Scholars who wish to contribute for Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, kindly send the manuscripts to the following email addresses: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] before 31st July. All efforts will be taken to release the volume by November.

Author Guidelines
Heritage is a research journal covering multidisciplinary studies in archaeology. Papers are expected to have a clear archaeological context, be of high standards, and to present original data of international relevance.
Professional Considerations
Authors listed on the title page should all have had some involvement in the writing of the article and/or the research and development underlying it. Authors should be listed in descending order of responsibility. If your submission is substantially similar to a prior publication, we ask that you note this in your cover let¬ter and explain why you feel Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology should treat it as an original submission. We do not accept articles that duplicate previously published work, except in selected cases where the earlier version appeared in a language or format not readily accessible to our readership. We do not accept articles that are or will be under consideration for publication in another journal (“dual submission”) while being reviewed by Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology. Authors are strongly encouraged to disclose all relevant financial interests and sources of research funding that could be perceived to compromise the integrity of their article submitted to the journal.
Editorial and Review Process
All submissions are reviewed by at least two reviewers who, in the judgment of our editors, is an expert in the subject matter of the paper.Authors must suggest three reviewers from the editorial committee for their manuscripts, but Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology retains the right of final decision regarding assignment. In cases where a review is incomplete or ambiguous, or where an author offers substantive criticism of the review, we may send a submission out to one or more additional reviewers before making a decision on acceptability. We will take under consideration authors’ objections to negative reviews, but in submitting papers to Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, authors must understand that final decisions about publication rest with the journal editors alone. Under normal circumstances, we aim to return manuscripts with a decision to accept or decline within one and half months of first submission by the author.
Offprint
A PDF offprint will be provided to each contributor. Printed offprints may be purchased from the publisher according to a scale of charges.
Structure of the Manuscript
  • 1. Article title
  • 2. Author's name, address, phone number and email address (provide details of all authors along with pincode, Phone number and email address)
  • 3. Abstract (150 words maximum)
  • 4. Keywords (7 number)
  • 5. Text
  • 6. Acknowledgements
  • 7. References
  • 8. Figure captions
  • 9. Tables
  • 10. Supplementary material
Punctuation

Initials in personal names should be separated by full-stops with spaces, e.g. A. J. Vijay, but no full-stop should be used for upper-case abbreviations, e.g. USA, RCAHMS

Quotes should be placed in normal text and within double quotation marks

Short quotes should be placed within the text, longer quotes should be indented

Compass points should be hyphenated, e.g. north-west, south-southeast

n-dashes (–) should be used to represent a range, e.g. 1342-1350 BC, and in page spans 45-50

Numbers

Roman numerals are to be avoided whenever possible. Numbers less than 10 should be spelt out; Arabic numerals should be used for all numbers 10 and above except century names, which are always spelt out. If a number occurs in a phrase in which most of the numbers are above nine, use Arabic numerals for all: e.g.

  • first century
  • nine sherds
  • 11 pot sherds, 15 bangle fragments and 3 beads
  • twentieth century

Use a space instead of a comma in long numbers, except if under 10 000, e.g.

  • 5467
  • 11 465
  • 4 500 000
Dates

The Journal uses BC/AD not BCE/CE.

AD comes before the date, BC after, except when using a century name, e.g.

  • 3500 BC
  • AD 1066
  • tenth century AD

Dates in text should be given as (number) (month) (year), no ordinals: e.g. 30 January 2010. Dates should be hyphenated when used adjectivally, e.g. nineteenth-century object, but not in noun phrases, e.g. the early nineteenth century.

Abbreviations
  • Abbreviations should end in a full-stop e.g. no. (number), fig. (figure), pl. (plate)
  • Contractions do not require a full-stop, e.g. St, Dr, Mr, Mrs
  • Measurements should be abbreviated and follow the number without a space and without full-stops, e.g. 100km, 56mm (millimetres should be used in preference to centimetres)
  • Areas should be written as, e.g. 24m²
  • Per cent is two words but authors may use the symbol (%) where it appears frequently, please be consistent
  • Radiocarbon, when not spelled out should be presented as 14C
Capitals

Use capitals sparingly: initials and proper names only, e.g. the Near East, but eastern England. Standard archaeological periods are capitalised, e.g. Neolithic, Mesolithic.

Latin words
Latin and other foreign words and abbreviations should only be used sparingly. Commonly used Latin words and abbreviations are not italicised, less common words and abbreviations should be italicised.
Declaration
All contributors should submit the declaration form. Manuscripts not accompanied by declaration form will not be accepted for publication.