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Author Guidelines

Manuscript submissions should include the following: a cover page with the author’s full name, affiliation, contact information, manuscript title; a 200-250 word abstract; the text; references cited; and illustrations, tables or figures.

Please ensure that the final manuscript follows AAA guidelines as outlined in the “AAA Style Guide

References should appear at the end of the manuscript and not in footnotes. Endnotes are permitted but should be used sparingly and with justification and please do not use the built-in word processor function, but insert numbers and list corresponding notes at the end.

Articles should not exceed 9000 words, including references and all materials. Please keep formatting to a minimum (single-spaced, no underlining or boldface) and use OpenOffice, Word or Rich Text formats. Do not send PDFs.

Please note that Anthropology & Aging is unable to pay for permissions to publish pieces whose copyright is not held by the author, including translations, illustrations and long quotes. Authors should secure these permissions prior to submitting the article to the journal.

As a digital journal, we have the flexibility to include some digital features such as hyperlinks and digital media (audio, video) should they be relevant for your submission.

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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.

  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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.(NO PDF)
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements as outlined in the “AAA Style Guide
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. If the article is to be part of a special issue, please note the special issue's title or topic in the article's title (in parentheses at the end).
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, it is a requirement that authors suggest a minimum of three reviewers in the "Comments for the Editor" at the time of submission


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. The Author retains copyright in the Work, where the term “Work” shall include all digital objects that may result in subsequent electronic publication or distribution.
  2. Upon acceptance of the Work, the author shall grant to the Publisher the right of first publication of the Work.
  3. The Author shall grant to the Publisher and its agents the nonexclusive perpetual right and license to publish, archive, and make accessible the Work in whole or in part in all forms of media now or hereafter known under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License or its equivalent, which, for the avoidance of doubt, allows others to copy, distribute, and transmit the Work under the following conditions:
    1. Attribution—other users must attribute the Work in the manner specified by the author as indicated on the journal Web site;
    with the understanding that the above condition can be waived with permission from the Author and that where the Work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is in no way affected by the license.
  4. The Author is able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the nonexclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the Work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), as long as there is provided in the document an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  5. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post online a prepublication manuscript (but not the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version of the Work) in institutional repositories or on their Websites prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work. Any such posting made before acceptance and publication of the Work shall be updated upon publication to include a reference to the Publisher-assigned DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and a link to the online abstract for the final published Work in the Journal.
  6. Upon Publisher’s request, the Author agrees to furnish promptly to Publisher, at the Author’s own expense, written evidence of the permissions, licenses, and consents for use of third-party material included within the Work, except as determined by Publisher to be covered by the principles of Fair Use.
  7. The Author represents and warrants that:
    1. the Work is the Author’s original work;
    2. the Author has not transferred, and will not transfer, exclusive rights in the Work to any third party;
    3. the Work is not pending review or under consideration by another publisher;
    4. the Work has not previously been published;
    5. the Work contains no misrepresentation or infringement of the Work or property of other authors or third parties; and
    6. the Work contains no libel, invasion of privacy, or other unlawful matter.
  8. The Author agrees to indemnify and hold Publisher harmless from Author’s breach of the representations and warranties contained in Paragraph 6 above, as well as any claim or proceeding relating to Publisher’s use and publication of any content contained in the Work, including third-party content.

Revised 7/16/2018. Revision Description: Removed outdated link. 


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