About the Journal

Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society publishes scholarly articles, review articles, research reports, critical essays, conference reports, book reviews, and news and information in the field of anthropology and related studies generally.

Starting from the first issue of 2016, Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society will become an Open Access publication, which can be freely read online. After that printed copies will no longer be produced.

Two recently instituted submission categories are the Interview and Forum sections. We welcome transcribed interviews with scholars of prominence for the holistic insights on the anthropological project they so frequently provide, and for the encouragement and inspiration they almost always offer to young and flagging anthropologists. Likewise we are very pleased to receive short (approx. 800-1200 words), provocative opinion-pieces, reports and ‘blog-style’ contributions to our Forum – polemic, in a word – which is sometimes themed around a particular problem (e.g. anthropological ethics) or field (e.g. Approaching the Mediterranean). Both formats are designed to remind our contributors and readers of the human subject within the anthropologist.

We particularly encourage the use of Suomen Antropologi: JFAS as a publishing venue for material by scholars working outside the academic mainstream – whether from other ‘small countries’ like Finland or non-English speaking countries, those working in new or under-represented research areas or those wishing to present innovative theoretical or substantive findings.

The language of the journal is English except in special circumstances. The views expressed in the journal are those of the authors, and they are not necessarily shared by the editors or by the Finnish Anthropological Society. All articles, essays and research reports are assessed first by the editorial team and then sent for independent, anonymous peer review. Critiques are assembled and returned to the authors with whom the editors often work extensively, particularly in cases of articles of promise by new scholars, or non-native speakers of English, which require modification to prepare them for publication.

Contributors are kindly asked to consult with the Submissions page in order to conform with the formatting requirements of Suomen Antropologi: JFAS.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief.

The articles of Suomen Antropologi: JFAS are indexed in the Royal Anthropological Index online, Anthropological Index to Current Periodicals, Anthropological Literature, An Index to Periodicals, Articles and Essays, MLA International Bibliography, ARTO. Full texts of the articles are also available online with EBSCO Academic Search Complete.