May 9, 2021

Editorial Structure

The JRAI is led by a four-person Editorial Team comprised of Hannah Knox, Adam Reed, Chika Watanabe, and Tom Yarrow, who share responsibility for all editorial decisions. We have a lead editor who coordinates the team. This role rotates annually amongst the team.

The Editorial Board support the work of the journal, providing input on editorial policy and strategic decisions. The Editorial Board also provide comments and reviewer suggestions on all submissions based on their reading of titles and abstracts. The full list of editorial board members is here.

Social Anthropology

The Editorial Team oversees all social anthropology submissions, with one editor assigned to lead on each paper from submission through to acceptance or rejection.


Submissions in the area of archaeology are overseen by our Associate Editor in Archaeology, Chris Fowler [].

Biological Anthropology

Submissions in the area of biological and evolutionary anthropology are overseen by our Associate Editor in Biological Anthropology, Emily Emmott [].

Book and Film Reviews

Our Reviews Editor, Paolo Heywood [], commissions reviews of books and other anthropological work (for instance films and exhibitions). Find more information on Reviews here.

Administrative Issues

Our Editorial Assistant, Ana-Maria Cîrstea, provides administrative support, coordinating the review and production process, corresponding with authors and reviewers, and running the online submission system. Please contact Ana-Maria if you have any practical questions relating to the submission, review, or production process [jrai@the].