Feminist Anthropology features the latest scholarship from a feminist perspective. The journal is published twice yearly. All submissions should be made using our ScholarOne site, which can be found here. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.
Below is a basic checklist to assess if your article is a fit for Feminist Anthropology and to determine if it is ready to send to us for consideration.
The manuscript is based on original research and includes appropriate evidence, be it ethnographic, somatic, linguistic, material or otherwise.
The manuscript engages relevant literatures that demonstrate a consideration of citational politics. Like the editorial team at PoLAR reminds us, “Citations are effective when they are relevant to your research questions and arguments. Sometimes these will include concepts and ideas that are currently popular, highly cited, or foundational concepts in the field. Sometimes the best fit for your analysis will come from less frequently cited works.” For further discussion of citational politics, please reference Sarah Ahmed’s “ Making Feminist Points ;” Lynn Bolles’s “ Telling the Story Straight: Black Feminist Intellectual Thought in Anthropology ;” and Catherine Lutz’s “ The Erasure of Women’s Writing in Sociocultural Anthropology .”
The manuscript follows the formatting outlined in the AAA Style Guide . This guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS), 17th edition which should be reviewed for styles not mentioned in this style guide.
Types of Submissions
Feminist Anthropology accepts four different types of submissions. While each issue will include research articles, the other types of submissions are occasional features.
Research Articles: Traditional evidence-based research articles from 4000-8000 words
Situating Research: Essays that explore a particular issue in feminist research, theory or praxis, but do not necessarily rely on traditional anthropological research (max 3000 words)
Voices in Conversation: excerpts of interviews with feminist thinkers
Art Matters: Feminist poems, creative non-fiction or fiction, or visual art
Feminist Pedagogies: Contributions on the praxis of feminist teaching and mentoring (max 3000 words)
Free Format submission
FA now offers Free Format submission for a simplified and streamlined submission process.
Before you submit, you will need:
Your manuscript: this should be an editable file including text, figures, and tables, or separate files—whichever you prefer. All required sections should be contained in your manuscript, including abstract, introduction, methods, results, and conclusions. Figures and tables should have legends. Figures should be uploaded in the highest resolution possible. If the figures are not of sufficiently high quality your manuscript may be delayed. References may be submitted in any style or format, as long as it is consistent throughout the manuscript. Supporting information should be submitted in separate files. If the manuscript, figures or tables are difficult for you to read, they will also be difficult for the editors and reviewers, and the editorial office will send it back to you for revision. Your manuscript may also be sent back to you for revision if the quality of English language is poor.
An ORCID ID, freely available at https://orcid.org. (Why is this important? Your article, if accepted and published, will be attached to your ORCID profile. Institutions and funders are increasingly requiring authors to have ORCID IDs.)
Important: the journal operates a double-anonymized peer review policy. Please anonymize your manuscript and supply a separate title page file.
To submit, login at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/americananthro-afa and create a new submission. Follow the submission steps as required and submit the manuscript.
The title page should contain:
Statements relating to our ethics and integrity policies, which may include any of the following (Why are these important? We need to uphold rigorous ethical standards for the research we consider for publication):
- If relevant, the following will need to be included
data availability statement
conflict of interest disclosure
ethics approval statement
patient consent statement
permission to reproduce material from other sources
clinical trial registration
- If relevant, the following will need to be included
A brief informative title containing the major key words. The title should not contain abbreviations (see Wiley's best practice SEO tips);
A short running title of less than 40 characters;
The full names of the authors;
The author's institutional affiliations where the work was conducted, with a footnote for the author’s present address if different from where the work was conducted;
details of IRB approvals, ethical treatment of human and animal research participants, and gathering of informed consent, as appropriate.
All conflicts of interest, or none, on submission.
This journal is a subscription journal that offers an Open Access option. You’ll have the option to make your article open access after acceptance, which will be subject to an APC unless a waiver applies. Read more about APCs here.
Please find the Wiley preprint policy here.
This journal accepts articles previously published on preprint servers.
FA will consider for review articles previously available as preprints. You may also post the submitted version of a manuscript to a preprint server at any time. You are requested to update any pre-publication versions with a link to the final published article.
This Journal operates a double-anonymized peer review process. Authors are responsible for anonymizing their manuscript in order to remain anonymous to the reviewers throughout the peer review process (see “Main Text File” above for more details). Since the journal also encourages posting of preprints, however, please note that if authors share their manuscript in preprint form this may compromise their anonymity during peer review.
Data Sharing and Data Availability
This journal encourages data sharing. Review Wiley’s Data Sharing policy where you will be able to see and select the data availability statement that is right for your submission.
Please review Wiley’s Data Citation policy.
By submitting a manuscript to or reviewing for this publication, your name, email address, and affiliation, and other contact details the publication might require, will be used for the regular operations of the publication. Please review Wiley’s Data Protection Policy to learn more.
You should list all funding sources in the Acknowledgments section. You are responsible for the accuracy of their funder designation. If in doubt, please check the Open Funder Registry for the correct nomenclature.
All listed authors should have contributed to the manuscript substantially and have agreed to the final submitted version. Review editorial standards and scroll down for a description of authorship criteria.
