Journal Submission Guidelines

Teaching and Learning Anthropology 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 “Submit your Manuscript” below to navigate to the eScholarship site.
    • If you are a new user you will need to create a new account.
    • Login using your username and password
    • Once you login, you will be taken to the internal TLA submission site. Under the heading “Start a New Submission” click on the “Click Here” link to start the submission process.
    • For more details on the submission process please view the video tutorials at the bottom of this page.
  • Research and analytical manuscripts should be blinded with all identifying information removed prior to submission.
  • Manuscripts should meet the length requirements specified above.
  • All manuscripts should be double-spaced in a 12-point font and formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines for hyphenation, capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, grammar, and general style. A summary of this style is available from the American Anthropological Association.