Policies and 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. For an overview of the journal structure, sections, policies and type of contributions accepted please see the corresponding page.

Our journal adheres to COPE’s Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

Review process

The review process of the manuscripts (short and research papers) is based on the following criteria:

  • originality and freshness: paper offers a brand-new viewpoint of the selected argument and introduces new theories, enlarging the existing literature. Paper represents new ideas and creative tools, useful to practitioners;
  • scientific approach: paper presents both theoretical analysis and empirical examples, supported by data, case-studies or researches;
  • clearness, pertinence of academic language: paper should be written in clear English, avoiding the use of many unfamiliar words.

After the review process, the contributions could be:

  • unconditionally accepted;
  • accepted with minor revisions;
  • accepted with major revisions;
  • rejected.

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.


Authorship of work is claimed by those making intellectual contributions to the completion of the research described in the work. 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.

Any decision on the individuals mentioned as authors and the order in which they should be listed is the exclusive responsibility of the authors

Any request for 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 info@archeostoriejpa.eu. Eventual competing interests among the authors must be disclosed in the Conflict of interest section.

Reproduction rights and permissions for third-party materials

“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 clear reproduction rights for any kinds of visual material (photos, graphs, tables) included in the manuscript crediting the relevant third party in the captions.

Authors wishing to include figures, tables that have already been published elsewhere, are required to check or obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence in the caption 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).


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; we make use of Plagiarism Detector to screen the manuscripts. 


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.


ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a widely used nonproprietary alphanumeric code to uniquely identify authors and contributors of scholarly communication. By using ORCID, “Archeostorie. Journal of Public Archaeology” avoids any disambiguation for what it concerns the authors’ identification and improves the discoverability and recognition of their research.