Guide for Authors

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    INTRODUCTION
    • Types of Contributions
    • Contact Details
    BEFORE YOU BEGIN
    • Ethics in publishing
    • Conflict of interest
    • Submission declaration
    • Changes to authorship
    • Role of the funding source
    • Funding body agreements and policies
    • Language (usage and editing services)
    • Additional information
    PREPARATION
    • Use of Word Processing Software
    • Article Structure
    • Essential title page information
    • Optimizing the title and abstract of an article for your audience
    • Abstract
    • Keywords
    • Units
    • Footnotes
    • Artwork
    • Non-electronic Artwork
    • Tables
    • References
    • Citation in Text
    • AudioSlides
    • Submission checklist
    AFTER ACCEPTANCE
    • Use of the Digital Object Identifier
    • Proofs
    • Offprints
    AUTHOR INQUIRIES



    This periodical has, as its purpose, the presentation and analysis of materials relating to the archaeology, ethnology and anthropology of Eurasia, including North and Central Asia. The Editorial Board would also be interested in materials that extend the understanding of Eurasia to the Pacific Rim and where appropriate, to the Americas.

    The journal is published both in English and Russian versions four times a year.

    Types of Contributions

    The journal publishes papers and develops discussions on a wide range of research problems, e.g. human evolution and dispersals; Quaternary geology and ecology; paleoeconomic reconstructions; physical anthropology; paleopopulation genetics; prehistoric art; archaeological and anthropological methodology, ethnocultural processes, etc.

    The journal also publishes results of field investigations conducted by archaeologists, anthropologists and ethnologists, and announcements of symposia and professional meetings. It is the goal of this publication to provide authors with an international forum for the presentation of their materials and ideas.

    The Supreme Certification Commission of the Russian Ministry of Education has included Archaeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia in the list of Russian Federation periodicals recommended for the publication of the main results of dissertations for the degree of Doctor of Sciences.

    Contact Details

    Any questions regarding publication in the journal can be directed to Olga Volkova-Kozintseva, Issuing Editor, at: eurasia.ola@gmail.com.

    Ethics in publishing

    For information on Ethics in publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication see http://www.elsevier.com/publishingethics and http://www.elsevier.com/journal-authors/ethics.

    If you have ethical concerns on a paper, whether published or in review, please contact the editor in the first instance. The editor will then follow the COPE guidelines as explained here http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/intro.cws_home/publishing.

    Conflict of interest

    All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. See also http://www.elsevier.com/conflictsofinterest. Further information and an example of a Conflict of Interest form can be found at: http://help.elsevier.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/286/p/7923.

    Submission declaration

    Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint, see http://www.elsevier.com/postingpolicy), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

    Changes to authorship

    This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts:
    Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal Manager from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Manager to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) Journal Managers will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests and (2) publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed.
    After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.

    Role of the funding source

    You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

    Funding body agreements and policies

    Elsevier has established agreements and developed policies to allow authors whose articles appear in journals published by Elsevier, to comply with potential manuscript archiving requirements as specified as conditions of their grant awards. To learn more about existing agreements and policies please visit http://www.elsevier.com/fundingbodies.

    Language (usage and editing services)

    Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use the English Language Editing service available from Elsevier's WebShop (http://webshop.elsevier.com/languageediting/) or visit our customer support site (http://support.elsevier.com) for more information.

    Russian submissions are also accepted. Use decimal points (not decimal commas); use a comma for thousands (10,000 and above).

    Submission
    Authors should submit English language articles electronically to this journal. Via the journal's online submission and tracking tool at: http://ees.elsevier.com/aeae you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. The system automatically converts source files to a single PDF file of the article, which is used in the peer-review process. Please note that even though manuscript source files are converted to a PDF file at submission for the review process, these source files are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail, removing the need for a paper trail.

    Russian language manuscripts to be considered for publication should be sent to: The Editors, Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Pr Akademika Lavrentieva, 17, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia. FAX: (383) 330-83-66, E-mail: eurasia@archaeology.nsc.ru

    Note that contributions may be either submitted online or sent by email. Please do NOT submit via both routes. This will cause confusion and may lead to your article being reviewed and published twice! Additional information

    The Editors reserve the right to make necessary revisions and to accept or reject manuscripts. One or two possible referees with their addresses and e-mail accounts should be suggested.

    Use of Word Processing Software

    Manuscripts should not exceed 32 double-spaced typewritten pages, including illustrations. Review articles and informational notes should not exceed 4 pages. Please use Times New Roman 14-pitch font (approximately 28 lines per page). All pages should be numbered. No automatic word processing commands (e.g. auto-numbering of references, paragraphs, foot- and endnotes etc.) or macros should be used.

    Article Structure

    All papers submitted should be organized as follows: Introduction, Data presentation, Discussion and Conclusion.

    Introduction
    State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

    Material and methods
    Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

    Results
    Results should be clear and concise.

    Conclusions
    The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

    Essential title page information

    Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
    Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
    Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
    Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

    Optimizing the title and abstract of an article for your audience

    In order to increase the exposure of your article, we suggest the following:
    • The title of your article must be clear and descriptive, using keywords that are relevant to the subject area, and would most likely be used in an online search.
    • The abstract must also contain keywords and common phrases for the subject area, perhaps using wording from the title. These carefully chosen keywords and phrases can also be emphasised in the text, however please do this with caution as some search engines can reject overly repetitive webpages.

