The Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, the leading journal in its field, presents original articles that address method- or theory-focused issues of current archaeological interest and represent significant explorations on the cutting edge of the discipline. The journal also welcomes topical syntheses that critically assess and integrate research on a specific subject in archaeological method or theory, as well as examinations of the history of archaeology.

Written by experts, the articles benefit an international audience of archaeologists, students of archaeology, and practitioners of closely related disciplines. Specific topics covered in recent issues include: the use of niche construction theory in archaeology, new developments in the use of soil chemistry in archaeological interpretation, and a model for the prehistoric development of clothing.

The Journal's distinguished Editorial Board includes archaeologists with worldwide archaeological knowledge (the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Africa), and expertise in a wide range of methodological and theoretical issues.

Impact Factor: 3.433 (2020)
5-Year Impact Factor: 3.311 (2020)

8 out of 88 on the Anthropology list

Included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) PLUS (https://dbh.nsd.uib.no/publiseringskanaler/erihplus/about/index): The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) was created and developed by European researchers under the coordination of the Standing Committee for the Humanities (SCH) of the European Science Foundation (ESF).  

SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2020:  1.596

5 out of 286 on the Archeology (Arts and Humanities) list
5 out of 274 on the Archaeology list

SJR is a measure of the journal’s relative impact in its field, based on its number of citations and number of articles per publication year.

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2020:  1.866

The SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely, and vice versa.

CiteScore 2020: 5.9

h-index: 56

Highlights:

 

  • Presents ‘Topical syntheses’ that critically assess and integrate research on a specific subject in archaeology
  • Creates a framework for synthesized findings
  • Offers commentary on previous work
  • Identifies research priorities
  • Coverage includes the history of archeology, case studies and cutting-edge research

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Editor
  • Valentine Roux,
  • Margaret E. Beck
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Journal metrics

3.433 (2020)
Impact factor
3.311 (2020)
Five year impact factor
46 days
Submission to first decision
254 days
Submission to acceptance
157,500 (2020)
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