Browsing All posts tagged under »Journals«

Predatory Open Access Publisher OMICS Publishing Group: Now Blog Spamming

April 13, 2012


Not all Open Access publications are good. Some are basic Nigerian scams, and I don’t mean that as a figment of speech, some literally are scams run out of Nigeria. They ask for money and will publish anything. Interestingly just yesterday it appears that some pseudoscientists  got scammed, Scam Publisher Fools Swedish Cranks. There is […]

Open Access Journal Search

January 6, 2012


After a lot more work than I thought it was going to be, I created a searchable table of Open Access Archaeology Publications using google charts and google fusion tables. You can now now view the finished product at Open Access Archaeology. It will be replacing my current list of open access journals. I will […]

Some New Comments on Open Access and Archaeology and Shameless Self-promotion

December 11, 2011


This came from the Assemblage journal RSS feed- “…we’re bringing you a smorgasbord of features to tide you over for the festive season. We have a double State of the Arch update with two pieces on a similar theme. Patrcik Hadley discusses the issues surrouonding setting up Mesolithic Miscellany and the world of open access journals, […]

Details on 22 Open Access Archaeology Publications

November 21, 2011


A few weeks ago I started a new blog open access archaeology- So far it has worked out pretty well, only minimal time and barely takes away from this blog. Here is quick recap of 22 open access publications that I have posted so far with links and brief overviews. You can find full details […]

New Use of Blogs

November 4, 2011


Stephen H. Lekson, from the Museum of Natural History at the University of Colorado, has started a new blog, The Southwest in the World. It is a pretty cool concept. He is writing a book putting up rough chapters up as blog posts.

Open Access Journal Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica – Natural Sciences in Archaeology

October 29, 2011


Someone was kind enough to point me in the direction of a open access journal I did not have on my list- Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica – Natural Sciences in Archaeology. The website is here

Open Access Journal for CRM

October 24, 2011


Open Access Week is here. To celebrate I would like to highlight a open access journal- CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship. It is peer reviewed too.

Highest Cited Archaeology Journal Papers

August 26, 2011


Using the Publisher or Perish citation analysis software I have been looking at the statistics for hundreds of English Language Archaeology Journals. One of the outputs from this software is the number of citations each individual paper within a journal receives. After a pretty extensive search of about 250 archaeology journals I am pretty confident […]

Archaeology Journal Publishing XII

August 1, 2011


It has been about two months since my last archaeology journal publishing post, apologies. Quick recap of Arch Journal Publishing I-XI: I looked at varies metrics of “supposed” journal quality vs. price per journal and/or price per page and found pretty much no correlation between these metrics and prices. To continue with this line of […]

Update on List of Open Access Archaeology Journals

June 19, 2011


I have updated my list of Open Access Archaeology Journals. It now includes journals in languages other than English. It also includes those journals that have rolling walls e.g. they do not make all articles available right away but after a few months or years. Furthermore, it includes some journals who have stopped publishing but […]

June 11, 2011


In the last week I have created an Open Access Archaeology search engine. It covers quite a few sites and journals that offer open access publications. It is pretty good but it needs to be tested throughly. So if you are going any research can you stop by, test it out, and give some feedback? […]

Clarification on Author Pays in Archaeology

June 11, 2011


My post on a new open access archaeology journal has garnered several comments. My responses to one of the comments is too long so I have turned it into a post.

Author Pays: Can it work in Archaeology?

June 8, 2011


The publisher Pagepress is launching a new open access journal Antiqua. It is open access but it is based off of the concept that the author pays for the open access. Well sort of, there is a deal in which no one has to pay if they submit before the 31st of July, 2011. I […]

Archaeology Journal Publishing XI

June 7, 2011


Continuing with previous examinations of journal prices vs. journal quality (in this case the h-index).

Archaeology Journal Publishing X

June 4, 2011


In my last post I showed that an archaeology journals’ Scientific Journal Ranking (SJR) score does not correlate with the price charged to read them. Using the SJR database, again, I show that there is no correlation between price and the SJR impact factor.

