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 (except in part as an abstract, published lecture, dissertation or thesis), nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in the ‘Comments for the Editor’ section during submission).
- The submission is free of plagiarism and data manipulation.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word format, written in good English and has been ‘spell checked’ and ‘grammar checked’. (Authors whose native language is not English are encouraged to seek help at an early stage.)
- Pages should be numbered serially, with 1.5 spacing for all text.
- All references mentioned in the reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa, and where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- All illustrations, figures, and tables have self-explanatory captions and are placed and sized within the text at the appropriate points to assist readability (not at the end), and that images have been compressed so that the file does not exceed 15 MB/15 000 KB.
- Permission has been obtained for the use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet).
- Details are provided in the ‘Comments for the Editor’ section during submission for: a) referee suggestions and contact details for at least three referees (current affiliations and email addresses; for peer-reviewed submissions only), and b) a declaration of conflict of interest.
When an article is published by Southern African Field Archaeology, it is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The journal therefore does not take ownership of the copyright of the published article although the journal and UJ Press maintains the right of first publication and redistribution. In other words, authors retain the copyright to their work and may republish it as part of anthologies, books or other materials under the following conditions:
- The reuse is indicated as copy, version or revision of the original text published in Southern African Field Archaeology.
- The original source of the publication is cited as such when reusing the article.
- Authors and re-publishers accept that the article remains first published by Southern African Field Archaeology.
- Self-archiving: Authors are permitted to archive any version of their article, including the published version on their institutional repository and any other suitable site.
The licence further permits other users to copy, redistribute, remix, transmit and adapt the work; provided that the original work and source is appropriately cited, and that the multiplication is not used for commercial gain.
Southern African Field Archaeology will not disclose a submitted manuscript to anyone except individuals who partake in the processing and preparation of the manuscript for publication. These individuals include editorial staff, corresponding authors, potential reviewers, and actual reviewers.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
In cases of suspected misconduct (such as plagiarism or deliberate misrepresentation), a manuscript and its authors may be revealed to members of the Editorial Board (who serves as the ethics committee of the journal) and institutions/organizations that may require the information for the resolution of the misconduct.