Information for Authors
To facilitate the editorial process, authors should adhere to the following guidelines for length
and for illustrations as closely as possible:
Feature articles: 600-800 words
These include (but are not limited to) articles by permanent School faculty and staff; visiting faculty
(Whiteheads); NEH Fellows; directors of and participants in excavations and survey activity carried out
under the aegis of the School; other researchers working at the School.
Articles should highlight research activities carried out while at the School. Authors may note if a
particularly significant role was played by specific School facilities, such as, for example, the Archives, the
Gennadius and Blegen Libraries, the Agora and Corinth, the Wiener Lab, and so on, but this is not always
necessary (it is assumed that scholars are at the School precisely because of the excellent research facilities).
Personal narratives, thanks to particular staff members, and travelogues are normally not included.
Student reports: 500-600 words
Special sections that includes reports on research topics by full-time Regular and Associate Members
(including advanced Student Associates).
Short-term student and senior Fellow articles: 500-600 words
These include (but are not limited to) items on research carried out at the School by East European
Mellon Fellows, short-term Wiener Lab Fellows, Solow Fellows, Broneer Fellows, Coulson-Cross Fellows,
Bikakis Fellows, etc.
Departmental news, miscellaneous news items, and announcements
Short items relating to staff appointments, achievements, other misc. items: 250-300 words
Longer items highlighting topics such as new acquisitions, conferences, exhibitions: 300-700 words
Editorial or personal “ákoue”
On topic of general interest or opinion run on inside front cover, one per issue, maximum 700 words
People and Places
A two-page photo spread at the center of ákoue, this section chronicles with photos and informative
captions School events. See instructions below for submission of photos and captions.
News and Notes
A back-page section with short paragraphs on news about the Trustees or Managing Committee
members. Maximum 200 words.
Maximum 500 words.
The editor of ákoue will edit articles in keeping with the newsletter’s style and may need to cut articles
based on space limitations. Extensive edits to texts will be cleared with authors before printing.
All contributors are encouraged to provide graphics (photos, schematics, etc.). The editor of ákoue will
include the graphics as space, relevance, and image quality allows. All images must be accompanied by a
caption describing the image (specifying the location shown and including names and affiliations of people
in the photo) and a photo credit (who took the photo).
• As we are now publishing an online edition of ákoue in color, please send all graphic files as color
images if possible.
• If taking a photo with a digital camera, use the camera’s highest resolution setting (1600 by 1200 or
higher) and use the fine or superfine quality setting. This is in the setup menu of the camera.
• If scanning a photo, the scanner setting should be 300 dpi at 4 by 6 inches in size and saved as a .TIF
or as a .JPG at “Maximum” quality.
• A 4 by 6 inch color photo file is about 6MB in size; a black and white photo is approximately 2 MB.
If your final file size is 200k or smaller it probably is too small to be used for publication.