About Journal

The Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) is an international peer-reviewed open-access biannual journal devoted to the field of archaeology, published by the Archaeological Sciences Research Centre (ASRC) of the University of Sistan and Baluchestan (USB). The journal aims to engage with the application of scientific techniques and methodologies to all areas of archaeology, considering the research ethics and academic rules and regulations. It focuses on the results of the application of scientific methods to archaeological problems and debates of wide interest. It also provides a forum for reviews and scientific debate of issues in scientific archaeology and their impact in the wider subject.

The Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) publishes papers of excellent archaeological sciences. Reviews, case studies, and short papers are welcomed where an established or new scientific technique sheds light on archaeological questions and debates. The research must be demonstrably contextualized within national and/or international contexts. The application of analytical techniques must be underpinned by clear archaeological or methodological research questions and set within established and/or developing research frameworks. Submission of papers focused on the analysis of single or small numbers/groups of archaeological objects is strongly discouraged, unless of exceptional quality and international significance. Datasets must be statistically robust.

All papers submitted to the Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) are subject to a double-blind reviewing process. The submitted manuscripts will be published after a thorough review and the editorial board's approval. Researchers are highly appreciated if they visit this website, register, submit and set up their papers based on the Instructions to Authors. Therefore, visiting in person or calling the journal office is not recommended, so all connections with authors and reviewers are made through the website.

E-mail: ijas@usb.ac.ir

 

Bibliographic Information

Title  Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies
Journal Abbreviated Title  Iran. J. Archaeol. Stud.
Journal Title Acronym  IJAS
ISSN

 Print    ISSN: 2251-743X

  Online ISSN: 2676-2919

Subject Category

 Scopus Subject Area and Category:

      Arts and Humanities

           -- Archeology (arts and humanities)

           -- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

      Social Sciences

           -- Archeology

           -- Geography, Planning and Development

 

  Web of Science Categories:

      Archaeology | Anthropology

Coverage

 - Archaeology.

 - Anthropology.

 - Antiquities.

 - Asian cultural or biological history.

 - Biological and physical anthropology.

 - Excavations (Archaeology).

 - Field works (Excavations and Surveys).

 - Historical archaeology.

 - Iranian cultural or biological history.

 - Islamic archaeology.

 - Middle-Eastern cultural or biological history.

 - Paleontology.

 - Persian cultural or biological history.

 - Physical anthropology.

 - Prehistoric.

 - Scientific methods in archaeology.

 - World Archaeology.

Language

 English

Start Year

 2011-  - Vol. 1, No. 1 -

Frequency

 Biannual

Editor-in-Chief

 Mehdi Mortazavi, Ph.D.

Place of Publication

 Iran, Zahedan

Publisher

 Archaeological Sciences Research Centre, University of Sistan and Baluchestan

Status

 Active

Refereed

 Yes; Double-Blind Peer Review.

Acceptance and Publication Time

 24 Weeks

Manuscript acceptance rate

 30%

OCLC No.

 --

LC No.

 D.

 DS.

DDC No.

 930.1

 955

378.55

URL

 https://ijas.usb.ac.ir/

Type of Access

 Open Access (OA)

OA Policies

 SHERPA/RoMEO

Type of License

 CC-BY-NC: Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International.

Open Access Statement

  The Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) is a fully open-access journal, which means that all articles are available on the Web to all users immediately upon publication. All content of the Journal is published with open access under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). This license allows users to copy and redistribute the article under the following conditions:

      - Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.

      - Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material.

 Benefits of open access for authors include:

   - Authors retain copyright to their work.

   - Free access for all users worldwide.

   - Increased visibility and readership.

   - No spatial constraints.

   - Rapid publication.

 No publication charges are required from the author(s).

The Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

 All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. Manuscripts submitted to the Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) will be screened for plagiarism using similarity check and plagiarism detection tools. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to check the similarity before submitting their manuscript to the journal. Editors check the plagiarism detection of manuscripts in the Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) by using Grammarly detection software (www.grammarly.com) and using iThenticate. The journal will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism. Whenever it is determined that the manuscript has not complied with the plagiarism rules, the article is rejected (before accepting) and if it has been published (after accepting), it will be removed from the published list and placed in the withdrawn list (returned articles because of Failure to observe plagiarism law).

Type of Publication (Processing Charges and Publication Charges)

 No publication charges are required from the author.

 Full-text access: Open Access

Revenue Sources

 Organizational and institutional support, Donations

Type of Material

 Serial (Periodical)

Description

 The Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) is an international peer-reviewed open-access biannual journal devoted to the field of archaeology, published by the Archaeological Sciences Research Centre of the University of Sistan and Baluchestan. IJAS aims to engage with the application of scientific techniques and methodologies to all areas of archaeology. The journal focuses on the results of the application of theoretical archaeology, scientific methods to archaeological problems, and debates of wide interest. It provides a forum for reviews and scientific debates on issues in scientific archaeology and their impact in the wider subject.

Copyright owner / Copyright holder

 Authors retain unrestricted copyrights and publishing rights. The author has complete control over the work (e.g. retains the right to reuse, distribute, republish, etc.).