About Archaeology Journal Publishing IX

June 3, 2011


This post shows there is no correlation between journal prices and the Scientific Journal Rankings (SJR).

About Archaeology Journal Publishing VIII

May 28, 2011


In this post I show that there is no correlation between journals prices and Article Influence Score of journals.

About Archaeology Journal Publishing VII

May 25, 2011


This post takes a look at the Eigenfactor score of journals against their prices and finds that there is a very weak correlation. So weak that there is probably no actual correlation between journal prices and the quality of the research within them.

About Archaeology Journal Publishing VI

May 24, 2011


Yesterday, I looked at the Thomson Reuter’s Journal Impact Factors (TRJIF) in relation to archaeology journal prices and found negative correlations. Today I examined the 5 year TRJIF scores of those same archaeology journals listed in the Thomson Reuter Journal Citation Report and found that there are even stronger negative correlations. This would indicate that […]

About Archaeology Journal Publishing V

May 23, 2011


After running the numbers I have determined that there is no correlation between archaeology journal prices and the Thomson Reuter’s Journal Impact Factors (TRJIF). Leading me to conclude that ether commercial publishers are over pricing their journals or that TRJIF is not an accurate representation of journal quality.

About Archaeology Journal Publishing IV

May 22, 2011


This posts is a short one. I have just put up a couple of graphs on increase of archaeology journals over the years.

About Archaeology Journal Publishing III

May 21, 2011


In my last post I talked about how archaeology journal publications put out by commercial units were between 300-600% more expensive than those put out by universities, organizations, and not-for-profits. This post will break down that information even further into the individual publishers and show that not all commercial publishers are equal.

About Archaeology Journal Publishing II

May 20, 2011


In the last post I discussed what these posts under the title About Archaeology Journal Publishing were about and broke down of the average cost of archaeology journals for both individuals and organizations. This post will look at how different publishers affect the price of journals.

About Archaeology Journal Publishing

May 19, 2011


Currently, I am writing up a paper for the Assemblage, an open access journal, about archaeology journals. It is amazing how little we know archaeology journals considering that some archaeologists are dependent on publishing in them for their jobs/livelihood. As the saying goes publish or perish.

Archaeology Journals: Print Only

May 17, 2011


While a lot of journals are now online there still many that are only produced in a print format. Yet, these journals also have websites. Here is a list of print archaeology journals and links to their websites. As always if you find errors, dead links, or that I missed a critical journal please leave […]

Open Access Archaeology Journals PART II- (now 57 publications)

May 12, 2011


After putting up so many journals that require a payment to view on my list of archaeology journals, I felt a little sick. Mainly, because of the level of knowledge locked behind a pay wall and a little because of the McD’s I had for lunch. It seems like 90% of all journal articles are […]

List of Archaeology Journals: Online Access- Part II

May 11, 2011


To continue what I have been doing from the first post here are some more English language archaeology journals that provide online access but behind a pay wall- means you’ll have to hand over a pretty big chuck of cash to view. I am not a big fan of paying for journals that I contribute […]

List of Archaeology Journals- Online Access

May 10, 2011


As part of a new page on my blog, I am creating of a list of archaeology journals. There are a few lists already on the web (CBA, Archaeology on the net ,, BAJR) but they are a bit patchy. So I am putting together a list of my own. So far, I have […]

Open access archaeology journals

May 8, 2011


Unless you are at a university, chances are you are can not get behind the pay wall of most archaeology journals to see the most recent research. Luckily, some people do publish their journals as open access or with a very small delay. I have gone through and found several of these journals, for archaeology. […]

The Barriers to Archaeology: Past Publications and the “old” Literature

April 5, 2011


‘Entry level costs barrier’ is a term used in the business world to describe the minimum amount of money that needs to be invested to get a business up and running. For example, to start a pizza delivery company you would have to rent a shop, buy/rent on oven, and buy tools of the trade e.g. […]