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Submission Process

To submit articles electronically, the submitting/corresponding author must create and login to an account for Northeast Historical Archaeology on the Open Repository at Binghamton University. To do this, select the My Account tab on Northeast Historical Archaeology’s web page and create a log in name and password. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or RTF format, using the Submit Article link located in the navigation pane to the left. Authors should follow the entry instructions for each field.

Author Information: All submissions require name, affiliation, and email address for each author.

Article Title: Titles should use headline capitalization.

Short Title: Include an abbreviated title of not more than 60 characters (including spaces), to be used as a running header for the article.

Keywords: Include a list of three suggested keywords. Separate keywords with a comma. Keywords make your content more easily discoverable by Google Scholar and other search engines.

Disciplines: The default academic subject disciplines should cover most submissions.

Article Type: Select an article classification; the Editorial Board reserves the right to edit this suggestion as necessary.

Abstract: All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 200-250 words. The abstract should not include institutional affiliations or other clues to the authors’ identity.

Acknowledgments: Enter funding statements and/or other acknowledgments.

Full Text of Submission: Upload your manuscript as a Microsoft Word file or a Rich Text Format (RTF) file.

Cover Letter: You may upload a cover letter that will only be seen by the editor.

After clicking on the Submit button, the system will display a submission confirmation page so that you can review your submission. There are links at the bottom of this page where you can revise your submission, upload additional files (see next section below for more information about this process), or log out. You will also receive a system-generated email message to confirm receipt of your submission.

Additional Files: Figures should be submitted as digital files. All figure files should be named with the figure number and at least a partial caption that describes the file content. Spaces should not be used in file names; separate words by an underline or use no spaces within the file name. Example: Figure_1_Location_of_the_Smith_Site or Figure1LocationoftheSmithSite. T

To submit additional files, select the option on the submission confirmation page to “Upload additional files to be displayed on the web page alongside this article (e.g. data sets, video clips, or sound files).” When all additional files have been uploaded and described, click the Save File(s) button.

Revisions: To revise your submission at a later time, log into your account, click on the title of your submission, and select the option in the menu in the upper left to Revise Submission. To upload new or updated supplemental files, select the option to Manage Additional Files. Do not create a new submission file for revisions.

Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Northeast Historical Archaeology

This document provides details on typesetting and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to Northeast Historical Archaeology.

Formatting Requirements

  1. The main body of the manuscript should be in 12 pt. Time or the closest available font. Images should be submitted as separate electronic files, preferably in .tiff format in grayscale. The editor will consider the use of color images in cases where the clarity of content or illustration is substantially improved. Photographs should be at least 300 dpi, and graphs and charts should be 600 dpi. All original art becomes the property of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology. Please contact the editor for consideration of paper, or hard-copy, submissions to the journal.
  1. Tables are typeset material. Graphs, charts, and diagrams that cannot be typeset using columns and tabs are figures. Tables should not contain excessive text. Tables may be included in the Microsoft Word or RTF file but should appear at the end of the manuscript rather than in the middle of the article. Footnotes in tables should use the following superscripts in this order: * (asterisk), † (dagger), ‡ (double dagger), § (section mark), ** (two asterisks), †† (two daggers), etc.
  1. Cite every table and figure in the text. For example, (Tab. 1) or (Fig. 1), and spell out these lables when used in the body of a sentence, e.g., the data presented in Table 1 clearly indicate, etc.
  1. Measurements may be in metric or English units (foot, pound, second). Metric terms are not followed by a period (e.g., 5 cm, 25 mm, while non-metric terms are abbreviated using a period e.g., 5 ft. 7 in., 2 yd., 1 ac., 3 mi.
  1. Numbers from one through ten should be spelled out in the text. Numbers 11 and higher should be written as Arabic numerals. Spell out any number that begins a sentence. Use arabic numerals to indicate the centuries (19th century) but spell out the centuries for titles or to begin a sentence, e.g., Farming Practices in the Nineteenth Century.
  1. Percentages should be expressed with arabic numerals followed by the % sign, e.g., 10%, 20%.
  1. Colons are followed by one space, (including in in-text citations, such as (Smith 1994: 21)).
  1. Bibliographic citations must be made in the scientific format. Parenthetical citations within the text must include the author(s) last name(s), date of publication, and page number(s) where appropriate, e.g., (Deetz 1977: 59). Inclusive page ranges are separated by en dashes, e.g., (Schuyler 1978: 27–29). Separate nonconsecutive page numbers by commas. The use of et al. is limited to publication citations with more than three authors. All citations must be listed in alphabetical order as full bibliographic references at the end of the article. Please note that in the bibliography, full names are to be used whenever they are available, all authors are to be listed even when there are more than three, and complete subtitles are to be included. The correct format for bibliographic entries is as follows:
  • Monograph

