Information For Authors

General formatting Guidelines

  1. All manuscripts should be submitted to Submissions should be sent as an e-mail attachment in MS Word format.
  2. The editors welcome original articles of up to 8.000 words, reviews of up to 1.000 words, ‘short cuts’ submissions of 1600–1800 words, in German or in English. The submitted articles should not be under consideration elsewhere.
  3. Articles must be accompanied by an abstract of at most 200 words and 4–5 keywords.
  4. Articles should be formatted with 1.5 spaces and a 3 cm margin on all sides.
  5. Please avoid underlining as far as possible.
  6. Please keep formatting and the use of tabs and spaces to a minimum.
  7. Foreign words should be italicized.
  8. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and must be numbered consecutively throughout
    the text.
  9. Tables, maps, and figures should be listed, numbered, and captioned on a separate page. Indicate in the text where they should appear.

Quick guide for references (detailed guide to be found below)

  1. References within the text should be cited in the following form:  
    (Robbins 2004:132).
  2. A list of literature should name all works cited and arranged in alphabetical and calendrical order, as in the following examples:
    • Robbins, Joel 2004: Becoming Sinners: Christianity and Moral Torment in a Papua New Guinea Society. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press.
    • Nguyen, Minh T.N. 2014: Fictitious Kinship: Intimacy, Relatedness and Boundaries in the Life of Hanoi’s Migrant Domestic Workers. Cambridge Journal of Anthropology 32(2):81–96.
    • Olukoshi, Adebayo and Francis Nyamnjoh 2011: The Postcolonial Turn: An Introduction. In: Devisch, R., and F. B. Nyamnjoh, eds., The Postcolonial Turn: Re-Imagining Anthropology and Africa. Pp. 1–28. Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG.
    • Grimme, Gesa 2020: Das eigene Berufsfeld untersuchen: Provenienzforschung ethnographischFieldwork Meets Crisis., accessed April 24, 2021.

Procedure of submission and proofreading

  1. All articles will be submitted to referees by the editors.  
  2. Responsibility for opinions published remains with the authors.
  3. The authors receive proofs, which must be returned to the publisher within ten days of receipt.
  4. For personal use, authors will receive a free electronic offprint in PDF-format.
  5. Subsequently, unless the author is willing to bear the additional expenses, we will be unable to pay regard to later text alterations deviating from the manuscript.
  6. When articles have been accepted in their final form, they should be submitted for publication as an e-mail attachment.
  7. For further information please refer to