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Trends in Biological Anthropology Journal

The new Trends in Biological Anthropology is an annual publication to be produced by the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO)

The Trends is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary and international platform for the publication of research into all aspects in the thriving fields of biological anthropology and osteoarchaeology.

The publication welcomes submissions from those who work in numerous archaeological sectors including, academic, commercial, forensic, heritage, curatorial and many others – including non-members.

The editorial team encourages papers from any field of study that focus on biological anthropology and osteoarchaeology, including all aspects of the study of human and animal bones from any time period and geographical location.

Trends will accept studies which provide methodological development, and apply previously established techniques to new materials, as well as studies with newly contextualised data.

The editorial team strongly encourage the submission of papers in support of the decolonisation of bioarchaeological research and the diversification of our profession. In particular, research papers outside of Europe and North America, interrogations of colonialism and racism, and ways to tackle structural biases would be particularly welcomed.

Trends in Biological Anthropology is published by British Archaeological Reports (Digital) on behalf of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. British Archaeological Reports (Digital) is perfectly situated in the publishing market to distribute and promote the interdisciplinary bioarchaeological work of the Trends publication. The collaboration between BABAO and British Archaeological Reports (Digital) will distribute the research in Trends in the major university library in printed format across the UK, as well as internationally in digital format.

Accepted article types with word-count (excluding bibliography) are: 

  • Research Articles (6,000 words)
  • Method + Case Reports (3,000 words)
  • Debate Papers (1,500 words).

We are working to implement a more efficient submission system. 
For now, please send your articles directly to Dr Veronica Tamorri, Trends Editor-in-Chief at