JIES Online

Instructions for Contributors


The Journal of Indo-European Studies welcomes submissions on any aspect of Indo-European history and culture. Articles should be submitted electronically to the General Editor, ebwest@stkate.edu. Acknowledgments are sent upon receipt. All submissions are reviewed by appropriate members of the Review Board and then passed on to selected referees. This process may take up to three months. Please refrain from inquiring about the status of your submission until that time has elapsed. All decisions are final.

Submission by authors of a manuscript for publication in JIES shall be accepted as confirmation of the assignment of copyright to the Institute for the Study of Man, publisher of The Journal of Indo-European Studies, in the event the manuscript is accepted for publication. Submission also indicates authorization for the Institute for the Study of Man to distribute the article both in print and electronically, either directly or through agents, and to be entitled to any remuneration received therefrom. Authors retain the right to publish the article or any part of it elsewhere, providing that they acknowledge its prior appearance in JIES and withhold such secondary publication for a period of not less than twenty-four months after its publication in JIES. Inclusion of the article in an institutional repository prior to that period may be permitted by the Journal under certain conditions.
Authors are required to obtain permission for the reproduction or adaptation of any figures published in an article.
All sources, print and electronic, must be referenced. This includes sources for figures.

SUBMISSION FORMAT                                                         

Each article must be prefaced with an abstract. Abstracts should clearly indicate the topic of the paper and briefly summarize its original contribution.
Articles should be submitted in electronic form. The preferred format is Microsoft Word but any manuscripts involving diacritics, complex tables embedded in the text, or figures generated by the word processor should be accompanied by a PDF showing exact formatting. Figures should be submitted in a format supported by Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign.

Footnotes should not be used for referencing sources. They are for additional comment only.

Text References
In-text references should follow the following format:
    (Hamp 1990a: 145-150)

Please note:
    a) use of the colon,
    b) full page numbers (not 145-50),
    c) avoid the use of ‘ibid’, ‘op cit’, ‘loc cit’.

Non-recoverable sources are to be cited in the text or footnotes, but not in the references, e.g., personal correspondence.
    (R. L. Quinn, personal communication, September 28, 2019)

References should follow the following formats:

Puhvel, Jaan
    1987    Comparative Mythology. Baltimore and London: Johns
                Hopkins Press.

Edited Books
Birnbaum, Henrik and Jaan Puhvel (eds.)
    1966    Ancient Indo-European Dialects. Berkeley and Los Angeles:
                University of California.

Article in edited book
Watkins, Calvert
    1966    Italo-Celtic revisited. In: Birnbaum, Henrik and Jaan
                Puhvel (eds.) Ancient Indo-European Dialects, 29-50.
                Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California.

Sarianidi, Viktor
    1999    Near Eastern Aryans in Central Asia. Journal of Indo-
                European Studies 27: 295-326.

Webpage with an author(s)
Cartwright, Mark
                Mycenean civilization. Ancient History Encyclopedia.
                (April 10, 2019).

Webpage with an organization as author
University of Texas at Austin, Linguistics Research Center
                PIE etymon and IE reflexes. (April 16, 2020).