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Focus and Scope

JCAA is an open-access journal that focuses on research on the interface between archaeology and informatics. This rapidly growing field of research is scattered across journals focused upon topics such as period- and region-specific archaeology and specific digital technologies. Accordingly, JCAA's objective is to foster debate about the crucial role of informatics within the full range of 21st-century archaeology, and to promote the theoretically informed and interdisciplinary use of digital methods in archaeology.

The journal will accept submissions on a wide variety of topics in digital archaeology, including, but not restricted to, 3D modelling, spatial analysis and remote sensing, geophysics, other field recording techniques, databases and semantic web, statistics and data mining, simulation modelling, network analysis and digital reconstructions of the past.

Papers can be targeted towards scientific research, cultural heritage management and/or public archaeology.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publicly available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.


Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher, Ubiquity Press, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

Ubiquity Press journals are indexed by the following services:

CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and Google Scholar. In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing support@ubiquitypress.com or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

Many of the larger indexing services have minimum publication requirements:

  • Applications to Web of Science can be made after a journal has published a minimum of 12 articles a year, for at least 2 years
  • Scopus generally accepts applications after 2 years of publication

Sponsors

JCAA is supported by Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) international organisation.
The journal remains independent and is governed by its Editorial Board and publishing standards and ethics.

History

The Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology (JCAA) was established in 2017 by Computer Applications in Archaeology International (CAA) to provide an attractive outlet for publication of cutting-edge research in the broad field of digital archaeology and cultural heritage. The journal aims to publish top-level peer-reviewed academic papers based on presentations during the annual CAA conferences, but they can also be submitted independently.

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