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Field Methods

(Formerly Cultural Anthropology Methods)

University of Florida, USA
Associate Editor:
Arizona State University, USA

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 the space taken by notes, references, tables and graphics (allow about 100 words per inch for tables and graphs). Field Methods is published online only, so authors may use color or multimedia graphics. Authors may also choose to place ancillary materials (appendices, data tables, etc.) in a separate, online space. These materials must be formatted by the author and do not count toward the article word limit.

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 ( with a copy to the associate editor, Amber Wutich ( 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.

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Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1552-3969 ISSN: 1525-822X
Months of Distribution: February , May , August , November Current Volume: 27 Current Issue: 2
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