Arkeoloji Bilimleri Dergisi
Turkish Journal of Archaeological Sciences
ISSN 2822-2164 • 2822-2148
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey
İstanbul University, Turkey
University College London, UK
Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey
İstanbul University, Turkey
Koç University, Turkey
Aims & Scope
Archaeology is being transformed by the integration of innovative methodologies and scientific analyses into archaeological research. With the establishment of new departments, institutes, and programs focusing on “Archaeological Sciences”, archaeology has moved beyond the traditional approaches of the discipline. When placed within their archaeological context, studies can provide novel insights and new interpretive perspectives to the study of archaeological materials, settlements and landscapes.
In Turkey, the number of interdisciplinary excavation and research projects incorporating scientific techniques is on the rise. A growing number of researchers are being trained in a broad range of scientific fields including but not limited to archaeobotany, archaeozoology, tool technologies, dating methods, micromorphology, bioarchaeology, geochemical and spectroscopic analysis, Geographical Information Systems, and climate and environmental modeling. The Turkish Journal of Archaeological Sciences (TJAS) aims to situate Turkish archaeology within this new paradigm and to diversify and disseminate scientific research in archaeology. New methods, analytical techniques and interdisciplinary initiatives that contribute to archaeological interpretations and theoretical perspectives fall within the scope of the journal. Excavation reports and manuscripts focusing on the description, classification, and cataloging of finds do not fall within the scope of the journal.
The Turkish Journal of Archaeological Sciences is an open access, international, double-blind peer-reviewed yearly publication. Articles that comply with publication and research ethics are published after the reviewing process. The journal is published online by Ege Yayınları in Turkey.
Manuscripts submitted for publication to the Turkish Journal of Archaeological Sciences are first evaluated by the editorial board in terms of their compatibility with the aims and scope of the journal. In the second step, the manuscripts are sent to two referees designated by the scientific board with a reviewing form for the blind peer-reviewing process.
The peer-reviewed manuscripts are then sent to the authors for possible corrections. After the re-submission of the corrected manuscript, the referees are again consulted. In the final step, the editorial board checks and corrects the manuscripts’ compatibility with the journal’s guidelines if necessary.
The Turkish Journal of Archaeological Sciences publishes articles in Turkish and English. The principal language is Turkish so that the journal can effectively contribute to debates needed to establish specialist scientific terminologies in the Turkish language. Due to the international nature of scientific collaboration in Turkey, articles written in English are also welcome.