Author Guidelines

The Journal of Gephyra is an open access online journal published biannulay by Research Center for Mediterranean Languages of Akdeniz University. The journal publishes contributions in the fields of epigraphy, ancient history, classical philology, numisnmatics, archaeology, history of art, culture and philosophy as long as their subjects are connected to the ancient and middle ages of Mediterranean geography.

The authenticity of the submissions is under the responsibility of authors, though all the contributions are scanned by Ithenticate plagiarism detection software. By submitting a manuscript to the journal of Gephyra, the author is deemed to have accepted that the submitted material has not been formerly published and further it will not be published in any other platforms after its acceptance for publication in Gephyra. There are no charges demanded from the author for both submission and its processing.

The submissions should have confirmations from the editörs and reviewers prior to its publication. Each accepted submission is sent for evaluation at least to two reviewers, who are experts on the subject of the article. The information on the final decision is sent to the authors within 3 months at most. 

The requirements of application procedure:

  • The manuscripts should be submitted in one of the following languages: English, German, French and Italian.
  • It should at least contain an English abstract of 250-300. A Turkish abstract will also be necessary prior to the publication, this can be produced by Turkish editors in case the author cannot write one, it might be longer and more detailed if desired.
  • 5-7 keywords should be provided.
  • The files to be sent should be in Microsoft Word format (2007 or later versions).
  • A Unicode font which includes multilingual support should be selected for the text.
  • The body of text should be set as 11 points, and footnotes 9,5.
  • For Greek texts, a polytonic Unicode font should be used.
  • 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 addresses in inner front cover 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.

Submissions should be made online via the website The files concerning submission can also be sent to e-mail adress, if necessary.


It is not compulsory to apply a certain citation system during the submission, but the accepted articles will be required to use the following bases. Gephyra basically uses the citation system of "DAI German Archaeological Institute”, since some prevalent systems (APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian etc.) don't completely meet the need. Please check with for additional information. 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 short 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): AIEGL - List of Abbreviations of Editions and Works of Reference for Alphabetic Greek Epigraphy

-       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.

van 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)].

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 [Schriften des Historischen Kollegs, Kolloquien 42], Münih 1999, 17-46.

van 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)].

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.

van 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: I.Perge 51              for page: I.Perge, p. 51 or .IPerge I, p. 51

For an inscription: I.Pergamon 51       for page: I.Pergamon, 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