General information to authors
Submission, review and resubmission processes
All papers to be published in the journal are peer reviewed internationally. The duration of the reviewing process is variable, depending on numerous factors. However, typically the entire process from the submission of the first version of the manuscript to publication takes 4 to 6 months.
instructions to authors
The Estonian Journal of Archaeology is an open access journal that publishes internationally peer reviewed primary research and review papers in the English and German languages. Papers dealing with any aspects of archaeology are welcome on fully international basis. The papers should be written in clear, proper language and meet the following requirements.
The title should be concise but informative. The arrangement and selection of words is important for indexing purposes. A short running title should be provided.
The name(s), including one forename in full, affiliation(s), full affiliation address(es), and e-mail address(es) of the author(s) should be included. In the covering letter the corresponding author and his/her telephone number should be indicated.
The abstract (not more than 250 words) should be a self-contained summary of the paper, presenting concisely the objectives of the work reported, methodology, results, and conclusions. Citations in the abstract should be avoided. The abstract should be followed by key words (max five).
The introduction should be a review of pertinent work, cite appropriate references, as well as include a clear statement of the object of investigation.
The length of an article should be maximally 20 pages (including figures, tables and references). Each page exceeding this volume shall be liable to a fee to the amount of €40 per page.
Conclusions should give a short summary of the achieved results followed by possible further steps and extensions.
Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full. The institution(s) or person(s) covering the publication costs must be shown in this section.
The manuscript should include also a summary in Estonian, presenting the aim and main results of the study. Foreign authors should submit a 1.5-2 pages long summary in English or in German which will be translated into Estonian.
The volume of the manuscript (incl. references, summaries, illustrations, and tables) is preferably no more than 30 double-spaced pages.
It is essential that the paper be written in clear, proper English (British or American usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Manuscripts requiring substantial improvement of English usage may be returned to the author(s) for revision before the review process. Authors for whom English is not their mother tongue should have their manuscripts checked by a competent linguist or native English speaker before submission. The editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The attachment should be packed (max size 5 MB) and include:
(a) the text file of the paper (.doc, .docx);
(b) original files of illustrations (.eps, .tif, .psd, .ai, .xls, .xlsx);
(c) the PDF file of the paper (text, illustrations and tables in one file);
(d) the covering letter.
In the covering letter the authors should supply full contact details (incl. e-mail addresses) for at least four individuals who may be appropriate reviewers for the manuscript.
Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state “The author(s) declare(s) no conflict of interest.” in the covering letter.
The journal recommends that all authors submitting a paper register an account with Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID). Registration provides a unique and persistent digital identifier for the account that enables accurate attribution and improves the discoverability of published papers, ensuring that the correct author receives the correct credit for their work. As the ORCID remains the same through out the lifetime of the account, changes of name, affiliation, or research area do not effect the discoverability of an author’s past work and aid correspondence with colleagues.
The journal recommends that all authors include an ORCID within their submitting author data. ORCID numbers should be added to the author data upon submission and will be published alongside the submitted paper, should it be accepted.
Authors will also need to follow these instructions on the ORCID website: https://support.orcid.org/hc/en-us/articles/360006896394-Auto-updates-time-saving-and-trust-building.
notations and abbreviations
Notations must be clear, compact, and consistent with standard usage. All notations and abbreviations should be defined in the text. Avoid abbreviations in the title and abstract.
Illustrations should be prepared in their final format (i.e. no enlarging or reducing will be necessary) and should fit into the print area of the journal. The maximum size of an illustration is that of one journal page (127 mm × 200 mm). All illustrations must be clearly numbered and provided with self-explanatory legends. The appropriate place for each illustration in the text should be indicated. The captions to illustrations should be listed separately. The text, tables, and illustrations should not repeat one another.
Colour illustrations should be in CMYK and RGB mode (resolution at least 300 dpi). Authors will be asked to cover the full cost for reproduction of colour artwork at a rate of €35 for one printed page. Colour figures online will be published free of charge.
Photographs (digital or scanned) should be saved as .tif or .eps files at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
Illustrations should be provided in one of the following formats:
· .ai (Adobe Illustrator);
· .eps (Encapsulated Post Script);
· .xls (Microsoft Excel, save as an Excel worksheet; should contain spreadsheet and embedded chart).
