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Guidelines for Authors

Authors are required to submit their manuscripts to the editorial secretary ( in .docx/.odt and .pdf format and illustrations as separate files in their original formats (.jpg, .tiff, .ai, .psd, etc.) by e-mail or file transfer services. The text file should be named in the following format DATE_AUTHOR_TITLE

ex: 2019-10-28_Dupont_Hagia-Sofia.docx

The Editorial Board meets in January however the editorial secretary accepts submission throughout the year and verifies their pertinence. Manuscripts submitted before February 1 and accepted by the Editorial Board and the Scientific Committee upon the views of two specialists, are included in the summary of the volume to be published in September of the following year (see the “Publication policy” section). If reviewers’ remarks require a major reworking of the text, the revised manuscript is resubmitted for the evaluation process before being accepted or rejected by the editorial committee.

After acceptance of the article, the Editorial Board sends an anonymous summary of the peersʼ evaluation reports. The authors have two months to make the requested corrections and send to the editorial board a final manuscript respecting the presentation guidelines (see the relevant section). Manuscripts that do not comply with the instructions to the authors may lead to the refusal of publication.

A set of proofs in .pdf and .docx format is sent by e-mail to the Author/corresponding Author. Changes or additions to the edited manuscript are not allowed at this point; only corrections that are absolutely necessary are accepted. The corrected manuscript should be sent back to the Editorial Board as soon as possible. Beyond a delay of two weeks, Anatolia Antiqua reserve the right to proceed with publication.

Manuscripts must be original works and must not have been published previously in another journal. The decisions regarding acceptance or rejection are independently taken.

Publication policy

There is no publication fee for the author.

Open access publication is available after a two-year embargo period.

Manuscripts are evaluated by two specialists using a double-blind peer review model.

The Editorial Board is independent in its decisions.

Instructions for submission and presentation

Contributions should be sent to the Editorial Board with a digital version (.doc, .docx, odt. or .rtf) by e-mail or file transfer service. Please include tables and figures in their original file format (.ai, .eps, .psd, .jpg, etc.). The text file should be named according to the following formalism DATE_AUTHOR_TITLE

ex: 2019-10-28_Dupont_Hagia-Sofia.docx

and the figures should be numbered sequentially in order of appearance in the text in the following format (ex: 2020-03-01_Dupont_Hagia-Sofia_fig1.tiff, 2020-03-01_Dupont_Hagia-Sofia_fig2.tiff, etc.). Legends and captions of figures/illustrations will be given in a separate document. Their order and place of inclusion in the text will be signaled by

[Insert Fig. x]


An abstract (8-10 lines) in French and another of similar length in English as well as a list of keywords in French and in English should be included. The articles should count between 25,000 and 50,000 characters with a maximum of 5 pages of illustrations.

Publications rights should be compatible with those of the Journal and copyrights must be included (artist, photographer, cartographer, etc.). Papers must be written in French or English. Authors for whom French or English are not their native tongue, are responsible for submitting proofread manuscripts before submitting them to the Editorial Board. A manuscript which contains grammatical and/or stylistic errors will be mailed back to its Author. Manuscripts should be exclusively monolingual; multilingual papers will not be accepted.

In order to standardize the presentation, we ask Authors to present their bibliographic references according to the American Psychological Association adopted by this Journal. A full list of references to the works cited in the text body are given at the end of the article, all reference citations are inserted in the text body and all secondary information is inserted as footnotes, as follows:

References list


Renfrew, C. & Bahn, P. G. (2016). Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice. London: Thames & Hudson.

Volume in a Series

Özdoğan, M., Başgelen, N., & Kuniholm, P. (Eds.) 2012: The Neolithic in Turkey: New Excavations and New Research. vol. 4 – Western Turkey. Istanbul: Arkeoloji ve Sanat Yayınları.

(Collective) Book Chapter

Binder, D. 2002: Stones making sense: what obsidian could tell about the origins of Central Anatolian Neolithic., In F. Gérard & L. Thissen (Eds.), The Neolithic of Central Anatolia (pp.79-90). Istanbul: Ege Yayınları.

Journal article

Mellaart, J. 1954: Preliminary Report on a Survey of Pre-classical Remains in Southern Turkey. Anatolian Studies, 4, 175-240.

Kraft, J. C., Brückner, H., Kayan, I., & Engelmann H. (2007). The geographies of ancient Ephesus and the Artemision in Anatolia. Geoarchaeology 22(1), 121-149.

In-text References

All reference citations are inserted in the body of the text as follows: Author name, publication year: page or plate number(s) if necessary.

Single Author: (Özgüç, 1995, pp. 523)

2-3 authors: (Özgüç & Özgüç, 1995, pp. 523)

4 or more authors: (Özgüç et al., 1995)


All secondary information may be included as footnotes. These should be inserted by automatic numbering. The following format should be used:

1. i.e. seen in excavated sites such as […]
2. See…


Tables and Graphs

Tables should be generated using built-in word processor tools, while graphs should be Illustrator files. Powerpoint, .tiff or any other format files are not acceptable.

Figures: photograph, plate, map, drawing

Orientation, scale, captions and frames must be specified for each figure. For maps, the North must be indicated. Digitization: line drawings such as plans, flint or ceramic sketches must be scanned in 1200 dpi and registered in .tiff format (LZW compression). Photographs and other documents must be scanned in 300 dpi, and 600 dpi for combination halftones (photographs that also contain line art such as labelling or thin lines – level lines). Before sending the images, check the resolution (300 dpi at least) for the print. If you work with Illustrator, please do not do an image vectoring of the text, and register it in .ai or .eps. Bitmapped documents are not accepted.

Title Style Guide

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Double-Blind Peer Review Guidelines

To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. To help with this preparation please ensure the following when submitting to Anatolia Antiqua.

Submit the Title Page containing the Authors details and Blinded Manuscript with no author details as 2 separate files.

Information to help prepare the Title Page

This should include the title, authors’ names and affiliations, and a complete address for the corresponding Author including e-mail address.

Information to help prepare the Blinded Manuscript

Besides the obvious need to remove names and affiliations under the title within the manuscript, there are other steps that need to be taken to ensure the manuscript is correctly prepared for double-blind peer review.  To assist with this process the key items that need to be observed are as follows:

  • Use the third person to refer to work the Authors have previously undertaken, e.g. replace any phrases like “as we have shown before” with “… has been shown before [Anonymous, 2007]”.

  • Make sure figures do not contain any affiliation related identifier

  • Do not eliminate essential self-references or other references but limit self-references only to papers that are relevant for those reviewing the submitted paper.

  • Cite papers published by the Author in the text as follows:  ‘[Anonymous, 2007]’.

  • For blinding in the reference list:  ‘[Anonymous 2007] Details omitted for double-blind reviewing.’

  • Remove references to funding sources

  • Do not include acknowledgments

  • Remove any identifying information, including author names, from file names and ensure document properties are also anonymized.

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