About this series
SpringerBriefs in Anthropology SpringerBriefs in Anthropology presents concise summaries of cutting-edge research and practical applications in all aspects of Anthropology. Featuring compact volumes of 85 to 125 pages, the series covers a range of content from professional to academic. Typical topics might include: a snapshot of a hot or emerging topic, a contextual literature review, timely report of state-of-the art analytical techniques, in-depth case study, presentation of core concepts that students must understand in order to make independent contributions. Briefs allow authors to present their ideas and readers to absorb them with minimal time investment. Briefs will be published as part of Springer’s eBook collection, with millions of users worldwide. In addition, Briefs will be available for individual print and electronic purchase. Briefs are characterized by fast, global electronic dissemination, standard publishing contracts, easy-to-use manuscript preparation and formatting guidelines, and expedited production schedules. We aim for publication 8-12 weeks after acceptance. Both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts are considered for publication in this series. Briefs can also arise from the scale up of a planned chapter. Instead of simply contributing to an edited volume, the author gets an authored book with the space necessary to provide more data, fundamentals and background on the subject, methodology, future outlook, etc. SpringerBriefs in Anthropology contain a number of distinct subseries focusing Anthropology and Ethics, Human Behavior and Biology, and Human Ecology. Please see the webpages for each subseries for a more precise description of each.