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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.
  • IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT submit via the online system. Instead please send an email message to all co-editors, along with an attachment containing the manuscript (fully formatted to JMA style).

    The editors' email addresses are:
    A. Bernard Knapp [email protected]
    John F. Cherry [email protected]
    Peter van Dommelen [email protected]
    Catherine Kearns [email protected]
    Sarah Murray [email protected]
  • Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The submission has not been previously published and does not contain copyrighted material, It is not before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The submission conforms to our statement of ethics concerning archaeological excavations in areas of conflict.
  • Manuscripts should be in grammatical, idiomatic English, formatted according to the JMA Guidelines (downloadable from this page). Consult the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style for any conventions not specifically covered in these Guidelines.
  • The text uses 1.5 spacing throughout and a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Manuscripts should normally include the following elements in this order: 
    • Title, Name and Affiliation: Full title of the article, your name(s), your full academic address and your e-mail address, as follows: 
    Full title of the article (boldface) 
    A. Bernard Knapp, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, 11 Andreas Dhimitriou, 1066 Nicosia, Cyprus 
    E-mail: [email protected] 
  • JMA does not publish book reviews, short notes, or purely descriptive excavation reports, survey results or artefact studies.
  • Tables: Use sparingly. When designing tables, bear in mind their size relative to the dimensions of JMA’s standard page size (149 x 204 mm). Complex or lengthy tables are best submitted as camera- ready copy; otherwise, present all tables in 1.5-spaced type, together with a complete, separate list of table captions. Exceptionally long tables of data accompanying an article may be published as on-line supporting materials on a website hosted by Equinox.
  • Digital illustrations: These may be grey scale, black and white, or full colour; authors are encouraged to use colour wherever appropriate. Illustrations should initially be submitted as a single low-resolution .pdf file. For eventual publication, they must be high-resolution (i.e. 300 dpi for photos and 600 dpi for line-drawings at a maximum width of 149mm) and submitted in .tif or .eps format. Please note that all artwork must be submitted in digital format; any author experiencing difficulties in submitting digital artwork should contact the editors.

Author Guidelines

SettingsIMPORTANT: Please DO NOT submit via the online system. Instead please send an email message to all co-editors, along with an attachment containing the manuscript (fully formatted to JMA style).

The editor's e-mail addresses are:
A. Bernard Knapp [email protected]
John F. Cherry [email protected]
Peter van Dommelen [email protected]
Catherine Kearns [email protected]
Sarah Murray [email protected]

Prospective authors for The Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology should first read the Guidelines for Authors which you will find in PDF format. Manuscripts sent to JMA are acknowledged immediately and, if their scope and quality seem appropriate, passed to at least two referees for peer review. Papers are normally published in order of the acceptance in final form, without preference for particular regions, periods, or topics.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Please click here to view 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 (, 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

JMA 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.

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 post back to Equinox once your manuscript is accepted.

If your paper has passed peer review and been accepted for publication on an Open Access basis, we will send you a different contributor/Creative Commons agreement after payment of the fee and prior to publication. 

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