About Humans


Humans (ISSN 2673-9461) is an international and cross-disciplinary open access academic journal publishing peer-reviewed papers on anthropological subjects. It accepts reviews, regular research papers, commentaries, and short notes. Authors should consult the instructions for authors regarding manuscript length and formatting. Papers that cross traditional subdisciplinary boundaries are highly encouraged. Special topics volumes are encouraged.


1. History of Anthropology and its Various Subfields

1.1. Biological Anthropology

  1. Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoanthropology;
  2. Human Biology: Genetics, Anatomy, and Physiology;
  3. Paleoanthropology: Human Evolution, and the Fossil Record;
  4. Human Variation and Adaptation: Similarities and Differences in Human Groups;
  5. Primatology: Study of Biology Evolution and Behavior of Primates;
  6. Forensic Anthropology;
  7. Medical Anthropology;
  8. Bioarchaeology;
  9. Others will be considered.

1.2. Cultural /Social Anthropology

  1. Political Anthropology;
  2. Anthropology and Linguistics & Communicative Practices;
  3. Anthropology and Religion;
  4. Anthropology and Social & Economic Development;
  5. Anthropology and Family & Marriage;
  6. Anthropology and Race & Ethnicity;
  7. Anthropology and Gender & Sexuality;
  8. Ecological Anthropology;
  9. Anthropology of Development;
  10. Others will be considered.

2. Archaeology

  1. Environmental/Ecological Archaeology;
  2. Anthrozoology/Zooarchaeology/Archaeozoology;
  3. Experimental Archaeology;
  4. Prehistoric Archaeology;
  5. Historical Archaeology;
  6. Ethnoarchaeology;
  7. Paleobotany and Paleoethnobotany;
  8. Archeopedology;
  9. Geoarcheology;
  10. Underwater Archeology;
  11. Forensic Archeology;
  12. Others will be considered.


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Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Humans will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2024 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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