Society for Applied Anthropology and Taylor & Francis
Announce New Publishing Partnership in 2024


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The Society for Applied Anthropology and Taylor & Francis are delighted to announce a new publishing partnership for the Society’s flagship journals Human Organization and Practicing Anthropology. These will join the journal list of the prestigious Routledge imprint, alongside a world-leading book publishing program in anthropology.

Editors Lenore Manderson and Lisa J. Hardy are thrilled to welcome the transition of the journals into fresh, new formats that increase accessibility and flexibility. Jennifer R. Wies, President of the Society said: “The Society’s journals are essential to bringing our mission to life.  Human Organization and Practicing Anthropology serve as venues for contributors to share how they apply anthropology and the social sciences to impact the quality of life in the world. This exciting collaboration, resulting from listening to and learning from our members, will expand the Society’s opportunities to support our members and authors.”

As part of the transition, both journals will begin offering authors streamlined production services, improved efficiency of peer review for Human Organization, options for open access publication, and online publication through a platform that aims to make research accessible to as many people as possible, promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

Liz Colquhoun, Global Head of Portfolio for Anthropology and Heritage Journals at Taylor & Francis commented: “We're thrilled to be collaborating with the Society for Applied Anthropology and including its prestigious journals as part of our broad anthropology list of journals and books. We look forward to working together with the Society’s editors, officers, members and subject community in advancing knowledge through delivering high-quality content to the research and practitioner communities in the field of applied anthropology and to associated sectors.”

Portfolio Manager for Anthropology Journals at Taylor & Francis Emma Lockwood added: “I am delighted that the Society has chosen to partner with us on the publication of their journals. Human Organization is an esteemed journal, driving forward research on the application of anthropology to address important real-world issues and global concerns, and Practicing Anthropology offers a vital platform for works focusing on the practice and application of anthropology delivered in an accessible format.  I especially look forward to working closely, again, with Lenore Manderson as Editor ofHuman Organization (and former editor of our flagship journal Medical Anthropology), and with Lisa J. Hardy as Editor of Practicing Anthropology, to strengthen and develop both Journals.”

About the Society for Applied Anthropology

The Society for Applied Anthropologythe world’s largest association of applied scientists, was founded in 1941 to promote the investigation of the principles of human behavior and the application of these principles to contemporary issues and problems. The Society is unique among professional associations in membership and purpose – and in representing the interests of professionals in a wide range of settings, including academia, business, law, public health, medicine, environment, and government. The unifying factor is a commitment to making an impact on the quality of life in the world.

About Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis supports diverse communities of experts, researchers and knowledge makers around the world to accelerate and maximize the impact of their work. We are a leader in our field, publish across all disciplines and have one of the largest Humanities and Social Sciences portfolios. Our expertise, built on an academic publishing heritage of over 200 years, advances trusted knowledge that fosters human progress.

Our 2650 people, based in a global network of offices in 17 countries, use their skills and the latest technology to curate, validate and share impactful advanced, emergent and applied knowledge. Under the Taylor & Francis, Routledge and F1000 imprints we publish 2700 journals, 8000 new books each year and partner with more than 700 scholarly societies.

Taylor & Francis is proud to be a Global Certified Accessible™ publisher and our operations and all our print publications are certified CarbonNeutral®.

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