Society for the Anthropology of Work


Anthropology of Work Review

The Anthropology of Work Review is the peer reviewed journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Work, which is a section of the American Anthropological Association. The goal of the journal is to publish research that will facilitate exchanges between those engaged in the study of all dimensions of human work. Articles and photo essays are welcomed from those working inside and outside academic contexts, from all nations and from all subfields and areas of specialty within anthropology. Theoretical and methodological discussions of the study of work and its contexts are encouraged, including interdisciplinary, collaborative, and student submissions.

Call for Papers: Special Issue in Honor of David Haken
Deadline May 27, 2017

Books Available for Review

Information for Authors

Articles submitted for peer review for publication in the Anthropology of Work Review may be sent at any time during the year. Please follow the following guidelines when submitting manuscripts for review:

(1)  Manuscripts and supporting materials should be submitted electronically to the editor at [email protected]

(2)  Manuscripts should be blinded with all identifying information removed prior to submission

(3)  Manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words, including references. They should be double-spaced and formatted according to the Anthropology of Work Review Style Guide.

(4)  Please send, as a separate attachment, a one-paragraph abstract for the article with at least 3 keywords.

(5)  Please include a list of three possible reviewers.

(6)  All book review and visual review inquiries and manuscripts should be directed to the AWR Reviews Editor, Samuel Weeks ([email protected]).Book reviews should not exceed 1,000 words, and review essays should not exceed 3,000 words.

(7)  There is also a section in the journal called Scenes at Work that includes photographs and photographic essays. Photographs of and/or by workers should be submitted electronically as tif files, in black and white, and the person submitting photographic material needs to provide proof that those photographed have given specific permission to have their image(s) reproduced in the Anthropology of Work Review.

(8) It is increasingly important for authors to ensure that their articles are optimized for online searches and reading. Please ensure that your title is short and descriptive (rather than figurative) and that your keywords are accurate. We encourage authors to create video abstracts to publicize their articles. An example of a recent video abstract can be found here.  For useful information about how to best ensure your research is easily discoverable by readers please see the AAA document.

Ordering Information

Members of the Society for the Anthropology of Work Section of the American Anthropological Association receive the Anthropology of Work Review as part of their membership. Single copies are available for $5.00 to SAW members and $6.00 for non-members by contacting the AAA Member Services Department (703)528-1902 ext. 3031. The Anthropology of Work Review is also available by subscription at Subscription Information.

The AWR Tables of Contents may be viewed freely from the Wiley Interscience website . If your AAA membership or institutional affiliation allows you access to AnthroSource, you will be able to use the Wiley AWR table of contents website to access the full-text pdfs of the AWR article and book review content, dating back to 1984.