Archaeologist screening sediments at the Tuluaq Hill site in Noatak National Preserve. NPS photo.

Alaska Journal of Anthropology

Mission Statement

Established in 2000, the Alaska Journal of Anthropology is a peer-reviewed publication of the Alaska Anthropological Association. AJA publishes articles and reports from all four fields of anthropology and related disciplines, including history, geography, linguistics, and indigenous languages. AJA also provides a forum for ethnographic and ethnohistoric narratives and translations. Publication emphasis is on Alaska and adjacent regions of Canada and Russia; however, AJA also publishes on issues of broader interest to Northern and Arctic researchers.


Manuscripts should conform to the AJA Guidelines for Submission can be (downloaded here) and emailed to the appropriate editor listed below.

Open Access

Articles and Reports can be published immediately online as open access if authors or their institutions pay production fees of $1000 for articles and $500 for reports. There are no fees for publishing non-open access works and these will become fee to the public two years after the original date of publication.


Journal volumes may be purchased online at our Publications Shop. Authors will receive a free copy on the journal issue to which they have contributed and a 40% discount on additional copies.


Kenneth L. Pratt (Bureau of Indian Affairs): or
Brian T. Wygal (Adelphi University):

Research Notes
Anne Jensen (UIC Science):

Book Reviews
Erica Hill (Program Office, Arctic Social Sciences, NSF):

Thesis and Dissertation Abstracts
Monty Rogers (Cultural Alaska):

Editorial Board

Aron Crowell (Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution)

Don Dumond (University of Oregon)

Max Friesen (University of Toronto)

Bjarne Grønnow (National Museum of Denmark)

Scott Heyes (Canberra University)

Erica Hill (University of Alaska Southeast)

Gary Holton (University of Hawaii)

Alexander King (Franklin and Marshall College)

Owen Mason (GeoArch Alaska)

Dennis O’Rourke (University of Kansas)

Katherine Reedy (Idaho State University)

William E. Simeone (independent researcher)

Amy Steffian (Alutiiq Museum)

Richard O. Stern (independent researcher)

Margaret Wilson (University of Washington)