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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Submission Guidelines

The Teaching and Learning Anthropology Journal welcomes analytical, reflective, and review articles on the topic of teaching and learning anthropology. The journal also publishes original undergraduate and graduate student anthropological research and writing.

Submissions may be sent at any time during the year and will be evaluated for publication following a review process. Research and analytical articles are evaluated using double-blind peer review. All other content is evaluated by the editors. 

We invite submissions in the following categories:

  • Original research or analytical articles of no more than 8,000 words, including references; 
  • Commentaries or reflections of no more than 2,000 words; these may include reports/discussion of teaching experiments or activities and editorial-type reflections on teaching issues;
  • Reviews of books, films, or other media of approximately 1,000 words;
  • Student manuscripts, including original research, op-eds, and reflections. These may vary in length and format and will be evaluated individually for length by the editors. 

Please use the following guidelines when submitting manuscripts:

  • Manuscripts and supporting materials should be submitted electronically through the eScholarship site. Click on the red "Submit" button at the top right corner of our eScholarship site home page. If you are a new user you will need to create a new account.
  • Research and analytical manuscripts should be blinded with all identifying information removed prior to submission.
  • Manuscripts should meet the length requirements specified above.
  • Please format your manuscript according to the TLA Journal Submission Template (with author names, affiliations, and contact information removed).