We can work with Microsoft Word up to the most recent version. We can work with Pagemaker up to the most recent version. We can also accept html, rtf, ascii text, or encapsulated postscript generated from within any other word processing or page layout application. We would prefer the most advanced form of the document, i.e. the form most ready to be printed or displayed, as it makes it easiest on us to be faithful to the original document.
Words with emphasis should be boldfaced and printed works should be italicized. Please do not use any underlining as this is confusing when tranferred to the World Wide Web.
Languages which use the Roman alphabet should be made distinct in some manner, preferably by italicizing the text. For example, Arma virumque cano or Musée du Louvre.
We are currently working on an independently developed font for use in transmitting ancient greek. When finished, this font will be freely available from this site. Until available, please follow the previous guidelines, which are:
In general, contributors may follow which spelling convention of ancient names or system of referencing as they wish. Although there is no imposed house style for submissons, in an effort to be consistent within the journal we ask contributors to follow these few guidelines:
(1) Since we cannot yet transmit Greek, please transliterate all Greek *without* diacritical marks (these do not transmit)
(2) *Do not use* any special characters, accents, or sequence of commands + letters/numbers (e.g. acute accent on e or option + hyphen for the extended dash) as these will not transmit. The plainer the text the better!
If you would like to send us your document, in which you use your own Greek font, we will archive it and use it as a reference when we go back and add our own Greek font to the web publication.
We can incorporate most types of images into the final html version of each article. We would prefer gif or jpeg images, although we can convert from all commonly supported image formats. We can also convert from encapsulated post script "printed" versions of an image, which is especially useful if authors are using off-standard or proprietary programs to generate graphs or pictures.
Give the foot note indicator in the text in parentheses. Do not use any superscript or subscript forms in the text or foot notes. Please LIMIT the number of foot notes and where possible integrate notes into the text.
Requiring and following a set standard for references greatly reduces the time required to mark up a given article or issue. We prefer reference formats in which any subscripts, superscripts, or bibliographic references are summarized at the end of the document, as it makes it easier to identify references and provide links from the body of the document to the materials or concepts referenced.
Set out references to modern works as follows (note the use of asterisks and pagination in full):
N.G.L. Hammond, The Macedonian State (Oxford, 1989),
P.J. Bicknell, 'Athenians Politically Active in Pnyx II', GRBS 30 (1989), pp. 83-88
References to ancient works should just be in italics. Homer, Odyssey.
When cited again, please use short titles of books or articles.
We can accept submissions via postal mail, in which case we can support PC or Mac floppies or zip disks. We can also accept submissions of less than 2 Megabytes in size as email attachments. For on-campus submissions, we have an appleshare drop folder available. We can also make an ftp account available for off-campus and international users. If there is a printed version of the article the author considers a good model, we also accept paper copies to use as references during markup.
Send email submissions to:
Send postal submissions to:
304 Major Williams Hall
Department of Foreign Languages and
Literatures & Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0225