- Manuscript Submission
- Statement of Policy
- Manuscript Format and Style
- Acceptable Formats for Initial Submissions
- Contact Information
Authors are asked to submit manuscripts sending one hard copy of your manuscript and a CD containing all relevant electronic files to the editorial office (address below). Detailed instructions are available below. Initial submissions may be sent via mail in either Word or PDF format. Please note that if your manuscript contains special characters, PDF is desirable as it will ensure that these special characters appear correctly. Upon acceptance, a final version in Word will be required for copyediting and production.
Manuscripts submitted to the RdA are reviewed by appropriate experts without exception. While RdA Advisory Board members often serve as reviewers, manuscripts are also screened by outside experts. Most submissions are read by two scholars in addition to the Editor-in-Chief.
In most cases, the time from submission to decision for articles submitted to RdA is from 4 to 6 months.
Submissions should not exceed 20,000 words, including abstract, article body, works cited, notes, and figure captions.
Statement of Policy
The Editors are interested in original research manuscripts pertaining to the the art and archaeology of ancient Mediterranean world, including the Near East, from prehistoric to Late Antique times. In peer review, we consider originality of material and interpretation, clarity of thought, and interest of readers, as well as sources and style. Citations must be supplied as footnotes rather than endnotes, and citation form must follow the Guidelines (below).
Manuscript Format and Style
As of October 1, 2015, peer review for RdA will use a double-blind process. Authors are therefore asked to remove as many self-identifying features from their submitted manuscripts as possible, e.g., "by [Author Name]," obvious citations of the author's own work, etc.
Authors are responsible for securing all necessary permissions for photographs or other copyrighted illustrations in their articles.
Submitted manuscripts should be in Italian, good English, French or German.
Notes should be formatted as follows
DOE 2010, pp. 5-10.
DOE 2010, pp. 1-10.
Multiple References to the Same Work or Author
DOE 2010a, 2010b, 2011, 2012.
DOE J. 2010, I Wrote This Article, AJA 69 (2010), pp. 5-10.
DOE J. 2010, I Wrote This Book, English Language Series 1, Chicago, pp. 1-10.
Article in an edited monograph:
DOE 2010, The Article I Wrote, in I Edited This Book, ed. Mary Doe, Language Series, Chicago, 2010, pp. 151-67.
Formatting Electronic Files
Acceptable Formats for Initial Submissions
- Microsoft Word (.doc) (any recent version)
- PDF (.pdf)
If your manuscript is in Word and contains special characters, the characters may become corrupted during the conversion to a PDF document for peer review. Therefore, please review the final PDF carefully before you finish the submission process. If your characters have become corrupted, please create your own PDF of the manuscript (by scanning, if necessary) and submit that PDF, rather than the Word file, for peer review.
Word documents should be submitted as a single file. Authors should submit figures as separate files, in TIFF (.tif) or EPS (.eps), not GIF (.gif) or JPEG (.jpg), format.
Please note that if your manuscript is accepted, you will be asked to submit high-resolution hard copies of all figures for production purposes, as not all digital art files are usable.
In addition to the main manuscript file, submit your cover letter as a separate file in the same format as your main file. If you used any revision or editorial tracking tools in your word-processing program, be sure the submitted version of your manuscript does not contain tracked changes.
Revised and Final Versions of Manuscript
When submitting a revised manuscript, please include your responses to the reviewers’ comments as part of the cover letter file. When submitting a revised manuscript with figures, include all figures, even if they have not changed since the previous version.
The final version of your manuscript must be submitted in Word (.doc) because your keystrokes will be used in copyediting and typesetting; a PDF does not contain usable character data and is thus not adequate. To ensure that special characters are typeset correctly, it is helpful if you also submit your own PDF of the final version manuscript, in addition to the Word file.
Communications for the editors and notices about newly published books available for review should be sent to:
Direzione “Rivista di Archeologia”
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici - Università Ca' Foscari
Palazzo Malcanton Marcorà - Dorsoduro 3484/D