||North American Archaeologist
||Instructions to Authors
Attention Authors: North American Archaeologist's electronic version will now display artwork in color. The printed version
will remain black and white or grayscale as per our normal practice.
Manuscripts Electronic submissions only. Retain one copy, as accepted manuscripts
will not be returned. Submit an electronic copy in MS Word, double spaced with one inch margins.
Paginate consecutively starting with the title page. The organization of the paper should be
indicated by appropriate headings and subheadings. Font: Text 12pt Times New Roman font, headings
12pt Calibri font. Images: jpeg files, minimum 300dpi, black & white only.
Originality Authors should note that only original articles are
accepted for publication. Submission of a manuscript represents certification
on the part of the author(s) that neither the article submitted, nor a
version of it, has been published, or is being considered for publication
Abstracts of 100 to 150 words are required to introduce each
Bibliography Use an internal reference system. (Example: (Adams,
1979:29-31).) Bibliography should relate only to references cited within
text. State author’s name, title of referenced work, editor’s name, title
of book or periodical, volume, issue, pages cited and year of publication.
Do not abbreviate titles. Please do not use ibid., op. cit., etc., in cases
of multiple citations.
Examples of listing:
ADAMS, WILLIAM H.
1979 Historical Archaeology–Science and Humanism, North American
Archaeologist, 1:1, pp. 24-31.
WATSON, PATTY JO, STEVEN A. LE BLANC, and CHARLES L. REDMAN
1971 Explanation in Archaeology, Columbia University Press, New York.
Footnotes should be avoided, but if needed they
are placed at the end of the article. They should be numbered in the text
with superior arabic numbers without parentheses or brackets.
Photographs that used to be done as B&W glossy prints should be JPGs with at least 300 DPI.
Figures should be referenced in text and appear in numerical
sequence starting with Figure 1. Line art must be original drawings in
black ink proportionate to our published page size (6" x 9" —illustrations 4-1/2" x 7-1/2") and suitable
for photographing. Indicate top and bottom of figure where confusion may
exist. Labeling should be 8 point type. Clearly identify all figures. Figures
should be drawn on separate pages and their placement within the text indicated
—Insert Figure 1 here—
Line Art should be at least 600 DPI or the graphic will appear fuzzy with broken lines.
Do not embed graphics into the text. There is no way to tell where the page breaks will fall, the final type
size and font, etc.
The journal is printed in black and white (B&W), so all graphics should be submitted as B&W positives
(on paper) if possible.
If they were done as digital art in color, then they must be converted. If you cannot do a photoshop-type
conversion yourself, print the graphic with a laser (minimum of 600 DPI) or inkjet printer (minimum of 4800
DPI), and photocopy it on a B&W copier. This will be close to the final version in print. If you have only
seen your graphic on a computer monitor, you will be surprised what it looks like on paper.
If you do not have a high resolution printer, then submit it in color as a digital file and the office will
print it as B&W. The advantage to the author of submitting B&W positives is that you will know what the final
product looks like.
If you must submit the graphics digitally, create a single MS-Word document and place the graphics in
sequential order with one figure per page. The captions for each figure can be in a text block beneath the
figure. Try to keep the file under 10 megabytes. Otherwise use a second document.
The production office will not touch up the graphics or do the digital conversions from color to B&W.
Be sure that the call-outs (text in the graphic) do not refer to the Red line or the Green circles.
These will all be B&W.
In the past the production office has attempted to touch up graphics, do conversions, and handle the
photoshop-type issues, but there are simply too many graphics, too many journals, and too many issues to
produce a product pleasing to all parties in a cost-effective, timely manner.
Tables must be cited in text in numerical sequence starting with
Table 1. Each table must have a descriptive title. Any footnotes to tables
are indicated by superior lower case letters.
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