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Starting with 2021, the journal has changed the rules for in-text citations and references. The 6th edition of the American Psychological Association style (APA 6th) will be used. (

Starting with 2016, Anthropological Researches and Studies Journal publishes only articles written in English.

Title, authors, affiliation
The title should be eloquent illustrating the content of manuscript, 10- 20 words and should not contain abbreviations.

Specify the complete list of authors. Each author should be registered with his/her birth or baptismal name, followed by the FAMILY NAME (often referred to as a surname or last name). On First Name (Baptism Name, Given at Birth) and Middle Name Capitalize Each Word and on FAMILY NAME (SURNAME) WRITE IN CAPITAL LETTERS (UPPERCASE).

Institutional affiliation (university/college/ hospital) & section (department / discipline) must me provided for each author.

For institutional membership and for other citations use this format of quotation marks “…” For example: “Francisc I. Rainer” Anthropology Institute of the Romanian Academy

Contact person information (email and phone) is mandatory.

One row space will be left after each section: the title, all the authors’ names, all institutional affiliations, the correspondence address and the abstract.

     The abstract, the article should not include vague or subjective sentences such as “in my paper I will argue that…”, or  “we/our team selected for this work…”. The author is encouraged to use more impersonal phrases such as “this study argues that…”, or “were selected for this work…”.

All articles should begin with a 250-word abstract in English. Please comply with international norms for abstracts following the model.

Objectives. (Main elements of the study stages should be extracted and presented in a more concentrated manner).

Material and methods. (Clear and concise).

Results. (The relevant ones, expressed numerically and statistically evaluated where possible).

Conclusions. (Most important findings, any recommendations).

Keywords: Between 3 and 5 keywords, separated by commas and finalized by point, must be provided at the end of abstract for the purpose of indexing. For bio-medical anthropology INDEX Medicus and MEDLINE are recommended for compliance.

Do not use lines in the abstract. One row space will be left before and after the abstract. One row space will be left before and after the keywords.

Abbreviations are not admitted in the title and are preferable to be avoided in abstracts. Each abbreviation is to be first introduced between brackets next to the phrase subject to abbreviation ARS only admits for standard abbreviations (see AMA guide to abbreviations). Recommended measurement units are those of the International System.

Example of author information in multiple authorship articles:


Samuel SHAPIRO (1), Henri CARRARA (2), Bruce ALLAN (2), Margaret HOFFMAN (2), Lynn ROSENBERG (3), Judith P. KELLY (3), Diane  COOPER  (2), Anna-Lise WILLIAMSON (2)

(1) Columbia University, USA; e-mail:

(2) University of Cape Town USA; e-mail:

(3) Boston University, USA; e-mail:

Address correspondence to: Samuel Shapiro, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, 672 West 168th Street Room 1613, New York, NY  10032,  USA.  Ph.:  01-212-305-7992;  Fax: 01-212-305-9413; E-mail:

(text: 250 words)

Keywords: Human Papillomavirus (HPV), invasive cancer of the cervix, Papanicolaou (Pap) smears.

Editorial recommendations to young authors in medical anthropology:

I. Original Articles

Content should be structured in the following sections


Survey of literature in the field, research goals, findings.

Material and methods

Accurate verifiable data; techniques and instruments, assessment criteria.


Submit concise data (including tabular forms or figures). Where appropriate, results may be validated by appropriate statistical processing. For statistical analysis, tests used in data evaluating data are to be explicitly mentioned (Chi-square, t-test, ANOVA, correlation, regression, etc.). When data are presented in tabular form, indicate the statistical test by a footnote for each table separately.

For the presentation of statistical data, APA style will be used (


Results interpretation, connecting findings to work on similar subjects in mainstream publications.


Emphasis on contribution to knowledge in the area involved.


(If appropriated) name institutions, organizations or individuals having favorably influenced completion of research project.


II. Reviews and updates

ARS publishes reviews and state of the art updates on topics of interest.

Abstracts and text of such contributions shall be structured following the same indications as specified above with respect to the original articles.

III. Case reports

Content and structure of case reports ought to include the following sections:




Case presentation

Discussion, conclusion


Recommended sizes for articles and references:

I. Original Articles

Article size including abstract, text, tables, figures as well as 20 to 40 bibliographic references: 5000-8000 words.

