Its comparatively large format (210 x 297mm) and its high production quality both reflect the priority given to the presentation of archaeological material, be it from excavations or from collections and museums.
Mediterranean Archaeology is a peer-reviewed annual open to contributors from any country and publishes papers in English, French, German, and Italian.
Jean-Paul Descœudres (Editor)
Derek Harrison (Assistant Editor)
All submissions should be directly sent to the editor via email. For details, please see the below author guidelines.
In constructing footnote references authors should be guided by the following principles:
Authors’ names are preceded by the initial(s) of the first name(s) and separated by a comma from the title of the work, or the title of the journal.
Names of two or three co-authors are separated by an en rule (–) without spaces.
In the case of more than 3 authors, the name of the first author is followed by ‘et al.’
‘Op. cit.’, ‘art. cit.’, and ‘loc. cit.’ are preceded by the name(s) of the author(s) only, without initials and without comma.
If the paper referred to has been published in a Festschrift, in Proceedings, or in any other collective work, the author’s name is followed by ‘in:’.
If several works by the same author are cited in succession, the name is replaced by ‘ead.’ or ‘id.’.
Editor’s name to be followed by ‘(ed.)’; in German papers by ‘(Hrsg.)’, in French papers by ‘(dir.)’.
Titles of monographs, proceedings, and collective works are cited in full, not in italics, followed by the year of publication in brackets (see example above). Any volume number appears behind the title: use Roman numerals for the volume number, Arabic numerals for any subdivision.
Where appropriate, the year of publication is preceded by the number of the edition used.
Titles of particular papers in proceedings and collective works are placed within single quotation marks, separated by commas from the name of the author and the title of the work.
Names of journals or periodicals, usually in their abbreviated form but never in italics, are followed by the volume number, the year of publication, and the relevant page numbers, all in Arabic numerals and separated by commas. The title of the particular paper referred to is placed within single quotation marks separated by commas from the name of the author and the title of the journal.
Author’s name followed by comma if title of work is quoted. If author’s name is abbreviated, however, no comma is necessary. Title of work in italic. Roman full capitals for book, and Arabic numerals separated by colon for chapter and any other subdivision.
When referring to plates in the CVA, it is usually sufficient to give the name of the country, city, or museum, followed by the number of the fascicule and the plate number. Classification numbers are only necessary where plates are not numbered consecutively.
When referring to entries in the CVA, in the LIMC, or in any encyclopedia (such as the RE), give first the title (usually in abbreviated form), then the volume number (Roman numerals for main volume, Arabic for any subdivision), followed by the year of publication within brackets; thereafter page number(s), title of the entry preceded by ‘ s.v.’, and name of author, without initials, within brackets.
When referring to two or more pages or illustrations, give first and last numerals, separated by an en rule.
When referring alternately to pages and illustrations, it might be necessary to insert ‘p.’ (for page, pagina), ‘pp.’ (for pages, pagine), or ‘S.’ (for Seite, Seiten) in front of the corresponding numerals.
Note that a comma is used between numerals of the same category, a semicolon between numerals of different categories, a colon to separate a main from a sub-category (‘fig. 1: 2’ means ‘sub-figure 2 in figure 1’; ‘figs. 1, 2’ means ‘figures 1 and 2’). No comma between Roman and Arabic numerals.
When referring to titles that have already been cited in full, use ‘op. cit.’, ‘art. cit.’, ‘loc. cit.’, or ‘ibid.’.
‘Op. cit.’ is to be used when referring to a monograph.
‘art. cit.’ when referring to a paper (in a periodical, or in any kind of collective work),
‘loc. cit.’ when referring to the same passage in either a monograph, or a paper, already referred to,
‘Ibid.’ refers to the immediately preceding title,
Mediterranean Archaeology is committed to the highest possible standards of publication ethics. All articles received undergo a rigorous peer-review process. Authors are requested to only submit original contributions, not previously published. If works or sentences of others are used, they must be appropriately referred to and/or quoted. Plagiarism is not tolerated. It is expected that authors will refrain from submitting the same manuscript to several journals in parallel. The editorial board is responsible for avoiding any potential conflict of interest between authors and reviewers.