CFP: CJA Reviews and Review Articles

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The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology


Open Call for Contributions: Reviews and Review Articles


Editor: Liana Chua, University of Cambridge


Reviews Editor: Timothy Cooper, University of Cambridge


The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology seeks expressions of interest for reviews in the following categories:


Book Reviews

The CJA publishes reviews of new books whose content and themes are relevant to cultural, social, biological, and linguistic anthropologists, and anthropology-adjacent disciplines. Book reviews should be a maximum of 800 words. In addition to standard reviews of single works, we also commission longer Review Essays of between 2,000 to 3,000 words that engage with a minimum of three recent titles. 



This new section of the CJA will focus on bringing to wider attention works that do not fall under the usual criteria of a reviewable book. Firstly, we seek reviews of out-of-print books first published more than twenty years ago that reassess their contribution and relevance to contemporary debates. Secondly, we seek reviews of a single book, or review article of a number of titles, relevant to cultural, social, biological, or linguistic anthropologists, that were published in a language other than English, and which have yet to be translated into English. Book reviews in this section should be a maximum of 800 words. Longer essays may review a minimum of three titles and be between 2,000 to 3,000 words.


Widening the Frame

This new section of the CJA seeks to widen the frame of what constitutes a reviewable body of work by inviting expressions of interest to review films, film festivals, academic conferences, public workshops, podcasts, and photography, contemporary art, and museum exhibitions. Reviews should consider how the work(s), event(s), or series of debates contribute to timely and relevant issues in anthropological theory, practice, and their potential impacts on and beyond the academy. Widening the Frame Reviews should be a maximum of 800 words.


Authors interested in reviewing books or writing review articles in any of the above categories should contact the reviews editor, Dr Timothy Cooper


Publishers/Distributors: Please send review copies of books in any of these areas to the Reviews Editor who will strive to commission reviews relevant to our readership where suitable reviewers can be found.


The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology is part of the Berghahn Open Anthro subscribe-to-open pilot. Articles in this volume will be published Open Access with no Article Processing Fees (APCs) or other fees pending continued support for the BOA-S2O initiative. Learn more on the publisher’s website: