Author Guidelines

-        Preparation of the manuscript

The manuscript would be belonged to one of the following formats:

Original Synthesis Articles presenting grand syntheses of analyzed data from biological anthropology specialties and those linked up from cultural anthropology specialties or vice versa. Syntheses must be original and provide new important conclusions, new theories or new methods and / or lead to resolutions to old questions or to convincing critic and review of questionable considerations (presented in about 26 to 35 pages of manuscript double-spaced).

Original Synthesis Reports or Research Reports presenting new experimental and / or theoretical results on interesting anthropological subjects (presented in about 13 to 24 pages).

Original Discovery Reports (do not exceed 6 pages) are papers, which provide only the first information of discoveries in Biological Anthropology and in all aspects of basic Human Biology or in Medical Anthropology such as discoveries expanded from popular traditional medicine. Thus, authors could publish the corresponding detailed results in a second original article or in a patent.

Review Synthesis Articles or Review Synthesis Reports reflect current interests on all aspects of Biological Anthropology and related aspects of Cultural Anthropology (articles presented in about 26 to 35 pages, while reports in about 10 to 20 pages).

Critical Reports or Critical Short Reports, in which, modern anthropologists can bring out ambiguities and questionable considerations in any anthropological subject. They can also criticize data and conclusions provided by recent original paper.

Thought Reports or Thought Short ReportsEditorialsPerspectives and Book Reviews are welcome


         The manuscript must be double-spaced; top, bottom and both side margins should be about 3 cm. It should consist of the following subdivisions: 

- The title page must contain: the title of the manuscript, name(s) (first name, and name) of the author(s), corresponding addresses (name(s) of the institutions(s), the laboratory, the university, the region and the country with the postal code) and the electronic address of each author. The corresponding author could present his CV in only 5-7 lines and detailed address with telephone number. 
- In a second page the abstract should count 150-250 words and have in the case of original papers, a structural form :background and aim, material (or subjects) and methods, results and conclusions. Key words and running title (maximum 50 characters) must be indicated. 
- The text, in the case of original paper, should be divided into sections: Introduction, Material (or Subjects) and Methods, Results and Discussion followed by Acknowledgement, References, Tables and Figures legends at the end on separate pages. Each figure must be sent on a separate file. 
- Tables and figures should be referred in text as follows: Figure 1, Table 1. Each Table and/or Figure must have a legend that explains its purpose without reference to the text. 
- The pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page. 
- References list must be arranged alphabetically in the following style: 
Chaabani H., 2002. GM polymophism and the evolutionary history of modern humans. 
Ann Génét 45:197-206.

(In the case of references with many authors, at least the first five authors must be                           indicated)

-        Submission & Publication Ethics Statement

The journal receives manuscripts only in English from all over the world. Each manuscript should be accompanied by a covering letter, signed by the corresponding author, which states the following:

- The manuscript has been seen and approved by all authors.
- It is not under active consideration for publication, has not been accepted for publication, nor has it been published, in full or in part (except in abstract form). 
- When the manuscript is accepted (with or without rectifications) authors commit to continue with the process of publication steps. 
- The authors should declare that there is no conflict of interest relating to their submitted studies. 
- When studies concern human subjects, authors should indicate that they have respected the ethical standards. 

- E. mail of all authors must be given

Editors maintain high standards with strict ethical policies: Any contraventions of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, should be taken very seriously by the editors.

Editors and the publisher of the journal are not responsible for the statements and opinions expressed by the authors.                                                                                                      

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Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1737-8176
print ISSN: 1737-7374