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Field Methods

2016 Impact Factor: 1.346
2016 Ranking: 28/96 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary | 31/82 in Anthropology
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
(Formerly Cultural Anthropology Methods)

Editor
H. Russell Bernard University of Florida, USA
Associate Editor
Amber Wutich Arizona State University, USA


eISSN: 15523969 | ISSN: 1525822X | Current volume: 29 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
Field Methods publishes articles about methods used by field investigators from the social and behavioral sciences in the collection, management, analysis and presentation of data about human thought and/or human behavior in the natural world. The data can be qualitative or quantitative, as can the methods for analysis and presentation, but articles should focus on empirical tests of new methods and on new uses for existing methods rather than on the substantive findings of research. Articles for Field Methods should advance a method rather than simply report on the application of a method. Prospective authors should assume that readers of Field Methods are familiar with the general literature on existing methods and that it is necessary only to cite the literature that is germane to the contribution of the article they are writing.

The indispensable tool for scholars, students and professionals who do fieldwork, Field Methods offers:

  • Important refereed articles
  • Descriptions of methodological advances
  • Advice on the use of specific field techniques
  • Help with both qualitative and quantitative methods... all the tools necessary for those who conduct fieldwork.

Field Methods (formerly Cultural Anthropology Methods) publishes articles about methods used by field investigators from the social and behavioral sciences in the collection, management, analysis and presentation of data about human thought and/or human behavior in the natural world. The data can be qualitative or quantitative, as can the methods for analysis and presentation, but articles should focus on empirical tests of new methods and on new uses for existing methods rather than on the substantive findings of research. Articles for Field Methods should advance a method rather than simply report on the application of a method. Prospective authors should assume that readers of Field Methods are familiar with the general literature on existing methods and that it is necessary only to cite the literature that is germane to the contribution of the article they are writing.

Editorial Board
Monica Barratt University of New South Wales, Australia
Jean M. Bartunek Boston College, USA
Stephen P. Borgatti University of Kentucky, USA
Eduardo Sonnewend Brondizio Indiana University, USA
Kathleen Carley Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Edith D. De Leeuw University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Don A. Dillman Washington State University, USA
Fadwa El Guindi Qatar University, Qatar
Akhil Gupta Stanford University, USA
W. Penn Handwerker Anthropology, University of Connecticut, USA
Michael Herzfeld Harvard University, USA
Daniel Hruschka Arizona State University, USA
Jeffrey C. Johnson University of Florida, USA
Jeremy Koster University of Cincinnati, USA
Margaret Diane LeCompte University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Raymond M Lee University of London, UK
Homero Martinez Hospital Infantil, México "Federico Gómez", and RAND Corporation, Mexico
José L. Molina Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
David L. Morgan Portland State University, USA
Paul Nchoji Nkwi Catholic University of Cameroon, Cameroon
Isaac Nyamongo University of Nairobi, Kenya
Michael Quinn Patton Utilization-Focused Evaluation, Saint Paul, MN
Pertti J Pelto University of Connecticut, USA
Charles C. Ragin University of California, Irvine, USA
Benoît Rihoux Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Gery Ryan RAND Corporation, USA
Michael Schnegg University of Hamburg, Germany
Norbert Schwarz University of Southern California, USA
John F. Sherry, Jr. University of Notre Dame, Australia
Ravi K. Verma Population Council, New Delhi, India
Eben Weitzman University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Susan C. Weller University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Barry Wellman University of Toronto, Canada
Gordon B. Willis National Cancer Institute
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  • Field Methods publishes articles about methods used by field investigators from the social and behavioral sciences in the collection, management, analysis and presentation of data about human thought and/or human behavior in the natural world. The data can be qualitative or quantitative, as can the methods for analysis and presentation, but articles should focus on empirical tests of new methods and on new uses for existing methods rather than on the substantive findings of research. Prospective authors should assume that readers of Field Methods are familiar with the general literature on existing methods and that it is necessary only to cite the literature that is germane to the contribution of the article they are writing.

    Articles are welcome from the scientific or interpretive traditions, from basic and applied researchers. Articles are welcomed from academics, from private consultants, and from colleagues who work in corporate environments. Articles submitted to Field Methods should not exceed 6,000 words, including all materials -- title, abstract, acknowledgments, key words, notes, references, tables and graphics. Allow 100 words per inch for tables and graphs. Abstracts must not exceed 150 words. Field Methods is published online only, so authors may use color or multimedia graphics. Authors may also choose to place supplemental materials (appendices, graphs, data tables, etc.) in a separate, online space. These materials do not count toward the article word limit, but they must be ancillary to the main article and must be formatted by the author.

    Write in the first person, exercise restraint in using the passive voice, and use as little jargon as possible. Submit manuscripts via e-mail to the editor, H. Russell Bernard (ufruss@ufl.edu) with a copy to the associate editor, Amber Wutich (Amber.Wutich@asu.edu). Articles may be submitted as MS-Word documents or as PDF’s and should be double spaced. Follow the American Sociological Association Style Guide. Place references at the end of the manuscript. Notes are discouraged but may be used sparingly. Obtaining permission for any material that requires permission, and paying any associated fees, are the responsibility of the author.

    Field Methods uses single-blind reviewing. Reviewers are anonymous to the authors but authors are not anonymous to reviewers. The title page should include: (1) the article title; (2) acknowledgments and credits (such as funding information); (3) each author’s name, institutional affiliation(s), and email address; and (4) name of corresponding authors. Key words are not necessary.

    Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider utilizing one of the services here http://www.sagepub.com/journalgateway/engLang.htm

     

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