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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.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. Tables, figures and illustrations or photographs have been delivered as complentary archives, graphics in editable format (excel or similar) and illustrations or photopraphs in tiff or jpg format at 300 dpi.
  • References to classical sources (including epigraphy, numismatics, etc.) have been correctly provided, including all necessary data for the verification of the statements of the article.
  • The text is 1,5 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Peer Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Papers should be unpublished original works, which were not under evaluation on any other journal at the time of the reception by Karanos. Bulletin of Ancient Macedonian Studies. The maximum length of 25 pages includes notes, pictures and bibliography. Just in exceptional cases, the journal could accept longer papers.

Papers can be written in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Modern Greek. Each paper should have an abstract (if the language is not English, then an English Abstract must be added), between 5 and 10 lines of length; a list of Keywords in the paper’s language (if the language is not English, then an English Keywords must be added), and the title both in the original language of the paper and in English. The title can include subtitle.

The interviews, discussions or reports must not exceed the 20 pages of maximum, and may be always addressed to add relevant information or comments about researches, events or works related with the topics of the journal. Also, discussions linked with studies published by the journal would be welcomed. Discussions must include also a title, an abstract and keywords, following the journal’s general norms for authors.

The Reviews should be originals, with a maximum extension of 2 pages, and must be focused in books recently published on the matter of the journal. Karanos. Bulletin of Ancient Macedonian Studies aims the authors to use the following model as example for the head of the review: F. J. Gómez Espelosín, En busca de Alejandro. Historia de una obsesión, Alcalá de Henares, Servicio de Publicaciones de la UAH, 2016, 404 pp. [ISBN: 978-84-1659-988-2].

Contributions will be submitted in Reach Text Format (rtf), OpenOffice Writer (odt) o Microsoft Word (doc) formats and uploaded to the journal website. Firstly, it is needed to be registered as author, to sign in using the username and password and to click in “New Submission”. If not yet registered, go to If a new version of the manuscript is required by reviewers and/or editors, please, upload it on the same website, and entering the same place of the initial version. Don’t upload it as a new article. In case of any doubt, please, contact us through

Karanos. Bulletin of Ancient Macedonian Studies asks authors to adapt their papers to the following format instructions: the papers should be sent in full (including pictures, graphics…), preferable Word format, margins 2,5 cm, Times New Roman 11pt, single-spaced. In case of sub-sections, these can be numbered (1., 1.1, etc.) with the titles in minuscule, plain bold letters. Blank lines should preferably be avoided, except those between sections. Likewise, the first line (both of the paper and of each section) must add a hanging indent of 0,5 cm. Footnotes use the same letter font type, 8pt. The number for the footnote goes before the punctuation (example: “The topic has been largely studied by scholarship1.”). For the Greek texts, authors should use Unicode, Times New Roman.
Authors are encouraged to accept the orientations and advices that, in any case, can give the editors, in maters of format and edition.

In the case of pictures and graphic documents (photos, maps, tables…), they must have enough quality (a minimum resolution of 300 ppp in the printing size), and the publishing would be always in black/white. Files for these graphic items would be sent in a different directory containing the digital files, one for each of the pictures, with a filename that identifies clearly each picture. Recommended formats are png, tiff or jpg. Papers would also include a list at the end, containing a list with the details of the pictures, numbered and with the necessary details. Indications would be given in the text by the authors where the picture should be inserted, with the reference (Fig. 1).

Textual quotes within the main text or in the footnotes would be between in quotations, and italics are warmly avoided. For quotations longer than 3 lines would be in a different paragraph, with hanging indent of 0,5cm in both margins.

Bibliographical references use follow the examples:
BADIAN 1960a, 325.
BADIAN 1960b, 245.
BADIAN 2000, 50-2.
HAMMOND 1972, 91.
BADIAN 1960a, 325; 1960b, 245; HAMMOND 1972, 91; HAMMOND – GRIFFITH 1979, 56

A bibliographical list in alphabetical order by SURNAME(S) (Small caps, hanging indent 0,5cm) at the end of the papers is required. The titles of journals would be adapted to the list of L’Année Philologique. Models and examples are provided as follows:
BADIAN, E. (1960a): «The Murder of Parmenio», TAPA 91: 324–38.
— (1960b): «The First Flight of Harpalus», Historia 9: 245–6.
— (2000): «Conspiracies», in A. B. BOSWORTH, E. BAYNHAM (eds.): Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction, Oxford: 50–95.
BOSWORTH, A. B. – BAYNHAM, E. (eds.) (2000): Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction, Oxford.
HAMMOND, N. G. L. (1972): A History of Macedonia, Oxford.
HAMMOND, N. G. L. – GRIFFITH, G. T. (1979): A History of Macedonia. Vol. II, Oxford.

References to the classical ancient sources would follow the abbreviations of the Liddell-Scott (Greek English Lexicon), the Oxford Latin Dictionary (OLD) and the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae. Examples:
Plu. Alex. 2.1.
Arr. An. 6.2.3.
App. Syr. 2.2.
D.S. 17.47.1; Curt. 4.1.16; Just. 11.10.9.

The non-use of these norms of format for papers and presentation allows the direction to consider any paper to be refused, if need.

Authors provide with the papers to evaluation the following information: full name, institution, postal address, phone, e-mail.


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