Archaeology in Oceania

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Edited By: Dr J. Peter White and Professor Peter Sheppard

Impact Factor: 1.174

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 31/84 (Anthropology)

Online ISSN: 1834-4453

Associated Title(s): Oceania



Author Guidelines


1. MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Thank you for your interest in Archaeology in Oceania. Please read the complete Author Guidelines carefully prior to submission, including the section on copyright. To ensure fast peer review and publication, manuscripts that do not adhere to the following instructions will be returned to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing peer review.

Note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium. Once you have prepared your submission in accordance with the Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/archaeolocean

We look forward to your submission.

2. EDITORIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Aims and Scope
Archaeology in Oceania is published online and in print versions three times a year: April, July and October. It accepts articles and research reports in prehistoric and historical archaeology. Studies of modern material culture and human biology of ancient and modern human populations are accepted if directed towards anthropological problems. Its primary geographic focus is Australia, the islands of the Pacific Ocean and lands of the western Pacific rim.

Editorial Review and Acceptance
The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. All articles and research reports accepted as being within the remit of the journal and of appropriate standard will be peer reviewed by two anonymous scholars and the Editor. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editor, who reserves the right to refuse any material for publication. All Editors agree to abide by the Code of Conduct for Journal Editors as formulated by the Committee on Publication Ethics.

Manuscripts should be in a clear, concise, direct style. Where contributions are judged as acceptable for publication on the basis of content, the Editor and the Publisher reserve the right to modify typescripts to eliminate ambiguity and repetition and improve communication between author and reader.

Authorship and Acknowledgements
The journal adheres to the definition of authorship set up by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria: i) Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; ii) Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; iii) Final approval of the version to be published; and i) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under ‘Acknowledgements’.

Ethical Considerations

Manuscripts must contain a statement to the effect that all human studies have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in an appropriate version of the 2000 Declaration of Helsinki as well as the Declaration of Istanbul 2008. It should also be stated clearly in the text that all persons gave their informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Details that might disclose the identity of the subjects under the study should be omitted.

Plagiarism Detection. The journal employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.

Committee on Publication Ethics. The journal is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

3. PRE-SUBMISSION RESOURCES

Author Services
Prior to submission, we encourage you to browse the ‘Author Resources’ section of Wiley's 'Author Services’ website: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/author.asp. This site includes useful information covering such topics as copyright matters, ethics, and electronic artwork guidelines.

Pre-submission English-language editing
Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. Visit our site to learn about the options. All services are paid for and arranged by the author.  Please note using the Wiley English Language Editing Service does not guarantee that your paper will be accepted by this journal.

Optimising Your Article for Search Engines
Many students and researchers looking for information online will use search engines such as Google, Yahoo or similar. By optimising your article for search engines, you will increase the chance of someone finding it. This in turn will make it more likely to be viewed and/or cited in another work. We have compiled these guidelines to enable you to maximise the web-friendliness of the most public part of your article.

4. MANUSCRIPT CATEGORIES

Articles
Word limit: 40,000 words
Abstract: 200 words maximum
Description: Full-length reports of current research.

Research Reports
Word limit: 3000 words
Abstract: 150 words maximum
Description: Reports on data of current interest in the field.

Comments
Word limit: 1000 words
Abstract: 100 words maximum
Description: These are comments made on another paper previously published in the Journal. Should the comment be accepted by the review process (in this case normally one reviewer), the Editor will send the comment to the author/s of the original paper and will invite a Reply.

Book Reviews
Word limit: as specified in the invitation letter
Abstract: not required.
References in reviews are accepted.

Editorials
Only by invitation of Editors.

5. PREPARATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT

Word length
Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 40,000 words including footnotes.

Style

Spelling should follow Australian conventions and must be consistent throughout the manuscript.

Abbreviations. In general, terms should not be abbreviated unless they are used repeatedly and the abbreviation is helpful to the reader. Initially use the word(s) in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only.

Quotes. Short quotes (less than 30 words) should be indicated by single quotation marks. Longer quotes should be separated as an indented paragraph.

Units. Report original radiocarbon dates in upper case (BP) and calibrated ages as calBP. Report laboratory number, material dated, calibration system used and any corrections made.

Parts of the Manuscript
The manuscript should be submitted in separate files: title page; main text file; figures.

Title page
The title page should contain (i) a short informative title that contains the major key words. The title should not contain abbreviations; (ii) the full names of the authors; (iii) the author's institutional affiliations at which the work was carried out; (iv) the full postal and email address, plus telephone number, of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript should be sent; and (v) a disclosure statement. The present address of any author, if different from that where the work was carried out, should be supplied in a footnote.

