Bulletin of Nabataean Studies (ISSN 1662-1379)


The Bulletin of Nabataean Studies is a scholarly online periodical devoted to Nabataean studies and related aspects, i. e. primarily the history, archaeology and art history of the Nabataeans and their material culture as well as immediately related fields. It is published once a year, usually during spring for the volume of the past year. For the time being, it is published exclusively in electronic form on the website of the „Association for the Understanding of Ancient Cultures“ (AUAC), based in Basel, Switzerland.

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Preparation of manuscripts

The Bulletin of Nabataean Studies publishes articles in English, French and German. If you are not a native speaker in the language your article is written, please have it read through and corrected by a native speaker before sending it to the editors.

Manuscripts as well as illustrations should be sent exclusively in electronic form to the editors at info@auac.ch. Texts should be written with WORD (PC or Mac) or any application supporting the rtf-format. All kind of illustrations (photographs, plans, drawings) should be submitted as .jpg, .tiff or .bmp file and in a resolution not lower than 300dpi and not higher than 600dpi. It is the authors’ responsibility to make sure that permission for all illustrations is obtained. Every contribution should be joined by an abstract of approximately 2’500 signs (spaces included) and a list of five keywords.

As far as abbreviations, citations and other issues of style are concerned, manuscripts should be prepared according to the following guidelines: guidelines and abbreviations of the American Journal of Archaeology for all contributions in English language; guidelines and abbreviations of L’Année philologique for all contribution in French language (no online version available!); guidelines and abbreviations of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut for all contributions in German language.

The Bulletin of Nabataean Studies will not accept any article that serves as the primary publication of any object or archaeological material in a private or public collection after the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, unless its existence is documented before that date or it was legally exported from the country of origin. An exception may be made if, in the view of the editor-in-chief, the aim of the article is to emphasise the loss of archaeological context.


The deadline for submitting manuscripts for the coming issue of Bulletin of Nabataean Studies (if space available) is September 31st of the current year.


Manuscripts and all other correspondence should be addressed to the editors at: info@auac.ch.


In order to refer to the Bulletin of Nabataean Studies and articles published within it, BNS is proposed as abbreviation.

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