The American Journal of Archaeology (ISSN 0002-9114; E-ISSN 1939-828X), the journal of the Archaeological Institute of America, was founded in 1885 and is one of the world’s most distinguished and widely distributed peer-reviewed archaeological journals. The AJA reaches more than 40 countries and approximately 700 universities, learned societies, departments of antiquities, and museums. The current joint Editors-in-Chief are Emma Blake and Robert Schon. Browse a timeline slideshow documenting the history of the AJA.
The AJA is published quarterly (January, April, July, and October) in print and electronic formats and is available through subscription and non-subscription access options. The digital AJA is published in association with the University of Chicago Press. The AJA is also available on JSTOR with a five-year moving wall.
The AJA is indexed in ABS International Guide to Classical Studies, Anthropological Literature: An Index to Periodical Articles and Essays, Art Index, Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Book Review Index, Current Contents–Arts & Humanities, European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH), Humanities Index, Humanities International Complete, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBZ), Web of Science’s Arts & Humanities Citation Index, and Wilson Web. The AJA is archived in Portico, CLOCKSS and LOCKSS, and is a member of Crossref.
Open access content is published on the AJA website. Abstracts, tables of contents, and author profiles are also freely accessible. The AJA Archive includes links to all published content from the first volume in 1885 to the present, and a powerful subject and keyword search tool allows for content discovery. Browse the Learning Resources page for listings of vetted archaeological websites, blogs, and multimedia and interactive projects.
Up-to-date AJA news is circulated via the AJA and AIA e-updates, Facebook, and academic listservs.
Editorial Advisory Board
Kim Shelton, ex officio, University of California, Berkeley
Sandra Blakely, Emory University
Amy Bogaard, University of Oxford
Nicole Boivin, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Kimberly Bowes, University of Pennsylvania
John R. Clarke, The University of Texas at Austin
Cynthia Colburn, Pepperdine University
Jan Driessen, Université Catholique de Louvain
Michael L. Galaty, University of Michigan
Jennifer E. Gates-Foster, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Timothy Harrison, University of Toronto
David Hernandez, University of Notre Dame
Maura Heyn, UNC Greensboro
Lori Khatchadourian, Cornell University
Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels, University of Maryland
Mark Lawall, University of Manitoba
Dimitri Nakassis, University of Colorado Boulder
Jonathan Prag, University of Oxford
Corinna Riva, University College London
Mary Stiner, University of Arizona
D. Alex Walthall, The University of Texas at Austin