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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

Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has not been published, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its submission has been approved by all of the authors and by the institution where the work was carried out. Articles and any other material published in Sprawozdania Archeologiczne represent the opinions of the author(s) and should not be construed to reflect the opinions of the Editor and the Publisher.
Sprawozdania Archeologiczne is interested in:
(1) all research questions and results of field survey, in all periods in Poland, Central and South-Eastern Europe,
(2) all types of archaeological method, whether survey, excavation or analysis,
(3) matters of interest to the archaeology profession and its interaction with society
(4) book reviews, as well as discussions, criticism and chronicle of archaeological events.
How to prepare Submissions
The manuscript submitted as "Article Text" should contain the title, abstract, keywords, article text, references, list of figures and tables, without names and affiliation of authors (these should be in metadata)
   - an abstract in English is to be provided, no longer than 160 words, accompanied by a list of 4-6 keywords;
   - submitted text should be written in English;
   - footnotes should be avoided;
   - do not embed figures and tables in the text;
   - references please prepare as shown below.
Figures should be submitted as "Figures" as separate high-quality JPG (digital photographs) or TIFF files (photo scans and other illustrations);
   - illustrations made in e.g. Corel Draw, Photoshop, Illustrator should be saved in CMYK color model;
   - resolutions must be 300dpi or higher;
   - image dimensions should be full-page width 125mm and the maximum acceptable height is 170mm.
Tables should be submitted as "Tables" in excel (xls. xlsx.) or word (doc.) format.
Metadata should be completed separately irrespective of the attached files.
All submissions are considered by the Editor in the first instance.
Suitable papers are peer-reviewed.
Authors will receive a proof of their article as a PDF file. Please note that only typographical or factual errors may be corrected at proof stage.
References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper and referred to in the text by the author’s surname, date of publication and page number, e.g. (Blake 1998, 59), or (Kruk and Milisauskas 1983, 259). Where there are three or more authors, only the first author's name is given in the text, followed by et al., e.g. (Sofer et al. 2000, 814). Full numbers for pages and dates should be used, e.g. 35-37, 123-135.
Footnotes should be avoided.
In order to save editorial time, please use the following template for the list of references to articles submitted to Sprawozdania Archeologiczne.
Journal articles
Bogucki P. 1993. Animal traction and household economies in Neolithic Europe. Antiquity 67(256), 492-503.
Kruk J. and Milisauskas S. 1983. Chronologia absolutna osadnictwa neolitycznego z Bronocic, woj. kieleckie. Archeologia Polski 28(2), 257-320.
Single-author/editor books
Czerniak L. 1980. Rozwój społeczeństw kultury późnej ceramiki wstęgowej na Kujawach. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM.
Zych R. 2008. Kultura pucharów lejkowatych w Polsce południowo-wschodniej (= Collectio Archaeologica Ressoviensis 7). Rzeszów: Instytut Archeologii UR.
Hodder I. (ed.) 1991. Archaeological theory in Europe. The last three decades. London: Routledge.
Multiple author/editor books
Kristiansen K. and Larsson T. B. 2005. The Rise of Bronze Age Society. Travels, Transmissions and Transformations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Czebreszuk J. and Müller J. (eds) 2004. Ausgrabungen und Forschungen in einer prähistorischen Siedlungskammer Großpolens 1. Forschungsstand. Erste Ergebnisse. Das östliche Feuchtbodenareal (= Studien zur Archäologie in Ostmitteleuropa 2). Poznań, Kiel, Rahden (Westf.): UAM w Poznaniu, CAU zu Kiel.
Contribution to a book
Iwaniszewski S. 2006. Megalityczny obrządek pogrzebowy i neolityczny krajobraz w mikroregionie stryczowickim na Wyżynie Sandomiersko-Opatowskiej. In J. Libera and K. Tunia (eds), Idea megalityczna w obrządku pogrzebowym kultury pucharów lejkowatych. Lublin, Kraków: Instytut Archeologii UMCS, Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii PAN O/Kraków, 259-269.
Kulczycka-Leciejewiczowa A. 2006. Kultura ceramiki wstęgowej kłutej w południowej Polsce. In M. Kaczanowska (ed.), Dziedzictwo cywilizacji naddunajskich: Małopolska na przełomie epoki kamienia i miedzi (= Biblioteka Muzeum Archeologicznego w Krakowie 1). Kraków: Muzeum Archeologiczne, 9-2
Reviewing procedure
By submitting their papers to Sprawozdania Archeologiczne, authors consent to the process of peer review. Each submitted manuscript is reviewed initially by the editorial team, then by an outside peer or, if needed, by two outside peers. The reviewers are not selected from among the author’s colleagues or from among any persons with whom a conflict of interests may arise. The review is anonymous and confidential. The peers are not allowed to use their knowledge of the manuscript before its publication.
Each submitted manuscript receives an ID number to help identify the paper in the subsequent stages of the editorial process. The author is notified of the review results and may contact the editorial team about possible comments or recommendations. The final decision whether or not to publish the paper lies with the Editor.
We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement.

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