top of page

As the Co-Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, I want to be seen as approachable by prospective authors as well as established ones. Please feel free to reach out to me, whether it involves a question about submitting your first academic article or a new idea you have about an initiative we should consider to carry forward the journal into the future.

I get a lot of frequently asked questions, so I will share some of them – plus journal news and various thoughts – here. Note that these will be my own words, not those of the publisher or others involved in the journal.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the most frequently missed Instruction to Authors?
Not including page and/or line numbers is, by far, the most common reason that a submission is sent back to authors during the technical checks. Line numbers make it much easier for reviewers to refer to a specific part of the text.

What is the most common reason for a submission to be rejected?

Submissions outside the journal's scope are usually desk-rejected without review. We receive all sources of submissions related to cultural heritage preservation practices, object conservation studies, and similar topics, and some of them are very well done. We do not, however, publish submissions on those topics, so we have to reject them.

Journal News

July 2023 – The journal's first Impact Factor

We are very pleased to announce that Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports has been awarded its first Impact Factor: 1.6. This is a great achievement for everyone connected with the journal: our brilliant Authors, Reviewers and Guest Editors, Elsevier’s very supportive Publishing Team, our great Editorial Board, and our wonderful Associate Editors. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this success, in whatever way, over the last nine years. Of course, many journals have higher impact factors. Over the next few years, we will be working to raise ours, and we hope that many of you will continue with us on this journey. 

bottom of page