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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 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, make sure the manuscript has been anonymized: Replace citations to your own work with "Anonymized", keeping the publication years. Clear document metadata (revision history and author info).

Author Guidelines

Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society welcomes contributions from the fields of anthropology and other related disciplines. Please submit your manuscript in MS Word or Open/Libre Office format (.docx or .odt file; 12-point font; alignment left). Divide paragraphs with a double space, do not indent; do not format headings or the body of the text unless a word needs to be italicized (foreign language or emphasis); indent long quotations (more than 100 characters) but do not otherwise format.

Each manuscript (apart from review essays and Forum submissions) must begin with an abstract of approximately 150 words, ending with a list of up to seven key words. Approximate manuscript lengths (including the abstract, reference list and endnotes) are as follows: articles 8–11,000 words; research reports and essays 3–5,000 words; book reviews and news items 800–1,200 words. We welcome illustrations, charts, drawings and photographs, which should be sent as separate, numbered and titled files, not embedded in the article text file. References (including archival references) must be indicated within the text, for instance (Boas 1928: 75) and not appear as foot or endnotes. Endnotes may be used for additional comments.

References are listed in full at the end of the text in the following manner. Make sure the bibliography is not otherwise formatted (do not indent etc.)!

If you use reference management software, you can download the CSL stylesheet of Suoman antropologi here to automatically generate citations and the list of references according to the journal style.

Li, Tania Murray and Pujo Semedi 2021. Plantation Life: Corporate Occupation in Indonesia’s Oil Palm Zone. Durham: Duke University Press.

Foucault, Michel 1991 [1975]. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Translated by Alan Sheridan. London: Penguin Books.

Gründner, Horst 1985. Geschichte der deutschen Kolonien. Padeborn: Schöningh.

Kelly, Alice and Nancy Peluso 2014. Frontiers of Commodification: State Lands and their Formalization. Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal 28 (5): 473–95.

Book chapters:
Bell, Joshua 2015. The Structural Violence of Resource Extraction in the Purari Delta. In Joshua Bell, Paige West and Colin Filer (eds). Tropical Forests of Oceania: Anthropological Perspectives. Canberra: ANU Press.

Web pages:
Publication Forum 2017. Evaluations. Publication Forum Website, October 6. <accessed 24 July 2017>

The full name of an archive should be provided at first usage but may be abbreviated thereafter; primary sources and their abbreviations should be explained and listed in full in the end-list of references. When citing electronic media, conference reports, visual material and other sources, please follow the Harvard system.

Kindly enclose your contact information: name, affiliation and position (unless you are an independent scholar, in which case the institution where you gained your most recent degree), address, phone number and email address. A very brief academic resume is also desirable.

Authors are requested to supply the names and affiliations of at least two appropriate potential reviewers, though these suggestions are only meant to act as guidelines and may not be followed. Articles and research reports which are considered to be of an appropriate standard for publication are reviewed by experts and acceptance is conditional upon suggested revisions being satisfactorily executed; a second round of review may be required.

Production and review process

We encourage submissions by authors whose native language is not English and, provided the text is comprehensible, arrange for internal language editing free of charge after final revision has taken place. We explain our policy to our reviewers, to whom it is usually a novelty. Most journals require that language editing be performed before article submission, at the authors’ own expense.

All manuscripts are initially reviewed by members of the editorial team within two weeks of their submission. The editors will inform the authors whether a manuscript has been declined or will be sent for review. Each article manuscript is reviewed by at least two reviewers following a double-blind review protocol. Peer review usually takes 4–6 weeks. The decision about whether to accept, reject or request revisions to the article is usually made within three months of submission. Research reports and other smaller items are reviewed by one or more reviewers chosen by the editorial team. Members of the editorial team then inform the author regarding the need for further revisions.

We reserve the right to make minor editorial changes without consulting the author. The publisher does not take responsibility for possible loss or damage to authors’ files. For further information, please contact one of the Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Secretary.

Ethics and plagiarism

Suomen antropologi strongly encourages all researchers in anthropology and related disciplines to adhere to the ethical principles of conducting research as defined by the American Anthropological Association in the Principles of Professional Responsibility (2012). Authors who wish to publish in Suomen Antropologi are responsible for ensuring that their research and publication follows these basic principles. The editors and reviewers of Suomen antropologi will asses also the ethical standards of the submitted texts.

Suomen Antropologi asks authors to make sure that the work they submit is their own, and to give due credit to the scholarly work of others through proper citations and attributions. Following the definition of the Office of Research Integrity, we define plagiarism as "both the theft or misappropriation of intellectual property and the substantial unattributed textual copying of another's work". Plagiarism of any kind constitutes ground for rejecting a submitted article.

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