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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

The Midden

Quarterly Publication of the Archaeological Society of British Columbia



Submission Guidelines



The Midden publishes articles relevant to British Columbia archaeology.  All contributions are welcome, provided that they have not been accepted for publication elsewhere. 


The Midden publishes two times a year, so articles will normally appear within six months of submission.


A complimentary PDF of the final article is supplied to authors.


Submit all contributions by email to the Editor at



Issue 1/2         February

Issue 3/4            September


  • submit all work in either OpenOffice or Microsoft Word
  • single-spaced
  • no page numbering
  • bold and italics may be used where appropriate
  • If you use special characters (e.g. phonetic symbols), please bring these to our attention so we can ensure they appear correctly in the final version.


Suggested Length of Submissions

Article             2000-3000 words plus illustrations. Shorter pieces are also accepted; please contact the Editor before submitting a longer piece. 

Book Review  1000-1500 words

Letter              500-750 words



Send photographs separately, not embedded in your document; if this is not possible, include all photographs at the end of your document.  You will need to provide a caption for each photo, as well as credits.  Please ensure you have permission to use the photograph before submission.


Tables and Charts

Include any tables and charts at the end of the document, with captions.



Please use in-text parenthetical citations - e.g., La Salle (2010:3) or (La Salle 2010). Do not use footnotes. Follow the American Antiquity format for references, which can be found at



If you intend to include material within your paper for which you do not own the copyright, for example, photographs or previously published tables or images, then it is your sole responsibility to obtain written permission from the copyright owner. This may include permissions from authors, publishers, B.C. Archives, museums, First Nations, and/or photographers.


Author Biography

Please include a one-or-two-sentence author biography for each author at the end of your document.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Editor at

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