    Abstract

    A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

    The abstract should be 10-15 lines in length.

    Keywords

    Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of"). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

    Units

    English common names of plants and animals should be supplemented with Latin taxonomic equivalents. Measurements should be given only in the metric system.

    Footnotes

    Footnotes should be between number symbols (#) within the text and marked with an asterisk, i.e. *#*Footnote#.

    Artwork

    Electronic artwork
    General points
    • Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
    • Embed the used fonts if the application provides that option.
    • Aim to use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, Symbol, or use fonts that look similar.
    • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
    • Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
    • Provide captions to illustrations separately.
    • Size the illustrations close to the desired dimensions of the printed version.
    • Submit each illustration as a separate file.
    A detailed guide on electronic artwork is available on our website:
    http://www.elsevier.com/artworkinstructions
    You are urged to visit this site; some excerpts from the detailed information are given here.
    Formats
    If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) then please supply 'as is' in the native document format.
    Regardless of the application used other than Microsoft Office, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'Save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):
    EPS (or PDF): Vector drawings, embed all used fonts.
    TIFF (or JPEG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones), keep to a minimum of 300 dpi.
    TIFF (or JPEG): Bitmapped (pure black & white pixels) line drawings, keep to a minimum of 1000 dpi.
    TIFF (or JPEG): Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale), keep to a minimum of 500 dpi.
    Please do not:
    • Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and limited set of colors;
    • Supply files that are too low in resolution;
    • Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

    Non-electronic Artwork

    The approximate location of figures should be indicated in the manuscript. Original line drawings, black-and-white and colour photographs, and 35 mm transparencies (slides) are all acceptable. Only high-quality photocopies of illustrations will be accepted. Illustrations should not exceed 190 x 270 mm in size. Colour photographs will be mainly published from 60 x 60 mm transparencies. On the reverse side of each illustration, please pencil the author's name, an abbreviated title of the paper, the number of the illustration, and indicate its top.

    Figure captions
    Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

    Provide the list of figure captions at the end of the paper, after the bibliography.

    Tables

    The approximate location of tables should be indicated in the manuscript. Tables and graphs may be produced in Microsoft WinWord and ExcelTM with font sizes equal to or exceeding 9-pitch. Each table may not exceed 190 x 270 mm in size and each should be printed on a separate sheet.

    References

    Books and Monographs: authors' names and initials, full title of book, place of publication, publisher, date of publication and total number of pages.
    Journal articles: authors' names and initials, full title of article and journal, date of publication, volume number, issue number and page numbers.
    Please note that for Russian and Eastern European books and journal articles, authors' names, titles of articles and journals should be given in the original language in Latin transliteration.

    Examples:

    Reference to a book or monograph:

    Kohl Ph. 2007
    The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 296 p.

    Reference to a journal article:

    Varine H. de 1985
    Editorial: The word and beyond. Museum, vol. 148, No. 4: 184-185.

    Citation in Text

    Text citations should list the author's last name, date of publication and page numbers, e.g. (Oliver, 1982, 301). Full bibliographic references should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper.

    AudioSlides

    The journal encourages authors to create an AudioSlides presentation with their published article. AudioSlides are brief, webinar-style presentations that are shown next to the online article on ScienceDirect. This gives authors the opportunity to summarize their research in their own words and to help readers understand what the paper is about. More information and examples are available at http://www.elsevier.com/audioslides. Authors of this journal will automatically receive an invitation e-mail to create an AudioSlides presentation after acceptance of their paper.

    Submission checklist

    The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.
    Ensure that the following items are present:
    One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
    • E-mail address
    • Full postal address
    • Phone numbers
    All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:
    • Keywords
    • All figure captions
    • All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
    Further considerations
    • Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
    • References are in the correct format for this journal
    • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
    • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)
    • Color figures are clearly marked as being intended for color reproduction on the Web (free of charge) and in print, or to be reproduced in color on the Web (free of charge) and in black-and-white in print
    • If only color on the Web is required, black-and-white versions of the figures are also supplied for printing purposes
    For any further information please visit our customer support site at http://support.elsevier.com.

    Use of the Digital Object Identifier

    The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes. Therefore, it is an ideal medium for citing a document, particularly 'Articles in press' because they have not yet received their full bibliographic information. Example of a correctly given DOI (in URL format; here an article in the journal Physics Letters B):
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2010.09.059
    When you use a DOI to create links to documents on the web, the DOIs are guaranteed never to change.

    Proofs

    One set of page proofs in PDF format will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author. Please list your corrections quoting line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments (including replies to the Query Form) on a printout of your proof and return by fax, or scan the pages and e-mail, or by post. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that Elsevier may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.

    Offprints

    The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail or, alternatively, 25 free paper offprints. The PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use. For an extra charge, more paper offprints can be ordered via the offprint order form which is sent once the article is accepted for publication. Both corresponding and co-authors may order offprints at any time via Elsevier's WebShop (http://webshop.elsevier.com/myarticleservices/offprints). Authors requiring printed copies of multiple articles may use Elsevier WebShop's 'Create Your Own Book' service to collate multiple articles within a single cover (http://webshop.elsevier.com/myarticleservices/booklets).



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