Contribute

The editorial board of Inter-Section happily invites contributions from ambitious archaeology students, or recent graduates, of Leiden University’s Faculty of Archaeology. We welcome all sorts of article submissions, as long as they are based on the original work of the author and contribute to the broader understanding of a relevant archaeological problem. The ideal starting point for such publications are Bachelor’s and (Research-)Master’s theses, as well as written assignments for courses.

If you wish to submit an article to Inter-Section it is important to thoroughly read the guidelines below. In order to ensure the publication of the journal once a year, the deadlines are strictly managed. If you have any additional questions concerning the application process you are welcome to contact the Editorial Board via email or address them in person.

The next submission deadline is: January 15th 2022
Proposals submitted after the deadline will be considered for the following issue.

Open Science.

At Inter-Section we are committed to Open Science practices. All articles are Open Access, and we expect authors to make their data available according to FAIR and CARE principles. We also encourage authors to employ transparent methods by using free and open source software and scripting languages in their analysis.

Formal Requirements.

  • The applicant is a student of archaeology at Leiden University, or recently graduated
  • Submissions are the product of original and individually performed research
  • The applicant is supported by a staff member of the Faculty of Archaeology
  • All submissions are in English

Submission process.

Inter-Section is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal. This means that the submission process involves a number of steps to assess the quality of the published material.

Step 1: Proposal submission

The first step is to find a professor in the faculty who will support you in the submission process. Then, complete the Proposal Submission Form. The proposals are reviewed by the members of the Editorial Board, who will make a decision whether a proposal qualifies for the next step in the publication process, or whether revision of the proposal is needed.

Step 2: Draft manuscript

If the proposal has been accepted, you will be invited to submit a manuscript. Make sure you have followed the Manuscript Submission Guidelines before submitting your manuscript. We only accept complete and final manuscripts. Manuscripts that are incomplete or that are not submitted in the right format will require further revision. After submitting your manuscript, the editorial board will decide if it is ready for peer-review. If the manuscript is not deemed ready by the editorial board, the editors will ask the author to submit a revised manuscript. In order to prevent rejection, frequent discussions with your faculty staff reference before submission are highly recommended.

Step 3: Peer-review

The Editorial Board will consult their Advisory Committee to find an appropriate peer-reviewer in the specific field of study. This reviewer advises the Editorial Board to accept, revise, or reject the manuscript (following the Peer-Review Form), after which the board informs the applicants of their decisions. Besides a review of the overall quality of the article, the peer-review is set up in a way that it also provides direct feedback to the author.

Manuscripts that require revisions are sent back to the author who re-submits the edited manuscript before the second manuscript deadline (this will be communicated with the author). After final submissions, the Editorial Board will determine whether the author has made the required adjustments and inform the author of the final decision.

Step 4: Publication

All contributing auIf your manuscript has been accepted for publication, CONGRATULATIONS! The board composes a draft version of the journal which is then sent out for formatting. All contributing authors will receive a pdf version of their article and are encouraged to distribute it within their personal network and on social media. A complete pdf version of each journal will be published on this website and broadly advertised.

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