Publish with BAR
- We publish quality academic projects from all areas of archaeology worldwide. This includes
excavation reports, monographs, funded research projects and edited volumes
- All manuscripts are peer-reviewed
- We are particularly keen to publish books which contain original data or new findings from excavation
sites or primary research
- We publish in colour
- All titles are included in our Digital Collection for libraries
- Fast publication process: can be within 2-3 months
- We publish in five languages (English, French, German, Spanish and Italian); we also publish in languages outside of our core five languages alongside a full parallel English translation
- The digital versions of new titles are automatically included in the BAR Digital Collection, which is the largest collection in academic archaeology worldwide
We welcome new projects in all areas of archaeology. If you have a book proposal that you would like
us to consider for publication in the BAR series, please contact us at email@example.com.
The consideration process
If you are interested in publishing with BAR, we will ask you to complete a new proposal submission form and send us whatever documents are available at this stage: ideally a draft manuscript at least 85% complete.
We will keep you informed at each stage of the consideration process. Firstly, there will be an internal review; after this, if we think the project sounds like a good fit for the BAR Series, we will send the draft manuscript for peer review. Following the peer review feedback we work closely with you to find the best way to develop and present your manuscript.
Preparing your manuscript for production
Once your manuscript has been accepted into the BAR series, we will offer you a publishing contract and give expert advice on final revisions, presentation and copyright permissions clearance.
The production process
Once your final manuscript is ready for production, we are able to bring it to market very quickly: often within two months.
Sales and marketing
On publication, our established and wide-reaching sales and marketing channels ensure that we reach the best potential market for each specialist book we publish. For example:
- EPDF versions of all titles are included in the Digital Collection for libraries now subscribed to by many of the major academic libraries
- Our data is disseminated to the book publishing industry, retailers, wholesalers and distributors via ONIX and feeds through to key sites such as Amazon
- We have a network of agents and representatives based in different countries throughout the world who promote the BAR series to local bookshops and library suppliers.
- We work together closely with our authors to ensure that we promote each book through relevant associations, conferences, book launches or journals.
- We have an active community interested in our new publications, and we keep in touch via our social media channels as well as our regular newsletter, the BAR Bulletin, which is sent to archaeology institutions, academics and libraries worldwide.
Open access and self-archiving of BAR publications
We recognise the importance of open access in academia and we support the wide dissemination of archaeological research. Our up-to-date policies regarding open access and self-archiving of BAR publications can be viewed here.
Copyright permission requests
Reviewing for BAR
We are always pleased to hear from new and previous BAR authors and reviewers and we are happy to give advice at any stage of a project. Do get in touch:
Tel: +44 (0)1865 310431