Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- This submission is an original piece of work that falls within the Aims and Scope of the Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology. It has not been published previously, nor is it currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- The declaration of authors includes all of the authors, who have agreed on the declared order of authorship. The authors have also agreed on the representation of their institutional affiliation. (Following submission, special circumstances presented in a manner sufficient to convince the editor would be required for any reordering, addition or deletion of authors, or amendments to their institutional affiliation. Following publication, minor amendments to authors’ names or institutional affiliation would be managed through an Erratum in the next issue of the journal.)
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
- There is no plagiarism in the submission. Information and lines of thought from external sources, including personal communications, are acknowledged. Any text taken directly from an external source is identified as a direct quotation and cited appropriately, including pagination. (With translations, it is noted as a translation but the original non-English text is presented only where justified.)
- There is no use of Chatbox or other generative Artificial Intelligence in the composition of the text, whose Internet-based assistance is limited to dictionary definitions or translations into English of non-English text composed by the authors solely for the purposes of the submission.
- Where the submission’s arguments rely on data, these data are presented as tables in the text and/or supplementary material. The data are bona fide and how they were generated is explained in the submission, either in terms of a detailed methodology or with reference to the data’s original published source.
All images used in the submission (including redrawn images) are credited to their original creator, whether or not this creator is a listed author. In cases where this creator is not a listed author:
• if the copyright holder of an unpublished image gives the authors permission to use the photo, then it is credited as: Source: Image courtesy of Person, Year
• if originally released under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work, the work’s authorship and initial publication are acknowledged
• if from a publication with restrictive copyright, then written permission from the copyright owner to use the image is provided to the editor. (In the case of very old images, copyright may last for 50–70 years after the death of the owner, so it cannot be taken for granted that an image from an old or out-of-print book it is no longer protected by copyright.)
• it is understood that all of the above applies to images taken from the internet, with the additional proviso that the URLs to the images are cited in the references.
- The authors have conducted any field research with the necessary permissions or approvals and ethics clearances from the appropriate authorities and custodian communities, as noted in the Acknowledgments.
- The submission does not include any discussion of stolen or illegitimately procured artifacts where an author was directly involved in the operation or artifacts’ purchase.
- Any funding sources are noted in the Acknowledgments in the format required by the funding sources.
- The authors declare no conflicts of interest in the submission, except unless clearly specified in the submission.
- The authors understand that not adhering to the statements of academic conduct above is grounds for refusal or rejection. If, at a later time, convincing evidence for academic misconduct is discovered, the submission may be subject to immediate rejection, or a correction notice or retraction if the submission has been published.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: 1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal. 3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
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