Submission Guidelines

Submission guidelines for authors

Dear authors, the editorial board of Tsantsa is very grateful to you for observing the following guidelines:

  • Articles submitted to the journal must comprise original, unpublished material, and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Articles are subject to a double-blind peer review.
  • Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that the editorial staff has the right to ask for modifications and/or make revisions aimed at greater conciseness, clarity, and conformity with the journal’s style.
  • With the acceptance of the article, the author confers the copyright to Tsantsa. Reprint is allowed only after official approval of Tsantsa.
  • The author authorizes the online publication of the article on tsantsa.ch/http/tsantsa.ch and authorizes the editorial board to transfer the article to other platforms.
  • The author authorizes the publication of images, graphs, etc. whose rights s/he owns.
  • Obtaining the reproduction rights of images, graphs, etc. of third persons is the responsibility of the author. S/He has to give the necessary authorizations to the editorial board.
  • The views and opinions expressed in the articles published in Tsantsa are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the editorial board.

Format and length of the text

  • Notes should be numbered sequentially throughout the article with a superscript numeral corresponding to the list of notes placed at the bottom of the page. Please limit endnotes to a minimum and do not include citations.
  • Titles and subheadings must be as short as possible. Subheadings must be preceded and followed by a blank line.
  • Length of the text: Please see the guidelines according to the category (see below). With papers which do not observe the rules, review will not proceed and the papers will be returned to the author.
  • References and bibliography: All references cited in the text should be listed in full at the end of the paper. Please do not hesitate to contact us for an EndNote template. Otherwise please follow the guidelines (see below).

Heading «Dossier»

  • Length of the text: 40’000 signs (incl. spaces and bibliography)
  • Once the article is accepted, it must be supplemented by:
    • a short (max. 1000 signs) summary in English
    • a brief biographical note on the authors (500 to 800 signs) in the language of the article
    • 4-6 relevant key-words
    • Correspondence address (including phone number and e-mail)

Heading «Open section»

  • Length of the text: 40’000 signs (incl. spaces and bibliography)
  • Once the article is accepted, it must be supplemented by:
    • a short (max. 1000 signs) summary in English
    • a brief biographical note on the authors (500 to 800 signs) in the language of the article
    • 4-6 relevant key-words
    • Correspondence address (including phone number and e-mail)

Heading «Essays in visual anthropology»

  • Length of the text: 13’000 signs (incl. spaces and bibliography)
  • 10 to 15 images (pictures, photos, drawings etc.) in publishable quality
  • Please consider the Tsantsa layout for this rubric: although the contribution should represent a dialogue between text and pictures, the pictures and the text are published on separate pages.
  • Once the article is accepted, it must be supplemented by:
    • a brief biographical note on the authors (500 to 800 signs) in the language of the article
    • correspondence address (including phone number and e-mail)

Heading «Current Research projects»

  • Length of the text: 19’000 signs (incl. spaces and bibliography).
  • Once the article is accepted, it must be supplemented by:
    • a brief biographical note (500 to 800 signs) in the language of the article
    • 4-6 relevant key-words
    • Correspondence address (including phone number and e-mail)

Heading «Reviews»

  • Length of the text: 9’000 signs (incl. spaces and bibliography)

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