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SMEA Nuova Serie è una pubblicazione dell’Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma.

Per proporre un articolo da pubblicare in SMEA NS o suggerire un testo da pubblicare come volume supplementare, contatta:

Anna Lucia D’Agata

Submission

SMEA Nuova Serie is published by Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma.

To submit a manuscript for publication in SMEA Nuova Serie or to propose a supplementary volume of SMEA Nuova Serie contact:

Anna Lucia D’Agata, SMEA NS Editor-in-Chief

Guidelines for contributors

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Open access and self-archiving policies

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he copyright on the publication of SMEA NS belongs to CNR-Istituto di studi sul Mediterraneo Antico. Authors are not allowed to disseminate their articles on the World Wide Web – including websites such as academia.edu and open access repositories – until two years after publication. They are also required to ensure that anyone receiving their offprints observes these rules as well. If they wish to archive their articles in institutional repositories, please contact smea@isma.cnr.it with regard to the payment of the article processing fee.

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Guidelines for contributors

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ext should be sent to Anna Lucia D’Agata by 30 November of the current year. The process of review, acceptance and publication of the manuscripts will take from 8 to 10 months after the submission.

Each article should be submitted as a Word file, without any formatting, Times New Roman 12 pt, with an accompanying PDF version of the manuscript. Within the PDF version authors must indicate where to put figures. SMEA accepts articles in Italian, English, French and German. If not in Italian, articles in another language must be corrected by the authors.

Authors should include a list of 5 key words. Names and affiliations of all authors together with addresses and mail-addresses should be included at the end of the articles before the bibliographical references.

Summary

An abstract must be submitted together with the text preferably of no more than 300 words, in Times New Roman, 11 pt.

Headings

The title of the article must appear as follows: in Capitals, Times New Roman, 14 pt.

POTTERY PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION IN EARLY IRON AGE CRETE: THE CASE OF THRONOS KEPHALA (ANCIENT SYBRITA)

Second-level headings must be in Capitals, Times New Roman, 12 pt. Third-level headings must be normal, Times New Roman, 12 pt.

Bibliography, catalogues, and acknowledgements must be in Times New Roman, 11 pt. Footnotes must be in Times New Roman, 10 pt.

Notes and Citations

‘Harvard’-style system should be used in the main body of the text (author’s name, date of publication, page and/or illustration). Some example:

  • It might be a Transitional LH III B2-III C Early Type 1 deep bowl (Mountjoy 1997, 122, figs. 7.41, 42).
  • The LM I material is discussed by Barber (2008) as it is closely akin to the LC I material.
  • The fabric and distinctive slip of one straight-sided alabastron suggest it belongs to a group assigned by NAA to Euboea (Mountjoy, Mommsen 2006, 117).

Please, note that:

  • Authors with the same surname must be distinguished with author’s initial.
  • Two or more publications of the same author in the same year must be distinguished by using of ‘a’, ‘b’, etc. For instance: 2004a; 2004b.
  • Semicolon must be used to separate years of publication of the same author (Mountjoy 1997; 2008) and to separate citations by different authors (Mountjoy 1997; Kanta 1980).
  • When citing works with more than three authors it is possible to use the form Mountjoy et al. 1978, but the names of all authors must be given in the relevant entry in the bibliography.
Please, avoid footnotes as much as possible, especially if they are used for references alone.

Abbreviations and acknowledgements

Apart from those commonly used (ca., e.g., cf., et al., etc., n., nn., no., nos., fig., figg., figs., tav., tavv., pl., pls., pers. comm., ed., eds., vol., voll., vols.), abbreviations must be avoided as much as possible; abbreviations such as ibid., id., loc. cit., op. cit., must be avoided as well. Special abbreviations, such as those used for ancient authors and corpora, must be included by the author in a list at the end of the text before the bibliographical references. Acknowledgements and other information about the origin of the text must be included in a special paragraph (called Acknowledgements) at the end of the text and before the bibliographical references.

Italicisation

Foreign words and short quotations should be italicised. Likewise, ancient and technical words should be italicised according to the single disciplines.

Bibliographical references

All works must be listed at the end of the article in alphabetical order of author, and within this in chronological order of publication under the heading REFERENCES, Times New Roman, 11 pt. The list of bibliographical references must include only works quoted in the text.

Work with two or more authors must contain names separated by comma.

Courtois J.-C., Webb J.M. 1987, Les cylindres-sceaux d’Enkomi (Fouilles française 1957-1970), Paris.

Periodical and series abbreviations must follow American Journal of Archaeology (104, 2000, 3-24) and Orientalia (82, 2013, 1-4). In case of periodicals or series not included in the above mentioned journals, titles must not be abbreviated.

Titles of works should be given in the original language, either by the use of special scripts, such as Greek and Cyrillic, or in Roman script which makes use of diacriticals and unusual letter such as Turkish. Authors’ names should be transcribed in latin characters.

Titles of articles should normally use minimum capitalisation. In the case of foreign language titles the normal conventions for capitalisation in the language in question should be followed.

Ancient works should not be listed in the bibliographical references. Some example of bibliographical references:

Books:

Russell J.M. 1997, From Nineveh to New York: The Strange Story of the Assyrian Reliefs in the Metropolitan Museum and the Hidden Masterpieces at Canford School, New York.

Journal articles:

Reade J. 1972, The Neo-Assyrian Court and Army: Evidence from the Sculptures, Iraq 34, 87-112.

