Evolutionary Anthropology ORC

The EAORC was set up in 2003 to help students and investigators in Evolutionary Anthropology to find out about key papers in their subject area as they were published. It was based on an original concept created by Helena Tuzinska, and has been producing a weekly bulletin (compiled by Martin Edwardes) for over fourteen years now.

The interests of the members of the EAORC are varied, but cluster around language evolution, cultural evolution, and cognitive evolution. The papers, articles and news items selected each week reflect these interests.

How to Join

There is no membership fee or other charges for membership of EAORC. Simply email martin.edwardes@btopenworld.com saying you wish to subscribe. You will be added to the list and you will receive the weekly bulletin.

Current Publications List

Among the publications reviewed each week (or when published) for content:

It is an eclectic mix but, with accompanying news items, it does provide effective coverage of advances in the relevant fields.

Current Newsfeeds List

Other relevant news items are included when discovered.

Predatory Publishers

EAORC supports traditional publishers (free to publish/pay to view), freeview publishers (pay to publish/free to view), and public service publishers (free to publish/free to view). We try to avoid predatory publishers (pay to publish but no legitimate journal to publish in, or pay to publish/pay to view). Lists of predatory publishers are available at:

Beall’s List of Predatory Journals and Publishers

Stop Predatory Journals

Both of these are public service lists based on the original Beall’s List. If in doubt about that offer to publish your paper, check them out. As a rule of thumb, remember Grandma’s advice: If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.