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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.
  • The submitted text has been neither previously published nor considered for publication by another journal or publishing house.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • URLs for references have been provided where available.
  • The text is double-spaced, uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except for URL addresses), and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed in the appropriate places in the text rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The manuscript does not include the author's identifying information.
  • If you would like to suggest reviewers, please provide the names, affiliations, and emails of 2-3 experts in your area of expertise in a letter to the editors when submitting your manuscript.

Author Guidelines


a) SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES are comprehensive descriptions of original research and include author's own ethnographic study and/or a theoretical survey of a topic, critical evaluation of existing literature, new insights and arguments, a detailed presentation of results with discussion and conclusion. The editors welcome full-length articles up to 10,000 words, and shorter articles on topical issues up to 4,000 words, including maps, tables, graphs, drawings, illustrations, footnotes, and references. Scientific articles will be submitted to referees, i.e. evaluated by experts before being accepted for publication. Their comments will be passed on anonymously to the authors. Final responsibility for acceptance rests with the editorial board.

b) REVIEW ARTICLES will be published in the journal after consultation between the editorial board and the author. Review articles may be as long as scientific articles and will be subject to peer review.

c) BOOK REVIEW acquaints readers with the content of an important book and should not exceed 1000 words.

d) BRIEF NOTES are original articles from various anthropological fields that do not include a detailed theoretical discussion. Their aim is to acquaint readers with preliminary or partial results of research. They should not be longer than 1200 words. Brief notes will be subject to peer review.


Articles and book reviews should be submitted in English. The editorial board reserves the right to publish an individual article in some other language. Brief notes, book reviews and congress news may also appear in Slovenian.



Titles (in English and Slovenian) must be short, informative, and understandable. The title should be followed by the name of the author(s), their position, institutional affiliation, and if possible, by e-mail address.


The abstract must give concise information about the objective, the method used, the results obtained, and the conclusions. Authors are asked to enclose in English and Slovene an abstract of 100 to 200 words followed by three to five keywords. They must reflect the field of research covered in the article. English abstract should be placed at the beginning of an article and the Slovenian one after the references at the end.


Do not include author identifying information on the manuscript. 


Notes should also be double-spaced and used sparingly. They must be numbered consecutively throughout the text and assembled at the end of the article just before references.


Short quotations (less than 30 words) should be placed in single quotation marks with double marks for quotations within quotations. Longer quotations over 35 words should be intended without quotation marks except for quotations within quotations (placed in single quotation marks).


Articles should not contain more than 10 illustrations (graphs, figures, maps, photographs) and tables, and their position in the article should be clearly indicated. Tables with their legends should be submitted on separate pages. Titles of tables should appear above the tables, and titles of graphs and illustrations below. Acknowledge any photograph not your own.


References within the text should be cited by the author's last name in the form (Malinowski 1922: 35; Turner 1980: 145) or 'According to Malinowski (1922: 35).'. List of references should be arranged in alphabetical order and should include the following: surname and name of author(s), date, title, and (for books) place of publication and name of publisher; for articles, the name of a journal in full, the volume, the number in parenthesis, and pagination. Arabic numerals should be used throughout. Examples are:
Malinowski, Bronislaw. 1922. Argonauts of the Western Pacific. London: Routledge.
Tonkinson, Robert. 1988. 'Ideology and Domination' in Aboriginal Australia: A Western Desert Test Case. In: Tim Ingold, David Riches & James Woodburn (eds.), Hunters and Gatherers. Oxford: Berg, pp. 170–184.
Turner, Victor. 1980. Social Dramas and Stories About Them. Critical Inquiry 7(1): 141–68.


Articles should be written with Word for Windows using Times New Roman CE 12 font with double spacing, align left and margins of 3 cm on A4 pages. Paragraphs must be indented rather than separated by an empty line. Foreign words (except proper names) should be italicised. All articles should be proofread for professional and language errors before submission.


Reviews should be no longer than 1,000 words and should provide an account and evaluation of the book under consideration. It should include an adequate indication of the book's content and a summary of the author's central argument(s). The review should not include bibliographical references to other works unless this is essential to the reviewer's argument.

The review should be double-spaced throughout, typed on A4 or 8 ½ ins by 11 ins (US) paper, and submitted electronically as an attachment (preferably in Word Format ). Quotations should be enclosed in single quotation marks, with double quotation marks for quotations within quotations.

Please include publication details in bold at the top of the review as follows:

Author (Last Name, First name - In full ) ( eds.). Date of Publication. Full title including subtitles (italics). Place of Publication: Publisher. Roman numerals + number of pages pp. Hb./Pb.: Price. ISBN: number.

Please include your full name (in capital letters) and institution and country (in italics) at the end of the review, on separate lines and aligned in the right margin (regular font, not bold).

For edited or co-authored works please include the names of all authors/editors.

Example: Bazin, Laurent and Monique Selim. 2001. Motifs économiques en anthropologie. Paris: L'Harmattan ( Collection: Anthropologie critique). 253 pp. Pb.: 21.35 €. ISBN: 2 7475 0518 9.

Please submit your review to Anthropological Notebooks online.

If for any reason you are unable to use the online system, please contact the reviews editor at


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