Information for Potential Reviewers

Human Organization now has an electronic submission and review portal.  Please go to to sign up to review.

Human Organization is always seeking to identify qualified reviewers for submitted manuscripts. Many of you have already responded to the following survey, which was distributed at the annual meetings, printed in Practicing Anthropology, and enclosed with the annual dues statement. But if you have not already sent one to us, please take a moment to fill one out. Return it to the Editorial Office at the address below.

For each of the following items, please indicate up to 5 responses that best reflect your current interests. Be as general or as specific as you care to be in describing your areas of expertise. Your descriptions will be the basis for contacting you to review manuscripts.

  • Your name, telephone numbers, and e-mail address
  • Topical areas (e.g., health care, education, international development)
  • Action areas (e.g., policy analysis, community organization, program evaluation)
  • Methodological orientation (e.g., quantitative analysis, oral history, spatial analysis)
  • Theoretical orientation (e.g., cultural ecology, dependency theory)
  • Other disciplinary affiliations or affinities (e.g., public health, geography)
  • Geographic area

  • Preferred electronic mailing address for correspondence that cannot occur via our portal at should be addressed to:

Currently Reviewing a Manuscript

Please comment on as many of the following aspects of the paper as seem appropriate.  Reviews should be submitted via our electronic portal at

  • Probable interest to readers
  • Contribution of this paper to the literature on this subject
  • Attention to relevant literature
  • Adequacy of research design and/or analysis
  • Style and organization of the paper


  • Accept
  • Accept with Revisions*
  • Reject

*If you choose this option, please also be aware that:

We prefer to publish manuscripts no longer than 30 pages in length.  If the manuscript is substantially longer than this, please suggest possible deletions.

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