The Journal of Open Archaeology Data (JOAD) features peer reviewed data papers describing archaeology datasets with high reuse potential. We work with a number of specialist and institutional data repositories to ensure that the associated data are professionally archived, preserved, and openly available. Equally importantly, the data and the papers are citable, and reuse is tracked.
JOAD data papers are relatively quick to create, and provide you with a peer-reviewed publication to gain credit for your data. Submit a paper today!
The Journal of Open Archaeology Data (JOAD) is accepting submissions for publication for 2022.
JOAD publishes data papers, which do not contain research results but rather a concise description of a dataset, and where to find it. Papers will only be accepted for datasets that authors agree to make freely available in a public repository. This means that they have been deposited in a data repository under an open licence (such as a Creative Commons Zero licence), and are therefore freely available to anyone with an internet connection, anywhere in the world.
A data paper is a publication that is designed to make other researchers aware of data that is of potential use to them. As such it describes the methods used to create the dataset, its structure, its reuse potential, and a link to its location in a repository. It is important to note that a data paper does not replace a research article, but rather complements it. When mentioning the data behind a study, a research paper should reference the data paper for further details. The data paper similarly should contain references to any research papers associated with the dataset.
Any kind of archaeological data is acceptable, including for example: geophysical data; quantitative or qualitative data; images; notebooks; excavation data, software, etc.
JOAD is indexed by the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Crossref, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, EBSCOHost, Cengage Learning/Gale, and Google Scholar.
JOAD publishes as soon as articles are ready. There is no delay in data papers being released. Submissions can be sent throughout the year.
Here are our most viewed and downloaded papers out of the ones published in the last three years:
Bates, J., 2019. The Published Archaeobotanical Data from the Indus Civilisation, South Asia, c.3200–1500BC. Journal of Open Archaeology Data, 7, p.5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/joad.57
Lucarini, G., Wilkinson, T., Crema, E.R., Palombini, A., Bevan, A. and Broodbank, C., 2020. The MedAfriCarbon Radiocarbon Database and Web Application. Archaeological Dynamics in Mediterranean Africa, ca. 9600–700 BC. Journal of Open Archaeology Data, 8(1), p.1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/joad.60
Katsianis, M., Bevan, A., Styliaras, G. and Maniatis, Y., 2020. An Aegean History and Archaeology Written through Radiocarbon Dates. Journal of Open Archaeology Data, 8(1), p.5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/joad.65
Thank you to reviewers
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the peer reviewers who gave their time and expertise during 2021 to help ensure that JOAD continues to publish rigorously reviewed data papers. As always, we are extremely appreciative of the efforts put in to ensure that high academic quality is maintained.
Alessio Palmisano, Department of Ancient History, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Carmen Ting, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Posted on 01 Feb 2022