II. Reviews and updates

Update article size including abstract, text, tables, figures and 30 to 50 bibliographic references:  8000-10000 words.

III. Case reports

Case reports size including abstract, text, tables, figures and 15 to 30 bibliographic references:  3000-5000 words.

IV. Reviews: 500-600 words.


For references, authors should use the American Psychological Association (APA) style, 6th edition, see Wintec APA Guide, Revised June 2015 (, or use the attached guide.

It is imperative that all sources listed in the final references be cited in the text – and vice versa.

References should be numbered as follows. Works without author should be mention last with a ***

Examples of proper citation to the references at the end of a text:

  1. Faure, G. (2011). Vécu d’une hémorragie grave de la délivrance: impact sur le désir ultérieur de grossesse. [Experienced with severe postpartum haemorrhage: impact on the subsequent desire for pregnancy]. Gynécologie et obstétrique. Mémoire de Diplôme d’État de Sage-Femme. Université Paris Descartes. Retrieved September 21, 2020 from
  2. Hales, M. (2012). Community health nursing. In A. Berman, S. Snyder, T. Levett-Jones, T. Dwyer, M. Hales, N. Harvey, …D. Stanley (Eds.), Kozier and Erb’s fundamentals of nursing (2nd Australian ed., Vol. 1, pp. 127-141). Frenchs Forest, Australia: Pearson.
  3. Hubbard, J., Thomas, C., & Varnham, S. (2010). Principles of law for New Zealand business students (4th ed.). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson.
  4. Kay, G. N. (1999). Fiber optics in architectural lighting: Methods, design, and applications. doi:10.1036/0070349320.
  5. Mezey, M. D., Cassel, C. K., Bottrell, M. M., Hyer, K., Howe, J. L., & Fulmer, T. T. (Eds.). (2002). Ethical patient care: A casebook for geriatric health care teams. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  6. Stulz, J. (2006). Integrating exposure therapy and analytic therapy in trauma treatment. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76(4), 482-488.
  7. ***Department of Conservation. (n.d.). New Zealand’s marine environment. Retrieved June 17,  2014 from
  8. *** Ministère de la santé et de l’hygiène publique (MSHP) [Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene]. (2016). Plan national de développement sanitaire 2016-2020. [National Health Development Plan 2016-2020]. Abidjan, République de Côte d’Ivoire: Draft Consolidé. Retrieved September 21, 2020 from
  9. *** Organisation Mondiale de la Santé. [World Health Organization] (2014). Recommandations de l’OMS pour la prévention et le traitement de l’hémorragie du post-partum. [WHO recommendations for prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage]. Genève, Organisation Mondiale de la Santé: Editions de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé. Retrieved September 21, 2020 from
  10. ***University of Otago. (1986). Today’s food, tomorrow’s health. Dunedin, New Zealand: Author.

Attention! Journal or serial article with six or more authors must be cited as below:

Gilbert, D. G., McClernon, J. F., Rabinovich, N. E., Sugai, C., Plath, L. C., Asgaard, G., …Botros, N. (2004). Effects of quitting smoking on EEG activation and attention last for more than 31 days and are more severe with stress, dependence, DRD2 A1 allele, and depressive traits. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 6, 249-267. doi:10.1080/1462220041001676305

Attention! Give the URL of the journal homepage. e.g. Retrieved from

Examples of proper in-text citations:

Book with six or more authors / editors:

First citation – Mezey et al. (2002) explain that … (p. 58). Or … (Mezey et al., 2002, p. 58).

Book with three to five authors:

First citation – Hubbard, Thomas and Varnham (2010) state that… (p. 4) Or … (Hubbard, Thomas, & Varnham, 2010, p. 4). Then – Hubbard et al. (2010) report that … (p. 4). or … (Hubbard et al., 2010, p. 4).

Journal or serial article (print version):

First citation – Millard, Nicholas and Cook (2008) explain …. (p. 640).

Or … (Millard, Nicholas, & Cook, 2008, p. 640). Then – Millard et al. (2008) explain … (p. 640).

