On September 1, 2011, Anthropology News (AN) launched its new website at www.anthropology-news.org. The official news source of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AN is a benefit of AAA membership. AAA members are eligible to publish in AN, able to post comments on the AN website, and can access archived issues on AnthroSource. To help members increase anthropology's visibility, all content on the AN website is open to the public until it is archived.
Print AN is also available by separate subscription. Currently over 11,000 individuals and nearly 150 institutions receive AN each month.
The mission of AAA is to advance anthropology as the science that studies humankind in all its aspects, through archaeological, biological, ethnological and linguistic research; and to foster the use of anthropological knowledge in addressing human problems. AN advances this mission by providing members with news of association business; discussions of issues of vital importance to the discipline; and information on publications, professional job opportunities, research funding availability, meetings and more. AN promotes the discipline of anthropology and the interests of anthropologists across all subfields and acts as a forum for anthropologists to communicate with one another.
Members are encouraged to submit letters, news stories, commentaries, reports and other materials for publication. Members are encouraged to contact the AN editor with an article proposal before submitting commentaries or lengthy reports. Deadline for receipt of accepted copy for print AN is six weeks preceding cover date. Accepted copy for online contributions is published within two weeks of receipt. AN reserves the right to edit or reject any submission.
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