SOAS University of London

Call for Special Issue Proposals Winter 2019 : The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology

1 August 2018

The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology is seeking proposals for the Winter 2019 Special Issue. 

Submissions are invited that use original research to challenge existing understandings of human social life, and aspire to engage a wide readership. Submissions are encouraged from all theoretical, methodological and political traditions. 

The maximum length for a Special Issue is 60, 000 words, inclusive of all notes, references, introductions and afterwords. Individual research articles should ordinarily be 8, 000 words in length. No more than 50% of authors named in the proposal should be affiliated to the same institution.

Proposals should be sent to the editor ( by no later than September 15th 2018. Proposals should be 2000-2500 words in length and include the following:

The name(s), contact details and position(s) of the guest editor(s) and all authors; the proposed title of the Special Issue; an abstract of 750-1000 words that outlines the context, rationale, coherence and contribution of the Special Issue; titles, 125-150 word abstracts and word counts for each individual contribution; an indication of whether drafts of each contribution are complete at the date of proposal.

Two shortlisted proposals will be announced in October 2018, and their editors invited to submit a full manuscript for peer review by December 15th 2018. The successful issue will be announced in March 2019 and published in November 2019.

The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology
Editor: Andrew Sanchez