Journal of Anthropological Research

Journal of Anthropological Research (JAR)
(formerly Southwestern Journal of Anthropology)

· Home Page http://www.unm.edu/%7Ejar/

History
· Founded in 1945 by Leslie Spier as competitor to the American Anthropologist
· Changed name in 1973 (probably because they were trying to reach wider audience because they emphasize their international authors and submissions)

Overview
· Run from the University of New Mexico // Web based archive from University of Michigan
· Peer review journal
· distinguish themselves from Current Anthropology run by University of Chicago who maintain a different format by which not only the article, but a critique and rebuttal by the author is also included (website more slick and interactive w/ peer review)
· Distribution of Articles http://www.unm.edu/~jar/jarinventory.html. Main concentration is on Archaeology and Ethnology, with fewer articles covering linguistic anthropology and physical anthropology. If you pick up an annual journal in the past decade, expect approximately one linguistic anthropology article per year (the distribution used to be more even). The journal represents case studies from all over the world, but tends to learn toward the Southwest and South America.
· What the tables do not show is that book reviews have become more numerous and articles have grown longer in recent years...AVG 4:28 (4 articles to 28 book reviews) Summer 2005 had 37! Articles are normally 20-35 pages long / Book reviews 1-2 pages. (there are 3 book reviewing committees)
· Table of Contents http://www.unm.edu/%7Ejar/abs1.html (Spring 2005/Fall 2005) Abstracts Only; No Articles. Subscription information and access to NEW online version http://www.unm.edu/~jar/subscrip.html But Alderman has but can be found in Alderman.


Journal of Anthropological Research (JAR)

The Journal of Anthropological Research (JAR), formerly known as the Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, is a peer review journal operated by the University of New Mexico which focuses mainly on the subfields of archaeology and ethnology. Although JAR used to publish a larger number of linguistic anthropology articles, in the past decade JAR has only published approximately one per year. In addition, the journal represents case studies from all over the world, but often contains a greater concentration of articles concerning the Southwest and South America. In terms of format, a normal issue of JAR will include four articles (from 20-35 pages in length) and approximately 28 book reviews (from 1-2 pages in length). The journal has recently made full-text articles available online (for subscribers only), but copies of the journal from 1945-present can be found in Alderman Library.

(Melissa Maceyko, 2006)