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Edited by: Jeanne Simonelli and Bill Roberts
Print ISSN: 1048-4876
Online ISSN: 1556-486X
CAFE publishes position papers, discussions of theoretical developments and methods of inquiry, and results of empirical research from any tradition of scholarship. Works published in CAFE explore the connections between environment, ecology, agriculture and aquacultural practices, fisheries, natural resources, food processing, and nutrition, as they relate to cultural dimensions of gender, class, property relations, and labor processes. CAFE also welcomes contributions on matters related to sustainability and biodiversity. Dialogue between scholars, activists, and others interested in these matters is encouraged. CAFE has an interdisciplinary readership among anthropologists and archaeologists, as well as researchers and practitioners in related fields including sociology, agricultural economics, food studies, policy sciences, and diverse branches of farming and natural resource management.
CAFE publishes full research articles (up to 30 double-spaced pages), brief research contributions and technical reports (up to 20 double-spaced pages), research commentary (up to 10 double-spaced pages), book reviews and review essays (up to 5 double-spaced ages). CAFE is indexed on the CARL Uncover database. CAFE is published two times a year by the Culture and Agriculture Section of the American Anthropological Association, and is a benefit of membership. It may also be obtained by subscription at an annual rate of $50.00 to institutions. Inquiries concerning memberships or checks for subscriptions should be sent to:
American Anthropological Association
4350 Fairfax Drive, Suite 640
Arlington, VA 22203-1620 USA
We are most interested in work exploring the connections between environment, ecology, agriculture and aquacultural practices, fisheries, natural resources, food processing, and nutrition, as they relate to cultural dimensions of gender, class, property relations, and labor processes.
CAFE welcomes contributions on matters related to sustainability and biodiversity. Dialogue between scholars, activists, and others interested in these matters is encouraged.
What to Submit: Please send two electronic copies of your manuscript in MS Word 2000 or later with one copy containing a title page with full contact information and a second copy with no identifying information on the cover page or in other parts of the manuscript. Please also suggest up to three potential reviewers, including their contact information. Send to the Editor Kendall Thu at email@example.com Manuscripts should not be under consideration by any other publication.
Submissions and Inquiries should be forwarded to:
Manuscript Form: All material should be typed and double-spaced, including quotations and references. Notes, graphics, and references should be placed at the end of the manuscript, with indications of their proper placement in the text. All pages should be numbered. References Cited should follow the style and format of AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST.
Title Page: The title page should include the title, authors(s) name, institutional affiliation(s), and current mailing address. For article length manuscripts, please include an abstract of 100-150 words, summarizing the essential points. The abstract should end with a bracketed list of 5-6 key words.
Jeanne Simonelli, Editor
Department of Anthropology
Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC 27109
Guidelines for the Preparation and Submission of Materials to CAFE
These comments will supplement the brief Information for Authors statement found on the inside back cover of every issue of the journal. No paper is ever rejected solely on the basis of incorrect style, but careful attention to the following points will greatly facilitate the preparation of an accepted manuscript for publication-and will win you a warm spot in the heart of the Editors.
I. Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts submitted to CAFE must not be under consideration by any other journal, nor can they be scheduled to appear in any published form prior to publication in CAFE.
If electronic versions are not available, hard copies of manuscripts should be sent to the editorial office of CAFE: c/o Jeanne Simonelli, Dept. of Anthroplogy, Wake Forest University PO Box 7807 Winston Salem, NC 27109
Manuscripts should be sent by First Class Mail (or by Airmail, if from outside North America) in a package secured as much as possible against the ravages of the Postal Service.
The Editor will not accept FAXes of entire manuscripts.
In your cover letter, please indicate preferred mailing address and e-mail address.
Manuscripts not accepted for publication will not be returned unless a stamped, self-addressed envelope has been provided for that purpose.
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II. Overall Format
The entire manuscript must be double-spaced. No paper will be considered unless it is in double-spaced format. Double-space all material, including quotations, list of references cited, notes, captions, and headings.
Leave ample margins on all sides. Do not justify right-hand margins.
Do not use italics or bold print; indicate emphasis by underlining. Make sure your typewriter or printer produces clear, legible typescript.
The manuscript should contain the following sections:
a. Two versions of the title page. One should include the author’s name and address, professional affiliation, e-mail address, and any other pertinent information. The second version should omit all identifying information on the title page and throughout the manuscript.
b. Abstract and 5-6 key words (title only; do not include author’s name on this page)
c. Author’s statement (includes author’s current affiliation, acknowledgment of research support, etc.
e. End notes (keep to an absolute minimum)
f. References Cited
Each of these sections should begin on a new page. Indicated placement of Figures and Tables in the text, but collect the Figures and Tables separately at the end. You should include a separate list of Table headings and Figure captions.
