Information for Contributors

IMSA is a refereed journal. All manuscripts submitted to the journal will be reviewed by the editorial board and by outside readers. Preference will be given to articles related to objects in the Israel Museum's archaeological collections or presented in the department's exhibitions. Manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate, accompanied by three copies of all illustrations, to: The Editor, Israel Museum Studies in Archaeology, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, P.O.B. 71117, Jerusalem 91710, Israel. A cover letter providing the title, author's name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address should accompany all submissions.

When an article is accepted for publication, the author will be asked to provide a revised version of the manuscript that incorporates, where necessary, suggestions made by the editors and the readers and conforms to IMSA's reference system (described below). One hard copy of the revised manuscript and one electronic copy (computer diskette or e-mail attachment) in Word is requested. The revised manuscript should be accompanied by original, camera-ready illustrations (photographs or drawings), numbered consecutively on the back. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission to reproduce any material protected by copyright. The revised manuscript should also be accompanied by a complete list of figures with captions and credit information and a full list of references used.


Reference System

Reference lists should be prepared according to the following guidelines:


Book by a single author

Rahmani, L. Y.
1999 A Catalogue of Roman and Byzantine Lead Coffins from Israel. Jerusalem.

Book with a main title and subtitle

Galavaris, G.
1970 Bread and the Liturgy: The Symbolism of Early Christian and Byzantine Bread Stamps. Madison, Milwaukee, and London.

Book by more than one author

Ovadiah, R., and Ovadiah, A.
1987 Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Byzantine Mosaic Pavements in Israel. Rome.

Book with editor as author
Tsafrir, Y., ed.
1993 Ancient Churches Revealed. Jerusalem.

Book in more than one volume
Note that the name of the book and the name of the volume are italicized, but not the volume number. Volume numbers for books should be given in either arabic or roman figures, depending how they appear on the volume.
Buchanan, B., and Moorey, P. R. S.
1988 Catalogue of Ancient Near Eastern Seals in the Ashmolean Museum III, The Iron Age Stamp Seals. Oxford.

When a volume in a multi-volume work has two or more parts
Fugmann, E.
1958 Hama II.1, L'architecture des périodes pré-hellénistiques. Copenhagen.

Book in a series
Bagatti, B.
2001 Ancient Christian Villages of Galilee. Studium Biblicum Franciscanum. Collectio Minor, no. 37. Jerusalem.

Chapter or titled part of a book
Welles, C. B.
1938 The Inscriptions. In Gerasa: City of the Decapolis, ed. C. H. Kraeling, 355–494. New Haven.

Journal article
Rahmani, L. Y.
1988 Roman Lead Coffins in the Israel Museum Collection. The Israel Museum Journal 7: 47–60.

Entry in a reference work (encyclopedia, lexicon, dictionary)
Volume numbers for books should be given in either arabic or roman figures, depending how they appear on the volume.
Stager, L. E.
1993 Ashkelon. The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land 1: 103–12. Jerusalem.

Notes should be prepared as endnotes according to the system shown here:

1 Welles 1938, 484, no. 326.

2 Rahmani 1999, 43–44, figs. 123, 137; cf. Rahmani 1988, pl. II:3.

3 For a somewhat similar depiction of an arched ciborium over a cross, with a surrounding Greek inscription reading: "Blessing of the Lord on us," see Galavaris 1970, 119, fig. 64 (from the Byzantine Museum, Athens). The provenance of the stamp, dated to ca. 600 CE, is unknown.