I. Submission Guidelines for Authors:
1. General Information
The Postgraduate Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology welcomes original contributions of graduates and postgraduates in all branches of Ancient History (Paleolithic – VIth century AD), Archaeology but also various disciplines of our broad field, placing emphasis on the quality and originality of the work. The types of papers accepted are: articles, notes and reviews, and the argumentation and exposure must comply with all the rigours of a scientific text.
Contributions must be written in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish, the authors being responsible for the accuracy of the translation.
In the case of articles, manuscripts should not exceed 60 pages long (illustrations, bibliography and annexes included), and 5 pages in the case of reviews.
All papers will be submitted at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org in a single word document file which will contain the manuscript, and all tables and figures. The illustrations and figures will be sent separately as well, in JPG or TIFF format, with a resolution of minimum 300 dpi.
Every author must state in an e-mail that the paper was not published before, submitted or accepted by another journal/ publication.
2. Main text
Authors must provide their full name, as well as their institutional affiliation, and their e-mail address.
Manuscripts must have an abstract of 300-500 words, for papers up to 25 pages long, and of 500-1000 words for papers over 25 pages.
Besides the abstract written in the language of the text, the manuscript must enclose an abstract in English. The title will be translated into English as well.
Below the abstract, five keywords will be given both in the language of the text and in English.
The main text will be written in TNR 12, justified, single line spacing, A4 page format.
Figures, tables and plates will be cited in the main text as follows: (Pl. I), (Fig. 1), (Tab. 1).
References will be made by using footnotes, and the information will be given in the following order: Author, year, page. For example: François de Polignac, Cults, Territory and the Origins of the Greek City-State, trans. by Janet Lloyd, Chicago, 1995 will be abbreviated as follows: Polignac 1995, p. 11. One should always avoid using idem, ibidem and op. cit., even when successive references are given. In the same footnote, a comma will be used to isolate two references to the same author, and a semicolon will be used to isolate two different authors. For example: Malkin 1987, p. 28, Malkin 2001, p. 188; Ulf 2009, p. 89.
Multiple works by the same author, published in the same year, will be distinguished by adding a letter, as follows: Vian 1987a, p. 11, and Vian 1987b, p. 12.
In the case of works with two authors, both authors will be mentioned, as follows: Gabler, Rauchenwald 1992, p. 450.
In the case of works with three authors, or more, the reference will include the name of one of the authors, followed by et alii. For example: Müller et al. 2000, p. 705.
Where reference will be made to an online publication, the following information will be given in the following order: author’s name, title of item, title of complete work, publication details, full address (removing the hyperlink option) and the date at which the resource was last consulted. For example: Tad Brennan, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy, in Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://www.rep.routledge.com/article/A133 (10 May 2013).
Citations of ancient works begin with the author’s name, abbreviated, followed by an abbreviated title, a sequence of numbers and/ or letters that indicate the specific subdivision of the work. When only one work survives by a particular author, only the abbreviation for the author’s name is used: Herodotus’s Histories = Hdt. V, 3.
Corpora will be appropriately abbreviated, for example: IDR III/ 2, 89. In the case an inscription is recorded in two corpora, reference will be made to both of them, as for example: CIL III 1465 = IDR III/ 2, 89.
The bibliography will list, in alphabetical order by author, all the works used. Each bibliographic entry will be inserted in a two column table: on the left side the abbreviations will be inserted, and on the right side the complete reference, according to the following version.
The name of the authors will be employed in the form it appears in the original text. For example, if an author signs his work Jean-Sébastien Balzat, then the author will be cited as Jean-Sébastien Balzat, his first name will not be abbreviated neither Jean-S., neither J.-S., and his last name will not be positioned before his first name.
Balzat 2005 Jean-Sébastien Balzat, Le pouvoir des Euryclides à Sparte, Les Études Classiques, 73, 2005, p. 289-301.
In the case of books, the following structure will be used: the author’s first name and last name, in the order and under the form he signed his work, the book’s title, the place and year of publication. For example:
Burns 2007 Jasper Burns, Great Women of Imperial Rome. Mothers and Wives of the Caesars, New York, 2007.
In the case of articles published in journals, the following structure will be used: the author’s first name and last name, in the order and under the form he signed his work, the article’s title (in italic), the publication’s name, number, year, and pages. For example:
Schamp 1981 Jacques Schamp, Apollon prophète par la pierre, Revue belge de philologie et d’histoire, 59 fasc. 1, 1981, p. 29-49.
In the case of articles published in collective volumes, the following method will be used: the author’s first name and last name, in the order and under the form he signed his work, the article’s title (in italic), in, the author’s or editor’s first name and last name, the volume’s title, the volume’s number, the place and year of publication, and pages. For example:
Ward-Perkins 2007 Bryan Ward-Perkins, Specialized production and exchange, în Averil Cameron et alii (ed.), The Cambridge Ancient History. Antiquity: Empire and Successors, A.D. 435-600, vol. XIV, 2007, p. 346-392.
In the case of proceedings from conferences, the following structure will be used: the author’s first name and last name, in the order and under the form he signed his work, the paper’s title (in italic), the title of the conference, the organizing institution (if relevant), the place and date when it occurred, place and year of publication, pages (if relevant). For example:
Alföldy 2005 Alföldy Géza, Romanisation – Grundbegriff oder Fehlgriff? Überlegungen zum gegen-wärtigen Stand der Erforschung von Integrationsprozessen im römischen Weltreich, în Zs. Visy (ed.) Limes XIX. Proceedings of the XIXth International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies held in Pécs, Hungary, September 2003, Pécs, 2005, p. 25-56.
In the case of unpublished PhD thesis, the following structure will be used: the author’s first name and last name, in the order and under the form he signed his work, the thesis’ title, University, year. For example:
Henley 2005 Henley C., The Outer Hebrides and the Hebridean world during the Neolithic: and island history, Cardiff University, unpublished PhD thesis, 2009.
References to ancient authorities and texts will follow this structure: name of the author, title, editor’s and the translator’s name, place and year of publication. For example:
Philostratus Philostratus, Apollonius of Tyana. Letters of Apollonius, Ancient Testimonia, Eusebiu’s Reply to Hierocles, trans. by Cristopher P. Jones, Cambridge, 2006.
II. Assessment Procedure:
The peer review method will be applied to each manuscript sent, in order to maintain a standard of quality, to improve performance and to provide credibility. The referees are researchers, academics from national and international universities, and specialists in the targeted fields.
The manuscripts in question will be accepted for publication only if the authors take into account the referees’ observations, and act in consequence by brining the changes needed to the original texts.
Each year, the deadline for submitting the manuscripts is 1 September. The journal is an annual publication. The authors will receive, free of charge, a printed copy of the number in which their papers will be published.