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The Journal of
Research Center of Cilician Archeology
Mersin University/Turkey

The Journal ‘Olba’, being published since 1998 by the ‘Research Center of Cilician Archeology’ of the Mersin University (Turkey), includes original studies on prehistory, protohistory, classical archaeology, classical philology (and ancient languages and cultures), ancient history, numismatics and early christian archeology (up till the 7th century AD) of Asia Minor and the Mediterranean region.
Articles should present new ideas and not only have catalogues or excavation reports as their contents. The articles of archaeological studies undertaken together with other disciplines such as geophysics, archaeometry, anthropology etc should give more emphasis to the archaeological part of the work as the Journal Olba is an archaeological journal. 

Olba is printed once a year in May. Articles can be sent from 31 August - 31 October each year.

Submission Criteria

1.  a. Articles should be written in Word programs.
b. The text should be written in 10 puntos ; the abstract, footnotes, catalogue and bibliography in 9 puntos ‘Times New Roman’ (for PC and for Macintosh).
c. Footnotes should take place at the bottom of the page in continous numbering.
d. Titles within the article should be written in small letters and be marked as bold. Other choises (big letters, underline or italic) should not be used.
2. Punctuation (hyphen) Marks:
a) One space should be given after the comma in the sentence and after the dot at the end of the sentence.
b) The footnote numbering within the sentence in the text, should take place before the comma in the sentence or before the dot at the end of the sentence.
c) The indication fig.:
*It should be set in brackets and one space should be given after the dot (fig. 3);
*If many figures in sequence are to be indicated, a short hyphen without space between the beginning and last numbers should be placed (fig. 2-4); if these are not in sequence, a dot and space should be given between the numbers (fig. 2. 5).

d) In the bibliography and abbreviations, if the author has two family names, a short hyphen without leaving space should be used (Dentzer-Feydy); if the article is written by two or more authors, after each author a space, a long hyphen and again a space should be left before the family name of the next author (Hagel – Tomaschitz).

3. The ‘Bibliography’ and ‘Abbreviations’ should take part at the end of the article. The ‘Abbrevations’ used in the footnotes should be explained in the ‘Bibliography’ part. The bibliography used in the footnotes should take place as abbreviations and the following order within the abbreviations should be kept: Name of writer, year of publishment, page (and if used, number of the illustration). This rule should be applied even if a publishment is used only once.Bibliography (for books):
Richter 1977 Richter, G., Greek Art, NewYork.
Bibliography (for articles):
Corsten 1995 Corsten, Th., “Inschriften aus dem Museum von Denizli”, Ege Üniversitesi Arkeoloji Dergisi III, 215-224, pl. LIV-LVII.
Footnotes (for books and articles) 
Richter 1977, 162, fig. 217.
Miscellaneous Abbreviations:

op. cit.: in the work already cited
idem : an author that has just been mentioned
ff : following pages
et al.: and others
n. : footnote
see : see
infra : see below
supra: see above

4. For all photographies, drawings and maps only the abbreviation ‘fig.’ should be used in continous numbering (remarks such as Plate, Picture, Drawing, Map or any other word or abbreviaton should not be used).
5. Photographs, drawings or maps taken from other publications are in the responsibility of the writers; so the sources have to be mentioned.
6. A list of figures should take part at the end of the article.7. The text should be within the remarked formats not more than 20 pages, the drawing and photograps 10 in number.
8. Papers may be written in Turkish, English or German.  Papers written in Turkish must include an abstract of  500 words in Turkish and English or German. It will be appreciated if papers written in English or German would include a summary of 500 words in Turkish and in English or German. The title of the article should be sent in two languages.
9. Six keywords should be remarked, following the abstract in Turkish and English or German.
10. Figures should be at least 300 dpi; tif or jpeg format are required; these should not be embedded in another program such as Microsoft Word.
11. The article, figures and their layout as well as special fonts should be sent by e-mail (We Transfer).
12. Layout: The figures of the layout, having lesser dpi, should be sent in pdf format. 


Mersin Üniversitesi
Kilikia Arkeolojisini Araştırma Merkezi
Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi A Blok  
Çiftlikköy Kampüsü 33343 Mersin-TR


Prof.Dr. Serra DURUGÖNÜL
Telefon: +090 324 3610001/14730