Journal of Archaeology - the international, peer-reviewed journal of
the European Association of Archaeologists - aims to publish the best new
archaeological research undertaken in and around Europe.
Articles cover a wealth of
topics, ranging from major reviews of the prehistoric and historic archaeology
of Europe and neighbouring regions, to reports on key archaeological discoveries
set within a European context, to cutting-edge research and debates on
science-based archaeology, archaeological method and theory, public archaeology
and the history of archaeology, to interviews reflecting upon the life
and work of significant European archaeologists. All articles are published
with short, accessible abstracts in English, French and German.
are also a key feature of the Journal, including: commissioned book reviews
that summarize and assess new publications, evaluations of museum exhibitions
and archaeological films, and critical commentaries accompanying articles
published in the Journal.
Special issues or sections
of the Journal are sometimes also published, comprising collections
of articles relating to topics of broad interest to European archaeologists.
The design and management
of Journal was significantly enhanced in 2011, with a revised format,
higher quality paper and colour illustrations, an energized Editorial Board,
and a timely publication schedule, which now includes rapid online publication
ahead of print issues.
At the same time, the Journal
still adheres to its founding principles. It seeks to promote open debate
amongst archaeologists committed to an idea of Europe in which there is
more communication across national frontiers and more interest in interpretation.
And it publishes not only new data and interpretations, but also encourages
debate about the role archaeology plays in society, how archaeology should
be organized in a changing Europe, and about the ethics of archaeological