On Submitting Material to BEADS: The Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers
Manuscripts intended for publication in the Society's journal, BEADS, should be sent to Karlis Karklins (SBR Editor), 1596
Devon Street, Ottawa, ON K1G 0S7 CANADA. Email him at email@example.com
Papers submitted for publication must be 1.5-spaced, justified left, with 1 in. margins. Submissions should not
exceed 40 pages including references cited and image captions. The hard copy should be accompanied by the text as an email
attachment or on a CD in Word for Windows 6.0 or later (.doc) or Rich Text File (.rtf).
All manuscripts must be prepared with the following internal organization and specifications:
First Page: place title and author's name(s) at top of the page.
Abstract: an informative abstract of 150 words or less is to comprise the first paragraph.
Acknowledgements: these are to be placed at the end of the article, before the references cited.
Author's Affiliation: place author's name, affiliation, and address adjacent to the right margin immediately
following the references cited.
Tables: each table must have a short title and be typed 1.5-spaced on a separate page. Do not embed tables or
illustrations in the body of the report.
Figure Captions: list the captions for black and white illustrations (Figures) sequentially on a separate page
using Arabic numerals; color illustrations (Plates) should be listed separately using Roman numerals.
Number all pages consecutively from the title page through the references cited and figure and plate captions.
All headings should be situated three (3) spaces below the preceding text and flush with the left margin.
PRIMARY HEADINGS are to be capitalized and bold.
Secondary Headings are to be typed using bold upper and lower case letters.
Tertiary Headings are to be the same as the secondary headings with the addition of italics.
Quaternary Headings are to be in regular (not bold) upper and lower case letters.
Reference citations and the references cited should follow the style of the Society for Historical
Archaeology's journal Historical Archaeology,
All drawings and photographs should be of publishable quality, with color and B&W images having sharp focus and contrast.
Black and white photographs must be submitted as high-resolution (300 dpi or higher) scans or digital images (.jpg or .tif files).
Color illustrations should be submitted as high-resolution (300 dpi or higher) scans or digital images (.jpg or tif files).
Photographs of objects and maps, site plans, etc., should include a metric or metric/inch scale.
When several items are shown in a single frame, each object is to be designated by a lower case letter, and the caption
should include references to these letters.
Illustrations obtained from museums or other institutions, or from copyrighted publications or internet sites, must be
accompanied by a letter from the appropriate institution or author granting permission to publish and indicating that
reproduction fees, if any, have been paid by the author.
Each manuscript will be reviewed by at least one member of the Editorial Advisory Committee. Articles of a specialized
nature also will be reviewed by one or more persons who have expertise in the thematic content, cultural or geographical
region, or time period dealt with in the manuscript.
If review remarks are such that substantial changes are required before a manuscript is acceptable for publication, the
revised paper will be re-reviewed by the original reviewer prior to its final acceptance.
Manuscripts will be judged on the accuracy of their content, appropriateness for an international audience, usefulness to other
researchers, and consistency with the research and ethical goals of the Society.
Each author or set of co-authors will receive six (6) complimentary copies of the journal. Book reviewers will receive
one (1) copy.
Contents of The Bead Forum, our semi-annual newsletter, include current research news, requests for information, responses to
queries, listings of recent publications, conference and symposia announcements, and brief articles on various aspects of bead research.
Both historic and prehistoric subject materials are welcome.
The deadline for submissions to the Spring issue of The Bead Forum is March 1 of each year. Deadline for the Autumn issue is
September 1 of each year. Electronic submissions should be in Word for Windows 6.0 or later, or RTF (Rich Text Format) with no embedded
sub-programs such as “End Notes.” Reference citations and the references cited should follow the style of the Society for Historical
Archaeology's journal Historical Archaeology, pages 22-38.
Send electronic or paper submissions to the Forum editor:
Laurie Burgess, Associate Chair
Department of Anthropology
National Museum of Natural History
MRC 112, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
(202) 633-1915 BURGESSL@si.edu
Guidelines for Bead Research
Another useful page on our website that researchers should consult is our Guidelines for Bead
Research page in which Journal Editor Karlis Karklins outlines a thoughtful list of Dos and Don'ts.