OA anthropology, at a glance

I’m starting a research project on open access publishing in anthropology, specifically on the kinds of metadata different venues use to make their material findable by users. Along the way I’ve collected a running list of English language titles of interest to cultural anthropologists. The original list was started by anthropologi.info but it had a number of broken links and also included moribund journals I am excluding from my research. The anthropologi.info link also lists a number of multilingual journals that I haven’t gotten to yet but am working on currently.

In the meantime, check these out. The following titles have been updated at least once since 2013. Parenthetical notes are included to describe the titles if necessary.

Anthropology for a General Audience

American Ethnography
Journal of Indigenous research
PopAnth
Radical Anthropology

Anthropology for Scholars

Africa Spectrum (politics and economics)
Africa Studies Quarterly
Anthropoetics: Journal of Generative Anthropology (humanism)
Anthropological Notebooks
Anthropology & Aging
Anthropology of This Century
Anthropology Matters (student journal)
Anthropology of East Europe Review
Asian Ethnology
Compaso: Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology
Cultural Anthropology
Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology (Nepal)
Durham Anthropology Journal
Global Ethnographic
HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory
Himalayan Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Imponderabilia (student journal)
Irish Journal of Anthropology
Journal of Anthropological Society of Oxford
Journal of Business Anthropology
Museum Anthropology Review
NatureCulture (STS)
Nordic Journal of African Studies (language and literature)
Omertaa (applied anthropology)
Paranthropology (paranormal studies)
Structure and Dynamics (quantitative studies)
The Unfamiliar (student journal)
Vis-à-vis: Explorations in Anthropology (student journal)

Multidisciplinary journals of interest

Approaching Religion
The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies
Borderlands
Cosmopolitan Civil Societies (social change)
Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research
Current Conservation (ecology)
Diversities (UNESCO)
Environmental Humanities
European Journal of Turkish Studies
Folklore Forum (book reviews)
Glocalism: Journal of Cultural, Politics, and Innovation
International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies
International Journal of Intangible Heritage
Interpersona
Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific
Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics
Journal of Identity and Migration Studies
KULT (Postcolonial Denmark)
Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Science (bilingual)
New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Nordic Journal of migration research
Online Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet
Oral Tradition
People, Place, and Policy
Popular Musicology Online
Practical Matters (religion)
Semiotic Review
Shima: The International Journal of Research Into Island Cultures (Oceania)
South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal
Sri Lanka Journal of Advanced Social Studies
Studies of Tribes and Tribals (India)
TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa
Valuation Studies

Matt Thompson is Project Cataloger at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, and currently working on a CLIR 'hidden collections' grant to describe the museum's collection of early 20th Century photography. He has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of North Carolina and a Masters in information science from the University of Tennessee.

9 thoughts on “OA anthropology, at a glance

  1. Please include links to any English language cultural anthropology titles I have missed in the comments!

  2. Thanks for the recommendations everyone!

    I’ve updated the post with the recommended titles 10/7/14 –MT

  3. Oh! How could I have missed that one? AoTC is great, thanks for catching that.

    Post updated 10/09/14

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