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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.
  • 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).
  • Length: Be sure your manuscript meets the length requirements: major papers should be no shorter than 10 pages (double-spaced) of text and no longer than 25-30 pages (double-spaced) of text.
  • Cover Letters (will only accessible by the Editors-in-Chief) should be in plain text and include:
    1. Author Information
    a) Full name(s)
    b) Email address(es)
    c) Institution or academic affiliation (include your department in parentheses, if applicable)
    d) Author order (the submitting author will be the corresponding author unless otherwise noted)
    2. Article Title
    3. Shortened Title (50 characters or less)
    4. Keywords
    5. Subject Area (Please choose from: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistics, Sociocultural Anthropology, or state and explain the other)
    6. Type of Submission (article, book review, etc.)
  • Abstract:
    1. Approximately 250 words summarizing the main points of your article
    2. Please use plain text to make your abstract accessible to all readers
  • Article:
    1. Plain text
    2. The submission file is in (.doc) or (.docx) only
    3. Double-Spaced
    4. Uses 12-point font
    5. Employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses)
    6. Illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points rather than at the end.
  • References:
    1. Please follow the style guide outlined in the Author Guidelines (Current Anthropology)
    2. Where available, please provide URLs for references
    3. If a reference would reveal your identity, please place "author" in lieu of your name.

Author Guidelines

COMPASS follows the citation format of Current Anthropology. In general, all papers should be MS Word files, double-spaced, have 1 inch margins, and page numbers. Please ensure that your name is not on any pages other than the title page; this will ensure anonymity. We prefer papers that are a maximum 25-30 pages double-spaced, but exceptions can be made in certain cases (please email). If you are using images, please make sure you have copyright permission.

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