Guide for Authors

SHEDET publishes articles only in English. Authors should submit a manuscript that has been carefully proofread and polished.
Authors are required to read carefully and follow the instructions for authors to SHEDET. Acceptance or rejection notification will be sent to all authors through e-mail.                                     

The submitted article is the final version. Manuscript should be submitted exactly according to the instructions for authors to SHEDET.                                                                                                 

 Maximum number of illustrations, maps, plates and figures is 12 per paper.                                  

Submit your manuscript electronically.                                                                                                         

If you have problems or difficulties to upload your files electronically,  please contact the editorial board at:
Send your Manuscript as a pdf blind file (without the author’s data) to for further peer-review process.                                                                                                                                   

 Important Dates

The first issue of SHEDET, an international journal published annually, was published in 2014. It has been covered by Scopus from 2018 to the present. Since 2023, its annual issue has been published every January.

  • The submission is open throughout the year.
  • Fayoum University Contributions 
  • Authors from Fayoum University expected to not exceed 25% percent per issue. Contributions over this percent will be delayed to the next issue considering the agreement of their authors. Priority depends on the submission date of the final article.
  • SHEDET can publish a special issue any time of the year.
  • Please note that Review Papers/Articles are also acceptable.
  • Once a paper is accepted, authors are assumed to cede copyrights of the paper over to SHEDET. Once paper is accepted it will be published online even before the schedule of issue date.
  • Submit your paper along with signed COPYRIGHT FORM, while submitting paper to SHEDET.
  • The Copyright Transfer Form submitted with us will become void in case paper is not accepted in our Journal.

Note: In case the manuscript is accepted and Copyright Form and Payment received your paper will be published ONLINE even before release date of Issue. 

Instruction for Authors for Manuscript for the Annual Peer-Reviewed Journal Issued by the Faculty of Archaeology – Fayoum University (SHEDET)

[Applied for the after next Issue nu. 10, (2023) onwards]

General Organization of Paper

The paper will be published in SHEDET Journal after peer-reviewed process and decided “Accepted” by Editorial board. The final paper layout will be reproduced by Editorial Office of the SHEDET. The final paper layout in PDF type, known as “Uncorrected Proof” should be corrected by the Author(s). The final revised proof will be published first online in “Article In Press” pre-issue.

Paper content should, in general, be organized in the following order: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Methods (for research based articles); Content/Results and Discussion; Conclusions; and References.

The paper has to be written in Times New Roman 12 font, in one column layout, mirror margin; top 3 cm, inside 3 cm, bottom 3 cm, outside 2 cm.  Header and footer refer to this template. Essays should be a minimum of 4,000 words in length and no longer than 7,000 words (INCLUDING ALL NOTES/REFERENCES), except in special circumstances.


This is your opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.

The title of the paper must be concise, specific, informative, and complete, and short as possible (TIMES NEW ROMAN 17 CAPITAL BOLD)


Write Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names (Full Name). Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes: name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, address, country, include email address. Author names should be in Times New Roman 14 Bold. Author affiliations should be in Times New Roman 11.


The abstract is a minor comprehensive version of your manuscript. It should cover the major points, content, and scope of your argument, the theoretical framework, as well as the methodology, and your discussion. It ought to be able to stand alone, means that no citation in the abstract. The abstract should consist of a single paragraph containing a minimum of 150 words in length and no more than 200 words. Keywords must be carefully selected to facilitate reader’s search and can be written up to six words and separated by semicolon. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. You must be accurate, brief, clear, and specific. Select words that reflect the precise meaning. Abstract should be precise and honest, summarizing the significant points of the paper. For further reading about how to write an effective abstract please read the full topic Writing an Effective Abstract, provided by the African Studies Review (ASR). 


To know how to write a perfect introduction for an academic paper, kindly read the full topic When to write the introduction, provided by the Comm Lab. An introduction is typically the first section of the paper. The goal of your introduction is to let your reader know what he/she can expect from the paper. It should clearly state the paper’s purpose. It should include key references to appropriate work but should not be a historical or literature review. The perfect introduction starts with a hook that attracts the reader's attention. Then it shows the focus of the paper. What is the paper about? Why is this topic important? The introduction should ends with the thesis statement. The kind of thesis depends on the type of paper’s issue.

-     METHODS (for research based articles)

The contents of the paper include Introduction, Method (for research based articles), Content, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References. The content of non-research-based articles may include some sub-chapters with a free title depends on the study.

The methods section describes the rationale for the application of specific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, and analyze information applied to understanding the research problem, thereby, allowing the reader to critically evaluate a study’s overall validity and reliability. 


A freely structured discussion needs to make a clear argument, and it can be very useful to use a sub-chapter to structure this argument. You should draw on your own results not just on other literature. A discussion is NOT a literature review, but your work must be at the centre of the argument.

Content is the body of paper, consits of subtitle that represent discussion of the paper. Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

In discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental results). The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)?


Conclusions should answer the objectives of research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway. For further reading about how to write a good conclusion please read carefully the topic Writing a Conclusion, provided by the Walden University.


Citations or shortened references should be provided in the text using “Insert Citation,” in text and “Insert Bibliography,” at the end of the paper according to Chicago Style, via the References / Citations & Bibliography tabs from the WORD Program for Microsoft 365 Word 2021 Word 2019 Word 2016 Word 2013 Word 2010. To create a bibliography, citations, and references please follow the instructions as shown in this link:

Citations and Bibliography entries (in alphabetical order) should be provided following the Chicago Manual of Style the Author-Date system.   

SHEDET recommends using reference software like Mendeley, Zotero, etc., to make the citation work easier. It is the authors' responsibility to check the accuracy of references. 

In the in-text citations, the author(s) has to cite the page(s) by clicking Edit Citation then adding the page(s).



SHEDETadopts the list of Transliteration of Arabic and Persian Characters published in: EncyclopaediaIslamica(“System of Transliteration of Arabic and Persian Characters”,in: EncyclopaediaIslamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 18 March 2017 ; First published online: 2013; First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209), published by Brill. Kindly download the list from the mentioned link.

-     Hieroglyphics font

SHEDET recommends using the following program.


Use only recommended SI units. Numerals should be used for all numbers of two or more digits, and for single digits when attached to units of measure. Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses after their first mention in the text in accordance with internationally agreed rules.


It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles to SHEDET Journal. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

-     Before the SUBMISSION please check the following:

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. 

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word file format.
  3. The text follows the paper prototype; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting the OpenOffice main file to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in (How to ensure a Blind Review) have been followed.


The author(s) and reviewer(s) data including names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Manuscript should end with an Arabic abstract summarizing the content of the paper. The Editorial board will provide the Arabic abstract for those who do not know Arabic.


SHEDET Journal is an open access international journal. Fees charged for accepted papers are 1500 EP for maximum 15 pages (for Egyptians) and 300 USD [150$ for Students] for maximum 15 pages (for Non-Egyptians). Charges will be paid cash or by post to the secretary of the Journal accompanied with all related data of both the author(s) and the paper.

Charges include reviewing fees, editorial charges, publication of one entire research paper in Online, and one print edition of the entire Issue. Shipping the print issue outside Egypt will require extra charges according to its cost.

The Editorial Board of the journal has the right to exempt the pioneers, prominent professors in their fields of specialization, the foreign researchers from the developing countries, archaeologists in the Egyptian ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and Post graduate students from the publishing fees.