Author guidelines

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The Editors of Études et Travaux highly appreciate your effort to adapt your text to the format of our journal as early as possible, as only one Author’s proof will be possible.




Études et Travaux (commonly abbreviated EtudTrav) deals with archaeology of the ancient and early medieval cultures of the Mediterranean Basin, Near East and North Africa. We invite every scholar willing to share results of her/his studies on the research field to contribute our journal. Études et Travaux is a scholarly annual of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and is indexed by the European Reference Index for Humanities (ERIH). The journal is edited primarily in a print version, with black and white illustrations only. However, from volume XXVII on, an electronic version with colour photos will be published alongside the printed one.

The papers are assessed by double-blind peer-reviews, conducted by specialists from an independent scholars’ reviewing board. Contributions should be in English, French or German. Papers sent to the Editor before the end of June of the current year will appear by the end of June of the following year. Each Author will receive a complete copy of the journal and a .pdf version of his contribution.

Formal preconditions

1. Articles submitted to the journal should not be, or have been, submitted elsewhere. Prospective authors should complete an appropriate form (available on the journals’ website) and send it back to the Editors.

2. The Author bears full responsibility for obtaining all necessary permissions for publication of any illustration material. In extreme the Editors may require insight into originals confirming rights of the Author to publish these materials.

3. To prevent ‘ghost-writing’, in case of multiple authorship, we ask all co-authors to provide a statement (signed by all of them) regarding their individual shares in preparation of the contribution. Prospective authors should complete an appropriate form (available on the journals’ website) and send it back to the Editors.

4. The Author is obliged to sign a non-exclusive license agreement granting to the Editors the right to use her/his work in all fields of exploitation, without transferring property rights of the Author (an appropriate form – that will be provided to the Author after approval of the contribution – should be filled and send back to the Editors).

5. The article has to be prepared according to the guidelines for Études et Travaux (see below).

Manuscripts and all the editorial correspondence should be sent to:

Études et Travaux
Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, PAS
Nowy Świat 72, room 327
00–330 Warsaw



Text of the contribution

In principle the length of articles (including illustrations) should not exceed 22 standard pages (one standard page = 2000 characters, spaces included). The text can be supplied either by email or on CD/DVD-rom disc, readable on PC/Word System equipment (ideally to ensure we follow your intended of the article, this submission should be both in .doc/.docx/.rtf and .pdf formats).
When using special fonts, please supply us with the fonts files.
All acknowledgements (if any) should be given at the end of the article’s main text, under separate heading.

Each article should also contain:
- short abstract in English (max. 1000 characters, not to be exceeded),
- 4-8 keywords in English,
- an English translation of the article’s title (if needed, would the original text be in another language),
- bibliography of all works quoted (for guidelines see below),
- Author’s affiliation (with the official name of the institution - English or original language form) and email address.

Illustrations should be supplied in an electronic form appropriate for the publication:
- colour and greyscale images (i.e. photos) – in .jpg or .tif format – 300 (max. 600) dpi; at least in size corresponding to the intended dimensions of the final illustration (as reproduced in publication)
- bitmaps (i.e. line drawings) – .jpg or .tif format – 600 (max. 1200) dpi; at least in size corresponding to the intended dimensions of the final illustration (as reproduced in publication)
- vector graphics with fixed lines thickness – .pdf format only.
Individual elements of multi-element illustrations should be identified with lower case letters (a, b, c ...).

CAPTIONS FOR ILLUSTRATIONS should contain the following information:
- short but precise information on what is represented (in case of composite illustrations, short description of individual elements should be provided),
- information on authorship or source of the illustration.

References in the main text


Bibliographical notes should be given in the footnotes and follow a modified Harvard system. All works quoted in the paper must be included at the end of the work in a form of bibliography.
All works and sources which cannot be quoted in a modified Harvard system should be introduced by abbreviations, written in italic, and expanded in the bibliography. Original source texts should be quoted in a form of the universally recognised abbreviations.

