Submitting an Article Online
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Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that fall within the focus of the journal. Please follow the below guidelines, and contact the Journal Manager if you have any questions.
The BHA is a rapid publication journal - once your article has passed peer review it will be published immediately, unlike traditional publishing models which can mean a wait of months or even years before publication.
Please supply all files as Open Office, Microsoft Word or RTF files.
- Research articles: ca. 5000-9000 words
- Short reports: ca. 1000-3000 words
- Reviews: ca. 1000-1500 words (The BHA does not accept unsolicited book reviews. If you are interested in reviewing a book, please, contact the editor first).
All reference articles and notes should be accompanied by a short abstract.
Please use the Harvard system of referencing (a guide can be found here).
Please supply all figures separately, if possible in colour and at a resolution about 150dpi. File size should be no more than 20MB per file. Standard formats accepted are: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS.
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.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- Any third-party-owned materials used have been identified with appropriate credit lines, and permission obtained from the copyright holder for both the print and the online editions of the journal.
- All authors have given permission to be listed on the submitted paper and satisfy the authorship guidelines.
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- All DOIs for the references have been provided, when available.
- Tables and figures are all cited in the text. Tables are included within the text document, whilst figure files are uploaded as supplementary files.
- Figures/images have a resolution of at least 150dpi (300dpi or above preferred). Each file is no more than 20MB per file. The files are in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS (to maximise quality, the original source file is preferred).
- 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, this includes following the instructions to ensure blind peer review.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
If your paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay
an Article Publication Charge (APC) to cover publication costs, which can normally be sourced from your funder or institution.
This fee covers all publication costs (editorial processes; web
hosting; indexing; marketing; archiving; DOI registration etc) and
ensures that all of the content is fully open access. This approach
maximises the potential readership of publications and allows the
journal to be run in a sustainable way. For a breakdown of costs, please
Many institutions now have funds available to support open access publications by their staff.
you do not know about your institution’s policy on open access funding,
please contact your departmental/faculty administrators and institution
library, as funds may be available to you.
foundations, institutes, societies and associations offer publication
grants (not exclusive to Open Access) based on subject relevance. Here is a few of them relevant to history, archaeology and material preservation and conservation.
If published, you will receive an APC request email along with information on how payment can be arranged from Open Access Key (OAK). If you need to waive the APC, you will also have an opportunity to do it there.
If you do not have funds available to pay the APC (e.g. because your institution/funder will not cover the fee) then we may be able to offer a discount or full waiver. Please ensure that you contact the editor
as early as possible should you need to discuss waiver options or the APC in general. Editorial decisions are made independently from the ability to pay the APC.