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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 does not contain copyrighted material. It 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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs and DOIs 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, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The paper conforms to our statement of ethics regarding archaeological excavations conducted in areas of conflict.
  • The submission should be under 20 MB. If not, the paper will be returned to the author for changes. Usually, the trouble is in the figure files. It's important that both reviewers and editors can easily download the submission without clogging up their bandwidth.

Author Guidelines

Online Submissions

All submissions to Journal of Contemporary Archaeology must be made online. Please make sure you have read the full author guidelines before beginning the submission process.

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First, click here to download the guidelines which you will find in PDF format. The guidelines pertain to article and book review submissions. .Once we receive your submission, one of our editors will review it within two weeks. If it looks suitable for the journal we will send it to two reviewers. Reviewers are asked to make specific recommendations for improving the article if appropriate as well as to recommend for or against publication. Once we have received responses from both reviewers, we will make a decision about publishing your article and let you know. Book reviews are accepted at the discretion of the Review Editor.

Statement of Ethical Practice

Equinox Publishing is a leading publisher specialising in books and journals in the humanities, social sciences and performing arts. We recognise and believe in the integrity of good ethical practice in publishing in order to promote and maintain the quality our contributors produce. As a publisher, we uphold the standards set forth in the COPE code of practice (www.publicationethics.org), specifically for all contributing parties: author, editor, reviewer and as publisher.

We have communicated these standards to our journal editors who share in our aims for ethical publishing practice and agree to work towards these standards throughout the editorial process. Together, we ensure the ongoing excellence and quality for which Equinox is recognised.

Equinox journal editors have access to (and are encouraged to use) CrossCheck, a plagarism-detection software system which identifies professional plagiarism and other forms of scholarly misconduct. More information

Copyright Notice

The editors will not consider manuscripts which are under consideration by other publishers. It is assumed that once you have submitted an article to this journal, it will not be sent to other publishers until a decision about inclusion has been made. Only by special arrangement will the editors consider previously published material. Full details of our conditions related to copyright can be found by clicking here.

Click Here for the contributor contract, which you should print, sign and post back to Equinox once your manuscript is accepted.

If (after normal peer review) your paper is accepted for Open Access and the fee paid, we will send you a different agreement outlining the open access terms agreed and the type of Creative Commons license to be applied.

 

Research Article

Research articles are normally around 8,000 words in length, and contain empirical data, or are case-study driven, or contain discussion of focussed theoretical or methodological issues.

Forum

Forums are composed of a series of short 2000-3000 word responses to a previously circulated question or issue of contemporary interest.

Privacy Statement

We abide by the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (May 2018) and the United Kingdom’s Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”) and for the purposes of that act, the data controller is Janet Joyce, jjoyce@equinoxpub.com of Equinox Publishing Ltd of 415 The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX, United Kingdom (registered in England & Wales under Company number 04721694). For full details of privacy statement of how we use your data visit https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/privacy/

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.  Emails (and affiliations) are required and will be made public through this site. As part of the submission process, you are required to enter your email address and this email address will be made public on the site. Our system requires this and providing contact details for authors of published articles is considered best practice to enable scholarly communication. Your physical mailing addresses will only be used to supply a physical copy of the journal if that is part of a subscription or free copy. We share mailing addresses only with third parties who handle the distribution of print copies -- our printers. We have confirmation from these suppliers that they operate in conformance with GDPR requirements.