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.
All submissions should be directly sent to the editor via email. Authors are welcome to submit manuscripts even before they comply with our 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,
Meditarch Publishing is committed to the highest possible standards of publication ethics. All articles received undergo a rigorous peer-review process. Expectations for the editor and editorial board, reviewers, and authors are summarized below, as well as procedures followed in case of ethical misconduct.
Editor’s and editorial board’s responsibilities
Mediterranean Archaeology’s editor and editorial board are committed to handling submissions without any form of discrimination based on gender, sexual preferences, religious or political beliefs, social background, ethnic or geographical origin.
For all types of publications (journal issues, supplementary volumes, special volumes), submissions are assessed and accepted or rejected depending only on their academic merit and scientific content.
The editorial board is responsible for avoiding any potential conflict of interest between authors and reviewers.
The duty of reviewers is to help the editor make a fair decision concerning submissions to Meditarch for publishing by providing an objective assessment of the manuscript within reasonable time limits.
Reviewers must keep all information supplied by the editor under strict confidentiality and must not retain copies of the submission sent to them for evaluation.
Reviewers should inform the editor if they are aware of published (or submitted) content that is closely similar to what they have been asked by the editor to review for Meditarch.
Reviewers must inform the editor and withdraw from the evaluation process if there is a potential conflict of interest with the author of the submission.
Authors must confirm that the manuscript submitted constitutes an original scientific work and is not under review or accepted for publication elsewhere. If parts of the content of their submission overlap with published (or submitted) work, authors must acknowledge and cite the relevant source.
It is the responsibility of authors to obtain permission to reproduce any illustrations or content from other sources. Content reproduced from other published sources must be acknowledged and references must be appropriately cited. Illustrations obtained from museums, galleries, private collectors, archaeological services or expeditions must be acknowledged in accordance with their suppliers’ instructions.
When allowed by their academic institution, employer, financial sponsor, and others who might have an interest in the question, authors should deposit data related to the submitted manuscript in a suitable repository accessible to other scholars.
Mediterranean Archaeology unreservedly condemns illegal archaeological excavations and the illicit trade in antiquities and will not accept proposals for first publication of objects that are likely to have come from an illegal excavation. Authors are expected to demonstrate complete transparency in this matter and no research that might violate national or international laws will be considered.
Ethical misconduct may be reported to the editor at any time, by anyone.
Whoever informs the editor of such conduct must provide sufficient evidence of it to enable an investigation to be initiated. All allegations will be investigated with due care before decisions are reached.
After the editor has assessed the gravity of the case, further relevant evidence may be sought, while avoiding the dissemination of allegations beyond the circle of those who need to know in order to contribute to the decision process.
Whenever ethical misconduct has been identified, the following actions may be taken by the editor, depending on the gravity of the case: informing the author or reviewer of the points that constitute a breach of publication ethics standards, sending a formal letter of warning to the author or reviewer to avoid ethical misconduct in future cases, and formal refusal of publication in the journal.