Guide to Authors


1. Submission of manuscripts and books to be reviewed

Contributions must be submitted via email through OJS system.

Manuscripts could be written in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Manuscript submission format (obligatory). Manuscript Format: see Template for guidance.

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Manuscripts will be preferably sent through the Online submissions section.

Reception of the articles will be acknowledged by e-mail in the briefest period possible. In this phase, a first editorial assessment will take place where the following items are evaluated:

a) adequacy to the thematic content and interest of the contribution in relation to the editorial criteria of the Journal

b) fulfilment of the formal format requirement demanded by the publishing ruling.  Reception of the paper does not guarantee its acceptance. 


2Peer review

  • Papers will be sent confidentially and anonymously to two external referees to be reviewed. These experts will not belong neither to the Editorial Board of the Journal or to the author's University or working place. The referees can belong to the Advisory Editorial Board when they do not belong to the same institution of the author.
  • The referees will submit a justified report determining the convenience about the publication of the contribution. These reports will be taken into consideration by the Editorial Board in order to publish or not the manuscript. The Editorial Board will communicate to the authors if the manuscript has been admitted or rejected, and if that is the case, the proper modifications.
  • If the external referees do not agree in their judgement, the manuscript will be submitted to another external referee. A reviewed contribution could be considered to its publication depending on the inclusion of modifications. It must be modified and re-submitted to the Journal within one month.
  • The new version of the work could be submitted again to the referees if necessary. This process could continue until the work will be definitively accepted by the Journal.
  • The authors will receive a briefing explaining the evaluation reports in order to make the appropriate modifications if necessary.If the work has been admitted to be published, but minor modifications must be introduced, a Drafting Committee will  perform these changes in accordance with the author, the work could also be submitted to the author to implement such modifications.


3. Referees

The Journal will contact specialised referees to contrast the methodological procedures used in the contributions. Referees will be selected by the Journal chief editors and the Editorial Board, who will take into consideration their academic and scientific merits, and their professional experience, including both national and international specialists.   


4. Proofreading

In due time, the authors will be sent only one set of proofs; these should be corrected and re-submitted within 30 days of receipt.


5. Acceptances and rejections

The decision of acceptance or refusal of the contributions by the editors of the Journal will take into account at least two circumstances: the exclusion and inclusion criteria.

  • Exclusion criteria include that:
    • Contributions do not fall within the scientific areas of the Journal.
    • The proposed citation system is not used as described in the guidelines.
    • Contributions have not been submitted in the required format.
  • Inclusion criteria include that:
    • Contributions meet the purposes of the section indicated.
    • Contributions are original, or at least must offer a qualitative analysis with valuable information.
    • Contributions are innovative and offer new approaches and improvements for the thematic areas included in this Journal.
    • In al cases, coherence in the methodology and logic in the work submitted will be demanded.
    • A good formal layout will be required, that is, good writing and text organisation: logical coherence and presentation.


6. Manuscript Format: see Template for guidance.
Figures, photos and tables should be incorporated into the main body of the text of the Template.

Papers will presented in our Template Format, including tables and figures.

Manuscript submission format (obligatory). Manuscript Format: see Template for guidance.

Kind of contributions

1.Research Papers: Presentations of significant findings (no more than 25 pages with images).
2.Research Notes: Presentations of preliminary but significant findings of work in progress or brief studies (max 15 pages with images and tables).
3.Technical papers: Results of original reports of research or documentation (no more than 25 pages with images)
4.State-of-the-Art Reviews on specific subject areas (no more than 35 pages with images).

Tables, Photos and Figures: Tabular or graphical data should be adequately discussed in the text.

7. Citations

Textual citations in the text or in the footnotes must be between quotation marks, avoiding italics. Italics are only allowed for place names or Latin words. 

8. Bibliography references system

Citations must used including a footnote indicator in the text  with the Bibliography “Harvard” Referencing System in the footnote.

Author's name must be in lowercase, a comma must be included between the author and the publication year, pages must be preceded by only one "p" (Dupré, 1999, p.254). If there are more than one page or two authors, a hyphen "–" between them must be included (Márquez – Ventura, 1999, p.254) / (Gros, 1999, p.165 – 187). If there are more than two authors, the reference must appear as follows: the surname of the first author followed by et al. locution.

9. Footnotes / Endnotes

REUDAR encourages authors to use footnotes. They must be typed in Times New Roman, font size 10 and used as for both explanations or general references, as for criticism or clarification of the cited literature or for debate.

10. Bibliography references at the end of the manuscript


León, P. El Traianeum de Italica, Sevilla, 1988.

Book Editor(s):

Dupré, X., Ribaldi, R. (eds). Scavi archeologici di Tusculum. Rapporti preliminari delle campagne 1994-1999, Roma, 2000.

Articles in Scientific Journals: Gros, P. “Le schéma vitruvien du théâtre latin et sa signification dans le système normatif du De architectura”, Revue Archéologique 1994/1, p. 57-80

Contributions to scientific conferences and co-authored works: Coarelli F., “Architettura e arti figurative in Roma: 150-50 a.C”, in P. Zanker (ed.), Hellenismus in Mittelitalien, Gottingen, 1976, p. 21-51.

Works in monographic series: Rodríguez Almeida, E., Formae Urbis Antiquae. Le mappe marmoree di Roma tra la Repubblica e Settimio Severo. Collection de l´Ecole Francaise de Rome 306, Roma, 2002.

11. Abbreviations

Whenever indicated at the beginning, the French system of abbreviations (L'anée Philologique) or the German system (DAI-Institut System) are accepted.

12. Images, tables and figures

Photographs, maps, tables, texts boxes, figures, images or designs are considered as Figures and must be numbered consecutively. The text and the place where the figure should appear must be included with the reference (Fig. 1) and so on.