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 practice.