Contribute: Submission process

Submission process

All submissions are considered by the Editor in the first instance. Suitable papers are peer-reviewed by a minimum of two experts. Peer-reviewers (also known as Referees) are selected for their knowledge and expertise and may include, but are not limited to, Antiquity's Editorial Advisory Board. Submissions are assessed on the potential interest of new archaeological discoveries, ideas and methods and their likely global significance.

If you are unsure whether a paper is suitable for Antiquity, please contact the Editor prior to submission (editor [at]

Authors are strongly advised to inspect copies of Antiquity and to read the instructions below before submitting a manuscript. Submitted manuscripts that do not adhere to Antiquity's standards may be returned to the author(s).

Resubmissions of papers previously declined may be considered when invited by the editor. Please note that the opportunity to resubmit a paper in no way indicates acceptance. All resubmissions will be subject to further peer-review.

Responses to published articles should be submitted to the Project Gallery.

The editor regrets that he is unable to enter into correspondence regarding articles which are not accepted for publication.

Submission declaration

As part of the submission process authors will be required to confirm that the substance of the content presented has not been published previously and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.

Proofs and offprints

Authors will receive a proof of their article as a PDF file. Please note that only typographical or factual errors may be corrected at proof stage. Antiquity reserves the right to charge authors for correction of non-typographical errors.

Authors will also receive a PDF file of the published article. Authors may send this either electronically or as a hard copy to friends and colleagues. Please see the 'Archiving & e-Repositories' tab, left, for our policy in relation to the inclusion of published work in institutional e-repositories and personal web pages.