The Editorial Committee of the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul
Önver Cetrez, Deputy director, editor SRII, Psychology of Religion, Uppsala University
Pontus Hellström, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University
Jenni Hjohlman, Editorial Committee of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome/Stockholm University
Emma Jörum, Department of Government, Uppsala University
Hege Irene Markussen, Religious Sciences, Lund University
Cecilia Olovsdotter, Art History, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul
Elzbieta Swieceka, Institute for Turkish Studies, Stockholm University
Guide for contributors for Transactions and Papers
A. Initial submission
A complete copy of the manuscript should be sent electronically (preferably by e-mail, or if needed through other electronic resources) to the scientific editor of Transactions and Papers (firstname.lastname@example.org, for postal address, see http://srii.org/Page/Publications). The submission should conform to the guidelines given below and include:
1.A letter of submission. Authors are requested to send a description of how their paper fulfils the journal’s aims as a separate letter to the editors of no more than 500 words. The letter should include information on corresponding author, academic affiliation, contact address, number of total words, including references, tables and figures, that the paper is an original piece of work, and that there is no conflict of interest. The editorial committee chooses the peer reviewers, but authors can nominate up to two independent reviewers, together with their e-mail addresses.
2.A title page with the title of the manuscript as well as the name of author(s) (if more than one author the corresponding author should be indicated), academic affiliation, and full address details with e-mail address. The date on which the manuscript was finished may be given here.
3.An abstract of 150 to 200 words, always in English.
4.One Word-file with the main text, including footnotes, bibliography and lists of tables and figures.
5.A document (.doc, .pdf, .ppt) with good quality copies of all tables and figures, numbered and set in roughly the intended size for publication. Separate high quality picture-files should not be sent at this time.
B. Review process
1. The Editorial Committee employs a double blind reviewing process (to the extent that this is possible), i.e. both author and reviewer remain anonymous to the other party. All authors are encouraged to make every effort to uphold the anonymity in the text.
2. Submitted manuscripts are reviewed in two steps. A member of the Editorial Committee reads the manuscript to ensure that all minimum criteria are met and that it follows the guidelines for submissions. The manuscript is thereafter sent to one or two external reviewer(s). Based on the comments and recommendations by the reviewer(s), the committee accepts, accepts after modifications or rejects the manuscript for publication. The author will be kept informed during the review process.
3. When an article or a monograph has been accepted for publication, the author will be provided with the review report(s) and asked to submit a revised version of the manuscript and the abstract together with the original illustrations.
C. Revised submission
When a manuscript is accepted for publication, a revised version should be submitted, taking into consideration the comments from the external reviewers. The revised submission should conform to the guidelines given below and include, similar to the initial submission:
1. A title page
2. An abstract
3. One Word-file with the main text, including footnotes, bibliography and lists of tables and figures.
4. Illustrations. At this time, the author should submit high-quality tif-files, numbered consecutively as 01, 02, 03 etc. and following the guidelines for illustrations given below. Tables should be submitted in Excel or Word format and be clearly numbered.
5. Authors/editors are responsible that the manuscript has undergone an English language check.
D. Presentation of manuscripts
1. Manuscripts are written only in English.
2. All pages should be numbered consecutively throughout the text.
3. If footnotes are used, they should be numbered in one series and formatted according to the style of reference (see instructions under heading E - Style of Reference). The first footnote containing acknowledgements, special abbreviations, etc., should be referenced by an asterisk at the end of the abstract.
4. Cross-references using page numbers should be avoided.
5. Tables must be numbered in one series as Tables, all other illustrations in another series as Figures. References to illustrations and tables should be called out consecutively in the text (e.g. Figure 1 is called out before Figure 2, etc., Figure 2a is called out before Figure 2b, etc.), normally within parentheses, thus: (Figure 3) or (Table 1).
6. Text written in other characters than Latin should be set with one standard Unicode font.
7. The manuscript sent to the printer must be in its final state. A manuscript, which does not comply with these rules, may be returned to the author for revision.
8. The author will be sent only the galley proofs for correction. Only printer’s errors should be corrected and no textual changes or additions made. Any such changes may render the author liable for the incurred costs.
9. The author(s) of a monograph accepted for publication will receive 10 copies of the book free of charge. The editor(s) of a multi-authored volume accepted for publication will receive 5 copies of the book free of charge. Each author in a multi-authored volume will receive 1 copy each of the printed volume. Electronic copies in pdf are available on the web site of SRII.
E. Style of references
We refer to The Chicago Manual of Style Online (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html), where you can choose between Notes and Bibliography and Author-Date, under Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide. Most importantly, is being consequent within the chosen system.
1. Illustrations, i.e. line drawings, photographs, maps, charts and diagrams, should be submitted in digital form. Digital images must be scanned in at least 350 dpi (grayscale or colour) or 600 dpi (bitmap) and be submitted in tif-format, in the format they are to be published. The tif-files should be labelled 01, 02, 03 etc. The size of the illustrations should follow the type area; for Transaction: 111 x 214 mm; Papers: 111 x 165 mm.
2. There must be a complete list of figure captions, double-spaced. The scales of drawings, as well as the scales and the orientation of maps and plans must be indicated (normally North should be upwards).
3. Illustrations must be prepared in such a way that no retouching whatsoever is needed.
4. In cases in which the layout of the illustrations is complicated, the author should contact the editor before completing the manuscript. Suggestions on layout are welcome.
5. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce any material protected by copyright. The author must sign and submit the Author’s Warranty and Copyright Assignment Form before the manuscript is published.