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Internet Archaeology is an international scholarly journal and one of the first fully peer-reviewed electronic journals for archaeology. It published its first issue in 1996. The journal was part of the eLIb project's electronic journals.[1][2][3][4] The journal is produced and hosted at the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, UK and nominally published by the Council for British Archaeology. The journal has won several awards for its creative exemplars of linked e-publications and archives[5][6].

Internet Archaeology  
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Edited byJudith Winters
Publication details
Publication history
1996 to present
Standard abbreviations
Internet Archaeol.

Internet Archaeology's first managing Editor was Dr Alan Vince (1996–1999). The journal is currently edited by Judith Winters (since 1999).[7] The journal is co-directed by Prof. Julian Richards (University of York) and Dr Michael Heyworth (Council for British Archaeology) and supported by an Advisory Committee made up from representatives from the Archaeology Data Service, the archaeological commercial sector, and a number of universities.[8][9]

Internet Archaeology was established with funding from the Jisc's Electronic Libraries (eLib)[9] programme and initially explored a subscription model.[10][11] In September 2014, the journal's editor Judith Winters announced that the publication had adopted an open access approach and that all past and future content would be freely available.[12]

Journal content makes use of the potential of internet publication to present archaeological research (excavation reports, methodology, analyses, applications of information technology) in ways that could not be achieved in print, such as full colour images, photographs, searchable data sets, visualisations/virtual reality models and interactive mapping[13]. The journal's content is archived by the Archaeology Data Service (ADS).

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:[14]


  1. ^ "Alan Vince Internet Archaeology, Ariadne 3". UKOLN. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  2. ^ M Heyworth, S. Ross and J. Richards Internet archaeology: an international electronic journal for archaeology, The Field Archaeologist, Winter 1995, No. 24, pages 12-13.
  3. ^ Mike Heyworth, Seamus Ross, and Julian Richards, 'Internet archaeology: an international electronic journal for archaeology' Archaeological Computing Newsletter Number 44: Winter 1995, 20-22.
  5. ^ Richards, Julian (2015). "Ahead of the curve: adventures in e-publishing in Internet Archaeology". Archäologische Informationen (38). doi:10.11588/ai.2015.1.26113.
  6. ^ Ross, Seamus (2017). Chapter 11: Digital humanities research needs from cultural heritage looking forward to 2025? in Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities edited by Agiatis Benardou, Erik Champion, Costis Dallas, Lorna Hughes. doi:10.4324/9781315575278.
  7. ^ "The List-Maker Cometh". Day of Archaeology. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  8. ^ Heyworth, Mike; Richards, Julian; Vince, Alan; Garside-Neville, Sandra. "Internet Archaeology: a quality electronic journal". Antiquity. 71 (274): 1039–1039. doi:10.1017/S0003598X00085963.
  9. ^ a b Benardou, Agiatis (2017). Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities. Routledge. p. 40. ISBN 131715651X.
  10. ^ "J. Richards Internet Archaeology and the myth of free publication. Learned Publishing, Volume 15, Number 3, 1 July 2002, pp. 233-234".
  11. ^ J Winters 2003 'Towards Sustainable Electronic Publishing for Archaeology' in M. Doerr and A Sarris (eds) The Digital Heritage of Archaeology CAA 2002. Proceedings of the 30th Conference, Heraklion, Crete. Archive of Monuments and Publications, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, 415-418.
  12. ^ "Open Access". Internet Archaeology. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  13. ^ Richards, Julian (2015). "Archaeology, e-publication and the Semantic Web". Antiquity (310). doi:10.1017/S0003598X00094552.
  14. ^ "Internet Archaeology. Background to the journal". Retrieved 2019-08-15.

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