Raster graphics (such as photographs or scanned line-art):
· .tif (Tagged Image Format, use LZW compression to reduce file size significantly);
· .psd (Adobe Photoshop).
Mixed vector and raster graphics:
· .eps (Encapsulated Post Script).
Make sure that any artwork is at the appropriate, minimum, resolution: 300 dpi for halftones and greyscale, 600 dpi for combinations (line art and halftones together), and 600 dpi for line art.
The lettering (upper- and lowercase letters, italic, bold) should follow the usage in the text. Different parts of a figure should be marked by lowercase letters in parentheses. The size of symbols and lettering should not be smaller than 1.5 mm.
References to the literature cited should be indicated at the appropriate place in the text, according to the Harvard (name-year) system with a reference list in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. All references in this list should appear in the text and vice versa.
References should be presented as follows:
(a) For a monographic work: Name(s) and initial(s) of the author(s), year of publishing, title of the book, title of the series (in parentheses), publisher, place(s) of publishing.
Example: Kristiansen, K. & Larsson, T. B. 2005. The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
(b) For articles in collections: Name(s) and initials of the author(s), year of publishing, title of the article, en dash, title of the collection, abbreviation Ed(s), name(s) and initials of the editor(s), publisher, place(s) of publishing, page numbers.
Example: Knapp, A. B. & Ashmore, W. 2000. Archaeological landscapes: constructed, conceptualized, ideational. – Archaeologies of Landscape. Contemporary Perspectives. Eds W. Ashmore & A. B. Knapp. Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, 1–30.
(c) For articles in journals: Name(s) and initials of the author(s), year of publishing, title of the article, en dash, journal title, volume number, issue number, page numbers.
Example: Ingold, T. 1993. The temporality of the landscape. – World Archaeology, 25: 2, 152–175.
(d) Papers in Cyrillic: Give the official title in English, German, or French if available (e.g., from summaries). If no official English, German, or French version is available, translate the titles of books and articles into English; abbreviate and transliterate journal names into Roman script; transliterate the publication data; add: (in Russian).
The following table (modified BGN/PCGN system) should be used for transliteration:
article publication charges
When submitting an article to the Estonian Journal of Archaeology, the corresponding author agrees to pay the article processing charges (APC). Article processing charges (standard article publication fee or ‘fast track‘ fee, the excess page fee and cost of colour illustrations) are payable by the author, their institution or funder of the research.
Invoice with the banking data will be sent to the corresponding author. Prompt payment is advised, as the article will not be sent to the production cycle until payment is received. Payment should be made in Euro to the bank account of the Estonian Academy Publishers.
To partly cover the publication costs of the papers, the Estonian Academy Publishers charges a standard article publication fee of €300 per publication of papers up to 20 printed pages. For all papers longer than 20 printed pages, an additional page charge of €50 will be requested for each extra page. Authors will be asked to cover the full cost for reproduction of colour artwork at a rate of €45 for one printed page. Colour figures online will be published free of charge.
|Standard article publication fee (max. 20 printed pages)
|Excess page fee (printed page)
|Colour illustrations (one printed page)
|‘Fast track‘ publication fee
No handling fee is applied to the manuscripts rejected by the publisher.
The publication fee of articles up to 20 printed pages will be waived by the Estonian Academy of Sciences to the authors whose work was supported by Estonian granting agencies or other Estonian funding bodies or to the authors who address priority topics in Estonian and Finno-Ugric cultures, and the authors have explicitly stated this information in the Acknowledgement(s) section. Requests for waivers of publication and/or excess page fees should be presented in the covering letter.
After the final decision about manuscript acceptance the authors have a possibility of applying for ‘fast track‘ publication. If this application is accepted, the paper will be included in the next issue. Due to the extra publication costs, the authors will be asked to pay ‘fast track‘ publication fee. ‘Fast track‘ publication fee includes colour figures.
The author (or the corresponding author) will receive a PFD file for correcting printer’s errors. No changes may be made and no new material inserted in the text at the time of proofreading.
Payable offprints of an article (minimum 10 copies) can be ordered from the Editorial office at proof stage.