Inaugeration of new journal: Urbanities (urban anthropology)

The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Commission on Urban Anthropology (CUA) is pleased to announce the inauguration of its journal _Urbanities_. _Urbanities_ will be published twice a year and include an “article section” (2000-3000 words max), review articles, book reviews, and sections on news, research done and in-progress, and recently completed doctorates in urban anthropology. It will also include letters, brief forthcoming announcements of conferences and other relevant events, conference reports, university courses; university jobs, and announcements from publishing houses.

_Urbanities_ aims at publishing original articles on research at the forefront of the discipline, exploring new trends and debates in urban anthropology and highlighting the contribution of urban research to the broader society.

The first issue of _Urbanities_ will be distributed free to the CUA mailing list, the Executive of the IUAES, the Wenner-Gren Foundation and, and various other anthropological institutions and associations world-wide.Thereafter, institutions will be asked to pay a subscription fee (to be announced). A reduced subscription fee will be established for individual subscribers (also to be announced).



Ilka Thiessen (Vancouver Island University, Canada)

Goran Janev (Max-Planck Institute,Goettingen, Germany)
Maryann Henck (University of Lueneburg, Germany )


Michael Fischer (University of Kent, UK)
Christian Giordano (University of Friburg, Switzerland)
John Gledhill (University of Manchester, UK)
Shahram Khosravi (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Jerome Krase (Brooklyn College, City University, New York, USA)
Gustavo Lins Riberiro (University of Brasilia, Brazil)
Fernando Monge (UNED, Spain)
Italo Pardo (University of Kent, UK)
Jonathan Parry (LSE, UK)
Giuliana B. Prato (University of Kent, UK)
Ljupcho S. Riesteski (Sts Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia)
Andrew Mugsy Spiegel (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Joan Weibel-Orlando (University of Southern California, USA)
Alex Weingrod (Ben Gurion University,Israel)


_Urbanities_ encourages the submission of previously unpublished, original contributions that are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Submissions should be written in clear English language, accessible to a wide international readership, many of whom may not be professional anthropologists. Urbanities reserves the right to edit submissions,as may be necessary for space, grammatical accuracy and style preference.

All major contributions such as articles, book reviews, guest editorials and comments are peer reviewed. _Urbanities_ benefits from an editorial and a scientific Board. All submissions will go through an internal selection procedure before being submitted for peer review.

All submissions should be sent to the journal editor, Prof. Ilka Thiessen at: Please contact the editor to discuss topics you might be interested to write on.

Deadlines for submission for the November 2011 issue:

Major contributions, which will have to go through the peer-review process,should be submitted by 15 June. All other contributions should be submitted by 30 September.

Deadlines for submission for the May 2012 issue:

Major contributions, which will have to go through the peer-review process,should be submitted by 15 December. All other contributions should be submitted by 30 March.

_Urbanities_ aims at sending reviewers’ comments within two months of submission and at publishing your work in the following issue. However, if in view of reviewers’ feedback, major amendments are necessary, Urbanities reserves the right to consider publication at a later suitable date.


Articles: (2000-3000 words, including footnotes and bibliography, which should be kept to a minimum).. Short articles are preferred.
Editorials: (1500 words max.);
Conference reports: (1000 words max.);
Reviews: (500 words max.);
Letters: (250 words max.);
Obituaries: (500 words max.);
Comments: (up to 600 words; longer by invitation only);
Reports on research: (500 words max.);
Completed doctoral dissertations. (300 words max.) Please include author’s full name, institution, date of award, title, and abstract.

In order to foster debate in _Urbanities_, comments and letters are particularly encouraged.


Please submit your work as a Word document.

LAYOUT: Please use double-space with margins c. 2.5cm (1 inch) wide. (Footnotes and List of References should also be double-spaced.)

PAGINATION: Number all pages consecutively throughout in the top right-hand corner.

FONT: Please use Times New Roman throughout. Do not use any complex coding.

STYLE/CONSISTENCY: Please use the same style throughout the text. For the spelling, use either British English or US English. If using British English: commas should be omitted before the final ‘and’ or ‘or’ in lists unless the meaning is ambiguous; use the ‘ize’ suffix (organization rather than organisation), ‘colour’ not ‘color’, ‘favourite’ not ‘favorite’. Avoid parochialism and ambiguity; for example, instead of expressions like ‘this country’ use the country name; be precise in identifying periods of time, and avoid expressions like ‘in the last century’, which now needs to be clarified. Decades should be written without the apostrophe (for example, the 1950s).

QUOTATIONS/EXTRACTS: These must be an exact reproduction of the original in both spelling and punctuation, even if this conflicts with the style of the rest of your typescript. Use single quotation marks. Always acknowledge the source of your quotations (see also copyright and permission). If the original quotation is in a foreign language, please provide the English translation.

FOOTNOTES AND REFERENCING: Please use footnotes, not endnotes. _Urbanities_’ preferred style of referencing is the Harvard style (or author-date system). The Harvard style provides the author’s name and year of publication in parentheses in the text, and the full details of the work in a list of references, or bibliography at the end of the typescript. When there are references by two or more authors with the same surname, use their initials to avoid confusion. When a work is published by an organization rather than an author, place the organization’s name in the author’s place.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Please provide the English translation for quotations and bibliographic references in foreign languages.

FOREIGN FONTS (for example, diacritics, mathematical symbols, transliterated Greek/Arabic/Chinese/Cyrillic and so on): If you intend to use foreign fonts in your chapter, please alert the editor to this as soon as possible.

NON-TEXT MATERIAL: Non-text material may be maps, graphs, tables, photographs, illustrations, and so on. Authors are asked to keep such material to a minimum. All illustrations/figures/tables must be separated from the text and sent as a separate file. Portrait figures should be no wider than text width. Scanned illustrations must be saved as high-resolution files (at least 300 dpi) at their actual size. Maps, line drawings and flow charts must be saved as high-resolution files (at least 800-1200 dpi) at their actual size. If the printout looks pixelated/fuzzy, it is likely to remain so. You must provide copies of all relevant permissions/copyright information. Please, provide a List of Illustrations/Figures/Tables containing the captions for each illustration/figure/table (including sources) and the relevant copyright permissions.

COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSION: Always acknowledge author, publisher, source (this could be an institution, such as a public gallery, or museum). If you are planning to reproduce from any copyrighted material, it is your responsibility to seek written permission for its use, and also to settle any relevant fees. Please, note that not all Internet material (for example, screen images) is in the public domain; therefore you should always check their status. All copyright material must be supplied with the permissions cleared by the relevant person(s) (for example, owner/s, photographer) and/or institution (for example, gallery, photographic library, museum) who own the copyright.

LIBEL: Authors are responsible for the content of their published work. Please ensure that you do not make any defamatory or injurious statement about living persons, institutions or other organizations and do not include in your work any obscene or improper material that could result in libel claims. In the event, _Urbanities_ will not be responsible for such claims.

Jerry Krase

Jerome Krase, Ph.D.
Emeritus and Murray Koppelman Professor
Brooklyn College
The City University of New York (BrooklynSoc)