Guidelines on publication ethics

“Archeostorie. Journal of Public Archaeology” welcomes the submission of original manuscripts on any topics related to public archaeology, presenting theoretical issues, new approaches, methodologies, experiences, and reviews of the state of the discipline. Any book, videogame and documentary review need to be planned in advance writing to

It is the responsibility of the authors to make sure that the submitted manuscript:

  • has not been previously published anywhere else;
  • is not on the way to be published elsewhere;
  • is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
  • represents the authors’ original work;
  • in case of co-authorship, all the authors have agreed on making the submission


Authorship of a work is claimed by those making intellectual contributions to the completion of the research described in the work. Any decision on the individuals mentioned as authors and the order in which they should be listed is exclusive responsibility of the authors. 

Any request of modifications to the listed authors (adding or deleting authors, changing the order) will be accepted only prior to publication, with an email by the principal investigator to


Plagiarism is defined as the use of words, ideas, data, images by an author taken from any materials in electronic or print formats without sufficient attribution.

Authors should make sure to clearly cite, reference and acknowledge all instances where they have used others’ work, including their own previously published articles, information obtained in conversations and interviews. “Archeostorie. Journal of Public Archaeology” takes the issue of plagiarism very seriously and may screen papers with plagiarism checker tools for unoriginal materials. 

Reproduction rights and permission

“Archeostorie. Journal of Public Archaeology” invites authors to use images in the papers only if significant to the contents of the work. Authors need to provide and clear reproduction rights for any kinds of figures (photos, graphs, tables) included in the manuscript crediting the relevant third party in the captions

Each caption should include relevant credit of the permission of the copyright holder(s) to reproduce the image. Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere, are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers.

Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the author(s).


In case of any manuscript not following these publication ethics, the Editorial Board will ask the authors to provide the necessary changes prior to publication.

In cases of plagiarism or self-plagiarism detected before the publication, the Editorial Board will ask to cut or change the paper. Should the cases of plagiarism or self-plagiarism be recognised after the publication, authors will be banned from future submissions for 3 years.

Open access policy

Since the journal is open access, the contents are licensed under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 International License.

This license allows for copying and adapting any part of the work for personal and commercial use; appropriate credit to the author(s) must be provided. For a copy of this license, click here.