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General information

Archaeological Reports is published by the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies ( ) and the British School at Athens ( for their subscribers. ‘Archaeology in Greece’, the only annual review of archaeological work in Greece published in English, is based upon Archaeology in Greece Online, a rolling service of reports compiled by the Directors of the British School at Athens and the École française d’Athènes, freely available at

Submission procedure

In general, AR papers are commissioned by the editors. Any authors who wish to make a submission to AR should first contact the editors with proposals. The AR Notes and Style Guide can be found at: .

Competing interests

All authors must include a competing interest declaration in their manuscript. This declaration will be subject to editorial review and may be published in the article. Competing interests are situations that could be perceived to exert an undue influence on the content or publication of an author’s work. They may include, but are not limited to, financial, professional, contractual or personal relationships or situations. If the manuscript has multiple authors, the author submitting must include competing interest declarations relevant to all contributing authors.

Example wording for a declaration is as follows: “Competing interests: Author A is employed at company B. Author C owns shares in company D, is on the Board of company E and is a member of organisation F. Author G has received grants from company H.” If no competing interests exist, the declaration should state “Competing interests: The author(s) declare none”.

Copyright and reproduction issues

The policy of AR is that authors (or in some cases their employers) retain copyright and grant the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies/British School at Athens a licence to publish their work. In the case of gold open access articles this is a non-exclusive licence.

Authors must complete and return an author publishing agreement form as soon as their article has been accepted for publication; the journal is unable to publish without this. Please download the appropriate publishing agreement here .

For open access articles, the form also sets out the Creative Commons licence under which the article is made available to end users: a fundamental principle of open access is that content should not simply be accessible but should also be freely re-usable. Articles will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) by default. This means that the article is freely available to read, copy and redistribute, and can also be adapted (users can “remix, transform, and build upon” the work) for any commercial or non-commercial purpose, as long as proper attribution is given. Authors can, in the publishing agreement form, choose a different kind of Creative Commons license (including those prohibiting non-commercial and derivative use) if they prefer.

Authors are also asked, should the article be accepted for publication in the AR, to confirm that the article is an original work and is in no way whatever an infringement of any existing copyright, and that it contains nothing libellous.

Contributors who wish to include images for which they do not hold the copyright or formal permission to use should submit a list of such images to the editor no later than 31 May so that permission can be sought from the copyright holder/relevant authorities.

Open Access Policies

Please visit Open Access Publishing at Cambridge for information on our open access policies, compliance with major finding bodies, and guidelines on depositing your manuscript in an institutional repository.

Last updated March 2021