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Author Guidelines

The journal accepts, at first, abstract submissions, and then full-text submissions, from students at any university. Submissions may be in the forms of essays, research reports, and book reviews. For full text submissions, there is no length limit (abstracts are limited to 210 words - see Requirements for Abstracts, below).

Submissions are edited for both form and content, and though we carefully consider all submissions, we reserve the right to edit and/or publish only papers which meet applicable style, content, form, syntax, grammar, spelling, and punctuation standards. Submission content should be clear and concise, have a coherent flow of arguments and/or data presented, and show signs of in-depth research and/or the presentation of challenging questions relevant to the subject matter. It is assumed that submissions will be free of any unacademic treatment of subject matter, such as that harbouring racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, or otherwise hateful or biased overtones.

Please be advised that Anthropology Tomorrow upholds Canadian spelling, syntax and punctuation requirements using the The Globe and Mail Style Book and The Chicago Manual of Style (AAA); submissions from outside Canada will be judiciously edited for conformity to these requirements.

If the article is accepted, it will then undergo a peer-review editing process by at least two editors (upper year Anthropology students) who will, if necessary, request the author to consider editing suggestions before publication.

We would like to emphasize that undergoing an editorial process is different than being marked by a professor or a teaching assistant. While a professor/TA can tend to focus on major themes and strong ideas (especially as they relate to course relevancy) a reviewer, however, will analyze many aspects of the paper. This is for several reasons, including the need to ensure that the paper is understandable to a reader who has not taken the course for which the paper was written. As well, an 'A' paper is not necessarily publishable "as-is," since each and every paper will be edited in one way or another.

If a submission was originally a coursework paper, the paper should be edited by the submitter (if necessary) so that a comparative layperson (specifically someone who has not taken the course for which the paper was written) could endeavor to reasonably understand the article, were it to be published.

Requirements for Abstracts

  • maximum of 210 words
  • single spaced
  • abstract clearly labeled with headings
  • should be at the beginning of the text when the full text is submitted

Requirements for Full-Text Submissions

  • conformity to applicable referencing styles
  • double spaced
  • Times New Roman 12 point font
  • Canadian spelling standards (submissions from outside Canada will be edited applicably)
  • end notes only (no footnotes)
  • bolded subheadings (not numbered or indented)
  • title, author's name, and affiliation (university, program, and year)
  • attachments, such as pictures, should be sent as separate files

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for references have been provided.
  4. 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 attached separately. Please make a note within the article about where the illustrations, etc. should be placed.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

The Undergraduate Journal of Anthropology is copyrighted under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canadian Version. Under this version of the Creative Commons license you are able to copy, distribute and share this work, which furthers the journal?s mandate to promote and recognize undergraduate work in anthropology. If you are to use any of the material within the journal you must properly attribute the work used. All material within the Journal must not be used for a commercial purpose and must not be altered in anyway. For the full Creative Commons License please go to http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ or for more information please e-mail the Undergraduate Journal Executive at uja.exec@gmail.com.

 

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