It is the journal's policy that each submitted manuscript be reviewed by three persons qualified to judge its merits. Criteria of particular importance are originality, scholarly significance, clarity, and theoretical and methodological soundness. A manuscript should stand alone in terms of problem delineation, review of prior relevant research, description or presentation of data (including adequate illustrations), interpretation, and literature citation.
For the text of an article, word processing files (Microsoft Word is preferred though not required) and four (4) printouts of each manuscript should be submitted to the Editorial Office. Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout, including references, tables, and end notes.
References to literature should be indicated throughout the text with page numbers included (American Anthropologist style). All references cited in the text (and only those references) will be included in the bibliography. In the bibliography, use complete names of authors rather than initials whenever possible.
The journal's Style Sheet was most recently published in Volume 44-1, online at doi:10.3368/aa.44.1.99 or, download the PDF here. Contributors are strongly urged to consult the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style before submitting a final manuscript.
Comments concerning Arctic Anthropology articles are welcome, and will be considered for publication.
Illustrations: Submit photocopies of all proposed illustrations for purposes of initial manuscript evaluation. When an article is accepted for publication, please send all illustrations to the address below. For photographs, please send original black & white glossy prints, either 5x7" or 8-1/2x11", not files of scanned images. For maps, graphs, or diagrams, our preference is for a black & white print without any shading, at the likely final size at which it will appear in the journal. Captions should not be part of an illustration, but rather typed separately. Please read our Artwork Preparation Guidelines.