Notes for Authors
As a peer-reviewed academic journal of anthropology, The Mankind
Quarterly publishes articles on all aspects of the science
of man, ranging from cultural and physical anthropology,
and psychology and behavioral genetics, to demography, mythology
and the history of religion.
However, the editors are especially interested in articles relating
to cultural and biological evolution, and to the interaction
between biology and culture. Such topics include (1) the historical
origins of present-day cultural and biological diversity using
approaches from history, archaeology, linguistics, mythology,
and population genetics; (2) the study of cultural and biological
trends in contemporary societies including cross-cultural studies
of personality, intelligence and culturally transmitted beliefs
and values, as well as the study of demographic trends and trends
in physical characters and gene frequencies over time; and (3)
the implications of current trends for future human evolution.
Included in these areas of special interest are articles dealing
with the evolution of personality, its expression in varying
cultural, ecological and economic conditions, and its implications
for future cultural and biological evolution. Interdisciplinary
approaches that integrate findings from historically separate
disciplines and subdisciplines are especially encouraged.
The MQ publishes research reports, theoretical articles, data-driven
reviews, book reviews, and short communications on new discoveries
or critical comments on published papers, either in the MQ or
elsewhere. Because MQ is read by individuals from diverse backgrounds,
the authors of highly specialized or technical articles are
asked to present the background and significance of their work
clearly and concisely. Likewise, book reviews should deal with
publications which will be of interest to a non-specialist audience.
Theoretical articles can be speculative or controversial or
both, but must be based on solid data. The views expressed in
MQ articles are those of the authors and are not necessarily
shared by the editors and publishers. Submissions are evaluated
only on the basis of scientific soundness, relevance, and interest.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
although the publishers may request a printed copy of any article
which is accepted for review by the journal's referees. The
review process takes approximately 2-3 months, and articles
are published within 6 months after final acceptance. Authors
are invited to suggest potential reviewers, especially for articles
in highly specialized fields. However, the editors will not
be bound by their suggestions.
When submitting a manuscript electronically, please indicate
the file format. Alternatively, authors can submit three hard
copies, typed double-spaced. References should be listed in
alphabetical order at the end of the article, and footnotes
should be linked to the corresponding numbers inserted in the