Disclosure statement

Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest by disclosing any financial arrangements they have with a company whose product or business figures prominently in the submitted manuscript or with a company making or running a competing product or business.

Main text
As papers are double-blind peer reviewed the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors. The main text of the manuscript should be presented in the following order: (i) abstract and key words, (ii) text, (iii) acknowledgements, (iv) references, (v) endnotes, (v) tables (each table complete with title and footnotes), (vi) appendices, (vii) figure legends. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and placed together at the end of the manuscript. Figures and supporting information should be submitted as separate files.

Abstract and key words

Original Articles must have an abstract of 200 words or fewer that states the purpose, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions of the study. Review Articles should have an abstract of 250 words or fewer. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references.

A maximum of six key words, for the purposes of indexing, should be supplied below the abstract, in alphabetical order.

We require abstracts to be in both English and French.

Acknowledgements

The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of the authors’ industrial links and affiliations if appropriate. The contribution of colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged. Personal thanks and thanks to anonymous reviewers are not appropriate.

References

Archaeology in Oceania uses the parenthetical (author date) system of referencing - examples are given below. In the text, give the author’s name followed by the year in parentheses: Smith (2000). If there are two authors, use ‘and’: Smith and Jones (2001); but if cited within parentheses use ‘&’: (Smith & Jones 2001). When reference is made to a work by three or more authors, the first name followed by et al. should be used: MacDonald et al. (2002). In the reference list, references should be listed in alphabetical order. Page numbers must be included after the year for quoted material; for example, (Smith & Jones 2001: 77). Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.

In the reference list, cite the names of all authors when there are six or fewer; when seven or more, list the first three followed by et al. Do not use ibid. or op cit. Reference to unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g. Smith A 2000, unpublished data). All citations mentioned in the text, tables or figures must be listed in the reference list.

We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting. EndNote reference styles can be searched for here: http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp. Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here: http://www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp.

Journal article
Choe YS, Jeong J 1993 Charitable Contributions by Low- and Middle-Income Taxpayers: Further Evidence with a New Method. National Tax Journal 46, 33–39.

Online article not yet published in an issue
An online article that has not yet been published in an issue (therefore has no volume, issue or page numbers) can be cited by its Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The DOI will remain valid and allow an article to be tracked even after its allocation to an issue.

Murphy K, Tyler TR, Curtis A 2009 Nurturing regulatory compliance: Is procedural justice effective when people question the legitimacy of the law? Regulation & Governance, doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5991.2009.01043.x

Book
Fujita M, Krugman P, Venables AJ 2001 The Spatial Economy: Cities, Regions, and International Trade. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Chapter in a book
Anderson K, Tyers R 1990 How Developing Countries Could Gain from Agricultural Trade Liberalization in the Uruguay round. In: Goldin I, Knudsen O (eds) Agricultural Trade Liberalization: Implications for Developing Countries, pp. 387-424. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris.

Web references
As cited URLs tend to disappear months or years after citing online material, the Journal requires authors to use WebCite® technology to archive cited web references first before they cite them. Please go to www.webcitation.org and enter the URL you want to cite. The system will take a "snapshot" of the webpage or online document (e.g. pdf) so that it will remain available for future readers. For more information on web reference citation, please visit www.webcitation.org.

Darwin City Council, Central Darwin Streetscape Strategy, 2006, http://www.darwinplanningforum.nt.gov.au/pdf/dcc_streetscape_strategy.pdf. Accessed September 2011, archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/67DvcgWGT

Thesis
Burton J (1984) Axe Makers of the Wahgi. Unpublished PhD thesis, Australian National University, Canberra.

Endnotes

Endnotes should be placed as a list at the end of the paper only, not at the foot of each page. They should be numbered in the list and referred to in the text with consecutive, superscript Arabic numerals. Keep endnotes brief; they should contain only short comments tangential to the main argument of the paper.

Tables

Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Number tables consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals. Type each table on a separate page with the legend above. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings.

Appendices

These should be placed at the end of the paper, numbered in Roman numerals and referred to in the text. If written by a person other than the author of the main text, the writer’s name should be included below the title.

Figure legends

Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement. Acknowledgment should be made to the source of the figure, if this is not the author.

Figures

All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text and should not be framed. Each figure should be supplied as a separate file, with the figure number incorporated in the file name. For submission, low-resolution figures saved as .jpg or .bmp files should be uploaded, for ease of transmission during the review process. Upon acceptance of the article, high-resolution figures (at least 300 d.p.i.) saved as .eps or .tif files should be uploaded. JPG or PDF are not accepted.

More information about preparation of electronic figures is available on Author Services at: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/digill.asp.

