About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Journal of Anthropological Films (JAF) publishes original, empirically based contributions that present new insights to the study of human behaviour through audio-visual means. Contributions should be based on anthropological or equivalent longer term fieldwork and methods of research. The films should be directed towards an academic community, for use in research and teaching of academic disciplines concerned with the cultural and social diversity of the world, and universal ideas and values. 

As JAF will be published as Open Access, the films will have a potential of reaching a wider audience with an interest in themes of anthropological concern. 

Peer Review Process

This is a peer-reviewed journal. All films published in JAF have undergone peer review.

The editors will organise peer reviews of submitted films. The films will have at least two peer reviewers, one with expertise in the region, and/or the theme of the film, and the other with background in the field of visual anthropology. The editors have the final decision on what films will be published. The reviewers will follow the Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers as stated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Open Access Policy

JAF (Journal of Anthropological Films) provides immediate, unrestricted open access to published films and other content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.   

Films are published in JAF under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license.  This means that published films can be discovered, downloaded, copied and redistributed freely without cost or restriction. They cannot be used for commercial purposes or reedited without the express written permission of the copyright holder.    

This journal has no submission or publication fees


This journal is indexed in Directory of Open Access Journals and The Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.


This journal is included in the Public Knowledge Project Private LOCKSS Network (PKP PLN).


Published by Nordic Anthropological Film Association (NAFA)

Hosted by Bergen Open Access Publishing