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Altorientalische Forschungen

Ed. by Novák, Mirko / Hazenbos, Joost / Mittermayer, Catherine / Suter, Claudia E.

CiteScore 2017: 0.17

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.130
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.372

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    Aims and Scope

    The journal Altorientalische Forschungen publishes scholarly articles, reports and short contributions covering the history, culture and languages of the ancient Near East, including adjacent regions such as Egypt and the Aegean world. Particular consideration is given to philological and archaeological scholarship on the history and culture of Anatolia as well as Syria-Palestina.


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    Altorientalische Forschungen

    The journal Altorientalischen Forschungen publishes articles, reports and short communications on the history, culture and languages of the Ancient Near East, as well as on interdependencies with neighboring regions such as Turkmenistan, Egypt and the Aegean.

    Please note that with submission of your article you accept the Copyright Transfer Agreement.

    Guidelines for Authors

    Please submit manuscripts as both Word and PDF files to the editorial office (aof@degruyter.com).

    Images and tables should be submitted separately, with notes on where to place them within the text (including captions for figures/tables/images).

    Drawings must have a resolution of 1000 dpi, photographs ideally 600 dpi, but 300 dpi at least. Please provide the appropriate source information. Make sure that you obtain all needed permissions for publication.

    Fonts and Orthography: Articles must use Unicode fonts (Times New Roman preferred). German Language articles follow the new German orthography according to Duden – Die Rechtschreibung, English language articles follow the Oxford Style Manual or the Chicago Manual of Style. It is not possible to include footnotes in the title and subtitle.

    Each contribution should include an English abstract of approximately 80-150 words as well as 3-5 thematic keywords. The author’s name, address, and email address should be listed at the end of the article.

    Acknowledgements/notes/references to abbreviation systems are not to be listed in the first footnote, but after the text and before the bibliography.

    Abbreviations of literature follow the rules of the Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie. It is also possible to follow the conventions in the following reference works: Archiv für Orientforschung, Akkadisches Handwörterbuch, Chicago Assyrian Dictionary, Chicago Hittite Dictionary, Keilschriftbibliografie von Orientalia, Hethitisches Wörterbuch2 or Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. If used, these abbreviations shall be listed before the bibliography.

    References of literature follow the Author-date-system with bibliography at the end of the article.

    References within the text include name (year: page number), i.e. Güterbock (1973: 235) or Reculeau / Feller (2012: 13).

    References with the text

    • quote authors only with family name;
    • give full page numbers, i.e. 264–285 instead of 264–85. It is possible to use f. for the following page. Please list specific page numbers instead of using ff. for several pages.

    References of literature in the bibliography follow these rules:

    Donbaz, V. (2004a): Some Remarkable Contracts of 1-B Period Kültepe Tablets III. In: D. Groddek / S. Rößle (ed.), Šarnikzel. Hethitologische Studien zum Gedenken an Emil Orgetorix Forrer (DBH 10), Dresden, 271–284.

    Donbaz, V. (2004b): Some Old Assyrian Texts with Rare Terminology. In: J.G. Dercksen (ed.), Assyria and Beyond. Studies Presented to Mogens Trolle Larsen (PIHANS 100), Leiden, 179–190.

    Güterbock, H.G. (1973): Hittite Hieroglyphic Seal Impressions from Korucutepe, JNES 32, 135–147.

    Kühne, C. / H. Otten (1971): Der Šaušgamuwa-Vertrag (StBoT 16), Wiesbaden.

    Llop-Raduà, J. (2010): Rez. zu H. Freydank / B. Feller, Mittelassyrische Rechtsurkunden und Verwaltungstexte VIII (WVDOG 119), Wiesbaden 2007, BiOr. 72, 349–353.

    Röllig, W. (2008): Land- und Viehwirtschaft am Unteren Ḫābūr in mittelassyrischer Zeit (BATSH 9), Wiesbaden.

    Singer, I. (1999): A Political History of Ugarit. In: W.G.E. Watson / N. Wyatt (ed.), Handbook of Ugaritic Studies (HdOr. I/39), Leiden – Boston – Köln, 603–733.

    A reference with more than two authors or editors should quote only the first name, abbreviating the others with "et al." Additional information such as "ed." or publication places should be provided in the language in which the AoF article has been written.

    Names of places, persons and deities: Names of places follow the Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients (TAVO), names of persons and deities follow general rules of Assyriology / Hittitology (i.e., those in the Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie). If there exists common/simplified versions of names, it is possible to list these at the first mention in parentheses: e.g., Salmānu-ašarēd (Shalmanaser / Salmanassar).

    Transliteration rules: In running text, Sumerian words are spaced out, and Akkadian and Hittite words are italicized. In transliterations, Sumerian words are printed in regular font face, Accadian and Hittite words are italicized. Sumerograms or pictograms use small caps, Akkadograms use italicized small caps. Superscript determinativs are lower cased, and numbers will be used for index numbers (a2 and a3 instead of á and à).

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    Editorial Information

    Prof. Dr. Joost Hazenbos, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    E-Mail: hazenbos@rz.uni-leipzig.de

    Prof. Dr. Catherine Mittermayer, Université de Genève
    E-Mail: catherine@mittermayer.ch

    Prof. Dr. Mirko Novák, Universität Bern
    E-Mail: miroslav.novak@iaw.unibe.ch

    Dr. Claudia E. Suter, Universität Bern
    E-Mail: claudia.suter@iaw.unibe.ch

    Editorial Office:
    c/o Institut für Archäologische Wissenschaften, Abteilung Vorderasiatische Archäologie,
    Mittelstrasse 43, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Redaktionsassistenz: Sabine Ecklin lic. phil.

    Please direct all submissions and inquiries to aof@degruyter.com.

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