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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

We invite authors interested in submitting a paper to read the journal description (Aims and Scope) attentively, and then follow the submission guidelines.


Length of manuscript

Articles should be no longer than 7000 words (approx. 40 000 characters), including references and notes, but excluding the abstract.

Title page

A separate sheet should give the author's name and academic affiliation, the title, a short abstract of no more than 300 words as well as keywords.

Manuscript style

  • Format: .doc. or .rtf
  • Font size: 12 for main text and bibliography, spacing 1.5; 10 for footnotes with single spacing
  • Margins (left, right, top and bottom) 2.5 cm; the text should be justified.
  • Subheadings should be in capital letters (all CAPS), lower level subheadings in italics; additional line before subheadings.
  • Quotations: double inverted commas should be used, except for quotations within quotations, which should have single inverted commas.
  • Longer quotations (of more than 4 lines) should be set off from the text with an extra line of space above and below, in smaller font (10), indented from left and right (1,25 and 15,25), and typed without double inverted commas.
  • UK English spelling should be used.
  • All pages except the cover sheet should be consecutively numbered, starting with 1, to appear in the bottom right hand corner of each page.
  • Please use consecutively numbered footnotes, starting with 1, and keep them to the minimum. Do not use endnotes.
  • Paragraphs: a single tab to begin a new paragraph, except the first paragraph in a section.

 Photos and media:

  • Photographs and illustrations should be listed in a separate document with  captions, and indicated in the text. Please send the photographs using a download link of your choice in high resolution and .jpg, or .tiff format.
  • If you want to include sound or video files in your publication, please contact the editors.


Citations within the text:

  • Single author quotation: (Laidlaw 1993, 208)
  • Two authors, more than one page: (Humphrey and Hugh-Jones 1991, 124-136)
  • Several authors: (Goody et al. 1987, 25)
  • Citation of another author's work in secondary text: (Laidlaw 1996, as cited in Lewis 1998, 45).
  • Please include page numbers in full: (Geertz 1970, 35-37).
  • References to websites should be included in footnotes and must mention the date you accessed the website. E.g.: (accessed 01.06.2019).


Bibliography should come at the very end of your text.

  • Single author monograph

Malinowski, Bronislaw. 1922. Argonauts of the Western Pacific. London: G. Routledge & Sons.

  • Several authors’ monograph

Kristiansen, Kristian, and Thomas B. Larsson. 2005. The Rise of Bronze Age Society. Travels, Transmissions and Transformations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Edited volume

Hodder, Ian, ed. 1991. Archaeological Theory in Europe. The Last Three Decades. London: Routledge. 

  • Journal article

Bogucki, Peter. 1993. Animal traction and household economies in Neolithic Europe. Antiquity 67 (256), 492-503.

  • Book chapter

Leacock, Eleanor B. 1980. “Montagnais women and the Jesuit program for colonization”. In Women and colonization: anthropological perspectives, Mona Etienne and Eleanor B. Leacock, eds. New York: Praeger, 25-42.  

When in doubt, consult the Chicago Manual of Style online, under the Author-Date system.

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New Subject, New Issues

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Book Reviews

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