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Author Guidelines

Drafts should be double-spaced throughout, with liberal margins, and should be about 30–35 pages, including an abstract and several key terms. Notes should be used sparingly and be assembled at the end of the text. Do not use footnote, endnote, or bibliography programs. Sources cited will be listed in a separate bibliography, and references to them in the text will appear in parenthetical form; e.g., (Benedict 1935:153). Authors may consult published issues of the journal for guidance in preparing manuscripts in ETHNOLOGY’s format.

All illustrations, graphs, charts, etc., should be rendered in a form acceptable to the publisher. If  submitted electronically, they should be provided in individual jpg or png files or in another format acceptable to the publisher, at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, rendered in black & white or in grayscale as appropriate. If redrawing or other processing of illustrations is necessary, this work shall be done either by Author or by Editor at Author’s expense. Proofs of accepted papers will be sent to the authors, but excessive changes will be billed to them.

Nonsubscribers should also submit a nonrefundable processing fee of US$20 by check payable to University of Pittsburgh.

 

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. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g., http://pkp.sfu.ca).
  4. The text is double-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.
  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

Authors of papers accepted for publication in a future issue of ETHNOLOGY will be asked to enter into a Copyright Publication Agreement, the terms of which are:


1.    Author grants to Publisher and its agents the following rights, which rights may be sub-licensed by Publisher:

    a.    the exclusive right and license to publish, archive, and make accessible the Article in whole or in part, in all forms of media now or hereafter known, and in all languages throughout the world, for a term of three (3) years after Publisher first publishes the Article; and

    b.    the nonexclusive perpetual right and license to publish, archive, and make accessible the Article in whole or in part, in all forms of media now or hereafter known, and in all languages throughout the world.

2.    Publisher shall provide Author with an electronic file of the Article which may be reproduced and used by Author for non-commercial purposes for the three (3) year period following Publisher’s first publication of the Article, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that Author ensures that all such copies retain the reference to the original Journal publication. After said three (3) year period, Author’s use and distribution is no longer limited to non-commercial purposes.

3.    During the three (3) year period following Publisher’s first publication of the Article, the Author shall refer to Publisher all third-party requests for permission or licenses with respect to the Article, and decisions on such requests shall be within Publisher’s sole discretion. After said three (3) year period, Publisher shall refer third parties who request permission(s) or license(s) relating to the Article to Author for response.

4.    Author agrees to submit all illustrations, graphs, charts, etc., in jpg or png format or in another format acceptable to the publisher, at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, rendered in black & white or in grayscale as appropriate. If redrawing or other processing of illustrations is necessary, this work shall be done either by Author or by Editor at Author’s expense. Editor will make the manuscript conform to a style of presentation, spelling, capitalization, and usage which it deems appropriate and consistent with prior publication of the Journal. Author shall have the opportunity to read and correct the proofs. Author agrees to promptly return all corrected proofs to Editor at Ethnology, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. If Author fails to do this, Editor has the right to handle the proofs as he sees fit.

5.    Author agrees to promptly furnish to Publisher, at Author’s own expense, written evidence of the permissions, licenses, and consents for use of third-party material included within the Article.

6.    Author represents and warrants that: 

    a.    the Article is Author’s original work;

    b.    he/she possesses all right and authority to grant an exclusive license to the Article to Publisher for at least a period of three (3) years;

    c.    he/she has not transferred, and will not transfer in the next three (3) years, exclusive rights in the Article to any third party;

    d.    the Article is not pending review or under consideration by another publisher;

    e.    the Article has not previously been published;

    f.    the Article contains no misrepresentation or infringement of the work or property of other authors or third parties; and

    g.    the Article contains no libel, invasion of privacy, or other unlawful matter.

7.    Author agrees to indemnify and hold Publisher harmless from Author’s breach of the representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement, as well as any claim or proceeding relating to Publisher’s use and publication of any content contained in the Article, to include third-party content.

 

 

 

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