Submitting a Manuscript

To submit your manuscript, please visit us at ManuscriptCentral.

Deadline Extended

Submissions to the Zurich 2022 conference proceedings will be accepted through Jan. 13, 2023. See below for author's instructions.

Author's Instructions

Please see below for author's instructions, references style, and more.

Waived OA fees?

Use our online tool to find out if you are eligible for an Open Access waiver or discount

Open Access waivers and discounts are available if your institution has an Open Access publishing agreement with Cambridge, such as a Read and Publish agreement.

Author's Instructions: Regular Submissions


To submit your manuscript, please visit us at ManuscriptCentral.


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 2100, 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
Use this tool to find out if you are eligible for an Open Access waiver or discount.


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 non-OA publication (Green OA). Full OA (Gold OA) can be paid by the authors or via a Read and Publish agreement. Color figures are USD 320 plus applicable VAT. We cannot publish color figures for free in the print version, but they are always free in the online version.  


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.  


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:

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).

Click here for more examples.


Zurich 2022 Proceedings


Conference Proceedings Issue

Submissions: Manuscript submissions based on papers or posters presented at the conference are encouraged. Please submit your article here by Jan. 13, 2023. Contact Managing Editor Kim Elliott [kimelliott(at)] to request an extension. In the submission site, please select paper type "Conference" and special issue "2022 Zurich 14C/Archaeology Conference." In your submission's cover letter, be sure to mention that your paper is part of the Zurich proceedings.

Publication: Articles will be published online at Cambridge Core FirstView as soon as the final proof is accepted. Radiocarbon will publish the proceedings of the conference in the 2024 print & online subscription lineup.

Online access to the proceedings issue will be free of charge to conference attendees, and print copies will be available for sale. Details to come.

Formatting: Please follow Radiocarbon's author's instructions and formatting guidelines.


Word count: We expect a high submission count for this popular meeting. Therefore, conference papers should be kept to a relatively short length of ~4500-5000 words, with no more than 4 figures and 2 tables. Additional content may be published as supplemental online materials, which are permanently linked to the published article. 


Publication Fees and OA: Conference proceedings articles can be published in non-OA format (Green OA) at no charge to the authors.

Also, many authors may be eligible for free Open Access (Gold OA) publication via a Read and Publish Agreement between their institution and Cambridge University Press. Please check here to see if your institution has a Read and Publish Agreement. Note, the agreement is based on the corresponding author's institution at the time of submission.

Color figures in the print version are currently charged at USD 320 per figure, regardless of waiver status. Online color is always free of charge. 

Feel free to contact Managing Editor Kim Elliott [kimelliott(at)] with any questions.