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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g.,
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font with 1-inch margins; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and has all illustrations, figures, and tables placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the Author Guidelines. Submissions must comply with the Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition. Refer to the American Anthropological Association for a quick guide.
  6. The submission is no longer than 25 pages, excluding notes, appendices and references.
  7. In order to ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review, the submitter has taken the steps with regard to text and file properties summarized in Ensuring a Blind Peer Review.

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