The American Journal of Physical Anthropology is the official journal of the AAPA. Started as a quarterly in 1918 by the AAPA's founding organizer, Ales Hrdlicka, the AJPA is currently published monthly by John Wiley & Sons. It prints over a hundred original scientific papers each year, as well as the abstracts and proceedings from the AAPA's annual meetings and other official AAPA documents and notices. To submit a manuscript online, authors can visit the Wiley site: AJPA Online Manuscript Submissions.
AJPA celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018. A complete table of contents of articles published from its inception in 1918 to the present is available here.
The Yearbook of Physical Anthropology is and open-access annual publication. It provides broad but thorough coverage of developments within the field of biological anthropology through summarizing and synthesizing the state of the art in a particular subfield, presenting new paradigms for addressing important issues of general interest, detailing new technologies that are vital to advancing the discipline, or providing historical perspectives on the field. More information about the Yearbook and how to submit a manuscript can be found here.
AAPA members can access the American Journal of Physical Anthropology and the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology here.
Ales Hrdlicka (1918-1942)
T. Dale Stewart (1943-1949)
William W. Howells (1949-1954)
Sherwood L. Washburn (1955-1957)
William S. Laughlin (1958-1963)
Frederick S. Hulse (1964-1969)
William S. Pollitzer (1970-1977)
Francis E. Johnston (1977-1983)
William A. Stini (1983-1989)
Matt Cartmill (1989-1995)
Emőke J.E. Szathmáry (1995-2001)
Clark Spencer Larsen (2001-2007)
Christopher B. Ruff (2007-2013)
Peter Ellison (2013-2019)
Trudy Turner (2019-present)
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