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Author Guidelines

The journal Tekmeria publishes scholarly articles pertaining to the study of the ancient world, with particular emphasis on Ancient Greek history, epigraphy, numismatics, topography and historical geography, and especially on the publication, republication or exploitation of epigraphic and numismatic materials. All submitted articles that are relevant to the thematic areas covered by the journal are considered by the editorial board, provided they are original and have only been sent to Tekmeria for publication. Book reviews are not included in the journal.


Tekmeria is published online and in print. The journal accepts submissions in Greek, English, French, German and Italian. The following guidelines are valid for all five languages. References to the author of an article apply also to multiple authors. You can download a pdf version of the guidelines or continue reading.


Submission and peer review process

Articles are submitted electronically via the journal’s webpage (http://ejournals.epublishing.ekt.gr/index.php/tekmiria). At this stage papers are sent in pdf format in one file comprising text, references, illustrations and tables. Manuscripts should not exceed 20,000 words (notes, bibliography and captions included). Longer articles will be accepted only in exceptional circumstances. Submissions should be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words in English, as well as by key-words referring to its content. Should you encounter technical difficulties in using the electronic submission process, please contact the journal manager.


The identity of the author should not be revealed in the initially submitted file, and references to the author’s previous work must be made in the third person.


The submitted articles are accepted for publication on the basis of the following criteria: (a) their relevance to the scope of Tekmeria as described above, and especially (b) their scholarly merit as substantiated by a blind peer review process. The editorial board reserves the right to reject a manuscript before the review process begins, after having informed the author in writing of the reasons for such a decision. Once accepted for the review process, manuscripts are sent to two external reviewers, who are requested to submit their evaluation within 45 days, barring extraordinary circumstances.


After the review process is completed, authors are informed of the editorial board’s decision to accept, reject or request changes to the article, and also of the content of the referees’ reports. In case of conflicting reviews, the manuscript is sent to a third reviewer.


Upon notification that an article is accepted for publication, the author is asked to submit the final version of the text within 45 days. The revised article should take into consideration the modifications suggested by referees; disregard of proposed corrections should be sufficiently justified and the editorial board notified. In addition, the revised manuscript should conform to the guidelines outlined below. After the final submission major changes to the text are only allowed exceptionally.


Images and copies of all relevant permissions should be sent to the journal along with the paper in its final form. Revised versions of articles will be forwarded for the final stages of publication, editing and layout, only upon receipt of all necessary documentation and permissions for copyrighted material, and on condition that the formatting and intellectual property instructions set by the journal have been observed.


After completion of the editing process, the texts are sent to the authors, who are given the opportunity to check the copyedited and proofread version of their articles and provide the editorial board with their comments on the changes made within three working days. In the absence of a response, the article is published according to the modifications proposed by the copyeditor. The authors can follow the editing procedure via their personal account on the website of Tekmeria.


Articles are published in pdf format on the journal’s webpage as soon as the editing process is finished, and in printed form with the same layout as soon as the entire volume is completed.


Authors assume responsibility for adhering to intellectual property rights, guaranteeing that no violation is caused to the intellectual property rights of third parties, and accepting without reservation the copyright policies of Tekmeria. Authors are informed about the electronic publication of their article, and of the publication of the relevant printed issue of Tekmeria.


Specifications for final submission of files and documents


A. Once the scientific and editorial revision is completed, the following should be submitted to Tekmeria as separate electronic files (the name of each file should consist of the author’s last name and the type of document it contains, as in the examples shown below):

  1. Revised article and footnotes in Microsoft Word and in pdf format, a total of two files (example: PapadopoulosText.doc and PapadopoulosText.pdf). Each file should include the following data in this order: The title of the article, the number of words including footnotes, the author’(s’) name(s), affiliation, full mailing address, email address and telephone number at work, the abstract of the paper in English, as well as the main text and the footnotes. If there are changes to the title and/or abstract of the paper, this should be noted in the letter addressed to the editorial board (see below B1).
  2. Illustrations, each as a separate tiff file. The identification number of each image should appear in the title of the file. Illustrations are numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in the order they are mentioned in the text (example: PapadopoulosFigure1.tiff or PapadopoulosDrawing1.tiff).
  3. List of captions in Microsoft Word. The captions of all the illustrations (images or drawings) in the text are listed in consecutive numbering in Arabic numerals in a separate file (example: PapadopoulosCaptions.doc).
  4. Appendices or catalogues (if applicable) in Microsoft Word and in pdf format, a total of two files per appendix/catalogue (example: PapadopoulosAppendix1.doc and PapadopoulosAppendix1.pdf).
  5. Tables (if applicable) in Microsoft Word and in pdf format, a total of two files per table submitted (example: PapadopoulosTable1.doc and PapadopoulosTable1.pdf). Each table should be accompanied by a self-explanatory caption below it. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text.


