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

Further examples can be downloaded on Github

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 must preferably be in gray-scale and 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