Submit to the journal

How to submit

Authors should follow the journal’s author guidelines. Manuscripts that are not formatted appropriately for the journal will be referred to edit accordingly before peer review.

All submissions should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief. Please email your full manuscript, author CV, as well as a 300 word abstract to the Editor-in-Chief, Prof Andrew Reynolds, at a.reynolds [at]

Before submitting to the journal, all authors must have read and agreed to the journal’s editorial policy and the Journals Contributor Agreement

When to submit 

Archaeology International publishes one issue per year. Submissions can be sent throughout the year, however, editorial deadlines are:

  • For Research articles: March / April
  • For Reports, News items and similar: May / June

Submission statement of intent

Upon submitting, the article is considered under review for possible publication on the condition that it is submitted solely to Archaeology International and that the article or a substantial portion of it is not under consideration and has not been published elsewhere. By submitting, authors are agreeing that the submission is original except for material in the public domain and such excerpts of other works have written permission of the copyright owner. Where there is potential for duplication, authors must correctly reference and cite the work. By way of submitting, all authors have read and agree to the journal’s Editorial Policy ( and the Journals Contributor Agreement, found publicly available online at

Authorship and author consent

All listed authors must have made a significant contribution to the article in the manuscript and have approved all its claims. Where necessary to clarify this, authors are required to include an authorship statement in their manuscript to outline how each author contributed to the paper, after any acknowledgements in the article. For journals operating a double blind peer-review process, this information should be removed from the main manuscript file for peer review.

UCL Press adheres to the statement of authorship as outlined by the ICMJE statement (, and considers an author of an article to have:

  • made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • drafted the work or revised it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • made final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • agrees to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

For suspected and incorrect authorship, UCL Press journals will refer to the UCL Press Journals Editorial Policy as outlined at and follow COPE guidelines.


Double anonymised peer review

Archaeology International operates double anonymised peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors are required to submit an anonymised version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review, in addition to the main manuscript word file as described below.

  1. The complete manuscript not anonymised, as a word file (.doc/.docx, etc.) and;
  2. An anonymised PDF version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review (anonymisation includes references to authors, acknowledgements, self references, and any electronic author identification., etc.)

Manuscripts may be returned before peer review if manuscripts are not sufficiently blinded.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. Any third-party-owned materials used have been identified with appropriate credit lines, and permission obtained from the copyright holder for both the print and the online editions of the journal.
  3. The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, or Word Perfect document file format.
  4. An abstract (max 300 words) and keyword terms (max 10) are included.
  5. Where available DOIs for the references have been provided (URLs can be used in place where a DOI is not found).
  6. All images should be embedded in the document submitted and cited in-text. Please make sure that all figures/images have a resolution of at least 150dpi (300dpi or above preferred) and that each file is no more than 20MB per file. The file must be in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS. To retain quality, the original source file is preferred.
  7. Authors should use the Notes-Bibliography System (NB) of the Chicago Manual of Style (preferably the 17th edition).
  8. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the journals author guidelines