B. The following items are to be sent to the journal either by e-mail, by post or by fax (+30 210 7273145):

  1. A signed letter addressed to the editorial board of Tekmeria which should comprise the following:

a. An account of the corrections proposed by the reviewers but neglected by the author in the final submission of the article or not made in the way suggested by them, along with justification for this choice.

b. A list of all the electronic files submitted with the article, and their content.

  1. Permissions for reproduction of copyrighted visual material, such as photographs and drawings. The author is responsible for paying any fees involved. Articles will not be published until all relevant permissions have been sent to the journal.
  2. The author’s warranty and agreement form signed by the author of the article.


Style of the text

Authors are advised to follow current conventions used in each language for accentuation, punctuation, capitalization, dates, chronological periods, abbreviations etc., and adhere to them with consistency throughout the article. The editorial board reserves the right to modify the system employed by the author for reasons of uniformity and clarity. The polytonic system may be used for articles written in Greek. Both British and US English are acceptable for articles in English as long as consistency is maintained.

Foreign words

Foreign words or phrases in an article should be italicized when they are written in the same alphabet as that of the article (i.e. French words in an English text, but not German words in a Greek text).


Use of Unicode fonts is compulsory throughout the article and for all languages. Unicode fonts are available for most languages free of charge at various sites on the Internet. When the authors need to use a font that includes non-unicode characters, they should inform the editorial board.

Transliterations into Latin characters

Authors ‒ with the consent of the editorial board ‒ may follow their preferred system of transliteration for ancient anthroponyms and toponyms on condition that it is used consistently throughout the article. The systematic transliteration of ancient Greek appellatives into Latin characters is not recommended.


In references to modern Greek publications only the name of the author is transliterated in Latin characters, whereas the title of the work is typed in Greek. As regards citations of publications in an alphabet other than Greek or Latin (e.g. Cyrillic or Arabic), the entire bibliographical entry should be transliterated. In the latter case, the author may additionally type the reference in the original alphabet.


Greek citations of ancient and medieval works in an article written in Greek, or Latin citations in an article written in a language using the Latin alphabet, should be italicized, while citations of modern works are to be placed inside quotation marks. Lengthy citations should preferably be given in a separate paragraph.

Numerals and measurements

Numbers from one to nine are spelled out. Larger numbers are given in Arabic figures, except at the beginning of a sentence where they are written in full. In bibliographical citations Arabic numerals are preferable to Latin or Greek for references to journal numbers, monograph series numbers etc., with the exception of the standard numbering of the volumes of the epigraphic corpora. In addition, Arabic numerals are employed when units of measurement are abbreviated (e.g. 2 m). The metric system should be used for measurements in all cases.

Notes and bibliographical references

Bibliographical references are provided in footnotes and not endnotes. Every footnote has a corresponding indicator in the text which is placed after the punctuation. Complete bibliographical details of the work cited are given in the first reference to the work; its abbreviated form (author’s surname and short title) is used thereafter. Regardless of the language in which the paper is written, all words in the titles of English publications are capitalized, except articles, prepositions and coordinating conjunctions. The type of quotation marks employed in citations accords with the language of the submitted article and not with that of the work referred to. For example, in Greek papers only Greek quotation marks are used, irrespective of the language of the cited article.


Full bibliographical references should consist of the author’s name, the title of the work, the title of the series or journal (if applicable), the place of publication (for a book) preferably in the language of the submitted article, the year of publication, and relevant pages (also figures, plates etc., if applicable). Abbreviated citations should comprise the author’s last name, a key-word or phrase from the work’s title, and the page numbers; the note which contains the publication’s full title must be indicated in parentheses after the short reference (e.g. see n. X [supra, infra are superfluous in this case]). The Harvard citation system, composed of the author’s surname and the date, is to be avoided. In the case of works cited more than five times, the complete bibliographical reference and its respective abbreviated version should be mentioned in the first note of the article. All page references must be specific and fully expressed. No period or comma is inserted between the full or short bibliographic entry and the page numbers quoted. When more than one publication by the same author appear in the same footnote,not separated by another reference, the name of the author may be replaced by the abbreviated terms id., ead., iid. Citations to electronic publications should also include a link to the publication’s webpage (or URL) and the date this was last accessed.


