Thursday, October 6, 2011

In Situ: Fall 2011 Submission Guidelines

To submit a paper for consideration, the author must be an undergraduate student here at the University of Pennsylvania. Authors must also agree to have their papers reviewed by a faculty member who has overseen the original research or can vouch that the research published is without breach of scientific integrity or honesty.

Professor Review
As students must have a faculty member or instructor from their institution sponsor their submissions, the In Situ editorial board will assist in finding an appropriate sponsor in cases where the author has not been directly overseen. Sponsors must be professors who can certify that they have overseen the research by the author, and/or that the research is in keeping with scientific integrity and honesty, and is of publishable quality.

Selection Process
The In Situ editorial board gladly considers all papers relating to any anthropology-related field. However, due to printing constraints - only the highest quality papers we will be selected. The board will determine this through an internal vote, as well as consultation with professors knowledgeable on the topics of the papers. All authors are encouraged to apply; however, even individuals whose papers are selected must be willing to work with the editorial board to polish the papers and potentially shorten it to a length acceptable for printing. For longer papers, the full version can be published in the online edition of In Situ.

Formatting Guidelines

Your submitted article should include all of the following sections:

Title Page This should include the title of the work being submitted, the author's name, and contact information (email and phone number)

Abstract (up to 250 words)

Body 7-10 pages max. Please note that if your paper is longer than 10 pages, still submit it, and the editors will work with you to cut it down.

References You must include a references list in APA style web form. For more information on APA style, please visit their

The first round deadline for the Fall 2011 issue is October 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm.

Please send your submissions to Cassandra Turcotte, In Situ Editor at

Additional Questions?
Please contact us at with any questions on formatting, topic guidelines or any other concerns.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

UAS: the 2011 - 2012 Academic Year

Welcome back to Penn, UAS and anthro aficionados! Check back for updates concerning upcoming events and programs from the Department of Anthropology and the Undergraduate Anthropology Society, plus other stuff.