Top 10 Archeology journals of 2021


It is very important to publish a research paper in quality peer-reviewed journals. The journal in which you publish matters a lot. So-called predatory journals are increasing in this information era. So, make sure to publish your valuable research paper in a good journal. Reputed institutions take this on a serious note and recognise publications only when it is done in such reputed journals. Here the Brainy Tux brings you the top 10 journals in the field of Archeology.

Quaternary Science Reviews

Publisher: Elsevier          ISSN:0277-3791

Quaternary Science Reviews caters for all aspects of Quaternary science, and includes, for example, geology, geomorphology, geography, archaeology, soil science, palaeobotany, palaeontology, palaeoclimatology and the full range of applicable dating methods.

Abstracted and Indexed in

  • Arctic & Antarctic Regions (AAR)
  • Arts & Humanities Search
  • British & Irish Archaeological Bibliography
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • Compendex
  • Current Contents – Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
  • EBSCOhost
  • Elsevier BIOBASE
  • Engineering Index Monthly
  • Engineering Village – GEOBASE
  • Geo Bib & Index
  • GeoRef
  • OCLC Contents Alert
  • Personal Alert
  • Plant Science Database (Elsevier)
  • ProQuest
  • PubMed/Medline
  • Research Alert
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Scopus
  • Web of Science

Current Anthropology

Publisher: University of Chicago Press          ISSN:0011-3204          E-ISSN:1537-5382

Frequency: 6 issues/year

Established more than sixty years ago, Current Anthropology is the leading broad-based journal in the field. It seeks to publish the best theoretical and empirical research across all subfields of the discipline, ranging from the origins of the human species to the interpretation of the complexities of modern life.

Journal of Archaeological Research

Publisher: Springer Nature          ISSN:1059-0161         E-ISSN:1573-7756

Frequency: 4 issues/year

Journal of Archaeological Research brings together the most recent international research summaries on a broad range of topics and geographical areas.

This authoritative review journal improves access to the growing body of information and literature through the publication of original critical articles, each in a 25-40 page format. State-of-the-art studies on a selected topic cover important fieldwork and discoveries, and survey recently published literature in the featured area.

Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory

Publisher: Springer Nature         ISSN:1072-5369

Frequency: 4 issues/year

Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, the leading journal in its field, presents original articles that address method- or theory-focused issues of current archaeological interest and represent significant explorations on the cutting edge of the discipline. The journal also welcomes topical syntheses that critically assess and integrate research on a specific subject in archaeological method or theory, as well as examinations of the history of archaeology.

Journal of World Prehistory

Publisher: Springer Nature         ISSN:0892-7537         E-ISSN:1573-7802

Frequency: 4 issues/year

Journal of World Prehistory is an international forum for the publication of peer-reviewed original articles that synthesize the prehistory of an area or of a time-horizon within a larger region or describe technical advances of wide and general application. These overview papers provide in-depth, thoughtful development of data and concepts in a fashion accessible to all archaeologists.

Journal of Archaeological Science

Publisher: Elsevier         ISSN:0305-4403         E-ISSN:1095-9238

Frequency: 12 issues/year

The Journal of Archaeological Science is aimed at archaeologists and scientists with particular interests in advancing the development and application of scientific techniques and methodologies to all areas of archaeology. This established monthly journal publishes focus articles, original research papers and major review articles, of wide archaeological significance.

The Journal of Archaeological Science is interested in papers that are:

  • Presenting major advances in scientific methods and techniques in archaeology
  • Showcasing innovative science
  • Shaping global debates
  • Addressing questions of broad significance
  • Describing studies with far-reaching applicability

Journal of Agrarian Change

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell         ISSN:1471-0358           E-ISSN:1471-0366

Frequency: 4 issues/year

The Journal of Agrarian Change is the leading journal of agrarian political economy. It promotes investigation of the social relations and dynamics of production, property and power in agrarian formations and their processes of change, both historical and contemporary. It encourages work within a broad interdisciplinary framework, informed by theory, and serves as a forum for serious comparative analysis and scholarly debate.

Contributions are welcomed from political economists, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, economists, geographers, lawyers, and others committed to the rigorous study and analysis of agrarian structure and change, past and present, in different parts of the world. As well as original research, the journal features review articles and essays and a substantial book review section. Occasional special thematic issues are published.

Virtual Archaeology Review

Publisher: Universitad Politecnica de Valencia         E-ISSN:1989-9947

Frequency: 2 issues/year         Open Access

The Virtual Archaeology Review (VAR) is an international web-based, open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its focus is a mix of arts and engineering that research on the new field of virtual archaeology. The journal is broadly interdisciplinary, publishing works by scholars in the fields of conservation, documentation, 3D surveying, computer science, dissemination, gaming and other similar disciplines related to heritage and archaeology.

VAR targets archaeologists, information scientists, engineers, art historians, restorers, architects and professionals linked with the use of new technologies in the field of archaeological heritage. Full original research articles are welcomed. Since March 2016, it is published biannually mainly in English, although Spanish is also accepted.

American Antiquity

Publisher: Cambridge University Press          ISSN:0002-7316          E-ISSN:2325-5064

Frequency: 4 issues/year

American Antiquity is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal and is considered the premier journal of North American archaeology, devoted to the archaeology of the New World, method and theory pertinent to the study of New World archaeology, and closely related subjects.

Archaeological Prospection

Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell          ISSN:1075-2196          E-ISSN:1099-0763

Frequency: 4 issues/year

The scope of the Journal will be international, covering urban, rural and marine environments and the full range of underlying geology. The Journal contain articles relating to the use of a wide range of propecting techniques, including remote sensing (airborne and satellite), geophysical (e.g. resistivity, magnetometry) and geochemical (e.g. organic markers, soil phosphate). Reports and field evaluations of new techniques will be welcomed. Contributions will be encouraged on the application of relevant software, including G.I.S. analysis, to the data derived from prospection techniques and cartographic analysis of early maps. Reports on integrated site evaluations and follow-up site investigations will be particularly encouraged.


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