ASAonline submission information

Please address all editorial correspondence to Dr Cressida Jervis Read, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford, on editor(at)


  • Articles should be of 10-15,000 words in length
  • An abstract of 200 words should accompany the article, as well as up to 6 keywords.
  • The author's name, professional affiliation and a <50 word biographical note should be included on the cover page (only).
  • Articles may include visual elements and/or audio-visual or interactive elements.
  • Articles must not have been published elsewhere, except under special circumstances.


  • Articles must be submitted using the ASAonline template.
  • Articles with text and images only must be submitted in rich-text format, with the images inserted in the relevant places.  We will request the images later as separate files.
  • Articles with audio-visual or interactive elements must also be sent in RTF format, but with the AV files sent separately, or as links.  If AV is to be hosted on the ASA server it should be sent in Quicktime format on a DVD (MPEG-4, fast start for the internet, OR hinted streaming with a reference movie for different connection speeds.  A freeware MPEG compression package, MPEG streamclip, is available here
  • Assistance with technical presentation is available for accepted submissions. We will expect authors of technically sophisticated articles to liaise with the editorial manager.
  • Hyperlinked referencing should be used, based on JRAI style - as described in the template below.

Download a blank word processing file in RTF format for use as your template - this has the various styles preset. Simply read and overwrite what you find there.

Conference reports

  • ASAonline also publishes conference reports. If you are running, or participating in an interesting upcoming workshop, panel or conference, please consider writing it up for us.
  • Reports should be fairly short (500-1000 words), providing a critical commentary of the event, such that people who were unable to attend may get a sense of the papers presented and debates discussed.
  • Good examples of this can be seen at in print in Anthropology Today, Somatosphere, and Medicine Anthropology Theory.


Authors retain copyright of material published in ASAonline, which is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence: CC-BY.