Britannia (journal)

Britannia is an annual peer-reviewed academic journal published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. It was established in 1970 and the first editor-in-chief was Sheppard Frere.[1] The journal covers research on the province of Roman Britain, Iron Age and post-Roman Britain, and western provincial archaeology, as well as excavation reports. It was established because of the large increase in archaeological excavations, increased publication costs, and in order to establish coherence to the field of Roman Britain.[2]

Edited byHella Eckardt
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Britannia
ISSN0068-113X (print)
1753-5352 (web)
OCLC no.754651093

The journal includes the section Roman Britain in... which summarises sites explored and inscriptions, and which continue the series Roman Inscriptions of Britain. In 2017 the conference "Retrospect and Prospect: 50 years of Britannia and the state of Romano-British archaeology" was held to mark the 50th anniversary of the journal. The current editor is Hella Eckardt.


The following persons are or have been editors-in-chief:

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Arts and Humanities Citation Index,[3] L'Année philologique,[4] Linguistic Bibliography,[4] and Scopus.[5]


  1. ^ "Notes for Contributors". Britannia. 1: xiii–xiv. 1970. doi:10.1017/S0068113X00015361. ISSN 1753-5352.
  2. ^ "Editorial". Britannia. 1: xv–xvii. 1970. doi:10.2307/525831. ISSN 0068-113X. JSTOR 525831.
  3. ^ "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Clarivate Analytics. Retrieved 13 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Britannia". MIAR: Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals. University of Barcelona. Retrieved 13 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Source details: Britannia". Scopus preview. Elsevier. Retrieved 13 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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