About the Journal

Cultural Anthropology (print ISSN 0886-7356; online ISSN 1548-1360) is the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association. Established in 1986, the journal publishes four issues per year and is widely abstracted and indexed. The 2015 Journal Citation Reports published by Thomson Reuters ranked Cultural Anthropology 9/84 among indexed anthropology journals, with an impact factor of 2.324.

Aims and Scope

Cultural Anthropology publishes ethnographic writing informed by a wide array of theoretical perspectives, innovative in form and content, and focused on both traditional and emerging topics. It also welcomes essays concerned with theoretical issues, with ethnographic methods and research design in historical perspective, and with ways cultural analysis can address broader public audiences and interests.

Open Access

In 2014, Cultural Anthropology went open-access, which means that all journal content published since 2014 is freely available on the Cultural Anthropology website immediately upon publication. Users are permitted to download, save, reproduce, and transmit journal content for noncommercial, scholarly, and educational purposes. Reproduction and transmission of journal content for the above purposes should credit the author and original source. Use, reproduction, or distribution of journal content for commercial purposes requires additional permissions from the American Anthropological Association.

The agreement struck between the American Anthropological Association and its current publishing partner, Wiley-Blackwell, allows for Cultural Anthropology to make all journal content published between 2004 and 2013 freely available under the same terms. The journal is in the process of publishing these back issues to the Cultural Anthropology website.

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