How to submit an article to “Archaeology in Jordan”

March 20, 2018

Dear former and future “Archaeology in Jordan” contributors,

Some of you are already aware that as part of their review of content, the editors of the American Journal of Archaeology have determined that the “Archaeology in Jordan” Newsletter will no longer be part of their journal. While unfortunate, this decision has allowed ACOR to think more about reaching out to new audiences and how to make this important resource more accessible.

ACOR recently surveyed past “Archaeology in Jordan” contributors to ask if they would be interested in a new online, open access format that could be managed by ACOR and published through its website. The feedback was very supportive of this idea, and based on this we would like to proceed with this plan, with a view towards publication by Fall 2018. We plan to create an online-only pdf. publication (without a print version). We are very grateful for all the constructive and supportive feedback from the survey, and encourage contributors to continue to submit their reports to ACOR for publication online.

The proposed edition of “Archaeology in Jordan” will continue to present short reports about the highlights of your fieldwork projects in Jordan. Your submissions should cover the highlights of your 2016 and/or 2017 fieldwork seasons; if you had seasons in both years, then you should report concisely on the results from the two seasons in one short submission. These reports should be on fieldwork projects only, such as excavations, surveys, onsite conservation/preservation/cultural resource management efforts, etc., which were conducted between January 2016 and December 2017. If the article is a joint one, please provide full names, academic affiliation, and emails for all contributors. The aim of this new online edition is to raise greater academic awareness about archaeological work being undertaken in Jordan, and also to make it more accessible to a wider audience.

The general guidelines for submission are given below and will soon be available on our website, but you may also consult previous “Archaeology of Jordan” articles as models. AJA has kindly made past “Archaeology in Jordan” articles online as Open Access. Here is the most recent edition:, and you can search from there to find earlier editions.


Submissions should be 600 words maximum. Longer articles will not be accepted. Also due to space concerns we cannot accept more than one reference per contribution. Texts should be submitted in English as Microsoft Word documents. They should be typed in a 12 pt. font size and double-spaced. You should indicate in the text your preferred location for any graphics (i.e., [Fig. 1]).

Please submit no more than two illustrations (photos, plans, or line-art) for consideration. Please ensure that all graphics have clear file names and that you include a separate list of captions that correctly corresponds to the graphic file names and in-text call-outs and make sure you have provided the correct credit line. Please rank the graphics in order of your preference.

Images: Images may be in these formats:  .tif, .psd, .ai, .eps and .jpg. Submit all photographs in their original state as taken by the camera when possible (i.e., do not convert color to black & white, or resize). All photos should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for an image that is 6 inches (15.5 cm) wide; plans and line art should have a minimum resolution of 1200 dpi.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 15 May 2018.

Please arrange to send your submissions to We suggest that you bundle your submissions and use an option for transferring large files (Dropbox, Yousendit, WeTransfer, etc.) if possible. If you need to send your files as large attachments to emails, please contact Dr. Jack Green at before you send the emails. Contributors who are in Jordan may also deliver your materials on disk or flash drive to the ACOR office in Amman. ACOR will send you confirmation emails once your materials have been received and accessed.

Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions about the submission guidelines or process.

Please send your submissions as early as possible!  Again, note that articles of more than 600 words will not be accepted.

We would also be grateful for your assistance in notifying any of your colleagues about this call-for-submissions as well, just in case they are not on our email distribution list.

We look forward to receiving your newsletter summaries for your project and for submitting with us in this new version of the “Archaeology in Jordan” newsletter.

Yours sincerely,

Barbara A. Porter, Director
John D.M. (Jack) Green, Associate Director
China P. Shelton, Assistant Director (Boston)
(Co-editors of “Archaeology in Jordan”)

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