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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission does not include any copyrighted material.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • The paper conforms to our statement of ethical practice.
  • The combined submission be under 20 MB. If not, the paper will be returned to the author for changes. Often times, the trouble is in the figure files. It's important that both reviewers and editors can easily download the submission without clogging up their bandwidth.

Author Guidelines

Online Submissions

All submissions to Archaeological and Environmental Forensic Science must be made online. Please make sure you have read the full author guidelines before beginning the submission process.

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First, click here to download the guidelines which you will find in PDF format. The guidelines pertain to article and book review submissions. All articles are peer-reviewed.  Please contact the Book Review editor before submitting a book review to ensure that the book you wish to review has not already been assigned. We will acknowledge your submission upon receipt and let you know the anticipated timeframe for a decision. If your article is accepted, we will send you further instructions for submitting the final manuscript of your article.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Please click here to download the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement in full.

Equinox Publishing is a leading publisher specialising in books and journals in the humanities, social sciences and performing arts. We recognise and believe in the integrity of good ethical practice in publishing in order to promote and maintain the quality our contributors produce. As a publisher, we uphold the standards set forth in the COPE code of practice (www.publicationethics.org), specifically for all contributing parties: author, editor, reviewer and as publisher.

We have communicated these standards to our journal editors who share in our aims for ethical publishing practice and agree to work towards these standards throughout the editorial process. Together, we ensure the ongoing excellence and quality for which Equinox is recognised.

All articles submitted to this journal are subject to peer review (double-blind) and in doing so we (the publisher and editors) commit to taking all reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. Thus, in the event that we are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, we shall deal with allegations appropriately, including taking steps to retract or correct articles when necessary or to publish clarification and or apologies.

Equinox journal editors have access to (and are encouraged to use) CrossCheck, a plagarism-detection software system which identifies professional plagiarism and other forms of scholarly misconduct.

Archaeology in Areas of Conflict

AEFS will not normally consider for publication research that has been undertaken in occupied territory and its contiguous waters as defined by the United Nations, unless that research is required to safeguard, record or preserve at-risk archaeological heritage of the occupied territory, or when permission of the acknowledged national authorities of the occupied territory has been obtained by the researcher. In forensic cases, archaeologists may be helping in a humanitarian capacity including finding and identifying missing persons in occupied areas.

Copyright Notice

The editors will not consider manuscripts which are under consideration by other publishers. It is assumed that once you have submitted an article to this journal, it will not be sent to other publishers until a decision about inclusion has been made. Only by special arrangement will the editors consider previously published material. Full details of our conditions related to copyright can be found by clicking here.

Click Here for the contributor contract, which you should print, sign and email/mail back to Equinox once your manuscript is accepted.

If after normal peer review your paper has been accepted for publication on an Open Access basis under an appropriate Creative Commons license, we will send you a different publishing agreement.

 

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