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AAA Provides Free Access to 85 Years of American Anthropologist and More

As part of our committment to broaden access to anthropological research, AAA is now providing free access to content from  American Anthropologist, Anthropology News, Ethos, and PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review that published before 1974. 

The initiative, approved last year by the AAA Executive Board, allows for issues from these journals published between 1888 and 1973 to be made available free of charge via the Wiley-Blackwell platform, Wiley Interscience (http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=ANTH-SOUR). 

Previously, this content was only available via AAA membership, library subscription or on a “pay per view” basis. For more information about free access to this pre-1974 content, please contact Dion Dears (ddears@aaanet.org), Anthrosource Product Manager.

The title that has been publishing longest, and therefore has with the most newly free content, is American Anthropologist, which started in 1888. Why not check out the articles from the first ever issue, listed below? 



3 Responses

  1. Thank you for announcing this significant development. Is there a process by which users can report bugs or content that has not yet been unlocked? Trying out the newly opened content, I discovered that volume 2, number 4 (1900) is not yet unlocked. Clicking on the PDF links leads one to the Wiley InterScience Access Article page. (Of course, this was the first issue that I tried. After trying it, many others worked fine for me.)

    Thanks to the executive board for taking this step. Making this content available will be a great service to many communities.

  2. Hi Jason,

    Thanks very much for your comment; we’re very excited to be able to release this content!

    I’ll put someone on the case to unlock the issue you had trouble with, American Anthropologist 2.4, but in the future any bugs can be reported to Dion Dears (ddears@aaanet.org).


    Sharon Stein
    Assistant to the Director of Publishing
    American Anthropological Association

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