Information For Authors

Information For Authors

We welcome any suggestions for future volumes. Although the Series is primarily intended to produce edited collections, we are also open to suggestions for other projects, including scholarly monographs. Please get in touch, in the first instance, with the Series Editor, Robert McColl Millar.

If you are submitting an expression of interest or abstract for a proposed volume, please get in touch with the editor for that volume.

When submitting material for consideration, the Editorial Board would be very grateful if the following conventions were observed:

1. Essays must be submitted in Microsoft Word or .rtf format to the volume editor. If you are using phonetic fonts or other unusual writing systems, we ask that you tell us which fonts you are using and also submit a pdf file.

2. Essays must be submitted in 1.5 spaced Times New Roman 12-point.

3. Unless explicitly stated by the volume editor, British conventions apply. As well as spelling, this also means that default quotation marks are ' '. If you need to show quotations within quotation marks, these should be " ". If you have very strong feelings about using American or other spelling conventions, please discuss this with the volume editor.

4. Translations should be given for examples of any language other than English. With Scots, it may be sufficient to give glosses for words which might not be transparent to monolingual English speakers.

5. References should be, wherever possible, of the internal reference type: McClure (1997: 56). Footnotes, which should be used sparingly, should contain material of importance which is not central to the argument of your essay.

6. Sections of your essay should be numbered; sub-sections should be numbered consecutively within the section. Thus:

1. Introduction

1.1 A first issue

1.2 And secondly

and so on.

7. References should be placed at the end of your essay and should adhere to the following conventions:

Bonfante, Larissa. 1990. Reading the Past: Etruscan. Berkeley: University of California Press/Berkeley.

--. 1996. 'The Scripts of Italy'. In Daniels and Bright (1996): 297-311.

Bruce-Mitford, R. 1986. 'The Sutton Hoo ship burial: some foreign connections'. Spoleto Settimane di Studio 32: 143-218.

Daniels, Peter T. and William Bright (eds.) 1996. The World's Writing Systems. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.

8. If in doubt, ask the editor of your volume.