AJPA coverThe 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 100 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. All authors are required to submit manuscripts online (not by mail). To submit a manuscript online, authors can visit the Wiley site: AJPA Online Manuscript Submissions.

The Yearbook of Physical Anthropology is an annual journal of review articles that summarize and evaluate recent literature in topics of current interest to biological anthropologists.


Past Editors of the AJPA


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)

Emoke J.E. Szathmary (1995-2001)

Clark Spencer Larsen (2001-2007)

Christopher B. Ruff (2007-2013)

Peter Ellison (2013-present)

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