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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.
  • The paper under submission has not been previously published or submitted to other journals (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Papers must be submitted in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references should be provided.
  • Texts must be single-spaced; uses a 12-point font size; 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, make sure to follow the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review.

Author Guidelines

We are delighted to announce that starting with the next issue (vol. 13, no. 1, 2024) Anuac will be available at OpenEdition Journals, a platform that hosts more than 600 international journals in the humanities and social sciences (https://www.openedition.org/catalogue-journals).

In order to facilitate the migration process to the new platform as of 15 July, 2023, all contributions should be submitted through the editorial office email address only (redazione.anuac@gmail.com) in Word or Open Office formats (.doc, .docx, .odt).

Authors interested in submitting a contribution are remined to: 1) Make their file anonymous; 2) Include an abstract of 150-200 words in Italian and English; 3) Follow Anuac guidelines for authors, especially regarding word-limit and editorial standards (see: https://ojs.unica.it/index.php/anuac/about/submissions#authorGuidelines).

Along with the submission, authors are also invited to send a short bio-bibliographical note in English (max 100 words) on a separate file.

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 3/4 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. As part of the Book review section, Anuac accepts Book Forum proposals, consisting in at least three critical interventions by different authors on a recently published book, followed by the reply of the author of the book under discussion. The average length of the pieces must be 1,500/1,800 words.
Book forum proposals, as well as book reviews and reports, must be sent to: bookreview.anuac@gmail.com.
Books for review can be sent to the journal’s postal address: Redazione Anuac – Filippo M. Zerilli, Editor-in-chief – Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali – University of Cagliari – Viale Sant’Ignazio, 78 – 09123 Cagliari, Italy.

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 double quotation marks round quotes less than three lines long [e.g. “text”], and run these in the text.
Quotes of more than three lines must be placed in a separate paragraph, without quotation marks (font size 10-point). 
Use double quotation marks for emphasis.
Do not italicise quotes.
Quotes within quotes must be distinguished by single quotation marks [e.g. ‘text’].


Bibliographical references:


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

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

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

Chapters in books:

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.

Strathern, Marilyn, 2018, Infrastructures in and of ethnography, in The Malinowskian legacy in ethnography, Elisabeth Tauber, Dorothy Zinn, eds, Thematic section, Anuac, 7, 2: 49-69.


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