Deetz, James

1977 In Small Things Forgotten: The Archaeology of Early American Life. Anchor Books, New York.

  • Journal Article

Abler, Thomas S.

1980 Iroquois Cannibalism: Fact not Fiction. Ethnohistory 27(4): 309–316.

  • Article/Chapter in Edited Volume

Garrow, Patrick H.

1978 The Use of Converging Lines of Evidence for Determining Socioeconomic Status. In Consumer Choice in Historical Archaeology, ed. by Suzanne Spencer-Wood, 217–231. Plenum Press, New York.

  • Article/Chapter in Edited Volume that is part of a Multivolume Work

Abler, Thomas S., and Elisabeth Tooker

1978 Seneca. In Northeast, ed. by Bruce G. Trigger, 505–517. Vol. 15 of Handbook of North American Indians, ed. by William G. Sturtevant. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

  • Monograph in a Series

Alexander, L.T. (Note: Author publishes using only initials)

1978 Clay Tobacco Smoking Pipes from the Caleb Pusey House. Archaeological Society of Delaware, Paper 9. Wilmington.

  • Dissertation (Published)

Shackel, Paul

1987 A Historical Archaeology of Personal Discipline. Doctoral Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo, Ann Arbor, ProQuest, UMI.

  • Unpublished Works (Theses, Conference Papers, etc.)

Titles of unpublished works are not italicized. Most US universities participate in ProQuest/University Microfilms International and dissertations listed on this service are considered published.

  1. Please refer to the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press, 2010) for answers to any stylistic questions not addressed here.

Bibliographic Conventions

  1. A period should not follow the author’s name unless it ends with an initial.
  1. “Jr.” is to be separated from the author’s name by a comma, but “II,” “III,” etc. require no comma.
  1. When there is more than one author the senior author is listed last name first, and the rest are listed first name first. Each name is separated from the next by a comma, the last author to be preceded by “and.”
  1. Multiple titles by one author should be listed in chronological order, oldest to most recent.
  1. Undated publications should come first under an author, with “n.d.” in place of the date.
  1. The first letters of principal words are to be capitalized in titles, subtitles, and series notes.
  1. The first letter of the word following a colon in titles is always capitalized even if it is an article.
  1. Journal and monograph titles are to be italicized.
  1. Series titles are not to be italicized
  1. Journal article titles are not to be enclosed in quotes.
  1. “Edited by” is to be abbreviated “ed. by”.
  1. The edition statement is to be abbreviated (e.g., “2nd ed.,” “Rev. ed.,” etc.) and follows the monograph title after a period.
  1. The word “unpublished” is unnecessary for unpublished works such as theses and dissertations.
  1. Publication information format: Publisher, Place of Publication.
  1. The state need only be included in the place of publication if the city is not well known. If the state is part of the publisher’s name, the state need not be repeated (e.g., University of California Press, Irvine).
  1. The publisher and place of publication may be included for journals if it is ambiguous which journal it is or if the journal is unknown to readers. When included, this information is put in parentheses after the journal title and before the volume pagination.
  1. When the publisher of a series is part of the series title, then the publisher need not be repeated in the publication information. Place of publication, however, should always be included.
  1. All roman numerals for the journal volumes should be changed to arabic numerals.
  1. Always put a space between the colon and the page numbers for journal articles.