Instructions to authors
The papers presented at the conference will be published fairly promptly, doubtless in two volumes. The languages accepted are those used during the conference (Greek, English and French), though if you face difficulties in writing your text in one of these languages, German and Italian would be also acceptable. You are kindly asked to provide a copy of your text (WORD format - PC or MAC), and any illustrations, tables, captions, etc., each in a separate file, on disk (CD), together with a print out. Please keep formatting to a minimum, but indicate clearly sub-headings and paragraphs.
For bibliographic references, you are asked to use the "authorĖdate" system inside the text, with the full bibliographic references at the end of your paper. Footnotes should not be used for citations, and should in general be kept to a minimum. The numbers of the footnotes should precede punctuation marks.
Your text, in all (bibliography inclusive) should not exceed 15 pages (pitch 12, one and a half line spacing). If you are including images, these should not exceed 12. We ask you to pay close attention to the following guidelines.
Please send your papers to the following address:Laboratory of Archaeology
c/o A. Mazarakis Ainian (Dark Ages Revisited Acts)
University of Thessaly
Argonafton and Filellinon
382 21, Volos
Texts (but not the illustrations!) should be sent also via e-mail in order to be able to verify that all papers have been received.
We look forward to receiving your contribution by 31 January 2008, at the latest.
Instructions for bibliographic referencing
References in text
- Use commas between date and page number:
(e.g., Coldstream 1976, 345)
- Use dash and two or three digits to indicate range:
(e.g., Coldstream 1976, 24-28; Mazarakis Ainian 1997, 345-347)
- Use commas between page numbers not in sequence:
(e.g., Coulson 1995, 345, 400)
- Use semi colon to separate dates for same author:
(e.g., Coulson 1982; 1995)
- Use semi colon to separate different authors:
(e.g., Coldstream 1976; Snodgrass 1980).
Examples for bibliography at the end of paper
Morgan, C., 2003. Early Greek states beyond the polis, London.
- Chapter or article in edited book:
Aloupi, E. & N. Kourou, 2007. Late Geometric slipped pottery, in A. Mazarakis Ainian (ed.), Oropos and Euboea in the Early Iron Age. Acts of an International Round Table, University of Thessaly, June 18-20, 2004, Volos, 287-318.
- Journal article:
Coldstream, J.N., 1995. The Rich Lady of the Areiopagos and her contemporaries, Hesperia 64, 391-403.
For the abbreviations of periodical, those of American Journal of Archaeology will be used
- Other details:
For Greek editions, both the author's name and title should be in Latin characters.
English (and not American) spelling is recommended (for ex. Organisation instead of organization, colour instead of color, etc.).
Archaeological periods with capitals (Geometric, Archaic) ÍŠť BC ÍŠť AD without point.
Guidelines for illustrations
All images should be numbered as Figures (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.)
The printed parts of the book are going to be in black and white, and care should be taken that any images submitted show what they are supposed to when printed in greyscale. Where possible, please supply digital illustrations on CD at high resolutions (above 300dpi), but if you are supplying original, hardcopy, artwork, whether photos or drawings, please label each item clearly.
Acceptable image formats:
- TIFF: These are the preferred formats for scanned images.
Scan photos and slides at (at least) 300 dpi.
Scan b/w line artwork at 600 dpi.
Scan mixed line and tone illustrations at 600 dpi.
- Excel: Charts should be designed to appear in black and white. Try to use patterns rather than colour or tone.
- Adobe Illustrator: Convert to black and white.
- CorelDraw: Convert files to black and white.
- Photoshop: High Resolution only.
- PDF: High Resolution only. Embed all fonts and do not compress images when distilling.
Most of you prepared Powerpoint presentations, for which low resolution images were necessary, otherwise images may not appear on the screen. If you saved illustrations in lower resolution for the presentation, please make sure you submit the original high resolution image/plan/map you created, as the resulting low resolution images are not suitable for publication. Similarly, any of the file types listed below are NOT suitable for publication:
- Images less than 300 dpi
- Powerpoint files
- WMF files
- Word files