JOURNAL of ARCHAEOLOGY in the LOW COUNTRIES
The Journal of Archaeology in the Low Countries offers the opportunity to the archaeological community to present its research to a wider, international audience. It will cover the full archaeological time scale, from the earliest Palaeolithic up till investigations of subrecent times, like those of shipwrecks and fortifications. With the 'Low Countries' of the title both The Netherlands, Belgium and adjacent areas are meant, or - in geographical terms - the Lower Rhine Basin. The Journal is open to all contributions on research within or of relevance for this region. The main focus of the journal is our understanding of former societies, their differentiation and changes through time, and their relation to the natural environment, not only within the narrow limits of the main area of interest, but essentially in relation to wider patterns and developments. The Journal welcomes contributions ranging from theoretical reflections, broad overviews and analyses to the presentation of data and (recent) discoveries, which are of more than local interest. The Journal distinguishes main articles of 5000-10.000 words and short contributions of 1000-2500 words.
The Journal is open to contributions of academic level, irrespective of the employment and nationality of the authors. It is explicitly meant for both the academic world as well as those working in the so-called commercial or contractual archaeology. An Editorial Board of seven members, with expertise in the main fields covered by the Journal and supported by an editorial secretary, will be responsible in the first line for the assessment of the relevance of the papers. External peers will assess the papers offered purely on their scientific merits, before they are accepted for publication.
The Journal of Archaeology in the Low Countries is basically published as an e-journal, but also available in the Printing on Demand option, both as a subscription on the series as for the individual volumes. There will be two issues each year in May and October.
- Scientific e-journal.
- Language: English.
- Peer-reviewed - A-status.
- Frequency: twice a year.
- Printing on demand option - no standard print-run.
- e-journal worldwide distributed through the internet;
- PoD issues on subscription base.
All editorial correspondence and articles offered for submission should be sent to:
Ms. Dr. Yvonne Lammers-Keijsers
Journal of Archaeology in the Low Countries
Amsterdam University Press
1016 BG Amsterdam
Telephone: 0031 (0) 20 420 00 50 (AUP Office) or 0031 (0) 71 5234180 (Editor)
Fax: 0031 (0) 20 420 32 14
Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not been previously published internationally, and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. The author stays the owner of the copyright on his own work.
As author you are responsible for obtaining written permission and meeting any related costs for the use of all materials under copyright (such as illustrations and texts) and for the correct acknowledgements for use. AUP can provide guidelines for requesting legal permission for images and quotations.
A few remarks on submission requirements:
- Submit files in Word (‘97-’07).
- Files can be e-mailed; in addition we would welcome a print-out of the article.
- Submit text with as little ‘formatting’ as possible. If you want text to be italicised, set in bold or in small capitals, do so in the manuscript. Other than that refrain from using layout.
- Use Times New Roman, 11pts for text and Arial, 9 pts. in illustrations.
- Be consistent when using references:
- quotations within a sentence do not include the final punctuation mark, e.g. Gerritsen said that ‘this was the best way’.15
- quotations that form a complete sentence include the final punctuation mark, e.g. ‘This is the best way.’16
- Follow this example to mention references: (Jansen 1999; Johnson & James 2001; Johnson et al. 1983, 212-227)
- Only endnotes are allowed. They may be submitted in the standard word-format as part of the text. Keep their number and length limited.
- Submit tables, diagrams and figures in separate files. These should be numbered consecutively; indicate in the text where exactly you want the tables etc. to be inserted and incorporate in the main text on a separate line: ‘ Table #’ and the desired caption text.
- Tables should be submitted as Excel-file. Use Arial, 8 pts for texts and use the standard layout of JALC.
Submitting visual materials
- Submit all images (named Fig 1,Fig 2 etc.) together with the article. Indicate their appropriate location in the text and incorporate, on a separate line: ‘Fig. #’ and the desired caption text.
- Only digital images are accepted. Digital images must have at least 600 dpi (dots per inch). Files with the formats TIF, EPS and JPG are suitable; PDF files will not be accepted. The production coordinator will determine the quality of the digital images.
- Large digital files cannot be sent by e-mail but must be saved onto a CD and sent by post. AUP’s e-mail server allows a maximum of 10 MB per e-mail/attachment.
- All artefact figures and maps should have a bar scale, to avoid confusion on the screen.
- In the Printing on Demand version, figures will have maximum dimensions of 17.0 x 22.0 cm. Scales should have round numbers in that format (e.g. 1:2, 1:3, 1:10, 1:100, 1: 250).
- NB Colour may be used, but keep in mind that de PoD version and the .pdf prints for users at home will be black and white. Use contrasting colours or symbols if possible.
- Offer alternative paths through your article. However, remember that articles will also be published in Printing on Demand and they need to be suitable for paper version as well as for digital version.
- Files are linked together in various ways. We may also add links to your article once it has been submitted to us.
- Grouped in author-alphabetical order at the end of the article.
- Lower case and italics: article titles should be in lower case, plain text; book and journal titles should be in italics.
- Page numbers are required for articles in journals and separate articles in books (see examples below).
- Journals do not need the place or publisher to be specified.
- Punctuation: see examples below.
Hodder, I. 1990, The domestication of Europe - structure and contingency in Neolithic societies, Oxford (Basil Blackwell).
Monograph in Series
Bakker, R. 2003, The emergence of agriculture on the Drenthe Plateau, Bonn (Archäologische Berichte 16).
Carver, M.O.H. 1993, Arguments in Stone. Archaeological research and the European town in the first millennium, Oxford (Oxbow Monograph 29).
Article in Journal
Andersen, S.H. 1985, Tybrind Vig. A preliminary report on a submerged Ertebølle settlement on the west coast of Fyn, Journal of Danish Archaeology 4, 52-59.
Jansen, R., P. de Klein & H. de Groot 2005, …..
Article in Compilation, Proceedings etc.
Roebroeks, J.W.M. 2007, Guts and Brains: An integrative Approach to the Hominin Record. In J.W.M. Roebroeks (ed.),
Guts and Brains: An integrative Approach to the Hominin Record, Leiden (Leiden University Press), 7-16.
Sarfatij, H. 1997, Urban archaeology in the Netherlands: its position in modern archaeological heritage management. In: W.J.H. Willems, H. Kars & D.P. Hallewas (eds.) Archaeological heritage Management in the Netherlands: fifty years State Service for Archaeological Investigations, Assen, 217-238.
Article in Book in Series
Schinkel, C. 1998, Unsettled settlement, occupation remains from the Bronze Age and the Iron Age at Oss-Ussen. The 1976-1986 excavations. In: H. Fokkens (ed.),
The Ussen Project: the first decade of excavations at Oss, Leiden (Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 33/34), 5-305.
Raemaekers, D.C.M., A.J. Borsboom & A. Müller, 2006, Unlocking the treasure box of Dutch Stone Age archaeology. Archaeological heritage management in the drowned landscape of Flevoland. In: E. Rensink & H. Peeters (eds), Preserving the Early Past. Investigation, selection and preservation of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites and landscapes, Amersfoort (Nederlandse Archeologische Rapporten 31), 185-200.
Laan, C. 2003, Drank en drinkgerei. Een archeologisch en cultuurhistorisch onderzoek naar de alledaagse drinkcultuur van de 18e eeuwse Hollanders, proefschrift Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. Louwe Kooijmans, L.P. 1998, Between Geleen and Banpo. The agricultural transformation of prehistoric society, 9000-4000 BC, Amsterdam (Twintigste Kroon-voordracht).