Call for Sustainability Science Papers

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Beginning with the first issue in 1915, there has been a rich history of anthropological research published in PNAS1,2 . Research published in the Anthropology section of PNAS spans the discipline broadly from the classic work of Franz Boas in 19163 that moved the field of Physical Anthropology from stereotypic, race-based descriptions to more scientific analyses of human variability, to the latest state-of-the-art research covered in topical PNAS special features, such as the Early Hominin Diet Special Feature, which focuses on exciting new technologies used to answer long-standing questions in the field.

PNAS remains committed to publishing high-impact, cutting-edge research in Anthropology. We encourage authors to submit noteworthy anthropology research articles, particularly those that will create discussion among our broad readership. The increasingly interdisciplinary nature of scientific research underscores the value of publishing in PNAS and is reflected in our high citation rates.

PNAS is the home for outstanding Anthropology papers, and they may be eligible for a waiver of publication charges including page, color, and supporting information fees. For more information about submitting manuscripts to PNAS, contact David Stopak at dstopak@nas.edu.

PNAS Editorial Board members for Anthropology include: Richard G. Klein, C. Owen Lovejoy, James F. O’Connell, Dolores R. Piperno, and Elsa M. Redmond.

PNAS Editorial Board members for Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences include: Donald E. Canfield, Thure E. Cerling, W. G. Ernst, A. R. Ravishankara, Lisa Tauxe, and Mark H. Thiemens.


1Wissler C (1915) Culture of the North American Indians occupying the Caribou Area and its relation to other types of culture. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1(1):51-54
2Fewkes JW (1915) Archaeology of Barbados. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1(1) 47-51
3 Boas F. (1916) New evidence in regard to the instability of human types. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2(12): 713–718.