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Author Guidelines


-         The files to be sent should be in Microsoft Word format  (2003, 2007, 2010).

-         A Unicode font which includes multilingual support should be selected for the text (e.g. Times New Roman, Garamond, Palatino Linotype etc.).

-         The body of text should be set as 11 points, and footnotes 9,5.

-         For Greek texts, a polytonic unicode font should be used (e.g. the version of Times New Roman with Vista, Palatino Linotype, Arial Unicode MS etc.).

-         No manual hyphenation should be marked within the text, except for special occasions as may be needed in some languages like Greek.

-        The images should be selected carefully and the author should abstain from using unnecessary images that may submerge the text on a page.

-        The images in the text should be properly indicated for us to know approximately where the author wishes them to be placed within the body of the text (using low quality images in the text will reduce the file size, and will be useful for e-mailing and computer handling; we will then place the original high quality images sent instead).

-         The images to be sent should be of high quality, e.g. not less than 300 dpi.

-         After online submission, contributions should be e-mailed to the address below in both formats DOC(X) and PDF; if needed also two print copies and a CD/DVD which includes all the necessary files, i.e. the text, all the fonts used, images, drawings, tables etc.


Gephyra uses a customized citation system, since some prevalent systems (APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian etc.) don’t completely meet the need. Gephyra’s standard  was created taking these needs into consideration and also considering the citation methods in classical studies. So, the submitters are expected to have organized their paper according to following basic citation criteria:

-         Monographs: “Last Name year, page(-s)”.

-         Articles: “Last Name year, page(-s)”.

-         The page numbers should be given in its exact intervals, meaning no use of the abbreviations “f.” or “ff.” etc.

-         Please use long dash spaced on both sides ( – ) to separate authors, while short dash without space (-) between the last names of the same author; and long dash without space (–) between the pages.

-       No abbreviations for iterant references, like idem, ibidem, op. cit should be used but repeated unless it is cited within the same footnote. Other abbreviations are as follows:








footnote above


Footnote below









-        For the abbreviations of primary literary sources, epigraphic corpora, numismatic and papyrological sources and journals please use following lists:

-       Ancient Authors: Der Neue Pauly

-       Journal abbreviations: L'Année Philologique and CLAROS (

-       Corpora (Inscriptions): The list of Diccionario griego-español is recommended (

-       Papyri: Duke Papyrus Archive (

Citation Types and samples:

1. Articles in Journals:

In footnote: [Last Name] [year], [page(s)].

1 Mitchell 1986, 19; Bremen 1994, 49.

In bibliography: [Initial(s)]. [Last Name], [Title], [Journal Abbreviation] [Vol/Number], [Year], [pages].

Mitchell 1986

S. Mitchell, Galatia under Tiberius, Chiron 16, 1986, 17-33.

Bremen 1994

R. van Bremen, A Family from Sillyon, ZPE 104, 1994, 43-56.

2. Articles/Sections in Edited Books

In footnote: [Last Name] [year], [page(s)].

1 Mitchell 1999, 19; Bremen 2010, 449.

In bibliography: [Initial(s)]. [Last Name], [Title], [“in”]: [Initial(s)] [Last Name] [“(ed(d.)”], [Title], [Place] [year], [pages] [(if applicable, Series Name and Number)].

Mitchell 1999

S. Mitchell, The Administration of Asia Minor from 133 BC to AD 250, in: W. Eck (ed.), Lokale Autonomie und römische Ordnungsmacht in den kaiserzeitlichen Provinzen vom 1. bis 3. Jahrhundert, Münih 1999, 17-46 (Schriften des Historischen Kollegs, Kolloquien 42).

Bremen 2010

R. van Bremen, Adrastos at Aphrodisias, in: R.W.V. Catling – N. Kanav (edd.), Onomatologos: Studies in Greek Personal Names presented to Elaine Matthews, Oxford 2010, 440-452.

3. Monographs

In footnote: [Last Name], [year] [Page(s)].

1 Mitchell 1993, 119; Bremen 2006, 119.

In bibliography: Initial(s)]. [Last Name], [Title], [Place] [year] [(if available, Serie Name and Number)].

Mitchell 1993

S. Mitchell, Anatolia. Land, Men, and Gods in Asia Minor, I. The Celts and the Impact of Roman Rule; II. The Rise of the Church, Oxford 1993.

Bremen 2006

R. van Bremen, The Limits of Participation. Women and Civic Life in the Greek East in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods, Amsterdam 2006.

4. Corpora

For citing a numbered item within the text and footnote: [Abbreviation of Corpus] [Vol.] [No].

For citing a page within the text and footnote: [Abbreviation of Corpus] [Vol.], [“p.”] [page(s)] (, [“no.”] [No. of Item])


For an inscription: TAM II 51                       for page: TAM II, p. 51

For an inscription: IPerge 51              for page: IPerge, p. 51 or IPerge I, p. 51

For an inscription: IPergamon 51       for page: IPergamon, p. 51

PS: Widely known corpora shall not be included in bibliography.

5. Ancient Works

It will be cited according to the work’s own order: [Abbreviation of the Author]. [abbreviation of work (if available)]. [book no].[section no].[paragraph. no]. [line no]. With no space between numbers and commas.

Strab. 14.31.3; Plin. epist. 10.39; Cic. Verr. 1.31.3.

Ancient works shall not be recorded in the bibliography, unless a textual analysis is in question.

6. Numbered Items in Articles

In text or footnote: [Last Name] [year], [page(s)] [“no.”] [No].

Şahin 1988, 103 no. 4.

PS: If a work has more than two authors, use the formula of “First Author et al.”

Postal Address:

Research Centre for Mediterranean Languages and Cultures
GEPHYRA Editorial Office
Akdeniz University, Faculty of Letters
Dept. of Ancient Languages and Cultures
Campus 07058 ANTALYA - TURKEY



ISSN: 1309-3924