Journals for biological anthropology papers?

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One of the challenges of publishing is deciding where to submit. At lunch today with several other biologically- and medically-minded anthropologists from a range of different departments in the Midwest, we discussed where to send our papers for publication. What audience do we hope to target with which piece of research or theoretical exploration? How will the particular venue in which we seek to publish affect our department’s and college’s assessment of our scholarly activity (i.e. renewal/promotion/tenureability)? Some colleagues shared that their departments seemed to value publications in the broader anthropology journals more than those in “specialist” journals like AJPA, AJHB, etc. even though the impact factors for some of the bioanthro journals are higher than those for Current Anthropology, for example. These are things that are important for junior faculty to find out, and it will likely vary according to your local climate … [keep on reading this post on BANDIT, or on The Olduvai Gorge]

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