III. Specific Questions of Style
References are placed in the body of the text. The citation is placed in parenthesis, with the author’s name, year of publication, and page cited: (Steadman 1982:1322). Punctuation is placed outside the parenthesis. If the author is referred to in the text of the preceding sentences, then the citation is mandatory for a direct quote, or when referring to a paraphrased statement that is found only in a very specific place in a cited text. The page may be omitted if the reference is to the general theme of an entire work.
a. If the citation refers to more than one work, list the works in alphabetical order by the author’s name and separate the items by commas, unless they are multiple works by an individual author; in the latter case, the items of the several authors are separated by semi-colons. For example,
(Allmen 1987, Bonnerjea 1985, Goitom 1987) but
Bolin 1987a, 1987b; Goodell 1985; Nesman 1981).
b. Works by one, two, or three authors are cited by using the full names, e.g., (Welch, Greathead, and Beutel 1985). But works with four or more authors are cited as, e.g., (Acheson et al. 1979). The co-authors’ names are given in full in the References Cited list.
2. References Cited should be alphabetized by author’s last name.
Please note the patterns of spacing, indentation, capitalization, and punctuation; note also the order in which items of information within a reference are placed.
a. Every item referred to in the next text must appear in the References Cited list. Do not include any item in the References Cited if it has not been cited in the text. Multiple items by the same author are listed chronologically. Multiple items by the same author having the same publication date are alphabetized by the first word of their titles and distinguished by (a), (b.), etc.
b. The layout of typical references is as follows:
1978 The Politics of Legitimacy. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
De Walt, Kathleen M.
1983a Income and Dietary Adequacy in an Agriculture Community. Social Science and Medicine 17:1877-1886.
1983b Nutritional Strategies and Agricultural Change in a Mexican Community. Ann Arbor, MI: IMI Research Press.
Ellen, R.F.., ed.
1984 Ethnographic Research: A Guide to General Conduct. London: Academic Press.
1966 The Role of the Field Worker in an Explosive Political Situation. Current Anthropology 7:552-559.
1976 Ethnology in a Revolutionary Setting. In Ethnics and Anthropology: Dilemmas in Fieldwork. M. Rynkiewich and J. Spradley, eds. Pp. 148-166. New York: Wiley. Reynolds, Paul. D.
1972 On the Protection of Human Subjects and Social Science. International Social Science Journal 24:693-719.
1979 Ethical Dilemmas and Social Science Research. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Stuart, James W.
1978 Subsistence Ecology of the Isthmus Nahuat Indians of Southern Veracruz. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Riverside.
c. An institution that serves as an author is written out in full, followed by an acronym. The acronym alone is used in the citation. For example, the full reference is:
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CFA)
1986 Statistical Review 1985. Sacramento: State of California.
But the citation would be: (CFA 1986).
d. Be sure to indicate inclusive pages and volume numbers for articles in periodicals, and inclusive pages and names of editor for articles in anthologies.
e. For all other questions regarding style of references particularly such matters as government documents, unpublished reports, materials in languages other than English consult the University of Chicago Manual of Style, 13th edition, 1982.
f. Direct quotations of five or more typed lines must be indented from both left and right margins. Do not use quotation marks. Give the reference for such a quotation in the sentence immediately preceding, if at all possible. Omissions in a quotation are indicated by ellipses (three spaced dots); the third dot does not substitute for a period.
g. The final authority on spelling will be Webster’s Third New International Dictionary. In a direct quotation, however, the spelling of the original is followed, even it is incorrect. An incorrect spelling is indicated by [sic].
h. Acronyms do not carry periods. Very familiar acronyms may stand without explanation (e.g., UN, USA, USAID, EEC), but unfamiliar titles are written out in full at first mention, followed by a parenthetical acronym that is used thereafter, e.g., Processing Strawberry Advisory Board (PSAB).
i. Numbers from one to ten are spelled out; all others are expressed as numerals, including such constructions as 5,000 (rather than five thousand). A number expressing percentage is written as a numeral followed by the symbol (e.g., 5%, not five percent). Monetary expressions are to be written as numerals and symbols (e.g., $8,000, not eight thousand dollars). Provide US dollar equivalents for all other currencies if at all possible. Century designations are numerals, and century is not capitalized (e.g., 18th century). A decade is referred to as the 1980s (not the the eighties). When inclusive pages are cited, no digits are omitted [e.g., (Burton 1978:164-179)], but when a span of years in a single century is indicated, the first two digits of the second number may be omitted (e.g., ã1965-80"). If a number begins a sentence, it must be written out.
j. Common units of measurement are left in abbreviated form; numbers associated with such abbreviations are left as numerals (e.g., 6km, not six kilometers). Use metric units whenever possible.
It is our hope that these guidelines will make the submission and processing of your papers as efficient as possible.
*Adapted from Human Organization style sheet.
Jeanne Simonelli, Wake Forest University
Bill Roberts, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Book Review Editor
Robert Alvarez, University of California, San Diego
David Groenfeldt, Indigenous Water Initiative, Santa Fe, NM
David Griffith, East Carolina University
David Guillet, Catholic University of America
Jeffrey Longhofer, Case Western Reserve University
David Myhre, Ford Foundation, Mexico City
Anne Pyburn, Indiana University
Lois Stanford, New Mexico State University
Richard Reed, Trinity University
Donald Stull, University of Kansas