Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
welcome contributions related to the pre-Islamic Iranian studies,
which may be submitted directly to the current editor of CAIS.
publications are made only digitally, and decisions regarding whether
submissions are to be published are made by the editor in consultation with the
programme director of CAIS, and as appropriate, academic specialists. Contributions
should be in English and generally no limit in length. The
corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to a web
site. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding
of the editing and formatting is done personally by the editor. However, please
be aware that the editor does take an “activist” stance in regard to clarity
and style, but his preference would be not to spend a lot of time re-writing. He
is not in a position to check all your facts and references. It is essential
that submissions follow some standard rules in order to minimise time-consuming
text formatted ONLY in Microsoft Word. Please supply full text, date of
the article, notes and figures electronically - this may be done as an e-mail attachment,
which should have a .doc file extension.
References to sources[**] should be
included in the text in parentheses — e.g. (Smith 1992: 25). Endnotes
should be used only if they contain some essential explanation that does not
fit in the main text. A list of references should be included, with full
bibliographic citations (author, including first name where available;
title; vol. and number if a journal; place and publisher if a book; date;
pages if an article or section of a book). Please include authors’ or
scholars’ first names if referring to them in your text.
references use standard transliteration. It is preferable for citations in
other than West European languages that you provide both transliterated
titles and, in parentheses, translated titles. We generally prefer not to
include non-Latin characters (which may present problems in publishing
digitally), but you may include them if you consider them to be essential
for clarity. Your current editor is though specialist in Persian, but his
ability to verify or correct citations in other languages of the region is
illustrations as separate files, not embedded/formatted in your text. It is
important where possible and appropriate to include a map; photographs or
drawings may greatly enhance the interest of your text. While we may be able
to provide illustrations for your article, our resources are limited. Time
constraints may prevent us from drawing maps. Illustrations could be any
size. However, we can reduce images; but enlarging them may result in
pixellation. Tiffs or jpegs are both acceptable. 300 dpi is minimum
resolution; 600 dpi or above are better. If lettering a map or labeling a
drawing, be sure the type face is sufficiently large to be legible and that
there is sufficient contrast to distinguish letters from background.
image files can be sent as e-mail attachments, if they are very large they
may not be delivered by the mail system. Therefore, it is best to reduce
them in size.
a list of captions for the illustrations to your text file and indicate in
parentheses in your text where illustrations best be placed — e.g. (Fig.
1). Your list should indicate the sources of the images. If they are
copyrighted, it is your responsibility to obtain copyright permission for
their use in our non-profit educational on-line publication.
sure to provide contact information, including e-mail address, mailing
address, phone, and, if available, fax. The editor often has questions for
contributors and, in cases where a substantial amount of editing is
necessary, prefers that the author approve the finished on-line copy before
printing. In most circumstances though, we do not send proofs unless
specifically requested to do so.
at the end of your article brief biographical information about yourself,
and a even a personal-photo if you wish. Some readers might wish to contact you if you include in it an
daily news-bulletin is intended for a general readership. While it is important
that contributions be well informed and be of interest to specialists, they
should be written with a non-specialist audience in mind. This means, among
other things, keeping footnoting to a minimum, using non-technical language,
including transcription or transliteration of source texts only if essential to
the reader’s understanding, and avoiding transliteration using diacritical
marks where is possible. The production of the daily news-bulletin is by
If any part of your article is based on someone else's work, please give them
credit. Suspect articles will
be deleted without any prior notice [example].
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