ARCHEOSTORIE® Journal of Public Archaeology is open access, peer-reviewed, and online-only journal that provides Italy with an international arena to discuss the role of archaeology within contemporary society. We publish insightful analyses on the engagement of stakeholders in archaeology and cultural heritage issues, aiming at rethinking and exploring the gap between the (un)known past and the present.

Papers presenting case studies, theoretical and methodological reflections, reviews on central research themes or peculiar initiatives are welcomed.

Subjects covered

We are interested in contributions offering original and trans-disciplinary approaches tackling the following research areas:

  • Practical and theoretical advances in public and community archaeology;
  • Description and evaluation of public education and outreach initiatives in archaeology; 
  • Digital and traditional storytelling techniques applied to archaeology and cultural heritage;
  • Inclusivity, accessibility, use and reuse cases of archaeological heritage;
  • Cultural Resource Management (CRM), crowdsourcing and citizen science experiences in archaeology;
  • Studies in digital archaeology related to contemporary society, from open data to archaeological content curation;
  • Studies of reception and representation of archaeology in contemporary society.

Additionally, we welcome any other cultural heritage-related contribution which displays a strong affinity with the core research areas or discusses the value of the proposed insights within the public archaeology domain.

Journal Features

Open Access

We provide free and immediate access to all the contents of the current and previous volumes.

Peer Review

Depending on the manuscript type, a double–blind peer review may be required prior to the acceptance for publication.

Free of Charge

There are no hidden APCs (Author Processing Costs); publishing on our journal is completely free.

DOI assignment

Each of our published content has a dedicated  Digital Object Identifier (DOI) thanks to the services maintained by mEDRA.

Journal structure 

ARCHEOSTORIE® Journal of Public Archaeology is articulated in the following sections:

  1. Topic of the Year section with articles that analyse a specific subject from several points of view;
  2. Satura Lanx section with articles beyond the main theme;
  3. Archaeotales section our archaeological short stories;
  4. News section that follows the academic papers in order to provide readers with first-hand reportages and analyses of important events of the year;
  5. Reviews section about relevant books, conferences, exhibitions, videos, etc.

Any book, video game, and documentary review need to be planned in advance by writing to

SectionSubmissions byType of contentIndexing (DOI)Peer Review
Topic of the YearEverybodyResearch paper✔️ ✔️
Satura LanxEverybodyResearch paper
Short paper
✔️ ✔️
ArchaeotalesArcheostorie Magazine✔️
NewsArcheostorie Magazine, Editorial Board✔️
(planned in advance with the editorial board)
Review article✔️

Further information is available on the Guidelines page.