied by an abstract in English and Italian (200 words), five keywords, and a bio-bibliographical note of the author in English (100 words). Articles should not exceed 8,000 words including references. Essays and research reports might have a less conventional academic style and format, and should not exceed 5,000 words including references. Themed sections are typically composed of 3/5 contributions of ca. 8,000 words plus a Guest Editor(s) Introduction. In addition, Anuac regularly publishes review articles (a review of two or more books up to 3,000 words) book reviews, film reviews, museum and exhibitions reports, all of which should not exceed 1,200 words.

All major contributions should conform to the bibliographic requirements below:

References in the body of text:

(Malinowski 1922: 7)

(Malinowski 1922: 7; Mauss 1969: 269)


Use guillemets (french angle double quotes) round quotes less than three lines long [«text»], and run these in the text.
Indent quotes four or more lines long by 1 cm, without quotation marks, in a separate paragraph.
Do not italicise quotes.
Quotes within quotes should be distinguished by double quotation marks [“text”].


Bibliographical references:


Clastres, Pierre, 1974, La société contre l’état. Recherches d’anthropologie politique, Paris, Minuit.

Stocking, George W. Jr., ed, 1983, Observers observed. Essays on ethnographic fieldwork, Madison, University of Wisconsin Press.

Fernandez, James W., Mary Taylor Huber, eds, 2001, Irony in action. Anthropology, practice and the moral imagination, Chicago & London, University of Chicago Press.

Chapters in books:

Mauss, Marcel, 1969 [1921], L’expression obligatoire des sentiments (rituels oraux funéraires australiens), in Marcel Mauss, Oeuvres. 3. Cohésion sociale et divisions de la sociologie, presentazione di Victor Karady, Paris, Mi­nuit: 269-278.

Verdery, Katherine, 1999, Fuzzy property. Rights, power, and identity in Transylvania’s decollectivization, in Uncertain transitions. Ethnographies of change in the post-socialist world, Michael Burawoy, Katherine Verdery, eds, Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield: 53-81.

Wolf, Eric, 2000 [1990], Il potere: vecchie conclusioni, nuove domande, in L’antropologia culturale oggi, Robert Borofski, a cura di, Roma, Meltemi: 268-278.

Journal articles:

Gluckman, Max, 1963, Gossip and Scandal, Current Anthropology, 4, 3: 307-315.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.