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The Oriental Anthropologist is a bi-annual international journal. It was first launched in January 2001, and since then it has witnessed the continuous, uninterrupted publication. It is the official journal of the Oriental Institute of Cultural and Social Research (OICSR), Allahabad.
The journal publishes original and unpublished research articles in all major fields of the ‘science of man’, namely sociocultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeological anthropology and linguistic anthropology, with major focus on sociocultural and biological aspects. OICSR is a registered society that engages in research activities concerning social, cultural and economic aspects of India and has published various books and edited volumes.
Because ‘Anthropology’ is an interdisciplinary science that is concerned with all aspects of man of all time and space, articles relating to medical science and social science such as economics, political science, psychology, human geography and sociology may also form part of this journal. Apart from original full-length research articles?both empirical and theoretical?the journal also publishes invited essays, review articles, commentaries, book reviews and memorials. Occasionally, the journal also contains special editions on specific themes with contemporary significance, written by eminent anthropologists as guest editors.
The Oriental Anthropologist is the official journal of the Oriental Institute of Cultural and Social Research (OICSR), Allahabad, and adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.
The journal publishes original and unpublished research articles in all major fields of the ‘science of man’, namely sociocultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeological anthropology and linguistic anthropology, with major emphasis on sociocultural and biological aspects.
Because ‘Anthropology’ is an interdisciplinary science that is concerned with all aspects of man of all time and space, articles relating to medical science and social science such as economics, political science, psychology, human geography and sociology are also considered for publication in this journal. Apart from original full-length research articles?both empirical and theoretical?the journal also publishes invited essays, review articles, commentaries, book reviews and memorials. Occasionally, special editions on specific themes with contemporary significance, written by eminent anthropologists as guest editors, also feature in this journal.
|Vijoy S Sahay||Professor Emeritus (UGC) and Former Head, Department of Anthropology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India|
|Vatsala Srivastava||Former Head, Department of Economics, MDDM College, Muzaffarpur|
|Avijit Sahay||Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India|
|Pradip K Singh||Head, Department of Anthropology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, India|
|Deepak Kumar Behera||Vice Chancellor, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, Odisha, India|
|M C Behera||Professor, Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India|
|Gautam Kumar Bera||Cultural Anthropologist, Anthropological Survey of India, NERC, Madanriting, Shillong, India|
|Mathieu Boisvert||Professor, Department of Science and Religion, Universty of Quebec, Montreal, Quebec|
|S Gregory||Chairman, Board of Studies in Anthropology & Former Head, Department of Anthropology, Kannur University, Kerala|
|Paul J Magnarella||Adjunct Professor of Law and Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA|
|Maheshwari Naidu||Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa|
|A Paparao||Professor (Emeritus), Department of Anthropology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh|
|Sarmistha Pattanaik||Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India|
|Shubha Ray||Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India|
|Iva Sahay I.A.S.||Honorary|
|Rashwet Shrinkhal||Assistant Professor, Department of Contemporary and Customary Tribal Law, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi|
|Anand Singh||Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa|
|Shanta B Singh||Professor,Criminology and Criminal Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa|
|Anil Kishore Sinha||Professor (Retd.), Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh|
|Uwe Skoda||Associate Professor, School of Culture and Society-India and South Asia Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark|
|Ashish Kumar Srivastava I.A.S.||Honorary|
|Aneela Sultana||Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan|
The Oriental Anthropologist
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Before submitting your manuscript to The Oriental Anthropologist, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
The journal publishes research articles in all major fields of the ‘science of man’, viz., Social-Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Archaeological Anthropology, and Linguistic Anthropology; of course, with major emphasis on Social-Cultural and Biological aspects. Articles relating to other Social Sciences such as Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Human Geography, and Sociology are also considered for publication.
There is no limit on the number of references allowed.
All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words. The maximum word limit for an article is 10,000 words.
There is no limit on the number of references allowed.
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1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
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- share your research data in a relevant public data repository
- include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
- cite this data in your research
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The Oriental Anthropologist and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
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The Oriental Anthropologist offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information on Open Access publishing options at SAGE please visit SAGE Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.
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The manuscript must include the following:
- Title of the paper, name of author, author’s affiliation and institutional address with pin code, email id and abstract of not more than 200 words. In case there are two or more authors, then corresponding author’s name and postal address details must be clearly specified.
- The contributors should provide 4–6 keywords for online searchability.
For each text citation there must be a corresponding citation in the reference list and for each reference list citation there must be a corresponding text citation. Tables should be provided in editable format. Both tables and figures should be referred to in the text by number separately (e.g., Table 1) not by placement (e.g., see Table below).
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- Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurement (e.g., China’s GDP growth rate 9.8 per cent) use numbers. Very large round numbers, especially sums of money, may be expressed by a mixture of numerals and spelled-out numbers (India’s population 1.2 billion). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.
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- Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference. However, mere URLs may be incorporated in the endnotes.
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- Abbreviations are spelled out at first occurrence. Very common ones (US, GDP, BBC) need not be spelled out.
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- Figures, including maps, graphs and drawings, should not be larger than page size. They should be numbered and arranged as per their references in the text. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1,500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG.
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The Oriental Anthropologist adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
- References: A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article.
- Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones).
- Chronological listing: If more than one work by the same author(s) is cited, they should be listed in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.
- Sentence case: In references, sentence case (only the first word and any proper noun are capitalized—e.g., ‘The software industry in India’) is to be followed for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.
- Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case (first letter of all words except articles and conjunctions are capitalized—e.g., Journal of Business Ethics).
- Italicize: Book and Journal titles are to be italicized.
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The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this Journal. If you already have an ORCID ID you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID ID will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
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Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the The Oriental Anthropologist editorial office as follows:
Editor: Prof. Vijoy S Sahay, email@example.com