Focus and Scope

Anuac is an international, peer-reviewed, Open Access journal of the Italian Society of Cultural Anthropology (SIAC).

Anuac fosters and promotes the dissemination of anthropology, and publishes innovative, original research contributions in all fields of social and cultural anthropology. Anuac publishes articles, essays, research reports, themed sections, review articles, single book reviews, film reviews, museum and exhibitions reports, interviews and other contributions focusing on topics relevant to anthropology. Papers submitted have to be original and not be under consideration elsewhere.

Although it has not a specific geographical focus, Anuac is an ideal venue for publishing ethnographic research on Italy from national and international scholars. At the same time, Anuac pursues its international vocation by favouring the dialogue with world anthropologies and promoting the publication in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Anuac is ranked journal of “Classe A” for academic section 11/A5 by ANVUR (the national agency in charge of evaluating university and research institutes in Italy), and it is indexed/abstracted in Anthropological Literature (Harvard University), DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), EBSCO Complementary index, ERIH Plus (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences) among others.

Anuac does not charge article processing charges (APC) or submission charges.

Peer Review Process

Submissions are first evaluated by the Editor-in-chief and by members of the Executive and Advisory boards. If the manuscript is considered suitable for publication several referees based on their expertise are identified. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least three referees under a double-blind peer review process, where both the referees and the authors are kept anonymous. To ensure timely publication, referees are asked to complete their reviews within one month. After collecting the referees’ reports, the Editor-in-chief will decide whether the manuscript is accepted (with minor or no changes), needs to be revised and resubmitted, or is to be rejected.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving SHERPA/RoMEO


Publication Frequency

Anuac publishes two issues per year (June and December).



Anuac utilizes the LOCKSS, system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.


Legal deposit

Anuac is experimenting the National legal deposition and long-term digital preservation service. Within the project the persistent identifier NBN (National Bibliographic Number) is assigned to each article.



Anuac is indexed by the following abstracting and indexing services:

Journal History

Anuac, originally the journal of ANUAC (Associazione Nazionale Universitaria Antropologi Culturali), was established in 2012 at the initiative of Luisa Faldini (University of Genoa) who took over the Editor-in-chief role during a three-year term (2012-2014), publishing the first three volumes (all of which are currently available in the Archives section of this website). Luisa Faldini editorship was assisted by an Editorial team based at the University of Genoa formed by Bruno Barba (Managing Editor), Maria Elena Buslacchi, Alberto Castaldini (Deputy Editor), Alessandra Guigoni, and Eliana Pili.

On January 2015 Filippo Zerilli (University of Cagliari) was appointed Editor-in-chief of Anuac supported by a new Editorial team based at the University of Cagliari, and a renewed international Advisory Editorial Board.