Articles or chapters in edited volumes (1 author):

Bohrer F.N. 1994, The Times and Spaces of History: Representation, Assyria, and the British Museum, in Sherman D.J., Rogoff I. (eds.), Museum Culture: Histories, Discourses, Spectacles, Minneapolis, 197-222.

Articles or chapters in edited volumes (2 authors):

Bailey D.M., Hockey M. 2001, ‘New’ Objects from British Museum Tomb 73 at Curium, in Tatton-Brown V. (ed.), Cyprus in the 19th Century AD. Fact, Fancy and Fiction. Papers of the 22nd British Museum Classical Colloquium, December 1998, Oxford, 109-133.

Articles or chapters in edited volumes (3 or more authors):

Efstratiou N., Karetsou A., Banou E.S., Margomenou D. 2004, The Neolithic settlement of Knossos: new light on an old picture, in Cadogan G., Hatzaki E., Vassilakis A. (eds.), Knossos: Palace, City, State (BSA Studies 12), Athens, 39-49.

Unpublished dissertations:

Tzonou-Herbst I. 2002, A Contextual Analysis of Mycenaean Terracotta Figurines, Ph.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.

Web material:

Stockhammer P.W. 2008, Kontinuität und Wandel — Die Keramik der Nachpalastzeit aus der Unterstadt von Tiryns (Heidelberg), http://www.ub.uniheidelberg.de/archiv/8612/.) Access date: 12 April 2014.

Greek transliterations

Greek personal names and place names must be transliterated. Authors should pay attention in using the same transliterating system within the article. If in doubt, the following system should be followed:

For α, γ, δ, ε, δ, ζ, η, θ, ι, κ, λ, µ, ν, π, ξ, ζ/ο, η, π θ, ρ, ς the equivalent a, g, d, e, z, th, i, k, l, m, n, x, o, p, r, s, t, y, ph, ch, ps should be used. For transliterating other letters, as well as diphthongs and consonant combinations the follow system might be used:

αι ai αυ af (before a voiceless consonant)
β v αυ av (before a vowel or voiced consonant)
γγ ng γκ (initial) g
µπ (initial) b γκ (medial) gk
µπ (medial) mp γχ nch
ει ei ευ ef (before a voiceless consonant)
η i ευ ev (before a vowel or voiced consonant)
ντ (initial) d οι oi
ντ (medial) nt ου ou
υι yi ω o

Quotations, dates, numerical notations

  • Quotation marks should be double “…”.
  • Dates in the text should be written out in words (sixth century BC).
  • Numerical notations: words for numbers below 10, numerals for 10 and above must be used.

Figures

All images (figures, plates, tables) must be sent as separate files. Authors should indicate in the PDF version of the article where to put the image. Images must be provided with 300 dpi resolution in TIFF format.

Please don’t send images in JPG, GIF or Powerpoint files.

Images will be printed in grayscale. Colour images should be negotiated.

All images must be sent together with captions. Captions must be short and contain all necessary information.

The list of captions must be sent as separate file. All figures must be cited within the article with capital case initial letter (e.g. Fig.1, Table 1). When images are printed in group, authors must supply one figure with individual components labelled (a), (b), etc. within the figure itself (e.g. fig. 1a-b). The same system must be used for plates and tables.

Authors have sole responsibility for obtaining permission of images used in the article.

Copyrights

SMEA protects its interests and those of authors. For this reason, authors should be sign a form of consent when correcting the first draft of the article.

Authors have sole responsibility for obtaining permission for images used in the article, both published and unpublished, as well as for images taken from the web.

Offprints

The authors will receive a pdf version of their article via email.

Open Access and self-archiving polices

The copyright on the publication of SMEA NS belongs to CNR-Istituto di studi sul Mediterraneo Antico. Authors are not allowed to disseminate their articles on the World Wide Web – including websites such as academia.edu and open access repositories – until two years after publication. They are also required to ensure that anyone receiving their offprints observes these rules as well. If they wish to archive their articles in institutional repositories, please contact smea@isma.cnr.it with regard to the payment of the article processing fee.

Nota bene

Authors are kindly requested not to announce on social websites (such as academia.edu) that their articles are forthcoming in SMEA NS before they are officially notified that their manuscripts have been accepted for publication.

Peer reviewing

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n order to be published in SMEA NS, a paper should represent an advancing in knowledge and understanding in a field of interest for our journal. All the submitted manuscripts are read by the Editorial Board. Only those papers that are of potential interest and meet our criteria are sent for formal review, to one or two reviewers.

A part from the members of the SMEA boards, the reviewers are chosen among  leading scholars, or especially promising younger scholars, of the various disciplines that are object of interest for the journal. Before sending the text, the potential reviewer is asked about his intention to accept to work for SMEA. Preferentially the reviewers remain anonymous to the authors.

The reviewers, whose main task is to help the Editorial Board to make their decisions, are asked to write down their comments in a separate narrative consisting of at least 3 paragraphs:

  1. a general comment on the article, indicating points of force and of weakness, level of innovation in respect to the main thesis, quality of references etc., and clearly stating what is their opinion about the publication of the article, which can be accepted, rejected, or accepted after revision.
  2. detailed comments to the text (mentioning page, line, note) indicating what has to be changed, corrected or eliminated;
  3. final suggestions for changes, additions, corrections, or even cutting of the text.

Parts of the reviews might be sent to the authors to help them to revise their texts.