Institute for Andean Studies


A preliminary letter regarding your intent to submit a manuscript for consideration may be sent to the Editor, Dr. Jerry Moore, at He will inform you of the technical options for submission. Most published manuscripts are 6,000 to 8,000 words, exclusive of abstracts, tables, notes, and references cited.

Please submit separate files for the Manuscript text, Tables, Figures, and Figure Captions. Throughout, please use Microsoft Word, in Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced. Text, citations, and references should conform to the style guides for American Antiquity and Latin American Antiquity. Click here for English style guide. Click here for Spanish style guide.

Parts of the manuscript

  • Title
  • Author(s): Include institutional affiliation (if any) and email address for each.
  • English abstract: 100 words (up to 150 words if paper is in Spanish).
  • Spanish abstract: 100 words (up to 150 words if paper is in English).
  • Manuscript text: Use at least 1.5" margins.
  • Figures: Submit each figure as a separate file, named "(last name) Figure 1", etc. Images may be in color or B/W, must be in JPEG or GIF format at 600 or higher dpi. Do not embed captions in images. For photographs of artifacts, please use neutral backgrounds (ideally not white, black, or highly colored), and consider using dual lighting sources (or diffuse daylight) to avoid deep shadows. Also, consider digital scans of documents (sketches, letters, etc.) instead of photographs.
  • Figure captions: Submit in a separate Word file.
  • Tables: Submit each in a separate file, named "(last name) Table 1" etc. Number tables in the order they should appear in the text.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes (if needed)
  • References Cited: Spell out all authors' first names. Use style guides linked to above.

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