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Journal overview

The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology (TAPJA) is a leading refereed scholarly journal that publishes social and cultural anthropological  research with a focus on the Asia and Pacific region, including Australia. This region has been a crucible for significant  advances in the discipline and remains an important site for the development of concepts and debates. The international focus of the journal encompasses regional scholars and emerging voices from centres of research in the region. Contributions may include digital media files, including video, that are published in the online version.

TAPJA publishes review essays, reviews of books and multimedia products (including music, films, and web sites) relevant to anthropological research and education.

The journal is now published 5 times a year. This allows timely publication of single articles as well the space to explore important current themes in special issues.

TAPJA is jointly published by the Department of Anthropology, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific and the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Social Sciences at The Australian National University. TAPJA has been published continuously since 1977, formerly as Canberra Anthropology. Canberra Anthropology is now also available online through Informaworld.

Peer Review Policy
All research articles published in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and reports by at least two anonymous referees.

The TAPJA multimedia review column undergoes a different peer review process to regular full-length articles published in TAPJA, with peer review conducted by members of the editorial board only.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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