Copyright Notice

 Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Authorship

 The consent of all authors, as well as related authorities/institutions, has been received prior to the submission of the manuscript. The order of the authors (as to be reflected on the published article) has been established. The adding or deleting of authors once the manuscript has been accepted for publication would have to be accompanied by a signed statement of consent of all authors. All authors have contributed significantly to the research. Authors are obligated to participate in the peer-review process, providing retractions/corrections/amendments when necessary. All conflicts of interest/financial support have been declared. Any changes or corrections to a published work require the consent of all authors.

COPE

 The Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) follows the policies and guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and abides by its Code of Conduct in dealing with potential cases of misconduct.

Digital Archiving Policy

 The Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) works with some organizations as the Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC), the Iran National Library and Archives, the Ministry of Sciences Research and Technology of Iran, and own server of the University of Sistan and Baluchestan for maintaining our own digital archive. This makes possible the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and ensures accessibility by converting and upgrading digital file formats to comply with new technology standards.

Data Citation

 Data should be cited in the same way as article, book, and web citations and authors are required to include data citations as part of their reference list. Data citation is appropriate for data held within institutional, subject-focused, or more general data repositories. It is not intended to take the place of community standards such as in-line citation of GenBank accession codes. When citing or making claims based on data, authors must refer to the data at the relevant place in the manuscript text and in addition provide a formal citation in the reference list. The Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) follows the format proposed by the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles: Authors; Year; Dataset title; Data repository or archive; Version (if any); Persistent identifier (e.g. DOI)”.

Data Sharing Policy

 The Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) uses the Basic Data Sharing Policy. The journal is committed to a more open research landscape, facilitating faster and more effective research discovery by enabling reproducibility and verification of data, methodology, and reporting standards. The Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) encourages authors to cite and share their research data including, but not limited to: raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, methods, and materials. Authors are encouraged to share or make open the data supporting the results or analyses presented in their article where this does not violate the protection of human subjects or other valid privacy or security concerns.

 The Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) encourages authors to share the data and other artifacts supporting the results in the article by archiving it in an appropriate public repository. Authors should include a Data Accessibility Statement, including a link to the repository they have used, in order that this statement can be published alongside their paper.

 The Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) requires authors of Original Investigation, and Special Paper articles to (1) place the de-identified data associated with the manuscript in a repository; and (2) include a Data Availability Statement in the manuscript describing where and how the data can be accessed.

 The Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) defines data as the digital materials underlying the results described in the manuscript, including but not limited to spreadsheets, text files, interview recordings or transcripts, images, videos, output from statistical software, and computer code or scripts. Authors are expected to deposit at least the minimum amount of data needed to reproduce the results described in the manuscript.

 Data can be placed in any repository that makes data publicly available and provides a unique persistent identifier, including institutional repositories, and general repositories (e.g., Figshare, Open Science Framework, Zenodo, Dryad, Harvard Dataverse, OpenICPSR), or discipline-specific repositories.

 The Data Availability Statement should be placed in the manuscript at the end of the main text before the references. This statement must include (1) an indication of the location of the data; (2) a unique identifier, such as a digital object identifier (DOI), accession number, or persistent uniform resource locator (URL); and (3) any instructions for accessing the data, if applicable. At the point of submission, you will be asked if there is a data set associated with the paper. If you reply yes, you will be asked to provide the DOI, pre-registered DOI, hyperlink, or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s). If you have selected to provide a pre-registered DOI, please be prepared to share the reviewer URL associated with your data deposit, upon request by reviewers. Where one or multiple data sets are associated with a manuscript, these are not formally peer-reviewed as a part of the journal submission process. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the soundness of data. Any errors in the data rest solely with the producers of the data set(s).

 Please note: As you are submitting your manuscript to the Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS) where submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed, the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors (i.e., Author Name, Address, Conflict of Interest and fund related information). As a data availability statement could reveal your identity, we recommend removing this from the anonymized version of the manuscript. Exceptions to this policy will be made in rare cases in which de-identified data cannot be shared due to their proprietary nature or participant privacy concerns. Exceptions to policy and restrictions on data availability are granted for reasons associated with the protection of human privacy, issues such as biosafety, and/or to respect terms of use for data obtained under license from third parties. Confidential data, e.g., human subject or patient data, should always be anonymized, or permission to share should be obtained in advance. If in doubt, authors should seek counsel from their institution’s ethics committee. Authors should include a data accessibility statement, including a link to the repository they have used, in order that this statement can be published alongside their paper. Below are some examples.

Data Availability Statement:

1. Data associated with this article are available in the Open Science Framework at .

2. The data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name] at http://doi.org/[doi], reference number [reference number].

3. The data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name] at [URL], reference number [reference number].

4. The data that support the findings of this study are available in [repository name] at [URL/DOI], reference number [reference number]. These data were derived from the following resources available in the public domain: [list resources and URLs]

Informed Consent

 All participants in human subjects' articles have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, including names, initials, etc., should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the participants (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent in this situation requires that an identifiable participant be shown the manuscript and provided consent prior to publication. Authors should disclose to these patients whether any potential identifiable material might be available via the Internet as well as in print after publication. Participants' consent should be written and archived either with the Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies (IJAS), the authors, or both, as dictated by local regulations or laws.

Privacy Statement

 The names and e-mail addresses entered in this journal website will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purposes or to any other parties.