Suggested system of quotation:
- one author: Name date: page(s), figure(s) etc., e.g. Szymańska 2005: 15–19, Figs 3–8, Pls 10–18
- when more than one position is quoted in the same footnote, please separate them with a semicolon, e.g. Szymańska 2005: 15–19; Meyza, Peignard-Giros 2010: 57–60
- one author quoted several times in the same footnote: Name date1: page(s), figure(s) etc.; date2: page(s), figure(s) etc., e.g. Meyza 2010: 57–60, Fig. 5; 2011: Pl. 7
- several works of the same author with the same date: Name date1a: page(s), figure(s) etc.; date1b: page(s), figure(s) etc., e.g. Meyza 2010a: 57–60, Fig. 5; 2010b: Pl. 7
- up to three authors: Name, Name date: page(s), figure(s) etc., e.g. Meyza, Peignard-Giros 2010: 57–60, Fig. 5, Pl. 7
- different authors of the same family name: Name1 Initial(s)1 date: page(s), figure(s) etc.; Name1 Initial(s)2 date: page(s), figure(s) etc., e.g. Arnold Di. 2010: 57–60, Fig. 5; Arnold Do. 2010: Pl. 7
- more than three authors: Name et al. date: page(s), figure(s) etc., e.g. Myśliwiec et al. 2004: 15, Pl. 9
- the editors’ names (when no author is mentioned) should be followed with Ed./Eds in brackets Name (Ed.), date: page(s), figure(s) etc.; Name, Name (Eds) date: page(s), figure(s) etc.), e.g. Gawlikowska (Ed.) 2010: 57–60, Fig. 5; Meyza, Peignard-Giros (Eds) 2010: Pl. 7
- paper (e.g. some exhibition catalogues) and electronic publications with no Author or Editor’s name as well as translations and/or commentaries of original source texts should be quoted in abbreviated form, expanded in the bibliography: Abbreviation date: page(s), figure(s) etc., e.g. British Museum 1912: 234; Plin. Nat. Hist. 1949: 20
- original source texts should be quoted using universally accepted abbreviations, e.g. Plin., Nat. Hist. V, 58


All works quoted in the paper (with exception of the original source texts) have to be enumerated at the end of the main text in the form of bibliography. Titles and abbreviations of series, journals, lexica etc. should normally be italicised. These abbreviations should be conform to the already existing systems, e.g. Lexikon der Ägyptologie, Archäologische Bibliographie, Fasti Archaeologici and

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In the Bibliography we give all authors/editors of the work should be quoted (also if their number exceeds three names).
A separate short list developing the abbreviations universally used in the field concerned, as well as in the present article should be attached at the end of the Bibliography, e.g. for Egyptology:
Wb – Erman, A., Grapow, H., Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Sprache, Leipzig-Berlin
Urk. – Urkunden des ägyptischen Altertums, Leipzig-Berlin

Suggested system of bibliographical entries:

Szymańska, H. 2005: Terres cuites d’Athribis, MRE 12, Turnhout

Carlye, R.M., Allen, A.L., Speece, M.A., El-Werr, A.-K., Link, C.A. 2005: Land Streamer Aided Geophysical Studies at Saqqara, Egypt, Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics 10/4, 371–380

Welc, F., Trzciński, J. 2013: Geology of the site, [in:] Welc, F. et al., Old Kingdom structures between the Step Pyramid complex and the Dry Moat. Part 2: Geology, anthropology, finds, conservation, Saqqara V, Ed. Myśliwiec, K., Varsovie, 323–343
Vernus, P. 1975: Athribis, [in:] LÄ I, 519–522

Plin. Nat. Hist 1949: Pliny Natural History, Preface and Books 1–2, transl. H. Rackham, Loeb Classical Library 330, Cambridge Mass.-London 1949

When the Author of an internet source is known, the publication should be quoted according to the rules accepted for paper publications with the URL address and access date (in brackets) added, e.g. Bieliński, P. 2007: Mugheira/Al-Sabiyah 2007. The Kuwaiti-Polish Archaeological Project, PCMA Newsletter 2007, (accessed July 17, 2013)
Every abbreviation of electronic source requires the URL address and access date (in brackets), e.g. British Museum: (accessed June 28, 2014)

Abbreviation of works and sources which cannot be quoted in a modified Harvard system (as e.g. some exhibition catalogues) have to be expanded in the following way: Tanis 1987: Tanis. L’or des pharaons, Paris 1987

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