Authors may now include their personal pronouns in the author bylines of their published articles and on Wiley Online Library. Authors will never be required to include their pronouns; it will always be optional for the author. Authors can include their pronouns in their manuscript upon submission and can add, edit, or remove their pronouns at any stage upon request. Submitting/corresponding authors should never add, edit, or remove a coauthor’s pronouns without that coauthor’s consent. Where post-publication changes to pronouns are required, these can be made without a correction notice to the paper, following Wiley’s Name Change Policy to protect the author’s privacy. Terms which fall outside of the scope of personal pronouns (e.g. proper or improper nouns), are currently not supported.
This journal requires ORCID. Please refer to Wiley’s resources on ORCID.
Reproduction of Copyright Material
If excerpts from copyrighted works owned by third parties are included, credit must be shown in the contribution. It is your responsibility to also obtain written permission for reproduction from the copyright owners. For more information visit Wiley’s Copyright Terms & Conditions FAQ.
The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining written permission to reproduce the material "in print and other media" from the publisher of the original source, and for supplying Wiley with that permission upon submission.
This journal operates under a double-anonymized peer review model. Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers. IF the reviewers suggest a major revision, it will go through a second review with the original reviewers (if they are willing/able) or a new set of reviewers (if the original reviewers are unwilling/unable) Papers will only be sent to review if the Co-Editors-in-Chief determines that the paper meets the appropriate quality and relevance requirements.
In-house submissions, i.e. papers authored by Editors or Editorial Board members of the title, will be sent to Editors unaffiliated with the author or institution and monitored carefully to ensure there is no peer review bias.
Wiley's policy on the confidentiality of the review process is available here.
Appeals and Complaints
Authors may appeal an editorial decision if they feel that the decision to reject was based on either a significant misunderstanding of a core aspect of the manuscript, a failure to understand how the manuscript advances the literature or concerns regarding the manuscript-handling process. Differences in opinion regarding the novelty or significance of the reported findings are not considered as grounds for appeal. To raise an appeal, please contact the journal by email, quoting your manuscript ID number and explaining your rationale for the appeal. The editor’s decision following an appeal consideration is final.
To raise a complaint regarding editorial staff, policy or process please contact the journal in the first instance. If you believe further support outside the journal’s management is necessary, please refer to Wiley’s Best Practice Guidelines on Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics.
Refer and Transfer Program
Wiley believes that no valuable research should go unshared. This journal participates in Wiley’s Refer & Transfer program. If your manuscript is not accepted, you may receive a recommendation to transfer your manuscript to another suitable Wiley journal, either through a referral from the journal’s editor or through our Transfer Desk Assistant.
Guidelines on Publishing and Research Ethics in Journal Articles
The journal requires that you include in the manuscript details IRB approvals, ethical treatment of human and animal research participants, and gathering of informed consent, as appropriate. You will be expected to declare all conflicts of interest, or none, on submission. Please review Wiley’s policies surrounding human studies, animal studies, clinical trial registration, biosecurity, and research reporting guidelines.
This journal follows the core practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and handles cases of research and publication misconduct accordingly (https://publicationethics.org/core-practices).
This journal uses iThenticate’s CrossCheck software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Read Wiley’s Top 10 Publishing Ethics Tips for Authors and Wiley’s Publication Ethics Guidelines.
Figures, supporting information, and appendices should be supplied as separate files. You should review the basic figure requirements for manuscripts for peer review, as well as the more detailed post-acceptance figure requirements. View Wiley’s FAQs on supporting information.
Figure Captions and Alt Figure Text
Figure captions should be provided for each figure. At the end of the manuscript document, please provide a numbered list of the figure captions under the heading ‘Figure Captions’.
Alt figure text should also be provided for each figure in a numbered list at the end of the manuscript document. Alt figure text is the written copy that appears in place of an image on a webpage if the image fails to load on a user's screen. This text also helps screen-reading tools describe images to visually impaired readers. Please include a heading above the list that clearly identifies the list as ‘Alt Figure Text’.
It is important that these two lists are labeled correctly, ‘Figure Captions’ and ‘Alt Figure Text’, in order to prevent typesetting errors.
American Anthropological Association journals require ORCID. Please refer to Wiley’s resources on ORCID.
Article Preparation Support
Wiley Editing Services offers expert help with English Language Editing, as well as translation, manuscript formatting, figure illustration, figure formatting, and graphical abstract design – so you can submit your manuscript with confidence.
Also, check out our resources for Preparing Your Article for general guidance about writing and preparing your manuscript.
Article Promotion Support
Wiley Editing Services offers professional video, design, and writing services to create shareable video abstracts, infographics, conference posters, lay summaries, and research news stories for your research – so you can help your research get the attention it deserves.
Copyright & Licensing
Wiley’s Author Name Change Policy
In cases where authors wish to change their name following publication, Wiley will update and republish the paper and redeliver the updated metadata to indexing services. Our editorial and production teams will use discretion in recognizing that name changes may be of a sensitive and private nature for various reasons including (but not limited to) alignment with gender identity, or as a result of marriage, divorce, or religious conversion. Accordingly, to protect the author’s privacy, we will not publish a correction notice to the paper, and we will not notify co-authors of the change. Authors should contact the journal’s Editorial Office with their name change request.