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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • I, the submitting author, and (if applicable on behalf of ) the co-author(s), accept and agree that the editorial decisions on submissions are final with no right to appeal. A blind review process is followed by the Journal and the decision of the editors usually -but not necessarily- align with the recommendations of reviewers.

Author Guidelines

Avar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Life and Society in the Ancient Near East. Avar is dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed scholarship on Anatolia, Egypt, the Levant, and Mesopotamia in the first and second millennia BCE that crosses and disrupts disciplinary boundaries. Avar is dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed scholarship on Anatolia, Egypt, the Levant, and Mesopotamia in the first and second millennia BCE that crosses and disrupts disciplinary boundaries. Submissions should explicitly seek to adopt, adapt, or integrate theories and methodologies from within the traditional fields of ancient studies (i.e. Assyriology, Biblical Studies, Egyptology, Hittitology, etc.), as well as from socio-anthropological and scientific disciplines. AVAR invites articles with novel ideas, empirical evidence, philosophical debates, critical reviews, and new interpretations supported by cutting edge thinking and rigorous analysis. The editors are particularly keen to publish new and critical work on current developments in research and analysis.

All contributors must submit essays to Avar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Life and Society in the Ancient Near East via online submission process after registering with this website

Papers submitted for publication are entered into a double-blind peer review system and normally read by at least two assessors.  The Editors' decision will be final. Articles submitted to Avar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Life and Society in the Ancient Near East should be an original piece of work, not been published before and not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form.

Please make sure your manuscript is prepared according to the guidelines provided on our website.

Papers submitted to Avar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Life and Society in the Ancient Near East should be original unpublished accounts about 4000-8,000 words in length, excluding the footnotes and references.

If the online system is not responsive, submissions can be sent by e-mail to the editor at avareditor@gmail.com. Manuscripts must be submitted as word documents (.txt, .doc, .rtf extensions are accepted).

Any opinions expressed in Avar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Life and Society in the Ancient Near East are those of authors and do not necessarily those of the editors or publisher.

Authors are personally responsible for obtaining permission for the reprint of any previously published material.

By submitting a manuscript to the Avar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Life and Society in the Ancient Near East, the author(s) agrees to pass copyright to the Journal and the Publisher. The Publisher is authorised to disseminate the submitted material in print and electronic formats following thorough peer-review and editorial process.

All manuscripts must be submitted in English. To disseminate your research more effectively, you may consider getting professional help from our partner copyeditors via https://loveyouart.com/index.php/product/proofreading/ or elsewhere.

Footnotes in the text should be numbered seriatim and include information which is not appropriate in the main text.

Tables and figures should be integrated in the text and the copy editors may alter the layout whenever necessary. The title page must include an abstract of about 150 words and 5 keywords. Full contact information with institutional affiliations and any acknowledgements must also be provided in the online submission but not in the submitted manuscript. Introduction, literature review and data should be kept to a minimum unless it is essential to the paper.

Manuscripts submitted to Avar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Life and Society in the Ancient Near East will not be returned.

Manuscripts accepted for publication or published by Avar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Life and Society in the Ancient Near East cannot be distributed, reproduced or reprinted without prior permission of Transnational Press London Ltd.

Please submit the following :

Please include your full details, contact and mail addresses as well as affiliations (if any) and a short biography when submitting online.

Please also include the names and contact details of three potential reviewers while submitting online (there is a section to enter notes to the editor).

Manuscript including the abstract (max. 150 words) and up to 5 keywords. (Please do not include any personal or affiliation information in the manuscript).

Manuscripts must be submitted as word documents (.txt, .doc, .rtf extensions are accepted). Please also send excel tables for graphics and/or figures used in the paper (if applicable). Please ensure your manuscript is paginated.

Format of the text should be as follows:

All articles must follow Chicago style of for footnote citations. The first citation will be a full citation with subsequent citations in short form. Articles do not need to have a bibliography or works cited at the end.

Acknowledgements should be given either in a footnote on the first page or at the end of the manuscript, before the list of references.

Editorial Policy

All submitted papers are screened and reviewed by the editorial and/or external reviewers. Referees are expected to provide supportive comments regarding their decisions. Following the receipt of a manuscript in the appropriate format, we, normally, anticipate a decision within three months. However, given the voluntary nature of the review process, this may take longer in busy periods.

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