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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for Contributors
Authors are requested to adhere to the style sheet specified below. Exceptions to the rules must be discussed with the editors.

Articles, reviews, communications, and reports.
All contributions sent for publication should be original, previously unpublished submissions. The authors are requested to send their articles by e-mail in .doc/.rtf/.odt and .pdf formats. The language of the contributions is preferably English. Both British and American forms are acceptable, but they should be used consistently throughout the article.
Once an article has been sent, preliminarily accepted by the editors and peer-reviewed, the authors are requested to resend it again with corrections suggested by a reviewer by e-mail. At this stage, the authors are requested to limit additional corrections to factual errors and typographical mistakes.

Style sheet, text layout and fonts
An article must be preceded by the name and surname of the author and should have a title. The authors must indicate their institutions and supply an abstract of not more than 200 words summarizing the ideas, contents and conclusions of the article. Articles should be in 12 pt, preferably in Times New Roman. The text should be justified to the left margin. Do not use right-margin justification and do not break words at the end of lines.
The text should be double-spaced, including footnotes and references. Avoid abbreviations as much as possible. Typical abbreviations allowed are i.e., e.g., etc. Do not use references abbreviated as ibidi, op.cit. or loc.cit. The authors are recommended to use the following style of headings:
Start the text directly under the heading or subheading without an indentation. Do not use blank lines after the headings, subheadings and between paragraphs. New paragraphs, except for the first one after the heading, should be indented 0.5 cm.
Do not use bold fonts except for headings. Quotations should be enclosed in double quotation marks, i.e.“...” and followed by a reference to the author, e.g. (Miller 1993: 101–102). Use upper single quotation marks for the translation of a linguistic example, e.g. dor ‘generation’. Do not confuse hyphens (-) with dashes (–), (—).

Footnotes and references
Use footnotes only for additional comments and notes. In the main text, the recommended style is: Kowalski (1929: vii), Ankori (1959: 15), Baskakov, Zajončkovskij, Šapšal (1974) etc.; in the footnotes: Kowalski 1929: vii, Ankori 1959: 15, Baskakov, Zajončkovskij, Šapšal (eds.) 1974: 34.

All references should be given alphabetically in a list at the end of the article. Do not give references in footnotes. Please use the following style:
Baskakov, N. A., A. Zajončkovskij, S. M. Šapšal (eds). 1974. Karaimsko-russko-pol’skij slovar. Moskva: Russkij Jazyk.

Moskovich, Wolf, Boris Tukan. 1985. Caraimica. The problis of the origin and history of East European Karaites in the light of linguistic evidence. Slavica Hierosolymitana 7, 87–106.

Nemoy, Leon. 1952. Karaite anthology. Excerpts from the early literature. Translated from Arabic, Aramaic and Hebrew sources with notes. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Polliack, Meira (ed.). 2003. Karaite Judaism. A guide to its history and literary sources. Leiden, Boston: Brill.

Poznanski, Samuel. 1909–1910. Die karäische Literatur der letzten dreissig Jahre (1878–1908). Zeitschrift für Hebräische Bibliographie 13 (1909), 110–118, 140–151, 180–181; 14 (1910), 57–61, 93–95, 112–115, 153–154.

Sklare, David. 2003. A guide to collections of Karaite manuscripts. In: Meira Polliack (ed.). 2003, 893–924.

Sulimowicz, Józef. 1972–1973. Materiał leksykalny krymskokaraimskiego zabytku językowego (druk z 1734 r.). Rocznik Orientalistyczny 35.1 (1972), 37–76; Rocznik Orientalistyczny 36.1 (1973), 47–107.

Please abbreviate the names of the authors only if they abbreviate them themselves.

Copyright and permissions
Submissions should contain original work which has not previously been published, and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from the relevant authorities for the reproduction of any illustration or any extract of manuscript. Authors may not display their articles on any website within one year after their publication in Karaite Archives.


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