Call for contributions
and instructions for authors

Systasis is an international scholarly e-journal devoted to publishing scholarly articles, summaries of master’s theses, summaries of doctoral theses and academic papers written by young researchers in the areas of classical philology, ancient philosophy, history of the ancient world, archaeology, epigraphy, paleography, didactics, reception and on other subjects related to antiquity. It is also open for translations of classical authors and book reviews. Systasis is published twice a year, in May and November.

Articles in Systasis are published in Macedonian, English, French, German, Russian or Italian. The journal does not provide translation and proofreading services in languages other than Macedonian. The editorial board reserves the right to refuse articles with poor quality of translation or proofreading.

Scholarly articles shall be submitted for peer review to two reviewers. The editorial board shall not take into consideration for publishing papers that have been published elsewhere or that are submitted for publication elsewhere.

If the article contains illustrations or other copyrighted material it is the author's responsibility to secure any necessary permission.

General instructions

Please observe the following guidelines when submitting a contribution:

The articles should contain: the full name of the author; the name of the institution (if applicable); an e-mail address; the title of the article in capital letters; abstract; key words and text.

Articles in Macedonian should be accompained with a summary of 200 to 300 words in one of the languages listed above. The summary should contain the same data as the article: the full name of the author; the name of the institution (if applicable); an e-mail address; the title of the article in capital letters; key words and text.

Summaries of master’s theses should range between 250 and 300 words, whereas summaries of doctoral theses should range between 1000 and 1200 words. Editors are willing to publish extended summaries of M.A. or PhD theses as papers.

For all contributions, the Palatino Linotype font (Unicode) is recommended for all languages including Greek. Should authors, however, use any other font for the Greek text, they are kindly asked to include the name of the font with the article.

Only more widely known Greek words or terms can be typed in transliteration and cursive, not whole phrases or sentences. In the latter case, use of the Greek script with all its component marks is expected. The original text may also be accompanied by translation wherever needed.

Articles should be in А4 format, with a line-spacing of 1.5. The number of pages is not restricted.

Submissions should be sent in MS Word as doc or docx file and as pdf to the e-mail address of the journal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Photographs should be sent as separate files, with as high resolution as possible. Other images and tables should be also sent as separate files. Their proper place should be indicated in the text.

Citation and bibliography

For the quotations, bibliography and notes, please use the Harvard (author-and-date) style: citations in the article should contain only the last name of the author, the year of publication, and page numbers. In addition, the article should be followed by a complete list of bibliographical entries.

Examples of the style of citations as required in Systasis are given below.

1. References in the footnotes

1.1. For ancient authors:

Name of author, Title (full name or an abbreviation); book number in roman numerals; period; number of chapter in arabic numerals, followed either by a space and the standard method of citing line numbers or by a period and the number of section(s) in Arabic numerals.

Examples:

Aristotle, Ethica Nicomachea II.1 1103a14-23

Herodotus, Histories IV.28.1-7

Plaut. Mil. II.3.65

Cic. Fl. 21.50

1.2. For modern authors:

a) Last name (year of publication), page(s).

Examples:

Илиевски (1961) 93-94

Papazoglou (1979), 302

b) Should there be two authors with the same last name, first name initials must be added.

Examples:

Rosen, H. B. (1967), 35

Rosen, S. (1982), 47-48

c) Should there be more than one article by the same author and from the same year, the year of publication should be followed by a lower case Latin letter.

Examples:

Risch (1981a), 23-34

Risch (1981b), 29-31

2. References in the main text

2.1. For ancient authors:

Same as in footnotes.

2.2. For modern authors:

а) Last name year, page(s).

Examples:

(Ruijgh 1967, 10)

(Petruševski 1965, 196-197)

b) Should there be two authors with the same last name, first name initials must be added.

Examples:

(Rosen, H. B. 1967, 35)

(Rosen, S. 1982, 47-48)

c) Should there be more than one article by the same author andfrom the same year, the year of publication should be followed by a lower case Latin letter.

Examples:

(Risch, 1981a, 23-34)

(Risch 1981b, 29-31)

3. List of bibliographical entries at the end of the article (Reference list)

Articles should be followed by a complete list of cited bibliographical entries arranged in alphabetical order of authors’ last names followed by year of publication. In case there is more than one reference by the same author and from the same year, the year of publication should be followed by a lower case Latin letter.

3.1. Book citation:

Author’s last name, author’s first name or initials (year of publication), Title of book, edition [if there was more than one edition], the name of the publisher, place of publication.

Example:

Risch, E. (1974), Wortbildung der homerischen Sprache, Zweite Auflage, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin-New York.

3.2. Chapter citation:

Author’s last name,author’s first name or initials (year of publication), ‘Title of chapter’, in: Еditor’s last name,editor’s first name or initial (ed./eds.) Title of book, edition [if there is more than one], name of publisher, place of publication, page numbers of chapter.

Example:

Burian, P. (1997), ‘Myth into mythos: the shaping of tragic plots’, in: Easterling, P. E. (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 178-210.

3.3. Citing journal articles:

Author’s last name, author’s first name or initials (year of publication); ‘Title of article’, Title of the journal, volume number in Arabic numerals, page numbers of article.

Example:

Badian, E. (1984), ‘The Death of Saturninus’, Chiron 14, 101 ff.

3.4. Citing conference papers:

Author’s last name, author’s first name or initials (year of publication), ‘Title of paper’, in: Editor’s last name, editor’s first name or initial (ed./eds.), Title of the conference, date of the conference, name of publisher, place of publication, page numbers.

Example:

Killen, J. T. (1999), ’Mycenaean o-pa‘ in Deger-Jalkotzy, S., Hiller, St., Panagl, O., Nightingale, G., Lindner, T. (ed.), Floreant Studia Mycenaea. Akten dex X. Internationalen Mykenologischen Colloquiums in Salzburg vom 1-5 Mai 1995, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, 325–341.

3.5. Citing an electronic edition or web page:

Author’s or editor’s last name, author’s or editor’s name or initials (ed./eds.) [if applicable] (date of last update or copyright date), ‘Title of article/page’, (Title of article, book, web site), available: URL (Аccessed: date).

Example:

Taida, I. (2008), ‘Diaeresis in the Homeric Hymns’, (Systasis), available: http://www.systasis.org.mk/en/statii.asp (Аccessed: 20 February 2009).

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