Call for contributions


Asia Anteriore Antica (AsiAnA) is an international Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures founded and edited by scholars of different disciplines and approaches (philology, linguistics, history, archaeology), and cooperating in common researches and field projects based on an interdisciplinary perspective. It reflects a multidisciplinary approach, involves even distant chronological, cultural and geographical horizons, and focuses on the analysis of multicultural processes from different perspectives. 

The core of the journal consists of in-depth historical, economic and cultural studies, preliminary excavation reports and materials relating to fieldwork so as to provide a useful tool and to furnish the academic world with unpublished information concerning on-going research. In line with its multidisciplinary aims, it will also include papers on the applied sciences employed in the realm of Near Eastern studies (e.g. radiocarbon dating, dendrochronology, archaeometry) together with studies on research methodologies and their potential. 

We invite submission of articles (approximately 10000 words) presenting unpublished research in history, archaeology and related social sciences in a period stretching from the fourth to the end of the first millennium B.C. and pertaining to a geographical area centered upon Anatolia, the Levant, Mesopotamia and Iran. We also encourage submission of shorter contributions on Near Eastern studies addressing specific questions and problems. 

All papers must follow the rules of the 1970 UNESCO convention (Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property)

All articles will be peer-reviewed according to the Journal's usual practices. Completed manuscripts should follow the author guidelines of the journal and should be submitted after Login or Register through the online system 

Completed manuscripts are due by January 10, 2022.