Call for contributions and instructions for authors

(updated: June 2019)

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 from Greek and Latin into Macedonian 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 and translations from Greek and Latin into Macedonian 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. Manuscripts should be accompanied by author's statement that the article has not been published before and is not currently considered 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, 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, key words and text.

Summaries of master’s theses should range between 300 and 350 words, whereas summaries of doctoral theses should range between 1000 and 1200 words. Editors are willing to publish extended summaries of M.A. or Ph.D. 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 transliterated into Roman letters [using ALA-LC (2010) transliteration scheme], 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 file 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 and the main text

А. In the footnotes:

1. For ancient authors:

Name of author, Title, 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. If the name of the author and the title are abbreviated, it is recommended to use the abbreviations from Greek-English Lexicon (H. G. Liddell ‒ R. Scott ‒ H. S. Jones) and Oxford Latin Dictionary (A. Souter et al.).

Examples:

Aristoteles, Ethica Nicomachea II.1 1103a14–23

Herodotus, Histories IV.28.1–7

Pl. Mil. II.3.65

Cic. Flac. 21.50

2. For modern authors:

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

Examples:

Ilievski (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 Roman letter.

Examples:

Risch (1981a), 23–34

Risch (1981b), 29–31

B. In the main text:

1. For ancient authors:

Same as in footnotes.

2. For modern authors:

а) Last name year, page(s).

Examples:

(Ruijgh 1967, 10)

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 Roman letter.

Examples:

(Risch 1981a, 23–34)

(Risch 1981b, 29–31)

2. 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 Roman letter.

2. 1. Book citation:

2. 1. 1. Citing sources and translations:

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

Examples:

Homer, Homeri Opera in five volumes, edited by David B. Monro and Thomas W. Allen, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1920.

Cicero, The Speeches, with an English translation by John Henry Freese, William Heinemann ‒ Harvard University Press, London ‒ Cambridge, MA, 1961.

2. 1. 2. Citing scholarly monographs:

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

Example:

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

2. 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], 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.

2. 3. Citing journal articles:

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

Example:

Badian, E. (1984), ‘The Death of Saturninus’, Chiron 14, 101–147.

2. 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 conference, date of conference, 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. (eds.), Floreant Studia Mycenaea. Akten des X. Internationalen Mykenologischen Colloquiums in Salzburg vom 1-5 Mai 1995, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, 325–341.

2. 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.), ‘Title of article/page’, Title of journal, book, web site, available: URL (Аccessed: date).

Example:

Taida, I. (2008), ‘Diaeresis in the Homeric Hymns’, (Systasis), available: http://www.systasis.org/index.php/en/arhiva-2007-2011/systasis-12-2008 (Accessed: 23.6.2019).

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