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Article Format

Title and Abstract

The title of the article should be centered at the top of the title page, with the abstract below. The abstract should be no longer than 200 words and should outline the problems discussed, methodology, and conclusions.

Paragraphs and Headings

Paragraphs should be left-aligned and unindented. Use a double return after each paragraph. All headings should be typed on a separate line, not run in with the text. There should be no additional spacing before or after lines. Headings should be labeled <A>, <B>, or <C>. C-level subheads should be avoided whenever possible.

Notes and Acknowledgements

The AJA does not use in-text citations, except for references to primary ancient sources. Notes should be formatted as endnotes, numbered in one series, and double-spaced. A note should not exceed 200 words. See also Bibliographic References and Footnotes. Acknowledgments should not be included in an initial submission, as this may compromise anonymity. In a revised submission, any acknowledgments should appear in the first footnote, with the note reference placed at the end of the abstract.

Greek Characters

Authors should set Greek text in New Athena Unicode, a public-domain Greek font available at

List of Figures

References to figures in the text must appear in consecutive order (fig. 1 is cited before fig. 2, which is cited before fig. 3, etc.; fig. 2a is cited before fig. 2b, etc.). A list of figures with captions, keys, and credits should be provided at the end of the manuscript text. Captions should be set as suggested below, with credits placed in parentheses and ending with a period (see also Image Gallery figures):

  • Fig. 1. Detail of the northwest corner of the Sanctuary of Apollo.
  • Fig. 2. Trench 1, section a, northern elevation with strata indicated, from the south. The foundation trench is represented by deposits 4–8 and 17 (drawing by S. Schmidt).
  • Fig. 3. Corridor Z, layout of the decoration (Paley and Sobolewski 1987, pl. 4; courtesy R. Sobolewski).
  • Fig. 4. Vedder painting concentric circles on the skyphos. Note the tilt of the pivot in the direction of motion (R. Schreiber).

List of Works Cited

Sources cited in the text must appear at the end of the manuscript with full bibliographic information according to AJA guidelines. Entries should be left-aligned and unindented. Use a double return after each entry.


Tables should provide new information, not duplicate text, and should be numbered consecutively. All sections of tables should be double-spaced. A short caption should be placed above each table. Long tables are best presented on a maximum of one published page, which equates to 35–40 one-line rows in MS Word (fewer if there are several table footnotes). Complex tables are best submitted as figures. AJA tables do not contain internal rule lines, and a dash is used in cells to indicate no data or information is available. Authors should refer to past issues of the journal for examples of table format. The AJA reserves the right to ask for revisions to tables to accord with these guidelines.