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 July 2018, 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 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 "Request Permission" button that appears under 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.
Digital Reviews Editor—Advances in Archaeological Practice Job Description
Advances in Archaeological Practice (AAP) is searching for a Digital Reviews Editor who can join our editorial team. AAP is a peer-reviewed, full-color, digital journal devoted to sharing creative solutions to challenges in the practice of archaeology globally, developed by the SAA and published by Cambridge University Press.
The Digital Review
The digital review is a 2,000–2,500 word opinion article, delivered quarterly as part of Advances in Archaeological Practice. Review articles provide critical yet constructive assessments of digital heritage initiatives and the representation of archaeology through digital media. They cover consideration of the best uses of digital projects for interpretation, preservation, education, and outreach.
To see reviews to date, please visit https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/advances-in-archaeological-practice/free-digital-reviews
Role and Responsibility
The Digital Reviews Editor’s job is to find suitable authors who can provide critical reviews in the field of digital heritage and archaeology, and to guide these authors through the editing process. The Digital Review Editor is expected to develop a clear set of goals for their editorship, outlining vision and key themes, based on which they can start soliciting review proposals through whatever media they deem appropriate.
The review proposals by authors will be evaluated by the Digital Review Editor with the help of the editorial team, after which authors will be identified 6 to 12 months in advance of article deadlines. The Digital Reviews Editor will work with authors, the Advances editors and editorial board, and the editors at Cambridge University Press to provide a publishable and well-illustrated manuscript.
The resulting articles will be free access (Cambridge holds a traditional copyright, but the articles are free to all readers). Article deadlines are approximately the first week of February, May, August, and November.
We expect the editor to try to seek a diversity of authors—including diverse geography, gender, and stage of career. Some mentoring of novice authors may be expected.
What We Offer
The Digital Reviews Editor will become part of the Advances in Archaeological Practice editorial team and is invited to participate with the SAA Editorial Board in journal decision-making and promotion. A small honorarium comes with the position.
We are currently looking for someone to take on the digital reviews for Volume Year 9 and the first two issues of Volume Year 10. Effectively, that means soliciting six articles. We expect you to start around May 2020, with the first article deadline set for the first week of November 2020.
How to Apply
If you are interested, please get in touch! We request a short bio/cv and an introductory letter outlining your motivation as well as your initial ideas for the Digital Review Editorship. Please send to us by January 17, 2020.
Sarah Herr: email@example.com
Sjoerd van der Linde: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Rieth: email@example.com