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Archaeological Forum 2012

posted 21 Jun 2012, 14:35 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 11 Jun 2016, 12:46 ]
Written contributions for publication in our journal Archaeological Forum are invited. 

A range of contributions are sought including:
  • Long or short articles, notes, site summaries, and preliminary or full research/fieldwork project reports (Word limits are outlined in the notes for contributors). 
  • On any period of the archaeology of Yorkshire (and where relevant immediately adjacent areas) 
Contributions are welcome from anyone including:
  • Interested amateurs of any level (we also encourage those who have not written a paper for a journal before not to be put off as we will guide you through the process where necessary). 
  • University students of archaeology 
  • Professional archaeologists 
  • Academics 
  • Other archaeological organisations, consultancies, and contractors. 
We also ask those people who presented a paper at our annual symposium to provide a summary of their talk for publication.

From this year it will be edited through a semi-peer-review process which maintains quality and helps the contributor to improve their paper where necessary. This is essentially where a contribution may be checked (where the editor deems it to be necessary) for factual accuracy by a relevant referee. The Editor then may act on their advice, forwarding comments to the author (as applicable) to help them make changes or improve their contribution. Unless specifically instructed otherwise by the referees themselves, all refereeing is anonymous. Semi-peer-review is therefore a way to improve the accessibility to readers and contributors. It also improves the
 profile of the journal and maintains its quality. Those unused to contributing to such journals and semi-peer-review should not be put-off as this process will benefit those less experienced writers because it will help them to improve their contribution where necessary. In this light it should be considered as a form of mentoring. If you have any questions regarding this process please do not hesitate to contact the editor. 

The geographic scope of this journal is Yorkshire including areas that were part of Yorkshire prior to the 1974 reorganisation. Where relevant, contributions on archaeology which is not located in Yorkshire (or its previous boundaries) but is immediately adjacent to it may be considered. In this case authors should contact the editor prior to writing their article.

All submissions should reach the editor electronically (at
) by the 1st of November 2012. 

Those wishing to make a contribution should consult the notes for contributors attached below
Paul Brayford,
21 Jun 2012, 14:35