Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

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Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute  
Former names
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Roy. Anthropol. Inst.
Discipline Anthropology
Language English
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 1359-0987 (print)
1467-9655 (web)
LCCN 95660943
OCLC no. 69372347

The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. The journal covers anthropological topics such as archaeology, civilisation, ritual, mythology, religion, society, and ethnography and includes a book review section.


The journal was established in 1901 as Man and obtained its current title in 1995, with volume numbering restarting at 1. For first sixty-three volumes from its inception in 1901 up to 1963 it was issued on a monthly basis, moving to bimonthly issues for the years 1964–1965. From March 1966 until its last issue in December 1994, it was published quarterly as a "new series", with a new sequence of volume numbers (1–29).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 1.078, ranking it 28th out of 81 journals in the category "Anthropology".[1]


  1. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Anthropology". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012. 

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