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Guidelines for Authors

This guide is made to give an overview of the formalities concerning the publication of an article or review in the journal. When you contact the editorial team and your proposed article is considered for a possible publication we will send you an author’s contract, a more elaborate guideline and a layout-dummy to help you to hand in your contribution in the correct format. Additionally, a member of the editorial board will guide you through the process.

AnthroVision – different ways to publish an article

AnthroVision publishes articles dealing with the visual and anthropology in a wide sense. Contributions from neighbouring fields are welcomed.

AnthroVision offers different ways of publishing:

  • Peer reviewed articles (between 4,000 and 8,000 words maximum, including notes and bibliography)

  • Research and experimental accounts (between 2,000 and 5,000 words maximum, including notes and bibliography)

  • Discussions (between 2,000 and 5,000 words maximum, including notes and bibliography)

  • Interviews (between 2,000 and 5,000 words maximum, including notes and bibliography)

  • Reviews of books, films, exhibition, installations etc.
    (between 500 and 900 words maximum, including notes and bibliography)
    Review articles (between 1,000 and 1,500 words maximum, including notes and bibliography)

We accept articles written in English, French, or Spanish.

AnthroVision wants to animate authors to make full use of the online possibilities of writing by integrating photos, films or film excerpts, online multimedia presentations etc.

How to submit a paper

Authors interested in submitting an article please contact the editorial team: Describe your planned contribution and in which section (see above) you would like to publish it.

When you think of publishing a special issue with at least 6 articles, which will be peer-reviewed, please send us a list of the planned articles including author’s name, author’s e-mail, topic and abstract.

When we think your contribution is in line with the aims of the journal, we will send you a contract, the author’s guidelines, and a layout for the article. One member of the editorial board will guide you through the publishing process.

General Rules

The article must be sent to the editorial team and the coordinator by e-mail. The article, having an acceptable form (if the article is not written in your mother tongue make sure it was proofread before submitting), will be reviewed by two referees (researchers in closely related fields). Their comments are synthesised then sent to the author who must produce a revised version of his/her text within 4 to 6 weeks. If accepted by the coordinator, the article will be proofread again and finally sent to the editorial team for a last check. The executive committee gives final approval (or sends it back to the author for minor changes, or eventually rejection). Then it will be online which might require some additional changes.

General Agreement

The corresponding author, who has obtained the assent of all the other authors in case of co-authored contributions, confirms the assignment of all copyrights to the manuscript named when submitting the article in all forms, languages and media to EASA – European Association of Social Anthropologists, effective if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication in AnthroVision – The VANEASA online journal.

It will be the corresponding author's responsibility to double-check the article for accuracy prior to submitting it for publication, that the manuscript does not contain any material the publication of which would violate any copyright or other personal or proprietary right of any person or entity.

The corresponding author confirms that the authors have obtained and included with the manuscript written permission from any respective copyright owners for the use of any materials that have been previously published or are otherwise copyrighted and owned by third parties. The corresponding author agrees to the responsibility for paying any fees charged for permissions.

An article cannot be withdrawn after publication.

If the manuscript is not published in AnthroVision this agreement will not take effect.

We kindly request that all texts by non-native speakers (English, French, Spanish) shall be cross-checked by a native speaker prior to submission.

We kindly ask authors to apply the citation rules as explained below including the legends of tables and illustration.

Presentation and Layout

  • Paper size: A4

  • Top margin: 2.5 cm

  • Bottom margin: 2.5 cm

  • Left hand margin: 2.5 cm

  • Right hand margin : 2 cm

  • File size: max. 9MB

The text needs to be typed in Word (2003, 2007, 2010, 2016 …)

  • Font Times New Roman

  • Format 12, Single Line spacing

  • No line feed


Do not make ANY layout. Articles will be directly formatted by the editorial board and the in-house editor according to our specific program; therefore, all previous styling increases the amount of work or is just impossible.

Punctuation marks should be consistent. For example for quotations use either « or “ or ‘ depending on the language you are using.

