- Philosophy of Journal of Archaeology and Education
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Peer Review
- Formatting Requirements
- Open Access Policy
- Copyright Policy and License
- Institutional Review Board (IRB) Policy
- General Terms and Conditions
Philosophy of Journal of Archaeology and Education
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Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Archaeology and Education provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).
General Submission Rules
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). In addition, by submitting material to Journal of Archaeology and Education, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of Archaeology and Education. Authors are not charged fees for submittal or publication of articles. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Archaeology and Education, please contact the editors.
Each paper will be subject to double blind editorial review by two or more referees. The Editorial Staff reserves the right to refuse any manuscript submitted, whether by invitation or otherwise, and to make suggestions and modifications before publication.
Journal of Archaeology and Education asks that initial submissions be formatted following American Antiquity style with 1 inch margins and 12 point type as a Microsoft Word or RTF file; tables and images should be included at the end of the document. Authors are asked to prepare an abstract with a maximum of 200 words. The Journal of Archaeology and Education is committed to accessibility and authors are encouraged to follow guidelines for preparation of accessible documents; for tips on producing accessible documents see the MS Office blog Make your Word documents accessible. There are additional rules and guidelines governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.
It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.
Open Access Policy for Users
The Journal of Archaeology and Education is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author for non-commercial purposes. Nonetheless, reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein requires credit to the original publication source with a link to both the article and the license.
Copyright Policy and License
The articles published in Journal of Archaeology and Education are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, wherein the author retains copyright. After publication, authors have the right to post pre-print or post-print versions of their article online, including on their personal, departmental, or institutional repository pages.
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Policy
All human subjects research results published by the Journal of Archaeology and Education (JAE) must be approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or an equivalent entity in the author's country. The purpose of IRB review is to assure, both in advance and by periodic review, that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of people participating as subjects in your research. If you do not have an IRB affiliated with your organization, you must find a suitable IRB at a qualified university or other institution. Most universities have IRBs that will accept applications from outside their institution. Authors, especially those without an academic affiliation, could use an independent IRB, which is subject to the same federal regulations as universities. There may be fees associated with university and independent IRB reviews. The IRB protocol number assigned by your IRB must be included in the article. Manuscripts without IRB approval will not be considered for publication in JAE.
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