Notes for contributors

Social Anthropology's new submission portal
EASA's journal is moving from Wiley to Berghahn. All those wishing to submit new articles should not use the ScholarOne system on Wiley's site, but instead go to this new portal.

(see also Wiley's author guidelines)

Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale is a refereed journal. Articles, which may be in English or French, should be original and should not be under consideration elsewhere.


1. Length of manuscripts
Articles should be no longer than 7000 words, including references and notes, but excluding the abstract.

2. Title page
A separate sheet should give the author's name and academic affiliation, the title, a short abstract of no more than 200 words, five key words, and a word count of the main manuscript.

3. Style of the text

4. Footnotes

Footnotes should be kept to a minimum, and should never be important to the main argument.

5. Citations, Bibliography and Websites

We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:

Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:

a. Citations within the text:

b. Bibliography:

The bibliography should come at the very end of your text, after any notes, appendices or illustrations, and follow the following conventions. Single author monograph:

c. Websites

References to websites should be included in the main text or in footnotes and must mention the date you accessed the website. E.g.: (accessed 1/06/14).

6. Figures, tables, illustrations

Figures, tables, illustrations etc. should be numbered and their source or author must be included directly below the figure or illustration, even if the author of the paper also produced the figures, tables or illustrations. You may not use copyrighted material without the appropriate permissions.

Please note that each figure, table and illustration will count as 250 words towards the limit of 7000 words per submitted manuscript; e.g. if you include three images, your word count should not exceed 6250.Guidelines for the preparation of figures can be found here: Guidelines for the Preparation of Figures PDF

7. Multimedia and moving images.

Links to sounds and moving images are permitted in a manuscript, though the manuscript should be able to work without them, as a print copy. Do not embed such materials into texts.



Authors should submit their papers to Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale online through ScholarOne Manuscripts, one of the industry standards in submitting journal manuscripts. It is easy and quick, and you can track the progress of your manuscript using this system. 

To make an online manuscript submission, please visit

If for any reason you cannot use the online system, please contact the journal editors at



Copyright Transfer Agreement

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services. Here, via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS), they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your Funder requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy, please visit:

First proofs may be read and corrected by contributors provided that they can guarantee to return corrected proofs to the Editor within four days of receipt. Corrections in proof should be restricted to any printer's and publisher's errors.

Once your article has been published, you will be provided with access to a PDF offprint of your article through Wiley-Blackwell Author Services. Once your article starts the production process, you'll receive an email inviting you to track your article through the Author Services system.



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