1. Ceramic Research Journal [SRMKA] is published annually in December.
2. Submitted articles must not have been published elsewhere before.
3. Ceramic Research Journal [SRMKA] employs a double-blind peer review process during evaluation.
4. After the initial review, articles will be sent to two reviewers. Based on the reports provided by the reviewers, articles may be accepted for publication, require revisions, be rejected, or sent to a third reviewer.
5. Articles can be written in Turkish and English.
6. Articles should be submitted to the journal editorial team through the online system (DergiPark).
7. Authors must approve the copyright transfer form.
8. Any responsibility arising from the articles published in the journal belongs to the author(s).
9. Plagiarism detection software will be used for articles.
10. Articles must be written in Microsoft Word.
11. Times New Roman font should be used for articles.
12. The title should be in the center of the page in 14-point font (uppercase for both Turkish and English), Text should be in 12-point font, and footnotes should be in 10-point font.
13. Abstract: At the beginning of the article, there should be a Turkish and English abstract of at least 150 to a maximum of 250 words summarizing the topic.
Keywords: Below the abstract, at least 5 and at most 8 keywords, consisting of 5-8 words, must be provided. The initial letters of keywords should be capitalized, and commas should be used between them.
14. A space should be left after punctuation marks (except for the comma used in measurements (e.g., 5,5 cm)).
15. Page format should be A4, with margins (normal) (top, bottom, left, right 2,5 cm).
16. Paragraph line spacing should be 1,5.
17. Photos and drawings, etc., should have a resolution of 300 dpi and be in TIFF format.
18. Only the abbreviation “Fig.” should be used for all pictures, drawings, plates, and maps.
19. Ceramics should be submitted as a whole and individually in the form they are intended to be used in the publication.
20. Drawings of ceramics should be accompanied by their photos whenever possible.
21. The first footnote should include author institution information, email address, and ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) number.
22. Footnotes should be provided at the bottom of each page.
23. Italic characters will only be used for ancient languages (e.g., Latin, Akkadian).

Footnote Presentation and Examples

Footnotes: Last name, year, page.

Single-Author Texts: Akurgal 1942, 95.
Two-Author Texts: Ökse and Görmüş 2012, 70.
Texts with Three or More Authors: Yılmaz et al. 2017, 450.

Footnote Presentation for Figures, Plates, Catalogs: Author’s Last name, year, page, plate or figure.

Işıklı 1998, 23, Plate 8, Cat. No. 15.
Yılmaz and Ergürer 2012, 23, Plate 8.
Yılmaz et al. 2012, 23, Lev. 8, Cat. No. 3.

Presentation of different publications by the same author in the same year:

Hayes 1980a, 13.
Hayes 1980b, 60.

Bibliographic Citation and Examples:

Author Year
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of the Book. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Ökse 2012
Ökse, A. T. (2012). Önasya Arkeolojisinde Çanak Çömlek: Teknik Özellikler, Biçimler, Türkçe, İngilizce, Almanca ve Fransızca Terimler. İstanbul: Arkeoloji ve Sanat Yayınları.

Periodical Publication:

Author Year
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year of publication). Title of the article. Journal Name, Volume Number (Issue Number), Page Range.

Hayes 1967
J. W. Hayes. (1967). North Syrian Mortaria. Hesperia, 36(4), 337-347.

Başaran & Ergürer
Başaran, C., & Ergürer, H. E. (XX). Parion Odeion’u (Bouleuterion) 2010 Çalışmaları ve Odeion’da Bulunan Seramikler. OLBA, XX, 245-290.

Gabler vd. 2009
Gabler, D., Hárshegyi, P., Lassányi, G., & Vámos, P. (2009). Eastern Mediterranean Import and Its Influence on Local Pottery in Aquincum. Acta Archeologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 60, 51-72.

Author Year
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of the Book. (Trans. Translator’s Name), Place of Publication: Publisher.

Boardman 2003
Boardman, J. (2003). Siyah Figürlü Atina Vazoları. (Çev. G. Ergin), İstanbul: Homer Kitabevi.

Book Chapter and Edited Publication:
Author Year
Author, A. A. (Year). “Title of the Chapter”, Editor(s) (Ed(s).), Title of the Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Page Range.
Ergürer 2013
Ergürer, H. E. (2013). “Tiyatro”, C. Başaran (Ed.), Antik Troas’ın Parlayan Kenti Parion. Ankara, 77-86.

Ergürer 2014
Ergürer, E. (2014). “Late Roman Light Coloured Ware from Parion”, H. Meyza & K. Domzalski (Eds.), Late Hellenistic to Mediaeval Fine Wares of The Aegean Coast Of Anatolia, Their Production, Imitation and Use. Warsaw, 175-192.

Türker 2022
Türker, A. (2022). “Kuzey-Orta Anadolu’nun MÖ 3. Binyıldaki Görünümü Üzerine Kısa Notlar”, A. Türker, M. Işıklı, E. Fidan & M. A. Yılmaz (Eds.), MÖ III. Binyılda Anadolu. İstanbul: Ege Yayınları, 325-334.

Conference, Symposium, Paper:
Author Year
Author, A. A. (Year). “Title of the Paper”, Editor(s) (Ed(s).), Title of the Proceedings. (Symposium-Conference Date) Place of Publication: Publisher, Page Range.

Karagiorgou 2001
Karagiorgou, O. (2001). “LR2: a Container for the Military annona on the Danubian Border?”, S. Kingsley & M. Decker (Eds.), Economy and Exchange in the East Mediterranean during Late Antiquity, (29th May, 1999) Oxford: Oxbow Books. 129-166.

Matsumura 2020
Matsumura K. (2020). “Büklükale Kazısı 2018”, 41. Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı, (Diyarbakır, 17-21 June 2019), Ankara, 35-48.

Author Year
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of the Thesis. (Ph.D. or Master’s Thesis), University, Institute, City.
Ergürer 2012
Ergürer, H. E. (2012). Parion Roma Ceramics. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation), Atatürk University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Classical Archaeology, Erzurum.
Online Source:
Title of the online source. Web url (Access date, if available, DOI number).

Levantine Ceramics Project. https://www.levantineceramics.org/wares (Accessed on 13.12.2023).

Publication Abbreviations

Useful links for abbreviations of periodicals and book series:



AASOR Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research
AJA American Journal of Archaeology
BiblA The Biblical Archaeologist
BiOr Bibliotheca Orientalis
LRCW 1 Late Roman Coarse Wares, Cooking Wares and Amphores in the Mediterranean, Archaeology and Archaeometry, Ed. J. M. Gurt i Esparraguera, J. Buxeda i Garrigos, M.S. Cau Ontiveros, BAR- IS 1340, The Basingstoke Press, England 2005
RIC The Roman Imperial Coinage
TAD Türk Arkeoloji Dergisi
ZfA Zeitschrift für Archäologie

Other Abbreviation Examples:
Arş. : Arşiv Arch. : Archive
Bkz. : Bakınız
Çev. : Çeviren Trans. : Translate
Dn. : Dipnot Fn. : Footnote
Ed. / Eds : Editör (ler) Ed. / Eds : Editor (s)
Env. No. : Envanter Numarası Inv. No. : Inventory Number
Kat. No. : Katalog Numarası Cat. No. : Catalogue Number
Lev. : Levha Pl. : Plate
MÖ : Milattan Önce BC : Before Christ
MS : Milattan Sonra AD : After Date
Res. : Resim
vb. : ve benzeri i.a. : inter altri=among others
vd. : ve diğerleri et al. : et alii