Franz Steiner Verlag

Orbis Terrarum

Internationale Zeitschrift für historische Geographie der Alten Welt / Journal of Historical Geography of the Ancient World / Revue internationale de la géographie historique du monde antique / Rivista internazionale di geografia storica del mondo antico

> Publication guidelines

Please send manuscript submissions to the editors. During the review process, manuscripts may not be submitted elsewhere; submissions must not be previously published. We accept no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts.

Orbis Terrarum is a refereed journal. All manuscripts are subjected to a double blind peer review.

For cost reasons, printouts and data media of manuscripts which have been rejected by the editor cannot be returned.

If an article is accepted for publication, the author confers on the publisher the exclusive publication rights until the copyright expires. This also includes in particular the right to produce electronic versions and to storage in databases as well as the right to copy and distribute the work online and offline.


> Formal guidelines

a) General guidelines

Articles and reviews may be written in English, German, French, Italian or Spanish and should be submitted in Microsoft Word or a compatible format (e.g. rtf). Set the type size to 12 pt Times New Roman and the line spacing to 1.5 throughout, with a ragged right edge. Avoid dividing words and in general, use as little formatting as possible. Please use a Unicode font (like "Palatino Linotype" or "Gentium") for all Greek or other non-Latin words or passages.

Italics are used (a) for transliterated Latin and Greek, except names of persons or places (princeps senatus, caput viae; but M. Tullius Cicero, Prusias ad Hypium); (b) for names of ships and military units (trireme Phryx, legio IX Hispana), (c) for texts, books and journals when quoted by their exact title (Codex Justinianus, Itinerarium Antonini; but Code of Justinian, Antonine Itinerary). Italics may also be used, but sparingly, for emphasis. Latin abbreviations such as e.g., et al., ed., are not italicized. Bold is not used.

Arabic numerals are used in preference to Roman, except for the names of rulers (Constantius I, Claudius II) and military units. Pairs of numerals are contracted to the minimum number of places: 230–47, 115–7.

Please use the abbreviations of Der Neue Pauly. References to ancient authors and modern works are given in footnotes; modern works with full bibliographic information (author, title, series, place of publication, year) the first time a work is mentioned.

Send the manuscript file as an e-mail attachment (see addresses below). You do not need to send a hard copy. Retain a copy of your file in a safe place or on a backup drive.

b) Guidelines for articles

All manuscripts are subject to a double blind peer review. The review process can result in acceptance, the recommendation of revisions or rejection of the manuscript. The author is informed of the decision by e-mail. The editor attempts to reach a decision within three months of the submission of the manuscript. During the review process the article may not be submitted for publication elsewhere.

A manuscript submitted to the journal must be the author’s own work and ready for publication (we cannot accept partial or draft versions).

If the manuscript has illustrations, please supply these in TIFF or JPEG format, each image in its own file. With each image, include written confirmation that you have been granted permission to publish.

All submitted manuscripts must include a 100-word abstract at the beginning and be fully anonymized (i.e. you have to refer to yourself only in the third person); please replace a vote of thanks with an asterisk (this will be changed once the manuscript has been accepted).

c) Guidelines for reviewers

The recommended length of a full review article is 1,000 to 1,500 words and for a bibliographical note, c. 500 words. Multi-book reviews can run up to 5,000 words.

Prose quotations of up to forty words and single lines of poetry are identified by quotation marks and included in the running text; prose quotations of more than forty words and multiple lines of poetry should be set out in a separate paragraph, indented and without quotation marks. Words that have been left out of a quotation are indicated by ellipsis: … with a space on either side; words lost (e.g., in a manuscript or inscription) by an ellipsis in square brackets: […]