Submissions

This page is designed to help you ensure your submission is ready for and fits the scope of the journal. Before submitting you should read over the guidelines here, then register an account (or login if you have an existing account).


Focus and Scope for Papers from the Institute of Archaeology

Authors should refer to the journals Aims and Scope, found here.


Submission Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Any third-party-owned materials used have been identified with appropriate credit lines, and permission obtained from the copyright holder for both the print and the online editions of the journal.
  • The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, or Word Perfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are cited within the text at the appropriate points. Tables should be included within the text document, whilst figure files should be uploaded as supplementary files.
  • All figures/images have a resolution of at least 150dpi (300dpi or above preferred). Each file is no more than 20MB per file. The file must be in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS. To retain quality, the original source file is preferred.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in these Author Guidelines.


Copyright Notice

Please note that an Article cannot be submitted and the Journal cannot proceed to publication of the Article if the terms of the UCL Open Access Student Journals Article Contributor Agreement are not agreed to by the Corresponding Contributor Author. By submitting to the Journal the Corresponding Contributor Author confirms that the article (or any iteration of it) is not under consideration for publication by any other publisher and has not already been published under another publisher’s imprint and hereby agrees to the UCL Open Access Student Journals Article Contributor Agreement Terms https://student-journals.ucl.ac.uk/site/contributor_agreement on behalf any/all co-authors and all authors understand that these terms apply to the article when published.


Licences

Papers from the Institute of Archaeology allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Publication Fees

All UCL Open Access Student Journals do not charge an Article-Processing Charge (APC) for submission or publication. UCL Open Access Student Journal authors of accepted papers will not be required to make an APC payment for submission or publication before publication of their article.


Peer Review

PIA operates double blind peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review.

Further information regarding peer review can be found on the editorial policy pages.


Publication Cycle

PIA publishes continuously all year round, as and when articles are editorially accepted.


Sections

Public Submissions

Peer Reviewed

Indexed


Research Paper


Review


Short Report


Forum


Communication


Interview


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