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Author Guidelines

Submission of Manuscripts

The Journal of Business Anthropology do not charge publication fees from authors.

Articles, case studies and field reports submitted for consideration by the Journal of Business Anthropology should be sent directly to the Editor, Greg Urban.

Three types of manuscripts may be submitted to the Journal of Business Anthropology: theoretical articles, case studies, and field reports. The first two will be sent out for blind peer review; the last will be reviewed by the journal’s editors prior to acceptance for publication.

Theoretical articles should be written in plain English and address the kinds of issues outlined in the journal’s scope and vision. They should address theoretical issues in business anthropology and/or related disciplines, and may include ethnographic data. The language of communication should be English and either British or American spelling may be used (but used consistently!). Authors are expected to conform to the Chicago Manual of Style.

References in the text should be as simple as possible (i.e. Braudel 1992: 123). Cited works should be listed in alphabetical order, with surname first and following initial(s), followed by date of publication, title of work cited, cited work, and in the case of books or book chapters, the place of publication and publisher name. Thus:

Garsten, C. 2004 ‘Market missions: negotiating bottom line and social responsibility.’ In C. Garsten and M. Lindh Montoya (eds.) Market matters: exploring cultural processes in the global marketplace, pp. 69-90. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Krause-Jensen, J. 2010 Flexible firm: the design of culture at Bang & Olufsen. Oxford: Berghahn.

Moeran, B. 2006 ‘More than just a fashion magazine.’ Current Sociology 54 (5): 725-44.

Submissions should be no more than 8,000 words in length. Endnotes, rather than footnotes, should be used under the heading Notes.

Case Studies, presenting ethnographic case studies of business, will be published from time to time as they are submitted and reviewed. They should follow the basic style and format outlined above, and no more than 8,000 words in length.

Field Reports are shorter articles of 5,000 words reporting from the ‘trenches’ on fieldwork in business situations. They should be informative (along the lines of articles in, for example, Anthropology Today) and are not expected to include references or footnotes.

Submission of Reviews, Review Essays and Journal Annotations

Book reviews, review essays and journal annotations should be sent to the reviews editor Heidi Dahles. Please refer to the ‘Books and Reviews’ section for further instruction on submissions.

 

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 Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. JBA Style Instructions

    1. Use Cambria 11 point throughout your article except for the article title, which should be in 13 point.

    2. Use the upper case for the first letter of each wordof all headings and subheadings, which should all be flush to the lefthand side of the page.

    3. Ensure a 6 point spacing between all paragraphs, which should be indented one inch except after a (sub)heading or indented quotation.

    4. Ensure that your Reference List is consistent.

    5. Include an Abstract, which should be limited to no more than 150 words.

    6. Include 5 “keywords.”

    7. Use footnotes, rather than endnotes.

    8. Include a short biography — no more than 150 words.  

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

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

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

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