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Publish with BAR


    I’m delighted that you are considering publishing your research with us. We are a small but very experienced team, and we like nothing more than guiding authors through the publishing process in an efficient, flexible, and personalized way. I am proud of the positive feedback the team receives from authors who have worked with us which is why I am confident you will enjoy working with us, too. I encourage you to get in touch. You will find some initial information about publishing with us here and if you are ready, you can fill in the new proposal submission form and email it to me at editor@barpublishing.com.

    However, you are also welcome to contact me at any point at to discuss your project, to ask further questions or arrange a time to speak via phone or video call.

    I look forward to working with you.

    Jacqueline Senior

    Editorial Director

    Send an email to Jacqueline: editor@barpublishing.com

    For more information about our editorial policies and process, please also refer to our Editorial Guidelines

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    Working with you has been fantastic!
    Juan Antonio Mira Rico, Associate Professor, Open University of Catalonia and
    author of BAR S2868 Management Analysis of Municipal Castles in the Province of Alicante

    Three words…professional, academic, supportive.
    I would recommend [BAR] to colleagues.

    Lynden Cooper, Project Officer, University of Leicester Archaeological Services and author of
    BAR B663 Fishing and Managing the Trent in the Medieval Period (7th -14th Century)

    The publishing process with BAR was truly exemplary - fast, efficacious, straightforward and overall a pleasant experience.
    I will be sure to recommend BAR Publishing to my colleagues and friends.

    Tomislav Bilić, Archaeological Museum in Zagreb and author of BAR S3039 The Land of the Solstices.

    It was a pleasure working with your efficient staff. We will
    definitely love to publish again with you..

    Professor Pierfrancesco Callieri, University of Bologna and
    editor of (amongst others) BAR S2870 Persepolis West, (Fars, Iran)

    I cannot emphasise enough how helpful and supportive the BAR staff have been.
    An all-round quality service: 10 out of 10.

    Alan Slade, Researcher at University of Texas at Austin and author of BAR S2968
    The Influence of Lithic Raw Material Selection on Regional Morphological Variability of Clovis Fluted Points

    I was particularly impressed by the team's prompt and regular communication with me,
    and am delighted with the overall experience.

    Dr Murray Andrews, Numismatist and author of BAR B651
    Coin Hoarding in Medieval England & Wales, c.973-1544

    It is a fantastic experience to publish the book with BAR and
    a great pleasure to work with such a professional team
    Thank you so much for everything!

    Cezary Namirski, author of BAR S3016 Nuragic Settlement Dynamics

    It has been a pleasure working with BAR, every step along the way. ...
    I have been impressed by the competence and professionalism of your entire organisation

    Dr Lucy Wilson, University of New Brunswick in Saint John, Canada, and author of S3035 Pleistocene to modern
    hominin occupations of the Bau de l’Aubesier rock shelter, Vaucluse, France

    It was a wonderful experience to work with the BAR team.
    All the people were extremely kind and they supported me in every way.

    Dr Konstantina Saliari, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien and author of BAR S2892
    Archaeozoological Analysis of the Fortified Settlement of Sand (10th Century AD, Lower Austria)

    Championing inclusivity and diversity in our publishing

    For the last 45 years BAR’s entire focus has been on archaeology – increasing knowledge through making available data-rich research quickly and efficiently - and we take an inclusive approach to our publishing programme. Rather than assessing your work based on commercial viability, previous publishing track record, or perfection of your written English, if your research contributes to the advancement of the subject area we will work with you to develop your work and bring it to as wide a possible audience. This has always been the guiding principle of BAR and it brings to our list a diversity of voices that we are proud of.
    Although our major languages are English, French, German, Spanish and Italian, we have published in at least 18 different languages and we continue to support scholars from regions and on topics that many traditional publishers neglect.

    I think BAR is an essential part of archaeological publishing,
    with a good balance between national and international.

    Mike Parker Pearson, Professor of British Later Prehistory, Institute of Archaeology, UCL and
    author editor of numerous BARs including BAR S1374 Warfare, Violence and Slavery in Prehistory

    Going beyond the more streamlined story-telling approach that many other publishing houses are taking BAR offers a venue for data-rich,complex analyses and thick descriptions as well as innovative, even experimental approaches by scholars of all career stages and various backgrounds. The volumes of the BAR series are the the first go-to for anyone wanting to see original data and getting an overview of previous research on a given subject or region, and they also serve as a point of inspiration for a wide range of possible approaches. A truly enriching source for archaeologists all around the world.
    Dr Anke Hein, Peter Moores Associate Professor in Chinese Archaeology, University of Oxford,
    BAR author and Series Editor for BAR special series Archaeology of East Asia

    BAR is the premier publisher of archaeological reports for all areas of the world. Whereas most traditional presses have stopped publishing these reports – due to their complexity and low sales – BAR stepped in. These reports are where the primary data of field and lab archaeology get published, and they are essential works for professional archaeologists and students. I have long looked to BAR to publish my excavation reports.
    Dr. Michael E. Smith, Professor of Archaeology and Director, ASU Teotihuacan Research Laboratory and author of (among others) BAR S2929 Excavaciones de casas en la ciudad de Yautepec, Morelos, Mexico, Tomo I y Tomo II

    BAR continues to provide an excellent service to the scholarly community in making possible publications which otherwise probably would not see the light of day or enjoy the circulation that they provide.
    Professor Michael R. Werner, The University at Albany, SUNY, USA

    The reputation and standing of BAR Publishing in the academic archaeological community is extremely high because it performs the vital function of publishing essential, specialised material.
    Susan Pearce, Emeritus Professor of Museum Studies, University of Leicester and multiple BAR author.

    The Archaeology of East Asia series of the BAR series provides a one-of-a-kind venue for manuscripts highlighting primary data from archaeological projects across East Asia to be published in monograph form. These are valuable resources for scholars working across the region and beyond
    Rowan Flad, John E. Hudson Professor of Archaeology, Department of Archeology, Harvard University and board member of BAR series Archaeology of East Asia.