Advances in Archaeological Practice
Advances In Archaeological Practice is a quarterly, full-color, digital journal devoted to sharing creative solutions to challenges in the practice of archaeology globally.
New in June 2017 and updated in June 2021, the Society for American Archaeology has released a fully revised and updated publication policy and style guide in English and Spanish. The new guide provides updated submission requirements and policies, as well as procedures as they relate to our new publishing partner, Cambridge University Press. In the new guide you will also find more robust guidance for citing various electronic sources (websites, blogs, etc.), updated protocols for certain formatting issues (e.g., use of % in text, removal of periods in BP/BC/AD, use of leading zeros), the requirement to document data availability, and more. The submission and style requirements are effective immediately, so please be sure to carefully review the new guide before you submit a manuscript.
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Permission requests related to the SAA’s journals are now handled by Cambridge University Press, our publishing partner. Please follow the instructions below to request permission to reprint material from Advances in Archaeological Practice, American Antiquity, Latin American Antiquity, or Memoirs of the Society for American Archaeology.
First, you must find the article from which you are requesting permission to reproduce material on the Cambridge Core site. If you are not a current SAA member, you can view tables of contents and abstracts by visiting Cambridge Core. Current SAA members can access full content by logging on to the “For Members” tab and then click on “Access Your Online Journal(s)” to navigate to the desired journal/issue.
Once you have accessed the article in question on Cambridge Core, click on the “Rights & Permissions” button that appears above the abstract. From there you will be directed to the RightsLink platform hosted by the Copyright Clearance Center.For additional assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn how to prepare and submit an article to Advances in Archaeological Practice with editor Sarah Herr. The recorded online seminar from 2017 covers the basics for publishing with this online journal.
As one of the principal SAA journals, Advances in Archaeological Practice is the premier place to publish original scholarly work on how archaeologists learn about the past, convey findings in the present, or manage resources for the future. Articles are short, succinct, and problem-oriented, offering tangible take-aways that can be applied quickly to the day-to-day work of archaeologists in academia, government, and private practice. “Practice” is defined broadly and topics may include, but are not limited to, innovations in approach, technique, method, technology, models, collaboration, compliance, process, ethics, public engagement, stewardship, and training. The journal is available as a benefit of membership in the SAA or by subscription.