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.
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. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.
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.
Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.
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:
If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Annotation and post-publication comment
The journal platform includes in-browser annotation and text highlighting options on full text formats via hypothes.is. Readers will require a hypothes.is account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these publicly available, available to a group, or private.
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.