Or … (Millard et al., 2008, p. 640).

Journal or serial article from the Internet:

Pantaleo (2005, Classroom context) states …. (para. 3). Or … (Pantaleo, 2005, Classroom context, paragraph 3).

Journal or serial article from a library database:

Bumpus and Burton (2008) believe that … (p. 303). Or … (Bumpus & Burton, 2008, p. 303).


Statistics New Zealand (2014) provides evidence for… (para. 2). Or… (Statistics New Zealand, 2014, para. 2).

Figures, images, tables (maximum 8 tables admitted)

Figures, illustrations and tables will be included in the article (document). The article cites figures, images, tables numbered with Arabic numerals. Figures, illustrations will be submitted in JPG format (minimum 300 dpi).


Table 1

Differences in Cultural Carriers to Screening between the Asian and the Caucasian Women

You can see about the tables here:

More information is available on pages 127–150 of Chapter 5 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, sixth edition.

Figure 1

Age specific sex variation in FFM (kg)

You can see about the figures here:

The principles of figure construction are described on pp. 150–167 of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Page settings, format

Articles will be sent in Microsoft Word 2000 or later, Times New Roman font size 12. Use the single-line spacing. Do not use the free row between the paragraphs of the text. Only before and after each chapters, subchapters a row will be left free.
Margins: 3 cm above and left, 1.5 cm below and right. Title, title tables, aligned left, bold, lowercase.

Introduction, Materials and methods (Methodology), Results Case presentation), Discussions, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, aligned left, bold, lowercase. Before and after each leave a blank line and then begin the text, write figure, table, etc.

The text following chapters, subchapters will start at a distance of 1.5 cm. The first line of each paragraph should be indented (set in from the left margin) by 1.5 centimeters.

Pages should be numbered at the right bottom corner.

Footnotes will not be used.

ARS publishes articles written in English. ARS recommends spelling rules set forth in International Webster’s Dictionary.

The author(s) should use a decent academic language. Presentation of facts and opinions should be kept to an impersonal speech. The editors will not accept unsupported criticism or defamation against other texts or authors. A derogatory is strongly discouraged.

Authors are fully responsible for the quality of the English/Romanian language, editing of the text, citations, and references. We recommend the appeal to a professional translation service, for example American Manuscript Editors,

Please note that the use of a language editing service is neither a requirement for publication in Anthropological Researches and Studies, nor does it imply or guarantee that the article will be selected for peer review or accepted.


The articles submitted for publication will be checked for any violation of the copyright law and editors could consider taking corrective actions against it, varying from asking the authors to re-write overlapping sections to the rejection of the manuscript. Text recycling is an acceptable practice only in a few situations – for example, in the methods section of the work, where there are limited ways to describe the used method(s). Sufficient new material has to be provided in the article to justify its publication and the original publication must be referenced in the subsequent publication. Since detection of previous dissemination of the material is not always possible, authors are fully responsible for the originality of content submitted for publication.

Any original material submitted to Anthropological Researches and Studies journal for publication must be accompanied by a filled and signed Copyright Form (Copyright Form Download PDF). Manuscripts that fail to meet this requirement will not be taken into consideration.

Manuscripts that fail to meet this requirement will not be taken into consideration.

Submission for publication and publication

Manuscripts submitted for publication are to be complete and correct. Authors are responsible for re-checking manuscripts every time they are returned for further editing. Interest of the topic, quality of approach, novelty of approach, date of receipt may influence publishing priority in ARS.

Articles previously published in other journals or in another language are not accepted for publication in ARS.

Failure to comply with editorial recommendations may result in delays in publication or rejection.

Provide the contact details (including email addresses) of four potential peer reviewers for your manuscript. At least one of potential peer reviewers must be from another country than the first author of the paper. The reviewers should be experts in their field, able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. The suggested peer reviewers should not have published with any of the authors of the manuscript within the past two years. They should not be current collaborators or members of the same research institution. The suggested reviewers will be considered alongside potential reviewers recommended by the Editorial team.

First Name (Baptism Name,     Given at Birth)

Capitalize Each Word



  Affiliation, workplace,        postal address Email

The manuscripts will be sent to one of these addresses:

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