Where Can I Publish My Research Article?

Submitting and publishing research articles in peer-reviewed journals can be perplexing for scholars of all levels, and junior scholars often have few resources to assist with navigating the process.

Step One: Identify potential journals in your scholarly area.

The following is a partial list of anthropology journal titles, organized alphabetically.

To locate titles of interest on the list, use Control+F and type in major subfields and related disciplines.

Subdisciplines are identified using the following keywords: all branches, applied, archaeology, biological/physical, cultural/social, folklore, linguistic, medical, methods, paleontology, theory and visual. If the journal spans additional disciplines, these fields are noted, such as: biology, cultural studies, education, economics, humanities, material culture, musicology, political economy, etc. If a title is heavily interdisciplinary across many of these, it is indicated as “social sciences.” If the scope of a journal includes literature and the fine arts, it is indicated “humanities.” If a geographic area is part of the scope of the journal and not in the title, major regions are included; some examples include: Africa, Asia, Circumpolar, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania.

Step Two: Rank these potential journals for your specific article.

We suggest four considerations for creating your shortlist.

1. Scope

Evaluate the manuscript against a prospective journal’s scope and article types. Click on the hyperlink or use a search engine to locate the Aims and Scope, an “About This Journal” page, and/or “Author Submission Guidelines.” Any of these documents provide details about the type of desired content and submission details. To locate these documents online, you may need