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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.

  • Cover page
  • Article
  • Abstract
  • Images
  • Funding Acknowledgements

Style Guide

For grammar and style, the journal will follow the Chicago Manual of Style, author-date style. Single citations should appear in the text, multiple citations and discursive notes in footnotes. For abbreviations for biblical texts and Near Eastern texts, the SBL Handbook will be followed. For other Near Eastern abbrevia­tions, CDLI will be followed. For Classical abbreviations, the Oxford Handbook of Classics.

To make this more explicit:

1. Please, write your text in one language (and be consistent if you chose, e.g., American or British English, at least keep to one spelling); and, especially, if you are not a native speaker, but also native-speakers: please, have your text checked!). If the text is not in English, an English abstract should be added. An English text has an abstract in another—preferably major—European language (preferably in German or French).
2. If possible, use Times New Roman as your font. Use this font also to include Greek and (preferably only consonant) Hebrew characters; for other non-Latin characters, please, use transliteration!
3. Please, clearly mark:
a. (the level of) headings (use title-casing! I.e.: important words in the headings are capitalized);
b. paragraphs;
c. “quotations” have double quotation marks, punctuation belongs inside the quotes; quotations within quotations have single quotation marks; long quotations are typeset as a block;
d. insertion points for illustrations and/or tables.
e. Use footnotes (not end notes); not with full bibliographic information (but author-date). NB: single quotation in-text!
4. Your bibliography at the end should follow the Chicago manual of style (see: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html—tab ‘author-date’!); note the casing of English titles (not the German, French, or other titles beyond what grammar requires!). Page ranges use an en-dash (not a hyphen), so: 1–100.
5. Make sure that your images do not infringe copyright (generally we follow a fair use policy for academic publications) and provide your files (.tiff or .jpeg) with the following minimal quality:
colour 300dpi;
grey scale 600dpi;
black and white 1200dpi.
Thanks for your collaboration!

The editorial team