Colour figures. All figures submitted in colour will be published in colour online. If authors would also like to publish colour figures in print, they can nominate those figures via the submission system. Authors will then be advised by the Editor whether or not charges will apply for colour printing, and the author may then decide whether to proceed with colour printing. No other publication fees are applicable.

Supporting Information

Supporting information is not essential to the article but provides greater depth and background and may include tables, figures, videos, datasets, etc. This material can be submitted with your manuscript, and will appear online, without editing or typesetting. Guidelines on how to prepare this material and which formats and files sizes are acceptable can be found at: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/suppmat.asp.

Please note that the provision of supporting information is not encouraged as a general rule. It will be assessed critically by reviewers and editors and will only be accepted if it is essential.

6. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/archaeolocean.

Each submission will need to include a cover letter, title page and main text file. Figures and supporting information may also need to be suppied.

• The cover letter should be included in the ‘Cover Letter Field’ of the ScholarOne system. The text can be entered directly into the field or uploaded as a filee.

• The cover letter must (i) state explicitly that the content of this submission has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere; (ii) contain an acknowledgment that all authors have contributed significantly and are in agreement with the content of the manuscript; and (iii) in keeping with the latest guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, each author’s contribution to the paper is to be identified.

• Two Word-files need to be included upon submission: A title page file and a main text file that includes all parts of the text in the sequence indicated in the section 'Parts of the manuscript', including tables and figure legends but excluding figures which should be supplied separately.

• The main text file should be prepared using Microsoft Word, doubled-spaced. The top, bottom and side margins should be 30 mm. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the top right-hand corner, beginning with the first page of the main text file.

• Each figure should be supplied as a separate file, with the figure number incorporated in the file name. For submission, low-resolution figures saved as .jpg or .bmp files should be uploaded, for ease of transmission during the review process. Upon acceptance of the article, high-resolution figures (at least 300 d.p.i.) saved as .eps or .tif files will be required.

7. PUBLICATION PROCESS AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. More details on the copyright and licencing options for the journal appear below.

Wiley’s Author Services

Author Services enables authors to track their article through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The corresponding author will receive a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://www.authorservices.wiley.com/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Proofs

Once the paper has been typeset the corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing instructions on how to provide proof corrections to the article. It is therefore essential that a working e-mail address is provided for the corresponding author. Proofs should be corrected carefully; the responsibility for detecting errors lies with the author. The proof should be checked, and approval to publish the article should be emailed to the Publisher by the date indicated; otherwise, it may be signed off on by the Editor or held over to the next issue.

Early View

The journal offers rapid speed to publication via Wiley’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. Early View articles are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before allocation to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article. More information about DOIs can be found at http://www.doi.org/faq.html.

Offprints

A PDF reprint of the article will be supplied free of charge to the corresponding author. Additional printed offprints may be ordered online for a fee. Please click on the following link and fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields: http://offprint.cosprinters.com/cos. If you have queries about offprints please e-mail: offprint@cosprinters.com.

Author Marketing Toolkit

The Wiley Author Marketing Toolkit provide authors with support on how to use social media, publicity, conferences, multimedia, email and the web to promote their article.

8. COPYRIGHT, LICENCING AND ONLINE OPEN

Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to sign a license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

Authors may choose to publish under the terms of the journal’s copyright transfer agreement (CTA), or under open access terms made available via Wiley’s OnlineOpen option.

Copyright Transfer Agreement: The terms of the Archaeology in Oceania copyright transfer agreement can be viewed here, although actual signing will take place via Wiley’s electronic system after acceptance. In signing the agreement it is assumed that authors have obtained permission to use any copyrighted or previously published material and have permission to publish from any Traditional Owners involved in the research.

OnlineOpen – Wiley’s Open Access Option: OnlineOpen is available to authors of articles who wish to make their article freely available to all on Wiley Online Library under a Creative Commons license. In addition, authors of OnlineOpen articles are permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on their personal website, and in an institutional repository or other free public server immediately after publication. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made open access—known as “gold road” open access.

OnlineOpen licenses. Authors choosing OnlineOpen retain copyright in their article and have a choice of publishing under the following Creative Commons License terms: Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY NC); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial-NoDerivs License (CC BY NC ND). To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please click here.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your Funder requirements.

Funder Open Access and Self-Archiving Compliance: Please click here for more information on Wiley’s compliance with specific Funder Open Access and Self Archiving Policies, and click here for more detailed information specifically about Self-Archiving definitions and policies.

9. EDITORIAL OFFICE ADDRESS

Editorial Office, Archaeology in Oceania
SOPHI A14
University of Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia
Email: Peter.White@sydney.edu.au
Tel: +61 2 9351 2158; fax: +61 2 9351 7488.

Author Guidelines updated 4 June 2015

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