"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 provides an international forum for archaeologists and scientists from widely different scientific backgrounds who share a common interest in developing and applying scientific methods to inform major debates through improving the quality and reliability of scientific information derived from archaeological research.

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.

If your article is concerned with the use of an established technique, please consider our sister journal Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports" --Description from Elsevier B.V.

Official Journal Link

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Addtional Contact Information

SAS' representative on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Archaeological Science is Rachel S. Popelka-Filcoff, Kimberley Foundation Minderoo Chair in Archaeological Science, School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JAS Information

Online ISSN: 1095-9238
Print ISSN: 0305-4403

Citation Impact

2023 CiteScore (Scopus): 5.7
2023 Journal Impact Factor (Clarivate): 2.8

Publishing Timeline

Time to first decision: 13 days
Review time: 119 days
Submission to acceptance: 147 days

Abstracting and indexing

  • Scopus
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index
  • Current Contents - Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Zoological Record
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Abstracts in Anthropology
  • Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts
  • Current Contents - Arts & Humanities
  • Geological Abstracts
  • Research Alert
  • British & Irish Archaeological Bibliography