Submitting Your Manuscript

SUBMISSIONS

To submit your manuscript, please visit us at ManuscriptCentral.  

https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rdc

APC & OPEN ACCESS

The costs of publishing Open Access (OA) are typically met through an Article Processing Charge (APC) that is paid by the author or author’s funding body or institution. The Non-OA charge is USD 50 per printed page; the Gold OA charge is USD 1625, regardless of page count; printed color figures are USD 320 each; online color figures are free. This APC might be waived or discounted if:
  • Your institution has an Open Access publishing agreement with Cambridge, such as a Read and Publish agreement
  • You are based in a low- and middle-income country on the Research4Life country list and publishing in our fully Gold Open Access journals
Use this tool to find out if you are eligible for an Open Access waiver or discount. NOTE: articles published in a conference proceedings issue are not covered under Read and Publish agreements at this time.
 

MANUSCRIPT LENGTH & AUTHOR CHARGES

Important: If you need to submit a page-charge waiver, please restrict your entire manuscript word count to 4500 words and figure count to 4 figures. The journal is self-funding and regrettably cannot afford to publish long articles for free. However, excess tables, figures, and appendices can be published as online-only supplemental materials at no charge.

Papers published as part of a conference proceedings will receive free page charges for the first 8 printed pages only. Additional pages will be charged the usual fee of US $50 per page. Color figures are US $320 plus applicable VAT. We cannot publish color figures for free in the print version, but they are always free in the online version.  

FORMATTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT

We prefer submissions in Word or rich text format (RTF). LaTeX files can also be accepted. Please add line numbers to your manuscript.

Please do not number your section headings. Use ALL CAPS + BOLD for main headings (level-1), Initial Caps + Bold for subheadings (level-2), and Initial Caps + Italics + Bold  for level-3 headings.

Please use the proper characters for en-dashes and minus symbols; do not use a hyphen in number ranges or to indicate a negative number.  

REFERENCES STYLE

Please follow the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (8th ed.) when formatting references and in-text citations.

You can download the EndNote reference style here: https://endnote.com/style_download/cse-style-manual-8th-ed-name-year/.

Please note, we prefer full journal titles rather than abbreviations. When listing several in-text citations in a row, put them in chronological order by publication year (not alphabetical by author): (Mazan and Hoffman 2001; Smart et al. 2003; Rapley 2010). Do not place a comma before the year in the citation: (Rapley 2010).

For articles with 2 authors, names are separated by a comma in the end reference but by “and” in the in-text reference.

  • Mazan MR, Hoffman AM. 2001. Effects of aerosolized albuterol on physiologic responses to exercise in standardbreds. Journal of Vietnam Research 62(11):1812–1817.
  • In text: (Mazan and Hoffman 2001) or Mazan and Hoffman (2001)

For articles with 3 to 10 authors, list all authors in the end reference; in the in-text reference, list only the first, followed by “et al.”

  • Smart N, Fang ZY, Marwick TH. 2003. A practical guide to exercise training for heart failure patients. Journal of Cardiology 9(1):49–58.
  • In text: (Smart et al. 2003) or Smart et al. (2003)

Numerous entries by same first author

If there are several items with the same first author, alone and/or with coauthors, present items written by a single author before items with coauthors, regardless of title. In such a grouping, give the multiauthor publications in alphabetical order by the second authors’ surname, regardless of the number of authors.

  • Smith A. 1999. New approaches to 14C dating.
  • Smith A. 2001. History repeats itself.
  • Smith A, Chen Z. 2004. Dating mortars.
  • Smith A, Jones B, Carson C. 2000. AMS systems: overview.
  • Smith A, Xi L. 2001. Tree-ring dating techniques.
  • Smith AB, Carson C. 2008. AMS systems: updates.

Chapter or other part of a book, different authors

  • Rapley R. 2010. Recombinant DNA and genetic analysis. In: Wilson K, Walker J, editors. Principles and techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology. 7th ed. New York (NY): Cambridge University Press. p. 195–262.
  • In text: (Rapley 2010) or Rapley (2010)

Article with doi

  • Faust A, Sapir Y. 2018. The “Governor’s Residency” at Tel ‘Eton, the united monarchy, and the impact of the old-house effect on large-scale archaeological reconstructions. Radiocarbon. doi:10.1017/RDC.2018.10.
  • In text: (Faust and Sapir 2018) or Faust and Sapir (2018).

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