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Open Access is a relatively new online publishing model where author rather than reader pays. It provides professional publication of your research and then makes it freely available and discoverable online so anyone can benefit from reading and using your work. This has benefits such as improving the reach of your research, enhancing your reputation through increased citations, and improving the quality of research through sharing transparent and reproducible research practices. In many regions, grant funding now requires Open Access publication.

However, as an author, finding the funding to pay for this type of publication is not always easy.

BAR Publishing is celebrating the launch of its Open Access publishing programme with a new Award worth up to a value of £10,000.

The BAR Open Access in Archaeology Award 2021 comprises the free open access publication of the
winning entry. We are delighted that an international panel of independent experts will be judging the most
innovative contribution to the field of archaeology. 

The judges are:

Professor Timothy Darvill, UK

Dr Hatoon al-Fassi, Saudia Arabia

Dr Cat Jarman, Norway

Professor Innocent Pikarayi, Republic of South Africa

Professor Claire Smith, Australia


Click here for more information about the judges.

The award is a contract with BAR for the Open Access publication of the proposal chosen by the judges. The
winning manuscript will be peer-reviewed, copyedited, typeset and proofread. The OA book will be available
for free download on the BAR Digital platform, on the BAR website, and on online repositories such as
Google Scholar/Google Books, DOAB and OAPEN. A print version will also be available, and authors will
receive 10 complimentary print copies of their new book. In addition, any shortlisted manuscripts will
receive support in developing their project further.

 


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The winner will be announced on 15th November, 2021.

 

Still have some questions?  Not sure if this is for you? We will be running a webinar about the Award where
you can ask any questions. If you are interested, please email us at award@barpublishing.com and we will
contact you with dates.

 

For general information on the BAR Open Access Publishing Programme please click here.