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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points or at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Text: Submission in German or English. The manuscript should be structured as follows: Title, name(s) of author(s), abstract, text body (with chapters and para­graphs), notes, references, captions, addresse(s) and affiliation(s). The submitted file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word or RTF document file format. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font and employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).

If submitted in German, an English abstract and English captions are obligatory. 5–7 keywords for indexing purposes have to be added, either in English or German. We recommend to give spatial information as well as using keywords to outline the topic and the methodological approach.

Citations: Citations should be placed directly in the text, giving the name of the author and year of publication in brackets

=> for example: (Chapman 2012).

if necessary the relevant pagenumber(s) and/or figures.

=> for example: (Chapman 2012, 20 fig. 10).

All citations are to be added in alphabetical order at the end of the text (= list of references, see examples below). Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. The citation should include all page numbers (for example: 272–278 with regard to articles), as well as the full title of the series, the number of the volume and (in case of monographs) the printing place and year. 

We strongly recommend authors, if possible, to use our style conforming to the Citation Style Language, used, for example, with Zotero.


Citation of a journal:

Chapman et al. 2014: J. Chapman/M. Videjko/D. Hale/B. Gaydarska/N. Burdo/K. Rassmann/C. Mischka/J. Müller/A.G. Korvin-Piotrovskiy/V. Kruts, The Second Phase of the Trypillia Mega-Site Methodological Revolution. A New Research Agenda. European Journal of Archaeology 17/3, 2014, 369–406.

Chapman/Videjko 2011: J. Chapman/M. Videjko, The Tripillia culture mega-site near Nebelivka. Summer 2009 season. Praehistorica 29, 2011, 79–94.

Citation of a proceedings volumes/collective titles:

Diachenko 2012: A. Diachenko, Settlement System of West Tripolye Culture in the Southern Bug and Dnieper Interfluve. Formation Problems. In: F. Menotti/A. Korvin-Piotrovskiy (eds.), The Tripolye Culture Giant-Settlements in Ukraine. Formation, Development and Decline (Oxford 2012) 116–138.

Citation of a monograph:

Kruts et al. 2005: V. Kruts/A.G. Korvin-Piotrovskiy/S. Ryzhov/G. Buzian/E. Ovchinnikov/D. Chernovol/V. Chabanyuk, Studies of Tripolye Culture Giant-settlements 2002–2004 (Kiev 2005).

Figures: Consecutive numbering according to their order in the text, links to the figures included in the text body, list of captions after the list of references. The layout frame of the Journal measures 17.0 x 24.4 cm, column widths 11.0 cm and 5,5 cm; Figures may be submitted within these size frames. Figures may be coloured, greyscaled or black/white. Digitized figures (vector-graphics) are submitted in open Adobe formats (*.ai -CS6) *.eps - or raster as tif-format or *.psd. Photos need 300ppi and black/white bitmaps 1200ppi resolution (matching the intended publishing dimension). Line contours should not be less than 0,176 mm (0,5 pt) thick and label characters should not be smaller than 9pt.

Address: First name and surname, complete institutional address, an e-mail-address at the end of the text is optional.

Submission: Preferably register as author (www.j-n-a.org) and follow the submission steps. Submission is also possible by e-mail. Please avoid pre-formatting as far as possible: no blockquote, no manual hyphenation, no small capitals in citations, no formatting of paragraphs. The figures may be submitted as separate supplemental files during the submission steps or as a zip-container.