Internet Archaeology is an international, open access, independent journal for archaeology.

Internet Archaeology publishes quality academic content and explores the potential of digital publication through the inclusion of video, audio, searchable data sets, full-colour images, visualisations, animations and interactive mapping. All its content is peer-reviewed, and it has been awarded the Directory of Open Access Journals Seal in recognition of its high standards in publishing best practice, preservation and openness.

The journal is hosted by the Department of Archaeology at the University of York and, as a sister service of the ADS, all published Internet Archaeology content is preserved for the long-term by the ADS, a cost met through the journal's author processing charge.

One of the unique features of Internet Archaeology is the ability to incorporate data within the article narrative. Internet Archaeology works especially closely with the ADS to publish integrated, multi-layered, digital publications that link and build on associated digital archives. Silchester Roman Town Insula IX: The Development of an Urban Property c.AD40-50-c.AD250 published in Internet Archaeology is an excellent example of this model. The ADS encourages all authors considering publication in the journal, to take advantage of making their underlying data available via a digital archive, so that readers can 'drill down' seamlessly from the publication into the archive, to test interpretations and develop their own conclusions.

Internet Archaeology also publishes peer-reviewed data papers. A data paper is a very short publication that is designed to raise awareness of a dataset and its re-use potential. A data paper describes the contents of a dataset held by an accredited repository, the methods used to create that dataset and, most importantly, what further avenues of research are possible. The ADS recommends that all depositors consider publishing an associated data paper alongside their digital archive as a means of bringing credit and recognition to those involved in data publication, to signpost others to the dataset and encourage its re-use.

Are you interested in extending the reach and value of your ADS deposit with an Internet Archaeology article and/or data paper? See the journal’s author guidelines at