Conference Proceedings - Guidelines

The conference proceedings will be published printed and as an online-publication with complete contributions. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically as a Word document before 15 December, 2018 (directly to the panel organisers or in case that the panel was without organiser to the organising committee, - please mention your panel abbreviation and send all figures, graphs and tables as separate files. The names of the authors should be included in the manuscript. 

  • Publication format: online open access and print version
  • Languages: all congress languages (German, English, French, Italian, Spanish)
  • Length:
    papers: max. 20.000 characters (incl. spaces and footnotes, excl. bibliography), max. 8 figures (incl. graphs and tables), no plates
    posters: max. 10.000 characters (incl. spaces and footnotes, excl. bibliography), max. 4 figures, no plates
    extended abstracts: max. 5.000 characters (incl. spaces and footnotes, excl. bibliography), max. 1 figure, no plates
  • Figures: Photos should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi; illustrations min. 600 dpi resolution (.tiff or .jpg). The rights to the figures must be ensured at the time that the manuscript is submitted. Please send captions in a separate word document. In-text reference: (Abb. x/fig. x). 
  • List of figures: a complete list of figures with references at the end of the manuscript
  • References: a complete alphabetically organised list of all cited publications at the end of the text (order: 1. References, 2. Image Credits) 
  • Style:
    wording: Notes/Anmerkungen; References/Literatur; Image Credits/Abbildungsverzeichnis
    headings: max. 2 levels
    in-text reference: Abb. x/fig. x
    position of footnotes: after interpunction

Please follow the publishing guidelines of the German Archaeological Institute using the author-year-system. In the footnotes use only abbreviated reference (author last name and year, page reference) for all publications you mention. Do not use capital letters or italics when referencing names or titles.

See the detailed keyword list and a list of abbreviations (of journals and series).

Some examples:



  • Jongman 1992
    W. Jongman, The economy and society of Pompeii (Amsterdam 1988).
  • Hayes 2008
    J. W. Hayes, Roman Pottery. Fine-Ware Imports, Agora 32 (Princeton 2008).
  • Flohr – Wilson 2016
    M. Flohr – A. Wilson (eds.), The economy of Pompeii, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy (Oxford 2016).
  • Lichardus et. al. 2000
    J. Lichardus – A. Fol – L. Getov – F. Bertemes – R. Echt – R. Katinčarov – I. K. Iliev, Forschungen in der Mikroregion von Drama (Südostbulgarien). Zusammenfassung der Hauptergebnisse der bulgarisch-deutschen Grabungen in den Jahren 1983–1999 (Bonn 2000).
  • Muller 1997
    A. Muller (ed.), Le moulage en terre cuite dans l’Antiquité. Création et production dérivée, fabrication et diffusion. Actes du XVIIIe Colloque du Centre de Recherches Archéologiques – Lille III (7–8 déc. 1995), Collection UL3 (Lille 1997).
  • Tomei 2006
    M. A. Tomei (ed.), Roma. Memorie dal sottosuolo. Ritrovamenti archeologici 1980/2016. Exhibition catalogue Rome (Rome 2006).

Articles in journals

  • Niewöhner 2016
    Ph. Niewöhner, The End of the Byzantine City in Anatolia, AA 2016, 67–156.
  • Anti 1920
    C. Anti, Monumenti Policletei, MontAnt 26, 1920, 501–784.

Articles in books / conference proceedings / catalogues

  • Bloedow 1996
    E. F. Bloedow, The Lions of the Lion Gate at Mycenae, in: E. de Miro – L. Godart – A. Sacconi (eds.), Atti e memorie del secondo congresso internazionale di micenologia Roma – Napoli 14–20 ottobre 1991 (Rome 1996) 1159–1166.
In the footnotes

Abbreviated reference + indication of pages/figures etc. Do not write “page” or “p.” but give only the numbers, for example:

  • Jongman 1988, 23–25.
  • Smith 2015, 118 fig. 17; 190 fig. 28.
  • Payne 1940, 97 nos. 6–8 pls. 29. 131; Payne 1945, 11–14.
  • Themelis 1994, 23–28 pls. 48. 50. 54–56.