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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • May not exceed 5,000 words.
  • Text submissions must be in .doc format/Word document.
  • Proper use of 16th edition Chicago Manual of Style author-date citations—for questions refer to Chicago Manual of Style website: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html
  • Images should be submitted as separate files, never embedded in the main text document.
  • No images submitted without a text description and/or discussion.
  • Only original images or those labelled for reuse—for questions on ethical use of images, please refer to Library’s Ethical Use of Images page: http://libguides.reed.edu/c.php?g=338371&p=2668059
  • If human subjects are central to the work, approval by Reed’s IRB committee is required—for questions refer to FAQ.
  • For multimedia content, such as video, audio, still images and interactive media, please contact radiclesubmissions@reed.edu to make sure that your files can be uploaded and published before submitting them. Radicle has limited hosting space for multimedia content, so some files may need to be resized or compressed before publication.
  • Authors are responsible for removing all self-identifying traces in their files, including content and metadata, to ensure blind peer review.

Radicle showcases Reed student work that is informed by anthropological theory and methodology. The journal seeks polished work created both within and outside of anthropology courses, addressing either traditional or emerging topics in cultural anthropology. The journal welcomes essays, reviews, photo essays and short video clips concerned with theoretical issues, ethnographic methods, contemporary cultural analysis.

The following criteria are used to orient the reviews of the editors and reviewers.

A submission to Radicle should:

1. Explicitly address a theoretical framework or methodological approach to understanding and explaining human communities, relationships, behavior and/or events that was introduced in an anthropology course. This could include defining key concepts and demonstrating how they might apply to an analysis of contemporary sociocultural phenomena; it could include a review of a key work or discussion of a theoretical debate; it could include a balanced critique and a suggested alternative.

2. Make a cogent, well-organized argument with reference to appropriate and compelling evidence.

3. Carefully contextualize and frame or analyze any media presented.

4. Suggest a reflexive attentiveness to issues of research, design and methodology.

Submitters do not need to be anthropology majors! As long as you have taken a course in anthropology—such as Anthro 211—you are eligible to submit. For questions on what constitutes anthropological methodology, please refer to our FAQ and/or the criteria listed above. All submissions will be considered in an anonymous peer review process, for details refer to our FAQ. We want to remind all Reedies that in compiling our issue we consider all student work to be of equal importance, and we especially value the work of all individuals who are typically marginalized or silenced. So please do not hesitate to send in your work or an inquiry even if you're uncertain about submitting.