Focus and Scope

Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (ACME) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the anthropological study of all societies and cultures in the Middle East and Central Eurasia. The journal publishes original research by social scientists not only in the area of anthropology but also in sociology, folklore, religion, material culture and related social sciences. It encompasses all areas of modern and contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, China), including topics on minority groups and religious themes.


Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (ACME) is a subscription based journal. A subscription grants access to the online journal, including all back issues, as well as print editions of all issues published during the subscription term (normally two).
2018 subscription rates are £160 for Institutions, this grants access via designated IP addresses.
2018 subscription rates are £40 for Individuals, this grants access via a password.

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Open Access Policy

Sean Kingston Publishing is delighted to consider proposals for Open Access Publishing on a Gold Standard basis, under a Creative Commons Attribution v4.0 International License (CC BY), the most open license available, allowing readers to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to alter, transform, or build upon the material, including for commercial use, providing the original author is credited.

The standard fee is £1250 per article, but this may vary depending on article length or funding requirements. For a Special Issue, one would normally multiply the total number of articles by this amount. This fee covers not only the Gold Standard, but also any editing requirements.

Please contact to discuss options.


Although a comparatively new journal, The Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia is already indexed in the EBSCO range of products (e.g. Academic Search etc.) and in the Anthropological Index Online.

We are actively extending the range of indexes that cover ACME, and welcome enquiries to this end (contact


The journal is generously supported by Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies at Oklahoma State University