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 Are you planning to have your article or your book published by Safran Publishers?

Please find hereafter some instructions you will have to follow carefully.

Thank you very much for your valuable collaboration.

1) General information

Your documents should be sent by email and should include the following:
- a PDF file of your manuscript,
- a Word file of  your manuscript,
- one file per image (see below),
- any information or instruction should be given directly in the email (please do not write any information in the PDF file),
- for the authors of an article: the duly filled in and signed publication form (download it here) (you may send a scanned copy by email or the original form by mail, but not by registered mail)..


The fonts shall be UNICODE. If a specific character does not appear in the font you are using, please contact us as soon as possible. We will send you the character, ready to be copied/pasted in your document.


Any illustration can be placed anywhere you wish in the Word file. However, it has to be sent separately in a 600 dpi .tiff, .eps or .jpg file, and have a minimum width of 15 cm. You will have to provide a written authorization from the right holder for each illustration you want to include in the work (publisher, owner, museum, photographer, etc.).

Promotional campaign
The promotion of your work is extremely important and begins long before publication. So please send us as soon as possible:

-  if you are the author of a BOOK:
the final title and sous-titre, the general presentation of the work and its objectives, a short description of the resources made available to the reader, the definition of the target audience and a short presentation of the author, his duties and his field of study or professional work. Please enclose the illustration that will be featured on the cover;

-  if you are the author of an ARTICLE:
the duly filled in publication form + a summary of about ten lines in French, as well as its English translation + the key words in both languages (on the publication form or in an email).

2) Writing bibliographic references

In this system, expressions such as
Idem, ibidem, op. cit., loc. cit.

are never being used

In footnotes:

Jirku 1930: 152.
Jirku 1930: 163.
Kitchen 1982a: 22; Kitchen 1982b: 7.10-12.
Jirku 1930: 155. According to Lipiński (2000: 28), the Aramean…
Moschos 2009: 409-412.
In the bibliography at the end of an article or a book:
Journal article
Name P. Year, “Title of the article”, in Title of the Journal 10, p. 22.
Jirku A. 1930, “Durch Palästina und Syrien. Bericht über eine Forschungsreise 1929”, in Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins 53, p. 136-166, pl. 6-8.
Name P. Year, Title of the book, City.
Figulla H.H., Weidner E.F. 1916, Keilschrifttexte aus Boghazkhöi, Erstes Heft, Leipzig (= KBo I).

Kitchen K.A. 1979, Ramesside Inscriptions, II, Oxford (= KRI II).
— 1982a, Pharaoh Triumphant, Warminster.
— 1982b, Ramesside Inscriptions. Historical and bibliographical, IV, Oxford.
Common abbreviation
Abbreviation : see Name Year.
(+ complete reference of the author's name, as well as the abbreviation in parentheses at the end of the reference)
KBo I: see Figulla et Weidner 1916.
KRI II: see Kitchen 1979.
Collection - Serie
Name P., Title of the book (Title of the collection, 10), City, Year.
Lipiński E. 2000, The Arameans: Their Ancient History, Culture, Religion (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, 100), Leuven-Paris.
Collective works
Name P. Year, “Title of the contribution”, in Name P. (ed.), Title of the book, City, p. 2-22.
Moschos I. 2009, “Evidence of Social Re-organization and Reconstruction in Late Helladic III C Achaea and Modes of Contacts and Exchange via the Ionian and Adriatic Sea”, in E. Borgna et P. Cassola Guida (ed.), Dall’Egeo all’Adriatico. Organizzazioni sociali, modi di scambio e interazione in età postpalaziale (XII-XI sec. a.C.) / From the Aegean to the Adriatic. Social Organisations, Modes of Exchange and Interaction in Postpalatial Times (12th-11th B.C.) (Studi e ricerche di protostoria mediterranea, 8), Rome, p. 345-414.