Sample full bibliographical references:

N.G.L. Hammond, Epirus. The Geography, the Ancient Remains, the History and the Topography of Epirus and Adjacent Areas (Oxford 1967).

Ch. Habicht, “Beiträge zur Prosopographie der altgriechischen Welt”, Chiron 2 (1972) 103-134.


Sample abbreviated bibliographic references

Hammond, Epirus (see n. 2) 20-76

Habicht, “Beiträge” (see n. 2) 102 

Examples of bibliographical citations


Article in journal

Ch. Habicht, “Beiträge zur Prosopographie der altgriechischen Welt”, Chiron 2 (1972) 103-134.


Article in edited volume

J.T. Ma, “Kings”, in A. Erskine (ed.), A Companion to the Hellenistic World (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Oxford 2003) 177-195.


Article in proceedings

Η. Hauben, “Philocles, King of the Sidonians and General of the Ptolemies”, in E. Lipiński (ed.), Studia Phoenicia V. Phoenicia and the East Mediterranean in the First Millenium B.C., Proceedings of the Conference Held in Leuven from the 14th to the 16th of November 1985 (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 22, Leuven 1987) 413-427.


Book by one author

C. Bearzot, Focione tra storia e trasfigurazione ideale (Milan 1985).


Book by two or more authors

E.J. Εdelstein and L. Edelstein, Asclepius. A Collection and Interpretation of the Testimonies (Publications of the Institute of the History of Medicine, Texts and Documents 2, Baltimore 1945).


Book in a series

Α. Wilhelm, Urkunden dramatischer Aufführungen in Athen (Sonderschriften des Österreichischen Archäologishen Institutes in Wien 6, Vienna 1906).



M. von Albrecht, Ιστορία της ρωμαϊκής λογοτεχνίας, trans. D.Ζ. Niketas (Herakleion 2002).


Book edited by others than the author

O. Mørkholm, Early Hellenistic Coinage from the Accession of Alexander to the Peace of Apamea (336-188 B.C.) (eds. P. Grierson and U. Westermark, Cambridge 1991).



Η. Pope, Foreigners in Attic Inscriptions (Chicago 1976, repr. of first edition, Philadelphia 1947).


Revised edition

A. Heuß, Stadt und Herrscher des Hellenismus in ihren staats- und völkerrechtlichen Beziehungen (2nd revised edition, Klio Beiheft 39, Aalen 1963; first edition 1937).


Entry in encyclopedia

RE Suppl. VII (1940), cols. 1354-1562, s.v. Theophrastos 3 (O. Regenbogen).


Βook review

W. Ameling, review of Μ.B. Hatzopoulos, Une donation du roi Lysimaque, in Gnomon 63 (1991) 110-115.


Electronic publication

C. Bennett, “Ptolemy II”, in Egyptian Royal Genealogy (http://www.tyndalehouse.com/Egypt/ptolemies/ptolemy_ii_fr.htm, accessed on 19/2/12).



Abbreviations of ancient and medieval authors

Ancient and medieval author (and title of work) abbreviations should follow those listed in the Oxford Classical Dictionary and the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium respectively. For cases not included in either of the aforementioned dictionaries, the authors may select the system of the Diccionario Griego-Español (http://dge.cchs.csic.es/lst/2lst-int.htm). For abbreviations in Greek, authors may use the list in the Greek edition of LSJ. The editorial board reserves the right to modify abbreviations if it considers it necessary. No comma is inserted between the abbreviated name of the ancient author and his work’s title (either in full or short form). In Greek articles the name of the ancient author appears in the nominative case. Examples: Αριστοφ. Ἀχ. 612· Διόδ. 18.12.1· Τέλης, Περὶ φυγῆς 3.23.

Abbreviations of journals

Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the conventions of the American Journal of Archaeology. For journals not included in this list, the abbreviations proposed by Année Philologique or Archäologische Bibliographie could be used. For references to less known periodicals (e.g. those pertaining to other areas of scholarship) the full title is preferred. The use of Greek abbreviations is recommended for Greek journals mentioned in papers written in Greek.

Abbreviations of collections of primary sources

For epigraphical publications, authors should consult the abbreviations of the Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, for publications of papyrological collections those of the Checklist of Εditions of Greek, Latin, Demotic, and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets (http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/scriptorium/papyrus/texts/clist.html), and for numismatic collections those of the American Numismatic Society (http://numismatics.org/Library/Abbreviations). When quoting specific passages from a primary source, the authors are advised to refer, where necessary, to fragments, sides, columns, lines etc. to avoid confusion (example: F.Delphes III 4, 280, col. D, ll. 5-6).



