Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ETHNOLOGY welcomes articles by scholars of any country on any aspect of cultural anthropology. Theoretical or methodological discussions are published only if they relate to substantive data.


Section Policies


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Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

Issues are published quarterly in both print and electronic editions. The electronic edition of ETHNOLOGY will duplicate the print edition as much as possible and may be published here one or two weeks prior to the print edition.

Our publication schedule is available at:



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SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding

In the absence of a separate license agreement, Ethnology follows the Shared Electronic Resource Understanding (SERU) guidelines, as published at the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) SERU Web site: http://www.niso.org/committees/SERU/.