Open Access Week Post- Public Archaeoloy, Peer Review

Posted on October 23, 2011

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As part of Open Access week I would like to highlight a peer reviewed journal that is Open Access. AP: Online Journal in Public Archaeology. The journal can be found here- http://www.arqueologiapublica.es/what-is-ap.html

What does it cover-

The definition of Public Archaeology is still too broad to even talk about a consensus on it. This call for papers is not going to be a place to discuss about that, but the aim of the journal is to be able to delve into every issue related to the field. The limit of the definition is slightly clear. Archaeology is generally understood as the study of past societies from their remains, and Public Archaeology is the study of the relations between this Archaeology and Society in every aspect of daily life (social, economical and political). We are talking about the present of Archaeology and the different issues that affect it and its relation with the public.

A list of topics could be the following, but there are many others included in the scope of Public Archaeology:
-The economic and political impact of Archaeology
-Archaeology as Popular Culture
-The History and development of Archaeology as a professional practice
-Theoretical issues around the publicity of Archaeology
-The image of Archaeology
-Legal issues on archaeological practice and the illicit trade of antiquities
-The presentation of Archaeology to the public
And so on…

They are still accepting submissions for the next issue till the end of the month.

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