Cambridge University Press has reached an agreement to acquire the Journal of Roman Archaeology, to be published on behalf of the Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge starting with the annual volume 34 (2021).
Since its launch in 1988 by John Humphrey and under his editorship, JRA has been widely recognised for its commitment to the broadest interpretation of the archaeology of all geographical regions within the Roman world. Considered the pre-eminent journal in its field, JRA is an essential publication for any scholar with an interest in the ancient world, whether archaeological, historical, or cultural. Since 2013 Cambridge has provided online hosting for JRA, enabling readers globally to access the journal via its Cambridge Core digital platform.
Starting with the annual volume 34 (2021), JRA will be edited by Dr. Jennifer Trimble (Associate Professor of Classics, Stanford University). With Cambridge’s support, Dr Trimble and the new Editorial team will maintain the journal’s reputation for excellence and high quality scholarship.
Ella Colvin, Director of Publishing, Academic at Cambridge University Press, said: “Under John Humphrey JRA has led the field of Roman archaeology and we are both delighted and honoured that we are being entrusted with the future of this illustrious journal. Cambridge’s acquisition of JRA demonstrates the commitment of the Press to the humanities and the study of archaeology. We aim to maintain the Journal’s reputation for excellence and breadth while also ensuring that it adapts sustainably to the changing landscape of scholarly publishing, reaching and remaining relevant to the vast global community of archaeologists.”
John Humphrey said: "It has always been my top priority to make secure arrangements for the long-term future of JRA: handing it over to CUP is clearly the best way to ensure that. I am grateful to CUP's spirit of cooperation over recent months which has ensured that this is happening in a seamless manner."
Ella Colvin added: “It is my firm belief that Cambridge is uniquely positioned to offer the service that will allow JRA to thrive, providing the cutting-edge technology, global reach and belief in publishing excellence required to support the next phase of the journal’s development.”
Enquiries about and payments for the annual volume 33 (2020), which was published as usual in early October, as well as all the back issues volumes 1-32, should continue to be sent to Laura Humphrey at jra@JournalofRomanArch.com (phone 401-683-1955) until January 1, 2021.
All orders for titles in the Supplementary Series, including the new Supplement 109 which was published in August 2020, should continue to be sent to Laura Humphrey at jra@JournalofRomanArch.com (phone 401-683-1955). The supplementary series and the titles currently in process will continue to be handled by John and Laura Humphrey through December 2022.
Notes to editors:
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About the Journal of Roman Archaeology:
The Journal of Roman Archaeology is an international journal printing contributions in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish; specializing in synthetic articles and in long reviews and has been published annually by John Humphrey since 1988.