Authors wishing to submit articles are asked to provide material as follows:
Conventions of the Antiquary follow the guidelines for spelling, punctuation and
capitalization etc. given in the Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors (and where appropriate
Hart's Rules for Compositors and Readers at the OUP). Authors are asked to familiarise themselves
with these before submission. A typescript copy of the article, in single column format, marked
up with suggested locations of figures (if any) in red ink, should have sufficiently broad margins
and interline spacing to allow editorial mark-up. The format for headings (after the title) is first
sub-heading CAPITAL letters, then Italic upper and lower case for the next level. We discourage
a more complex hierarchy than these two. References should be at the end of the article numbered
sequentially. Figures and plates should be numbered sequentially thus Fig. 1, Fig 2 ... (not Plate
The Editor welcomes submission of articles on disk in addition to the typescript.
The article should be single column and formatting should be kept to a minimum. Do not try to set
the article out in the printed Antiquary layout of double-columns, as conversion from your word
processor to the printer's software can be troublesome. Because of the proliferation of file formats
and dangers of macro viruses we ask that articles be submitted in RTF (rich text format). All word
processors include this file format (See under the 'Save as' and 'Save type as' in the menu options
of your word processor). RTF will handle both complex tables and endnotes.
Line art should be drawn to the same x/y proportions as the Antiquary's crown quarto
format (7.5 x 10 inches). We do not encourage authors to submit digital scans of their illustrations,
but prefer original artwork. Scanning for publication is a complex and skilled process. The Editor
reserves the right to reject illustrations that do not meet the high standards needed. If pre-scanned
material originates from a professional bureau or someone skilled in handling scans for publication,
then halftones should be at 150dpi and scaled to the published size (76mm wide for single column
and 158mm wide for double column or full page illustrations) in uncompressed jpg format.
Authors will be provided with one set of proofs and are asked to avoid making any
unnecessary changes, other than literal or typing errors. We reserve the right to charge authors
for any changes post submission if the printers pass on such charges.
Upon publication authors will receive 10 offprints. Any additional offprints must
be negotiated for at the time the article is submitted, and these will have to be paid for separately
by the author.
Those wishing to submit articles are urged to contact the Editor at an early date
to discuss the appropriateness, length, number and type of illustrations etc.