© Department of Anthropology, Durham University, 2004–10

ISSN 1742-2930

General Editor: Claudia Merli

Notes for Contributors

Durham Anthropology Journal (DAJ) is a peer-reviewed academic journal, publishing high quality working papers and original articles in anthropology. It publishes regular issues as well as special issues on selected topics, under the direction of guest editors. The journal includes book reviews. Articles are made available online as open access PDF documents at http://www.dur.ac.uk/anthropology.journal/ , no printed copies are published. The authors retain the copyright and the articles are deposited in the Durham Research Online repository (http://dro.dur.ac.uk/ ).

Durham Anthropology Journal accepts papers on all anthropology topics, including social anthropology, medical anthropology, and evolutionary anthropology.


Manuscripts are submitted to the General Editor using the e-mail address anthropology.journal@durham.ac.uk

Preparation of manuscripts

All manuscripts should be typewritten using Times New Roman font size 12, double-spaced, one-sided, and should not exceed 9,000 words, including endnotes and references. Pages are numbered consecutively. Each submitted article must indicate a mailing address, e-mail address, as main contact. If there are several authors select one author as the corresponding author. The author should include a peer-review version of the article (to be sent to the referees) in which the author’s name has been deleted from the title page. Articles must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 150 words and must indicate five key words. Number notes consecutively (number format 1, 2, etc.) throughout the paper, and place them at the end of the paper before the references. Follows The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., and Oxford English Dictionary, for the body of the article.

Book reviews

The journal does not accept uninvited book reviews submissions. The General Editor allocates the books to be reviewed. Book reviews do not exceed 1,000 words and follow the same stylistic guidelines as for articles.


All sources cited must be matched in the reference list, and vice versa. Durham Anthropology Journal follows The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., author-date form for in-text reference citations: list 1-2-3 author names on every mention; list 4 or more authors by the first author name and “et al.” on every mention. Cite page range information using a colon and no space between the year and the page range. In reference list use authors’ full first names rather than initials, and use a comma separating co-authors (also when two authors). List all author names. References follow sentence capitalisation.

The Chicago Manual of Style reference examples (T in-text, and R references respectively):

Book, one author

T: (Appadurai 1996:45)

R: Appadurai, Arjun. 1996. Modernity at large: Cultural dimensions of globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Book, two authors

T: (Brown and Levinson 1987:4–10, 13)

R: Brown, Penelope, and Stephen Levinson. 1987. Politeness: Some universals in language usage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edited volume, one editor

T: (Appadurai 1986)

R: Appadurai, Arjun (ed.). 1986. The Social life of things: Commodities in cultural perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edited volume, two editors

T: (Burrawoy and Verdery 1999)

R: Burrawoy, Michael, and Katherine Verdery (eds). 1999. Uncertain transition: Ethnographies of change in the postsocialist world. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Edited volume, more than three editors

T: (Gavin et al. 1997)

R:  Jones, Gavin W., Robert M. Douglas, John C. Caldwell, and Rennie M. D’Souza (eds). 1997. The continuing demographic transition. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Chapter in edited volume

T: (Berdahl 2000:5–6)

R: Berdahl, Daphne. 2000. Introduction: An anthropology of postsocialism. D. Berdahl, M. Bunzl, and M. Lampland (eds), Altering states: Ethnographies of transformation in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pp. 1–13.

T: (Humphrey and Mandel 2002:1)

R: Humphrey, Caroline, and Ruth Mandel. 2002. The Market in everyday life: Ethnographies of postsocialism. R. Mandel, and C. Humphrey (eds), Markets and moralities: Ethnographies of postsocialism. Oxford: Berg, pp. 1–16.

T: (Hann, Humphrey and Verdery 2002:22)

R: Hann, Chris, Caroline Humphrey, and Katherine Verdery. 2002. Introduction:

Postsocialism as a topic of anthropological investigation. Ch. Hann (ed.), Postsocialism: Ideas, ideologies and practices in Eurasia. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 1–28.

Article, one author

T: (Buchowski 2006:469–470)

R: Buchowski, Michał. 2006. The specter of Orientalism in Europe: From exotic Other to stigmatized Brother. Anthropological Quarterly, 79(3): 463–482.

Article, two authors

T: (Hill and Barton 2005)

R: Hill, Russell A., and Robert A. Barton. 2005. Red enhances human performance in contests. Nature, 435: 293.

Article, three authors

T: (Kaewsarn, Moyle and Creedy 2003:359)

R: Kaewsarn, Pattaya, Wendy Moyle, and Debra Creedy. 2003. Traditional postpartum practices among Thai women. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 41(4): 358–366.

Article, more than three authors

T: (Gilbert et al. 2008:10)

R: Gilbert, Andrew, Jessica Greenberg, Elissa Helms, and Stef Jansen. 2008. Reconsidering postsocialism from the margins of Europe: Hope, time and normalcy in post-Yugoslav societies. Anthropology News, 49(8): 10–11.

Electronic sources

T: (Strecker, Meyer and Tyler 2003)

R: Strecker, Ivo, Christian Meyer, and Stephen Tyler. 2003. Rhetoric culture: Outline of a project for a study of the Interaction of rhetoric and culture. http://www.rhetoric-culture.org/outline.htm (accessed May 10, 2010).