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Forum Kritische Archäologie is published in an Open Access mode; it is available digitally and free of charge.
Regional and Chronological Framework: Forum Kritische Archäologie does not specify any regional or chronological limits. It welcomes contributions from any archaeological or related discipline and from any time horizon from the Palaeolithic up to contemporary archaeology.
Content: The fundamental aim of the journal Forum Kritische Archäologie is to engage in critical examination of discourses in archaeological disciplines.
Publication format: Forum Kritische Archäologie is published in an "open access" format. Manuscripts can be submitted at any time; the publication schedule is determined by the submissions. After a manuscript has gone through a peer-review process and been accepted for publication, it appears on the homepage of the Forum Kritische Archäologie and is also made available in pdf-format for downloading and printing.
Peer review: Papers submitted to Forum Kritische Archäologie undergo a peer-review process. Submissions are first examined by the editors in order to ascertain that they fit the Forum's thematic directions. Papers are then sent to external reviewers in anonymized form. Reviewers' comments are forwarded to the authors as a basis for revisions prior to publication. The editors reserve the right to reject papers for publication on the basis of external reviews as well as in cases in which they do not fit the thematic directions of the Forum Kritische Archäologie.
Archiving: The electronic journal Forum Kritische Archäologie is archived in an open-access repository. In addition, three copies of every article are printed on age-resistant paper and stored in the Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology at the Free University of Berlin. These measures ensure that the contributions remain accessible and that the articles can be referred to using a permanent URL/Permalink. The editorial collective also supports the action "Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe."
Languages: Contributions to the journal may be submitted in German or English. If you wish to submit a paper in another language, please contact the editors before doing so.
Formats of the contributions: If you wish to submit a review article, an interview, or an essay for publication in Forum Kritische Archäologie, please contact the editors.
Please be sure that your submission is organized in the following manner:
Text: Please remember:
to use a common font (for example, Times New Roman or Arial) and a 12-point font size
to align texts to the left
to turn off the built-in MS-Word hyphenation
to turn off built-in MS-Word style sheets (title, heading, or similar)
Illustrations: All illustrations should be submitted as .jpg or .tif files with a minimal resolution of 300 dpi. Be sure that you have permission to reproduce the images you submit and can document this permission in writing.
Citations: Please use the following format for citations:
1. Citations in the text: - (Schneider 2010: 126-131) - in cases where multiple sources are cited, they should be listed in order of their publication year, beginning with the oldest: (Flannery 1967; Fried 2004; Eggert 2006) - for citations of an author with more than one work published in the same year: (Trigger 1989 a, b)
2. Bibliography: Please write out first names rather than using initials. If you cite more than one work by the same author published in the same year, please mark them with a, b, c, etc. Please include URLs for links to cited works that are electronically available.
2.1. Books: Trigger, Bruce G. 2006. A History of Archaeological Thought. Second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2.2. Edited volumes: Liebmann, Matthew and Uzma Z. Rizvi, eds. 2008. Archaeology and the Postcolonial Critique. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press.
2.3. Book chapters: Scarry, John F. 2001. Resistance and Accomodation in Appalachee Province. In Timothy Pauketat, ed.: The Archaeology of Traditions. Agency and History before and After Columbus, pp. 34-57. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
2.4. Journal article: Hodder, Ian. 1989. Writing Archaeology. Antiquity 63: 268-274.
2.5. Website citation: Heissenberger, Oliver. 2008. Fantasien des Posthumanen. Medien, Technik, und Science-Fiction-Film. http://www.textfeld.ac.at/text/1412. Last accessed on Day/Month/Year.
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.
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