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Guidelines to the authors

Texts must be submitted without any formatting : Times 12 body, 1.5 line spacing. No enrichment, no indentation at the beginning of the paragraph.

Each article should contain an abstract of 150 words and between 3 and 6 keywords.

The titles (same size, same font) will be hierarchical (1., 1.1., 1.1.1.). Formatting is done by the editorial staff. Never use capital letters.

Bibliographic references will be placed in the text between brackets : (Pomey 2012, p. 11-30).

Footnotes should be limited to what is strictly necessary. Body 10, single-spaced.

Typographical indications

  • Emphasis on capital letters at the beginning of a sentence.

  • Space before and after « : » « ; » « ? » « ! »

  • Quotation « between quotation marks » in the French style.

  • To highlight a word or phrase in French, "quotes" in English.

  • Latin and foreign languages are written in italics in the text.

  • For units of measurement : write : 2 m, 3 cm...

  • One writes century or s. according to the internal logic of the text.

  • « Ier s.» (in Roman numerals) and not « 1er s. »

  • after : apr. ; before : av.

  • Cardinal points : in lower case when it is a location, in upper case when it is a location : e.g. N.N.E.-S.S.O.

    • With lower case: La fenêtre donnait à l'est. Se déplacer d'est en ouest. Le vent s'orientera progressivement à l'est. La ville de Meaux se trouve à l'est de Paris. La côte est des États-Unis. Nous nous trouvions par vingt degrés de longitude est.

    • With a capital letter: l'Est de la France ou, ellipt., l'Est. Il est né, il habite dans l'Est. Les pays de l'Est. (Source: Dictionnaire de l’Académie).

  • The names of the wreckage : l’épave Grand Ribaud D et l’épave D du Grand Ribaud ; l’épave La Giraglia et l’épave de la Giraglia ; l’épave La Madrague de Giens et l’épave de la Madrague de Giens.

Figure calls in text: (fig. 00) (tab. 00) (pl. 00)

Legend of the figures (in a separate file)

  • Fig. 7: The end of the Corsica cape. Situation of the wreck (Drawing F. Marty).

  • Tableau 1: Carpenter’s marks

  • Pl. III: Planimetry of the barge Arles-Rhône 3


In a separate file, 12-body, single-spaced;

Authors’ names in small capitals or, if necessary, in lower case, never in capital letters;

If there are two authors, separate the names with a comma;

If there are more than two authors, the reference in the text is abbreviated : (Provensal et al. 1999), and all names are given in the bibliography :

Provensal M., Shepherd J.-F., Bravard J.-P., Salvador P.-G., Arnaud-Fassetta G., Bruneton H., Vérot-Bourrély A.
1999 Le régime du Rhône dans l’Antiquité et au Haut Moyen Age, dans Ph. Leveau (dir.), Gallia, 56, p. 13-32.

  • Withdrawal of the title in relation to the date (one tabulation);

  • do not forget the publisher for monographs, to be placed after the city of publication;

  • collection in brackets at the end of the reference, but before pagination;

  • use APh abbreviations for journal titles.


Journal Article

Carrazed F.
1974 Note on two decorated lead anchor stocks, IJNA, 3, 1, pp. 155-157.


Pomey P., Rieth E.
2005 L’archéologie navale, Paris, Errance.

Exhibition catalogue

Boetto G.
2001 Les navires de Fiumicino, dans J.-P. Descœudres (dir.), Ostie, port et porte de la Rome antique, Catalogue d’exposition Musée Rath, Genève, Georg Éditeur, Musées d’Art et d’Histoire de Genève, p. 121-130.

Objets Metalliques
1984 Objets métalliques sur les épaves antiques, Catalogue d’exposition, Antibes, Musée d’Histoire et d’Archéologie.

Conference paper

Étienne R.
1989 Lyon, emporion des Gaules. La ville et le fleuve chez Strabon, géographe du Ier siècle après Jésus-Christ, dans La Ville et le fleuve, Actes du 112e Congrès National des Sociétés Savantes, Lyon, 1987, Paris, CTHS, p. 123-134.

