Archaeology Magazine is the scientific journal published by the Archaeology Centre of the Institute of Cultural Heritage of the ASM. The journal is accredited by the NAQAER in the “A” Category.
The journal is reviewed by specialists in the filed – each article is reviewed by two reviewers and discussed at the meetings of the editorial board.
Archaeology Magazine has open access, which means that the published materials are available free to readers. The open access assumes that readers are allowed to download, quote, and distribute papers published in the Journal, but with observance of copyrights – indicating sources and authors for quotations, without permission of the editorial board and authors.
The authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication.
The first issue of Archaeology Magazine appeared in 1993 under the auspices of the Institute of Archaeology and Ancient History of the ASM. The second issue was printed after five years in 1998. It was only after another seven years, namely in 2005, that a new series of Archaeology Magazine was initiated and published under the auspices of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography. In the following year, as result of a new reorganization, the Journal is already published by the Archaeology Centre of the Institute of Cultural Heritage, a tradition that continues to this day.
The mission of the Magazine is the publication of scientific papers. Typically, materials are in Romanian, but also in other languages of international circulation and have a specific structure for such publications. It contains the following basic compartments: Studies; Papers and Surveys; Discussions; in which novel materials, synthesis, new approaches and directions in research are included, as well as materials generating new theories or supplementing the existing ones. The compartment Interdisciplinary Surveys occupies a special place containing materials and research in related sciences but feasible to archaeology, such as Anthropology, Archaeozoology (Zooarchaeology), Pedo-archaeology, Archaeobotany, etc. Latest editorial publications in the field can be found in the compartment Paper and Book Reviews. The Archaeology Magazine also contains rubrics In Honorem devoted to paying homage to distinguished archaeologists, and In Memoriam, where passed-away colleagues are commemorated. Scientific life compartment can also be found in the Journal, which presents information on the scientific events organized by the Archaeology Centre. In addition, we mention the good quality of the graphics support, which aims at illustrating and complementing the presented information. Thematically, the submitted materials are quite extensive both in chronological – from prehistory to the Middle Ages, and regional terms – reflecting the archaeology of the current territory of the Republic of Moldova and the neighbouring areas. The studies are carried out not only by renowned specialists, but also by young researchers from Moldova, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Germany, etc.
Archaeology Magazine appears annually in an edition of 200 copies and is distributed free on request in all public libraries and scientific centres of humanistic profile and other institutions in the country and abroad under the concluded Collaboration Agreement. The electronic version can be accessed for free on the official website of the publication.
Editorial Board members are professors, habilitat doctors and PhDs in History from the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, whose professionalism and qualifications represents a key element in the development of the Journal. The information on the members of the Editorial Board can be viewed in the Editorial Board Section.
The publication of the Magazine is for non-commercial purposes. No payments are collected to publish materials in the Archaeology Journal, nor are honoraria offered. Fees are not offered for reviewing materials submitted for publication.
The terms and conditions for publication are set forth in Terms and Conditions Section.
Articles of the journal are archived and indexed by National Bibliometric Tool
In particular, the Journal reflects the results of research conducted within the Archaeology Centre. The specialists of the Centre are directly involved in complex research, the promotion, safeguarding, revaluation, reinterpretation and valorification of the archaeological heritage of the Republic of Moldova, thus effectively contributing to a better understanding of the realities, problems and directions for building a sustainable modern society based on advanced general-humane principles and values.
The Editorial Board of the Archaeological Magazine commits to the internationally accepted principles of publication ethics expressed in the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)