Open Access Policy

ARCHEOSTORIE® Journal of Public Archaeology is committed to open access, following the Budapest Open Access Initiative. We provide free and immediate access to all the contents of the current and previous volumes, without any charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author as long as they cite the source.

In particular, our journal advocates for the two following conditions:

  1. The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.
  2. A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving.

Access and Attribution

General Licensing Conditions

All the content are published under the terms of Creative Commons license (CC BY 4) which allows to:

  • share, copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format;
  • adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

This is possible by accomplishing the following terms:

  • no additional restrictions, so you may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a widely used non-proprietary alphanumeric code to uniquely identify authors and contributors of scholarly communication. We strongly recommend the authors to communicate us their ORCID or to get one prior to publication. Using ORCID avoids any disambiguation for what it concerns the authors’ identification and improves the discoverability and recognition of their research.

Readers Fees and Author Publishing Costs (APCs)

Access to all the articles is free for everybody and immediate, once the publication procedure is over. As well, pre-acceptance and post-acceptance are free of charge.

Data Deposition

ARCHEOSTORIE® Journal of Public Archaeology encourages research data sharing and long-term preservation; our vision aligns with the H2020 Program Guidelines on FAIR Data which aims to make research data “as open as possible, as closed as necessary”. Authors are required to provide a Data Availability Statement, specifying the presence or absence of supportive data/dataset. Detailed information on the formulation of the DAS are available in the Guidelines.

We are available to host your data as Supplementary Materials on our website (under the CC BY 4.0 licensing terms) but you must consider to host your data at least in one research data trusted repository.

Choosing a Repository

The selection of a repository is guided on the nature of the research and the available funding; to screen all the relevant (free/paid) options we suggest browsing the FAIRsharing portal, which is a trusted aggregator of resources. As a popular and safe alternative, we recommend Zenodo, an open source platform hosted by CERN. It is a general repository built by researchers to help maximize the findability of their research outputs. Any type of research artifact can be stored in the infrastructure which advocates for long term preservation.