Submit a Paper

Antiquity is an international, peer-reviewed journal of world archaeology. The journal is published six times per year, in February, April, June, August, October and December. It has a global readership of archaeology professionals and the wider community; submissions should therefore emphasise the broader relevance of findings and present these in a concise and accessible format.

For full submission instructions, please consult the .PDFs below.

 

Submissions should conform to one of the following categories:

Research

5000 words & 10 figures maximum

Papers presenting significant new research, results or advances in archaeology. Antiquity publishes on all aspects of archaeological research, encompassing all periods and all regions.

To be eligible for consideration, authors must demonstrate that this research is of interest to our global readership and has not been previously published elsewhere.

Debate

3000 words & 6 figures maximum

Papers presenting matters of interest to the archaeology profession and on archaeology’s interaction with society.

To be eligible for consideration, papers are expected to address matters that are of broad significance and are contentious, with the aim of stimulating discussion.

Method

3000 words & 8 figures maximum

To be eligible for consideration, papers must present newly applied or newly developed methodological techniques.

Project Gallery

1500 words & 6 figures maximum

Project Gallery articles are short, free-to-access, online-only and are intended to showcase research of broad international relevance, including new projects, significant fieldwork discoveries and innovative applications of technology; these articles are peer-reviewed at the Editor’s discretion. Project Gallery also welcomes responses to published articles.

 

All submissions must be uploaded to ScholarOne, our online site for submission and peer review. The site can be found here: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aqy. Please contact the Editorial Office if you require any assistance.

Please note that the word limits stated MUST include ALL text. This includes affiliations, acknowledgements, references, table contents and all figure and table captions. Any submission that exceeds the published word limit will be returned to the author(s) before peer review. No individual table should take up more than two pages of A4 at 12-point font and 1.5 line spacing.

Authors are strongly advised to review recent copies of Antiquity and to read the full submission instructions on the Antiquity Submission Guidelines (PDF) before submitting a manuscript. Submitted manuscripts that do not adhere to Antiquity’s standards will be returned to the author(s). If you are unsure whether a paper is suitable for Antiquity, please contact the Editor prior to submission (editor [at] antiquity.ac.uk).