Text presentation

When you contact AnthroVision we will send you a layout dummy with all the rules included. For an overview here some of the rules:

Your article should be arranged in the following order

1. The title of the article must follow TITLE= followed by the title; (SUB-TITLE=...)

2. Name or names of author(s) after AUTHOR(S) = followed by Author’s first name and Name, institution, and email address.
(example : AUTHORS = Jean Dupont, Université de la Méditerranée, UMR 1111 Laboratoire d’anthropologie,
It must include short biographies of each author.

3. The summary in English must follow ABSTRACT = as translation of the French abstract (maximum 10 lines)

4. The abstract in French must follow RESUME =, as translation of the English abstract (maximum 12 lines)

5. The abstract in Spanish must follow RESUMEN =, as translation of the English abstract (maximum 12 lines)

6. KEYWORDS = (max 10)

7. MOTS CLES = (max 10)

8. PALABRAS CLAVES = (max 10)

9. Main body of the article
NIVEAU1= title of paragraph
NIVEAU2= title for each sub-section
and NIVEAU3=. title for each sub-sub-section..
NB: do not specify paragraph numbers: LODEL software generates them automatically

10. the text is formatted as “standard”

11. The bibliography must follow BIBLIOGRAPHY=


Must appear as footnotes, in numerical order (1,2,3,…), in the same font as the rest of the text.


Bibliographic and filmic references should be placed at the end of the article, in alphabetical order.

Follow the Chicago Manual of Style used in Current Anthropology (

Bibliographic references should be placed at the end of the article, in alphabetical order.

We will send you a list of examples after having contacted us.

Tables and pictures

Illustrations must be placed in the body of the text by the author (insertion of a JPEG file). The text must explicitly refer to the illustration. Refer as follows:


  • <<picture>> (JPEG)

  • CAPTION (if necessary) =

  • CREDIT (or Source obligatory) =

Titles of illustrations must be placed above. Legends and source must be placed under illustrations.

Video links

Videos must be linked in the body of the text by the author. The text must explicitly refer to the video. Refer as follows:

  • VIDEO_TITLE=Videoinsert 1:


  • VIDEO_CAPTION (if necessary)=

  • VIDEO_CREDIT (obligatory)=

Titles of videos must be placed above an image if available. Legends and source must be placed under illustrations.

Citations (textual quotations)

  • For short quotations: quotation between inverted commas in the body of the text, followed by the author, date of publication, page number between brackets: (Douglas 1969: 234).

  • For longer quotations (more than 3 lines): start a new paragraph, quotation between inverted commas, followed by the author, date of publication, page number between brackets: (Douglas 1969: 234).

  • For short quotations from interviews: between inverted commas, italics, in the main body of the article.

  • For longer quotations from interviews: start a new paragraph, quotation, between inverted commas, italics.

Citations (audio-visual)

Cite a film like a book, naming the film title, the director(s) as the author(s) and the year of publication: Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) (Morin and Rouch 1961)

If you’re citing a single scene, add the time codes of the scene: Morin and Rouch 1961: 01:00-02:34

General Information

AnthroVision is published by, a journal platform for the humanities and social sciences, as part of OpenEdition run by the Centre for Open Electronic Publishing (Cléo), a public and non-profit initiative supported by prestigious research organizations. Its overall aim is to promote open access digital publishing.

AnthroVision has chosen to take part to the OpenEdition Freemium distribution programme: libraries and institutions subscribing to OpenEdition Freemium for Journals have free and unrestricted access to the HTML format of articles. They are also able to download DRM-free PDFs and ePubs without download quotas. Additional services are also provided to subscribing institutions. Contact:

Copyright: contents of AnthroVision website are subject to the British law on intellectual property and are the exclusive property of the publisher. Articles can be accessed and reproduced on paper or digital media, provided that they are strictly used for personal, scientific or educational purposes excluding any commercial exploitation. Reproduction must necessarily mention the editor, the journal name, the author and the document reference. Any other reproduction is strictly forbidden without permission of the publisher, except in cases provided by legislation in force in Great Britain.

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