Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology is an open access research journal published by the Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, India. The journal publishes research papers on multidisciplinary studies in archaeology. Papers are expected to have a clear archaeological context, be of high academic standards, and present original data of global or regional relevance. Scholars who wish to contribute to Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, kindly send the manuscripts to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 consider authors’ objections to negative reviews, but in submitting papers to Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, authors must understand that the final decision about publication rests with the journal editors alone. Under normal circumstances, we aim to return manuscripts with a decision to accept or decline within two months of the first submission by the author. However, this may take more time, depending on the case-specific circumstances.
- 1. Article title
- 2. Authorʹs name, address, phone number and email address (provide details of all authors along with pin code, Phone number and email address)
- 3. Abstract (150 words maximum)
- 4. Keywords (7 number)
- 5. Text
- 6. Acknowledgements
- 7. References
- 8. Figure captions (All figures must be referred to at least once in the main text)
- 9. Tables (All tables must be referred to at least once in the main text)
- 10. Supplementary material
Page size: A4
Margins: Top, bottom, right, left: 2.54 cm
Line Spacing: Single
File format: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx)
Font: Palatino Linotype
Font Size: Abstract: 10 (italics)
Main Text: 11 Normal
Headings: 11 Bold
Figure, Table, Graph captions: Font Size ‐ 11 Normal
Footnotes and Endnotes: Prohibited
Word/Page limit: No word/page limit as long as it makes relevance.
Figure limit: No figure limit as long as it makes relevance.
Figure formats: good quality‐ .png, .bmp, .eps, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif and .tiff files.
Image Quality: 300 dpi and more
Supplemental file format: Excel (.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx), Word (.doc, .docx), .pdf
Language: All papers are published in English only
Spelling: Heritage uses English US/UK spellings (please maintain consistency).
Full references should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper. We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote for reference management and formatting. A few sample referencing formats of Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology are as follows:
Example text citations
|Type of reference||Text citation||Notes|
|Single author||(Rao 1979: 10)|
|Two authors||(Wheeler and Jones 1989: 10)|
|Three or more authors||(Rajan et al. 2013: 63)|
|More than one work by same author||(Kumar 1999, 2009)||In date order|
|More than one work by same author and same year||(Kumar 1999a, 1999b)|
|More than one work by different authors||(Kumar 1999; Joshi 2009)||In date order|
|More than one work by one author and different authors||(Kumar 1989, 1999; Joshi 2009)||In date order|
|Personal communication||(pers. comm. "Name")|
|Type of reference||Citation format|
|Single authored book||Rao, S. R. 1979. Lothal: A Harappan Port Town (1955-62), Vol. 1. New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India.|
|Two authored book||Wheeler, A. and A.K.G. Jones 1989. Fishes, Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.|
|Journal article||Rajan, K., V. P. Yathees Kumar, S. Selvakumar, R. Ramesh and P. Balamurugan 2013. Archaeological excavations at Porunthal, District Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, Man and Environment 38(2): 62-85.|
|Article/Chapter in Edited book||Meadow, R.H. and J.M. Kenoyer 1997. Excavations at Harappa 1994–1995: new perspectives on the Indus script, craft activities and city organization, in South Asian Archaeology 1995 (Allchin, B. and Allchin, R. Eds.), pp. 139–172. New Delhi: Oxford & IBH.|
|Thesis||Chase, B.A. 2007. Meat Provisioning and the Integration of the Indus Civilization: A Perspective from Gujarat (India). PhD Dissertation. Madison: University of Wisconsin-Madison.|
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
The Journal uses BC/AD not BCE/CE.
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 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
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.