Publication Guidelines

Publishing Guidelines for

Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes

A digital publication

(Revised September 2013)


  • 4000 words maximum. If your paper needs to be longer, we will try to include it all if space is available.
  • Style: clear language with a minimum of jargon, writing that is comprehensible to educated lay people, like the kinds of articles commonly anthologized in such readers as Annual Editions. Some of our readers like to duplicate SACC Notes papers for their students in introductory level anthropology courses.
  • Try to use as little automatic formatting as possible in your Microsoft Word document.
  • Either indent paragraphs with tab key or do not indent them.
  • Use one space after periods that end sentences (rather than the two spaces we used to add with typewriters).
  • Follow the American Anthropologist style of bibliographic references with these specifics:
  • No punctuation after the author’s name except a period after middle initial. With two or three authors, begin the second and third entries with first names or initials. With more than three multiple authors, list only the first three, followed by “et al.,” When an article is “In” a collection, list the editor(s) first, then the collection title followed by the page numbers.
  • No parentheses around dates; no quote marks on article titles; first letters upper case on article titles; book titles italicized; no place of publication, just publisher name.


Nanda, Serena

2000 Arranging a Marriage in India. In P. R. Devita, ed., Stumbling Toward Truth: Anthropologists at Work,

pp. 196-204. Waveland Press.

Robinson, R.

2007 Outlining Trends of Social Change in Marriage and the Family: An Analysis of the Urban Indian

Service Class. Indian Anthropologist, 37(2), 1-16.

Steffen, W., A. Persson,  and L. Deutsch, et al.

2011 The Anthropocene: from Global Change to Planetary Stewardship. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human

      Environment 40(7):739–761.

You can also download a copy of the Publishing Guidelines