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eScholarship
Open Access Publications from the University of California

About Us

World Cultures is published by University of California eScholarship Repository. The journal was founded as by Douglas R. White in 1985. We welcome articles, data, and comparative research material, dealing with any aspect of human groups, from social or behavioral scientists of any country. We especially welcome comparative databases, regional or worldwide. Submissions of programs and teaching materials are encouraged. Brief communications on research, data coding, analysis of ethnographic sources, and other materials of interest to comparative researchers are also welcomed.

Electronic Publication
Subscriptions are free. Copyrights are retained by authors. By submitting a paper to World Cultures authors grant a license to publish the paper in electronic form, and at our option in printed or other forms. Once accepted and published, authors also grant a license to any user of this journal to download and print the paper, and to cite from it subject to normal standards for reasonable scientific use. Publications are not subject to correction except through errata. Proofreading and copy editing are the responsibilities of the authors.

Peer Review and Publication
Papers submitted to World Cultures are published soon after their acceptance and final preparation. All papers are peer reviewed. Our contacts with reviewers operate by a speedy and automated process, and we encourage reviewers to return their reviews within one month. Reviewers have an option for anonymous email exchanges with authors. They are also permitted to reveal their identities if they wish.

Increase the Impact and Benefit of your eScholarship
Publication in refereed electronic journals should count equally to paper media in academic review for merits and promotions. Once an article is published, authors receive counts of downloads that are important evidence of the impact and readership of the article. To see how the UC Office of Scholarly Communication is continually at work to increase the impact and benefit of our authors. eScholarship, follow the links under Policies.