ANE Research Humanities

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Note 1: The following guidelines may vary according to the publisher. In this case, we will notify the authors and additional recommendations will be added.

Note 2: The examples used below mostly come from CyberResearch on the Ancient Near East and Neighboring Regions. Case Studies on Archaeological Data, Objects, Texts, and Digital Archiving.

General recommendation | Font | Abbreviations | Titles levels | Illustrations | Text formatting for the references | Citation in text | Citation in footnote | Citation in the list of references

General recommentation

Additional recommendations

Collaborative glossaries

To avoid forgetting words or expressions, we recommend that your paper be read by one or several non-specialists in ancient Near Eastern studies or in your discipline (i.e., Archaeology, Anthropology, etc.) or a non-digital practitioner. Ask them to highlight each word/expression which lacks an explanation.

Your explanation of a technical word or approach/method must be accessible to a wide audience, including neophytes in ancient Near Eastern studies, beginners, students (bachelor' degree). Your explanation/definition can be within the content or in a footnote.



Abbreviations, including acronyms, shall be in small-caps. Write the full name of the first occurrence and then its abbreviation within brackets. Afterwards, use only the abbreviation.
ancient Near East (ane)
Use small-caps for Journals and Series (no need to write it in full):

Titles levels

Do not use “1,” “2,”, "A,” “B,” … Instead indicate heading levels: L1, L2, L3, L4. Try to avoid more than four levels.


Illustrations include figures, maps, charts, graphs, tabular data. For a figure (i.e., photo, sketch), we recommand .tiff format, however you can also provide a .jpg format in 300 dpi; for vector data (map, graph and chart), ai., eps, or .svg format; for tabular data .xsl or pdf. file.
The file name should be: [Author's last name]_[number]: Bigot-Juloux_1.svg (for illustration 1), Bigot-Juloux_2.tiff (for illustration 2), …
Never add illustration(s) within the content. Instead, write in the desired location [PLACE ILLUSTRATION “number”(size) HERE]. There are three different sizes: Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L). So you should write for example:


Nota bene
The one-author scheme is:
[Family Name], [First Name]. And following…
The multiple-author scheme is:
[Family Name], [First Name], [First Name] [Family Name], and [(last author’s) [First Name] [(last author’s) Family Name]. And following…

Text formatting for the references

Citation in text

For the first occurrence, write [First name] [Last name], afterwards [Last name]
“The Ras Shamra Tablet Inventory (rsti) is a research project co-directed by Miller C. Prosser and Dennis Pardee. […] Among Pardee’s published works, one of the first volumes transformed and ingested into rsti was La Trouvaille Épigraphique de l’Ougarit, a volume written jointly with Pierre Bordreuil.”

Citation in footnote


Citation in the list of references