Collective work

Bloesch P.
1994 Inventing the barque du Léman, Lake of Geneva, Switzerland/France, in C. Westerdahl (ed.), Crossroads in Ancient Shipbuilding, Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Roskilde 1991, Oxford (Oxbow Monograph, 40), p. 229-233.

Multiple references to the same work

El vi a l’antiguitat 1
1987 El vi a l’Antiguitat, Economia, producció i comerç al Mediterrani occidental, Acts 1 col.loqui d’arqueologia romana, Badalona, 28,29,30 de novembre i 1 de desembre de 1985, Museu de Badalona, Badalone (Monografies Badalonines, 9).

Izquierdo P.
1987 Algunes observacions sobre l’ancoratge de «Les Sorres» al delta del Riu Llobregat, in El vi a l’Antiguitat, 1, p. 133-139.

Standards for illustrations

The importance of the illustration in the researcher’s purpose should be stressed. It participates in a way that is completely complementary to the written discourse. Authors must take as much care and thought in its formatting as in the elaboration of the text.

Since the "page mirror" is 190 × 250 mm, normal or Italian full-page figures should not exceed these dimensions. Figures on a column shall be 91 mm wide and not more than 250 mm high. It is therefore necessary in the design of the figures to take account of these justifications and to provide for possible reductions.

Illustrations shall be in vector format (.eps, .ai...) and are subject to standardisation or retouching (e.g. maps and drawings). Non-vectorial illustrations will be in Tiff or PSD format. JPEG is to be avoided. The resolution for these grayscale or colour images (photographs) must be greater than or equal to 300 dpi. The resolution for plans and line drawings must be 1 200 dpi in bitmap mode.

The line drawing

Ceramic designs, whether vector or raster images, should conform to established standards, with the common reduction being 1/3, except for large sizes at 1/4 or 1/5 (possibly 1/10 for whole amphorae) and 1/1 for stamps and small inscriptions. Drawings of metal, glass, wood or bone objects will also comply with the standards in force, with reductions recommended according to the nature and size of the objects, of the order of 1/3 or 1/2, 1/1 being suitable only for very small objects and details. The figure shows the numbering of the drawings in continuous Arabic numerals and a scale. The author must also ensure the homogeneity of the presentation of all the plates.

Plans and sections must have a precise metric scale and an orientation (North). The plates must fit within the justifications previously underlined.

Drawings made with vectorial drawing software shall have line thicknesses preferably greater than or equal to 0.25 mm, without exceeding 1 mm, except in exceptional cases. The grey scales used should be between 15 % and 60 % in increments of ten, avoiding overloading which would be detrimental to the proper understanding of the document. Special fonts used as symbols should preferably be vectorized so that they cannot be modified. It is also advisable to avoid the proliferation of layers. It is also recommended to use a standard font (Myriad Pro, for example), min. 6 pt, max. 10 pt. For Greek fonts, for example, vectorization is preferable.

In any case, the legends of the drawings must be provided separately.


These illustrations are intended for essential views that do not duplicate a drawing. These documents, if not scanned, must be provided on glossy paper preferably, laser or inkjet prints will not be accepted. It is preferable to provide the publishing unit with original black and white prints. However, colour prints are accepted as well as slides (24 × 36 to 6 × 7 cm) of good quality (sound, free of microscratches, clean), which are preferable to a hard copy. Do not send negatives (unless prior agreement has been reached).

Digital photographs (.tif) must have a resolution higher than 300 dpi in the final format, any lower resolution determining a proportional reduction. The author will take care of the good balance of the image by avoiding too strong contrasts of light and overexposures. Once processed, the images will not be compressed (no .jpg).


The curves, histograms and tables will be treated like all graphical documentation. They may be provided in a word, excel, or vector format. Each entity will be contained in a dedicated file. The author will make sure that his illustration will remain readable once reduced to the collection format and passed in grayscale. The recommended font is Myriad Pro, min. 6 pt, max. 10 pt.

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