Publish With Us
We aim to publish a broad mix of archaeological and historical papers and books. The Society takes a holistic view of its publications; research is published in one of our three outlets based on which medium is most suited to the project (as determined by the Managing Editor, the Editorial Board, and the Publications Committee). These decisions are based on a number of factors including size, number of illustrations and tables, and the nature of the project.
All of our publications are rigorously peer-reviewed.
Submissions should be sent to Erin Osborne-Martin, our Managing Editor.
Some guidelines for publication
Submission deadline for the Proceedings - The annual deadline for submission to the Proceedings is 1 November. Please note that early submission is strongly encouraged, as we always receive more submissions than we can publish.
A paper of more than 25,000 words is unlikely to be published in the Proceedings, and books are generally limited to approximately 85,000 words. SAIR is more suited to very large or data-rich reports, particularly those with a large number of images and/or tables.
Papers in the Proceedings should primarily present original ideas, interpretations and discoveries or results of research which are likely to stimulate discussion and advance understanding; papers which require large volumes of data in order to achieve their purpose, are better directed towards SAIR.
Books are intended to present major studies of important subjects (including conference proceedings) to a wider audience. Books have many of the same characteristics as papers in PSAS, but allow greater length and the opportunity of using colour illustrations, variations in page layout and features such as CD inserts. A necessary consideration for book acceptance is that of volume sales; this is relevant even when a publication is grant-aided as it would be uneconomical to print volumes that are unlikely to sell (no matter who bears the cost).
Reports with financial sponsorship are not automatically accepted and those without are not automatically rejected. However, we do expect a funding contribution where the original project has been funded by developers or grants. Please contact Erin Osborne-Martin for information and advice on funding.
Download our Notes to Contributors and Submission Sheets
Please note that submissions for the Proceedings or SAIR which do not conform to the Notes for Contributors and which do not include a submission sheet will be returned to the author immediately for revision.
Notes to Contributors (updated December 2011)
Publish a book with us
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