CFP: The Bulletin of the History of Archaeology (BHA)

The Bulletin of the History of Archaeology (BHA) is accepting submissions for publication in 2019. The journal publishes research not only on the histories of archaeology strictly defined, but also on the subject as it intersects with related histories like those of collecting, colonialism, exploration, fieldwork, heritage, and museums. At the same time, BHA is particularly focused on building interdisciplinary collaborations, and publishes work that takes its methodological cues from fields including anthropology and historical anthropology, archaeology, art history, colonial and postcolonial studies, gender studies, global history, and the history, philosophy, and sociology of science.

The BHA is published online. Articles are made available Open Access as soon as they are ready. Research shows that Open Access publications are viewed and cited more often and for a longer period than publications in subscription journals. Some studies report three times more views and others 89% more downloads. See the Plan S, for the latest initiative promoting Open Access by 14 national funders and 4 charitable foundations.

Authors remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

The BHA is indexed by the Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index), the Norwegian Scientific Database, the European Reference Index for Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCOHost, Google Scholar, CrossRef, JISC KB+, and SHERPA RoMEO.

If your paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Charge (APC) of £300, which can normally be sourced from your funder or institution. APCs cover all publication costs (editorial processes; web hosting; indexing; marketing; archiving; DOI registration etc. For a breakdown of costs, see here) and ensure that all of the content is fully Open Access. This APC is just 10-20% of some competitors. Many research funders and institutions now have open access funds available. Please, ask your department, library or funder to check your eligibility. Several other foundations, institutes, societies and associations offer publication grants based on subject relevance. Here are a few of them relevant to history, archaeology and material preservation and conservation. For more information on funding, feel free to get in touch at

Submit Now! We accept online submissions here. See Author Guidelines for further information. Alternatively, please contact the editors if you are unsure as to whether your research is suitable for submission to the journal.