Archive is a refereed academic interdisciplinary journal which hosts studies in all aspects of culture. One of the priorities of the editorial team is to publish quality papers. The integrity of the content published is an essential point and should be ensured during the review and the edition processes and when publishing papers. To that purpose, the authors, reviewers and members of the editorial team are expected to fully adhere to the policy regarding publication ethics and malpractice, and respect the following statements:
Archive is an open access journal. All content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, under the CC BY-SA 4.0. Also the authors are not charged at any stage of the process, starting from submission until the final publication of their papers.
Content: Archive-papers must be original and adhere to a high scientific (content) and technical (language, artwork, etc.) standard. Contributions should be in either of the following languages: Greek, English, French, Italian, German and Russian. Each paper should be accompanied by a summary of about 250 words in English and/or Greek.
Illustrations: Illustrations should be submitted in .jpg or .tiff format of at least 1,200 dpi (dots per inch) for line art and 400 dpi for halftones (grayscale mode) resolution. All illustrations should be numbered in a single sequence. Illustrations used to present data should not be manipulated, except for clarity purposes (e.g. adjustment of the contrast, colours etc.). When doing so, the author must ensure that the manipulation does not lead to loss or misinterpretation of data.
Authorship: The author(s) warrant(s) that the article is the author’s original work and has not been published before. Exception to this rule apllies only to editorial board members. To ensure that papers are original contributions, and to avoid copyright issues, the author(s) must follow some rules:
The author(s) warrant(s) that the article contains no libellous or other unlawful statements, and does not infringe on the rights of others.
When a paper is submitted in Archive, the title page should include the disclaimer “The present paper has not been submitted to another journal, nor will it be in the 6 months after initial submission to Archive. All co-authors are aware of the present submission”.
All co-authors must be aware of and agree to the contents of the submission.
All co-authors agree with the copyright policy and the Open Access policy of the journal.
The corresponding author declares that the manuscript and the illustrations within are original, or that he/she has taken all the necessary steps to avoid breach of copyright. Authors are allowed to deposit versions of their work in Archive, or any other repository of their choice, although preferably in Zenodo and Archive.org.
Plagiarism and text recycling: Publishing of original results and data.
Data integrity, sound presentation of the sources, acknowledgement and explicit reference to data collections and research.
Appropriate citations and relevant literature in support of the results presented in the manuscripts.
Plagiarism is unacceptable.
Self-plagiarism (= text recycling) should be avoided as much as possible. If it is necessary, it should be reported transparently with full reference to these previous works.
Please keep in mind that Archive editors screen article submissions for plagiarism on a regular basis.
Reproducibility of results: We strongly encourage authors to submit their databases used in the study, alongside the manuscript. If it is possible, these can be published in Archive as appendixes. Otherwise, these supplementary data files will be referenced along with the paper and will be made available for download either from the authors’ personal/institutional website(s), or from Archive’s website.
Reviewers and Editorial decision: Papers which conform to journal scope and style will be sent to at least two reviewers by a member of the editorial team, who will then act as the coordinating editor. Archive applies single-blind peer review, which means that reviewers remain anonymous by default. Reviewers should not enter their names or initials in the file name or inside the document, if they wish to remain anonymous. However, if reviewers want their names to be communicated to the author, Archive will allow this. Reviewers are expected to objectively evaluate papers and inform Archive editors of any potential conflict of interest. There is a conflict of interest when someone is influenced in his/her choices or actions by a personal or financial interest. Potential reviewers who decline to review a paper are encouraged to state the reason why. If there is any conflict of interest between an editor and an author, the editor in question will not be involved in the review and the decision processes. Authors can draw our attention to potential conflicts of interest by indicating the name of “opposed reviewers” during submission. Authors are required to explain in detail) why they do not want this person to be invited. However, Archive editors should decide for themselves who they want to invite, and cannot guarantee that “opposed reviewers” will not be invited. Authors, whose papers were accepted, also can act as potential reviewers for other manuscripts submitted to the journal. Confidentiality of the manuscripts they are reviewing should be maintained. At the end of the review process, the editor(s)-in-chief make the final decision of acceptance or rejection, based on the reviewers’ reports and the recommendation of the topical editor in charge of the review process.
Ethical issues: The editor(s)-in-chief will conduct the investigation concerning every suspicion of ethical issues, misconduct or conflict of interest before publication. No repressive action will be decided without sufficient evidence of misconduct. If the case involves another journal, its editor-in-chief will be contacted and both editorial teams will investigate and, if possible, make a common decision. If the paper incriminated has not yet been published, publication will be delayed until the problem is resolved. The manuscript may be rejected if there is any evidence that the author(s) has (have) not respected the present code of conduct. If the paper incriminated has already been published, the decision of the editor(s)-in-chief will depend on the nature and severity of the problem, and will range from a debate through the publication of a paper by the complainant (which will follow our evaluation process as all papers), through corrigenda or addenda or formal notice to the Department or work of the the incriminated author (or reviewer).
1. References in APA Style, are preferred, though other ways of referencing are not excluded, depending on the scientific subject. For archaeological papers, the AJA online style is preferred.
2. An important rule of good practice is to send your Word text through email, in order that integrity of footnotes and style is preserved.
3. Since Archive is an online scientific journal, authors are encouraged to obtain ORCIDiD, in order to register their work manually or via DOI, to their unique electronic identity as authors.
Editor-in-chief – collaborations – informations: Dr. Konstantinos Kalogeropoulos, Morava str. -8, GR 121 36, Peristeri, Athens.