Illustrations, catalogues and tables

Illustrations should be submitted according to the guidelines outlined below. Figures, drawings or maps should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and cited in the text in order of appearance.


All illustrations, drawings and maps should be accompanied by appropriate captions. When images are copied from another publication, full credit to the original work should be provided in the caption, including the number of the page and/or image from which they derive. If a third party holds the copyright, the credit should mention any stipulations made on the part of the copyright holder.


Sample caption: Gold octadrachm, Ptolemy V Epiphanes, Salamis, 204/3 BC, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, inv. no. 1992-04-01 (photo: Courtesy of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation)


Catalogue entries should be numbered consecutively, and consistency should be maintained in presentation.


Tables should also follow a consecutive numbering in Arabic numerals in the order they appear in the text, and be accompanied below by self-explanatory captions.

Specifications for submission of images

Images should be submitted only in electronic form, and in tiff format, via the journal’s webpage. If requested, authors should inform the editorial board of the programmes used to create digital images, including the specific version of each programme. Illustrations should be submitted in the author’s desired orientation, while a scale indication is recommended for illustrated objects. In the final publication images will normally appear at the end of the article following a consecutive numbering in the order in which they are discussed in the text. The editorial board reserves the right to reject digital images of poor quality that do not conform to the journal’s standards.


Black-and-white scans should be in grayscale mode in tiff format, and should be produced from print originals of professional quality. Required resolution of a digital image is 350 dpi, while its dimensions should be equal to the desired print size in publication (100%).


Colour scans should be submitted in RGB mode in tiff format. Required resolution of a digital image is 350 dpi, while its dimensions should be equal to the desired print size in publication (100%).


Line drawings and maps should appear at a minimum resolution of 1200 dpi and at actual size (100%). They must be submitted in tiff format as line art or bitmap. Large files should be saved using the LZW compression provided in the application. All plans should be accompanied by a north arrow and a scale.



Authors are responsible for securing permissions to reproduce copyrighted material, such as photographs and drawings. They also assume responsibility for paying any fees involved. An article will not be scheduled for publication until all relevant permissions have been sent to the journal.


Copyright policy

Copyright for articles published in Tekmeria is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles can be used freely (with the exception of the non-granted right to make derivative works), with proper attribution to the author and the first publication, for non-commercial purposes. The National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) retains the right to publish, reproduce, display, distribute and use articles published in Tekmeria in all formats and media, either separately or as part of collective works, for the full term of copyright and for all countries. This includes but is not limited to the right to publish articles in issues of the journal Tekmeria, copy and distribute individual reprints of the articles, authorize reproduction of articles in their entirety in another NHRF publication, and authorize reproduction and distribution of articles or their abstracts by means of computerized retrieval systems.


Protection of personal data

Names and email addresses of individuals entered in the website of Tekmeria will be used exclusively for the purposes of the journal and will not be shared with any third party.


Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. The Article submitted to ΤΕΚΜΗΡΙΑ is an original work, it has not been published previously, nor is it under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in print or in electronic form.
  2. To the best of my knowledge the Article does not defame any person, does not invade the privacy of any person, and does not in any other manner infringe upon the rights of any person.
  3. The Article does not in any way violate intellectual property rights of third parties. Wherever permission is required, I have obtained it from the copyright holder.
  4. I have read and I accept the Copyright Policy and have prepared the manuscript according to the Author Guidelines of the Journal.
  5. I grant to the ΤΕΚΜΗΡΙΑ a royalty‐free, worldwide nonexclusive license perform all necessary actions to publish first the article in an issue of the Journal.
  6. I retain ownership and/or I am the lawful right-holder of all rights under copyright in the Articles, and I reserve all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement.
  7. In any case of re‐publication of the Article, ΤΕΚΜΗΡΙΑ will be given first publication acknowledgement authorized by me and all other co‐authors.
  8. I have the full power and authority to provide the warranties and agree to the license granted by virtue of verifying all the above statements.

Copyright Notice


The copyright for articles in this journal is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. Authors who submit articles to this journal confirm that third-party intellectual property rights are not violated in any way. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles can be used freely, with proper attribution, for educational and other non-commercial purposes. The National Hellenic Research Foundation retains the right to publish papers that appear in ΤΕΚΜΗΡΙΑ in any form, including electronic, the journal may assume in the future. It also retains the right to deposit articles published in ΤΕΚΜΗΡΙΑ in its institutional repository.

Sample attribution: Author, article title, first published in ΤΕΚΜΗΡΙΑ, Vol. No., Year, Pages.


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