Instructions to Authors
The Estonian Journal of Archaeology publishes peer-reviewed primary research and review papers in the English and German languages. Papers dealing with any aspect 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. A short running title should be provided.
The name(s), including one forename in full, affiliation(s), full 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 and fax numbers should be indicated.
A brief abstract (approximately 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 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.
Papers accepted become the copyright of the Estonian Academy Publishers. Upon acceptance of an article, the author(s) will be asked to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement. Authors are responsible for obtaining, from the copyright holder, written permission to reproduce previously published (copyrighted) illustrations or tables. The authors and their employers retain full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes, with acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.
Manuscripts can be submitted electronically by e-mail (Virve.Kurnitski@eap.ee). The attachment should be packed (max size 5 MB) and include:(a) the files of the paper in Microsoft Word (.doc) or rich text (.rtf) format;
(b) original files of illustrations (eps, tif, psd, ai, cdr, xls);
(c) a copy of the identical text and illustrations in .pdf format;
(d) the covering letter.
Manuscripts can also be sent by regular mail, including:(a) a hard copy of the text and illustrations;
(b) the electronic version of the text and illustrations (CD, stick, etc.);
(c) the covering letter.
The files and the printouts must correspond exactly to one another. It is not necessary to incorporate any special page layout in the manuscript. Electronic submission is preferable.
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. Also, information about possible conflict of interests should be reported.
Illustrations should be prepared in their final format (that is no enlarging or reducing will be necessary) and should fit into the print area of the journal. The maximum size 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. If necessary, the top of the figure should be indicated. The captions to illustrations should be listed separately. The text, tables, and illustrations should not repeat one another.
Dense shading for background should be avoided. 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.
Illustrations should be provided in one of the following formats:
Vector graphics:· .cdr (CorelDraw, save as version 6 or a later one)
· .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.
Photographs (digital or scanned) should be saved as tif or eps files at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
Colour illustrations should be in CMYK mode (resolution at least 300 dpi).
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 initials of the author(s), year of publishing, title of the book, title of the series (in parentheses), publisher, place(s) of publishing.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.
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.
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:
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The author will receive a set of proofs 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.