The papers can be written in one of the following languages: Romanian, English, French, German or Italian. Evaluation and review of the articles will be done using double-blind review and according to the evaluation grid. Articles must include an abstract written in the same language as the main body of the text and another in English. If the article is already written in English, authors should translate the abstract in a different foreign language.
Submitted papers, including abstract, main text, list of illustrations, must be in MS Word format. The used font should be Times New Roman, 11, single-spaced and justified. If special characters (usually for Greek or Cyrillic) were used in the text, please attach a different file with the particular fonts. These must correspond to the official standards for transliteration.
Authors will mention at the end of the paper their full names, institutional affiliations or, if applicable, independent researcher and email addresses. These will be published at the end of the article.
The paper will be submitted in both Word format and pdf (as reference) next to the illustrations (see below).
The elements that compose the manuscript:
Abstract written in the same language as the main body of the text and a translation of it in English. If the article is written in English, the abstract should be written in a foreign language at the authors choice.
Five keywords will be added after each abstract.
Figures will be at a resolution of 300 dpi minimum.
Plates will also be at a resolution of 300 dpi minimum.
Abbreviationslist. Authors may choose their own abbreviations for corpora or collections of documents. These will be included in the reference list.
List of illustrations (composed of the name of the plate/figure and the corresponding legend) in a text format. The source of the illustration must be mentioned under each image.
If there are missing elements when the paper is submitted, the editorial team will contact the author/authors and ask for a complete submission. In this case, the paper will be undergoing the evaluation process only after all documents were received.
These rules were designed to facilitate the evaluation of each paper and its editing.
If the files exceed 25 MB please use an online document transfer platform.
For the main body of the article use Times New Roman font, 11, single-spaced and justified text.
There must be a space between the number and the unit of measurement.
For numbers less than 10 spell the entire words.
After the authors initials insert a full stop.
If abbreviations are used for various corpora or document collections, the full name should be noted in the reference list.
Please ensure that you use footnotes rather than endnotes.
Each paper should use a single referencing system according to the scientific norms. We suggest the following system:
Footnotes will be used for referencing. These will be numbered chronologically from 1 to n throughout the entire paper. For these use Times New Roman font, 10, single-spaced. Footnotes will have the following format: Author, date, page.
Both in footnotes and list of reference use “and” between multiple authors or editors of a volume/ collection. Each footnote and reference entry in the list will be followed by a full stop.
Piso 1991, 37.
Oltean and Hanson 2013, 117.
Preoteasa et al. 2017, 250.
For marking the editors of a volume please use the contraction used in the language of the paper submitted to Cercetări Arheologice (e.g. for articles in Romanian use ed., for English use eds.)
For online sources include in the reference list the URL or the name of the database for the online version of the article. Where possible, please include the DOI at the end of the reference.
All titles will be completely spelt out.
Piso, I. 1991. Die Inschriften vom Pfaffenberg und der Bereich der Canabae legionis. Tyche 6: 131-169.
Preoteasa, L., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A., Panaiotu, C., Rotaru, S., Țuțuianu, L., Sava, T., Bîrzescu, I., Dimofte, D., Sava, G., Mirea, D.-G. and Ailincăi, S.-C. 2019. Neolithic to modern period palaeogeographic transformations in southern Danube delta and their impact on human settlements in the Enisala-Babadag region, Quaternary International 504: 139-152, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2018.09.010.
Greene, K. 1980. The Archaeology of the Roman Economy. Berkeley and Los Angeles: California University Press.
Hanson, W.S. and Oltean, I. (eds.). 2013. Archaeology from historical aerial and satellite archives. New York: Springer.
Syme, R. 2010. Revoluția romană. Tradus de Gabriel Tudor și Simona Ceaușu. București: Editura All.
Section in book with multiple editors
Maxwell, G.S. 1991. Springboards for invasion – marching camp concentrations and coastal installations in Roman Scotland, in: V. A. Maxfield and M J. Dobson (eds.) Roman frontier studies: proceedings of the XVth International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies: 111-113. Exeter: University of Exeter Press.
Section in a numbered monograph
Ardevan, R. 2019. À la recherche dʹun Municipium Aurelium perdu, în: A. Avram, L. Buzoianu (éd.), Varia epigraphica et archaeologica. Volume dédié à la mémoire de Maria Bărbulescu(Pontica 52, Supplmentum VI): 255-264. Constanța: Muzeul de Istorie Națională și Arheologie.
Vitruvius (Marcus Vitruvius Pollio). De Architectura. 10 Books on Architecture. Tradus de Morris Hicky Morgan, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1914.
Roman Imperial Coinage, Augustus to Vitellius, ed. Mattingly, H., Spink: London, 1923.
Paulys Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft: neue Bearbeitung, ed. Pauly, A., et al., J.B. Metzler: Stuttgart, 1894-1980.
Hopkins, J. N. 2016. The Genesis of Roman Architecture. London: Yale University Press. Epub.
Illustrations can be rendered as plates, A4 format, displayed at the end of the paper or as figures inserted in the text. Illustrations designed to be included in the text will be named “Figures” (Fig.), numbered in consecutive order.
Plates will be numbered from Pl. I, Pl. II etc. (in the list of illustrations and in the text). Inside plates, different figures (photographs, drawings etc.) will be numbered with Arabic numerals from 1 to n, Times New Roman font, 11. In the text, each plate or figure will be referenced using Times New Roman font, 11, single-spaced, between parentheses as follows: (Pl. VI or Fig. 6) or for plates with multiple illustrations (Pl. VI/3 or Fig. 6/3). For illustrations that require a legend, include these details also in the illustrations list.
Illustrations must be at a resolution of 300 dpi minimum and can be coloured.
For any figures illustrating an artefact, the author must provide the following information: the deposit where it can be found; museum and collection; inventory ID; the author of the photograph or the citation of the initial publication.
If there are any photographs, drawings, plates, sketches etc used in the article that are not made by the author or authors of the article, it is mandatory to mention (in the list of illustrations) if the copyright was obtained for using that particular illustration or a reproduction of it. The corresponding author (first author or not) is responsible for solving any issues regarding copyright and reproduction of the images used in the paper.
The source for each image must be provided. In the case that the illustration belongs to the author/authors use the mention Author’s photo, year.
If the illustration differs from the cited source, please use the following:
After (Author) = used for minor adjustments, for example, image quality.
Adapted after (Author) = used for major changes, like overlays, reinterpretations that are graphically marked etc.
Tables can be included in the text of the article. These will be numbered with consecutive Arabic numerals (Table 1, Table 2 etc). The source must be mentioned underneath it.