While the full annual review is included in the database, the majority of contributions also appear in the printed Journal. These summaries would not be possible without the commitment and hard work by contributors. If your company or department is not already submitting reports, please consider doing so; reports should be sent to the compilers by the 1 March. Later submissions will still be included in the digital database, as can older, not previously reported, summaries.
1. The summaries should be limited to post-medieval material although you may need to give sites a context in an earlier period, e.g. medieval monastery.
2. They should be concerned with actual fieldwork (including survey) and not include large elements of historical research, desk-based assessments or unproductive watching briefs.
3. All features should be dated and assigned functions. This is to avoid the meaningless ‘post-medieval material/pit/surface/wall’ etc. Finds of post-medieval pottery on their own without reference to type or source of manufacture are equally unhelpful.
4. We would like the summaries to be about 100 words and no more than 300 words. Phasing 1, 2, 3, is often a shorter way of writing than continuous prose and clearer. Summarise landscape survey projects in a short paragraph. Name the area and provide a central grid reference. List the site types found, or give a brief freehand description of the archaeology. Another way to shorten your piece is to include a reference to a more detailed report or a website address. If you are bursting to get a piece of research of national importance off your chest, consider writing a short note for the journal.
5. Please follow the format conventions used in the latest volume, and bear in mind:
Please send entries on disc together with your hard copy and any suitable illustrations to:
Stephanie Ostrich and Rupert Featherby
Museum of London Archaeology
Mortimer Wheeler House, Eagle Wharf Road
London N1 7ED
or as attachments by e-mail to email@example.com