Archaeologia Polona

Journal of Archaeology

Information for Contributors

Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has not been published, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its submission has been approved by all of the authors and by the institution where the work was carried out. Articles and any other material published in Archaeologia Polona represent the opinions of the author(s) and should not be construed to reflect the opinions of the Editor and the Publisher.

The title page should contain: the article title, author’s name, author’s affiliation and a short running title of less than 50 characters. An abstract is to be provided, preferably no longer than 150 words, and accompanied by a list of 4-5 key words.

To prevent cases of "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship" Archaeologia Polona Editors introduce appropriate procedures and implemented the following solutions:
- Editors require authors to disclose input of individual authors in the creation of the manuscript (with their affiliations and contributions, ie. the information on the authorship of concepts, principles, methods, etc. used in the preparation of article). The author submitting the manuscript bears the main responsibility.
- Editors require authors to report on sources of funding for the work, the contribution of research institutions, associations and other entities.
- Editors inform that all detected cases of "ghostwriting" and "guest Authorship" will be revealed, including notification of appropriate bodies (institutions employing the authors, scientific societies, editors of scientific associations, etc.).
To enable evaluation of the submitted articles as objectively as possible, the manuscripts will be subject to double blind review process, carried out by independent reviewers. Basing on reviews, the Editors will decide whether the text will be published, returned for corrections or rejected. Authors will be informed of the final decision as quickly as possible. All decisions will be communicated to the authors, along with reviews of their manuscripts.

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References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper and referred to in the text by the author’s surname, date of publication and page number, e.g. (Shennan 1991:29). Where there are four or more authors, only the first author's name is given in the text, followed by el al. Minimum numbers for pages and dates should be used, e.g. 35-7, 123-35, 135-8; 1991-2. Footnotes should be avoided.

In order to save editorial time, please use the following template for the list of references to articles submitted to Archaeologia Polona.

Journal articles

Author's surname [,] Initial(s) [.] date [.] Title (without internal capital lettering) [.] Journal Title (in italics) volume number (arabic) [:] pages [.] For example:

Shennan, S,]. 1991. Some current issues in the archaeological identification of past peoples. Archaeologia Polona 29:2937.
Schild, R. 1995. Polish archaeology in transition. Antiquity 67:146-50.

Single-author/editor books

Surname [,] Initia1(s) [.] date [.] Title (in italics, without internal capital lettering) [.] place of publication (English version of placename). For example:

Abramowicz, A. 1991. Historia archeologii polskiej XIX i XX wiek. Warsaw.
Hodder, I. (ed.) 1991. Archaeological theory in Europe. The last three decades. London.

Multiple author/editor books

As above, but order of initials and surname of second and subsequent authors is reversed, no punctuation between last surname and date. For example:

Boyd, R. and P. Richardson 1985. Culture and the evolutionary process. Chicago.
Hodder, I. and C. Orton 1976. Spatial analysis in archaeology. Cambridge.

Contribution to a book

Author's surname [,] Initial(s) [.] (order of initials and surname of any second and subsequent authors is reversed, no punctuation last surname and date) date [.] Title (without internal capital lettering) [. In ] Title of book (in italics) [,] Initial [.] Editor's surname [(ed.),] pages [.] Place of publication (English version). (In the case of joint cditorship: Initial [.] Surname [, /and] Initial [.] Surname [(eds),] - (note use of full stop in ed. and eds). For example:

Stoneking, M. and R.L. Cann 1989. African origin of human mitochondrial DNA. In The human revolution, P. Mellars and C. Stringer A (eds), 17-30. Edinburgh.
Klejn, L. 1995. Prehistory and archaeology. In Whither archaeology, M. Kuna and N. Venclovà (eds), 36-42. Praha.

In the case of subsequent works by the same author in the list of references, the name is replaced by a [-] followed by the date of publication.