About the Journal

Focus and Scope 

Enki & Ptah. Journal of Technology and Trade in Ancient Egypt and Western Asia is a scientific journal published once a year by the Milano University Press, within the disciplines of Egyptology and Near Eastern studies, focused on technology, science, crafts, exchange and commercial interactions in ancient Egypt, Nubia, the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Asia. Enki & Ptah. Journal of Technology and Trade in Ancient Egypt and Western Asia accepts contributions in English dealing with archaeology, history, and philology, and intends to fill a gap in national and international scientific journals in relation to thematically oriented products.  

The journal offers an environment specifically connected to the cultures of Egypt and Western Asia within the international research on the technology, economy, and trade in the ancient world.  

Peer-review process

The scientific quality control system adopted by the journal involves a process of double-blind peer review with external reviewers chosen by the Editorial Committee and the positive opinion expressed by the Scientific Committee. The Editorial Committee will ensure that the authors consider what is indicated by the Scientific Committee and the reviewers. 

The publication proposals in the series are outlined by the Scientific/Editorial Committee. 

Open Access Policy  

The Journal, in compliance with the principles of Open Science promoted by the University of Milan, is an editorial tool for the implementation of freedom of access to scientific literature, and for the dissemination of research results. 

The volumes are published in open access, to ensure the widest possible dissemination and circulation of knowledge scrutinized by the scientific community. 

Creative Commons License

Volumes are published under the Creative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Preprint and postprint version of the articles can be archived anywhere under the same license.


The journal will enable the PKP PN (Preservation Network) plugin, in order to preserve digital contents through LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) project.


Enki & Ptah. Journal of Technology and Trade in Ancient Egypt and Western Asia advocates for the following conditions:

The Author allows Enki & Ptah. Journal of Technology and Trade in Ancient Egypt and Western Asia the right to publish for the first time the work and the perpetual right to distribute the work free of charge by any means and in any part of the world, including the communication to the public through the journal website.

The Author retains the right to create derivative works and to reproduce, distribute, execute or publicly display her/his work at conferences and presentations, lectures, and in case of any other professional activity.

The Author retains the right to disseminate the Work in open access, through his website or through an institutional or disciplinary medium, from its publishing.

The Author, according to the Publisher, renounces to any forms of compensation provided to authors and publishers for not for profit photocopying rights and library loans in accordance to the National law in force.


The Editorial Committee and the Scientific Committee will act promptly in the event of scientific misconduct, ascertained, or presumed, both in relation to the published works and those yet to be published. As regards the published texts, in the event of errors, they will proceed to promptly report any corrections; in the event of fraudulent publication or proven plagiarism, they will proceed with the retraction of the texts. The Editorial Committee, during the review process, will be able to make use of anti-plagiarism software. 

Artificial Intelligence

This journal acknowledges the importance of artificial intelligence innovations understanding the challenges and opportunities they entail.

Authors who have used artificial intelligence tools in the editing of a manuscript, in the production of images or graphical elements of the article, or in the collection and analysis of data, are invited to explicitly declare their use, mentioning the AI tool, the field of application, the search queries used and the date of use, in order to allow reproducibility and verification.
The author will remain responsible for the accuracy and correctness of any published content and guarantees compliance with the code of ethics and anti-plagiarism rules.
Authors who have used AI, or AI-assisted tools, are required to include a paragraph at the end of their manuscript, entitled "Declaration on Generative AI and AI-Assisted Technologies in the Writing Process", with the following information:
"During the preparation of this paper the author(s) used [TOOL/SERVICE NAME] on [DD/MM/YYYYY] using the search terms: [SEARCH TERMS] in order to [REASON]. After using this tool/service, the author(s) have reviewed and edited the content as necessary and take full responsibility for the content of the publication."

Editors are not allowed to upload received manuscripts into artificial intelligence software, in order not to risk compromising privacy and copyright.

Reviewers undertake not to use artificial intelligence tools to evaluate manuscripts in order to guarantee the application of critical thinking and original assessment, as required for this work.

Article Processing and Submission Fee 

Publishing with us is free, as this journal does not have any article submission charges or article processing charges.