In addition to publishing reports and conference proceedings, Americae accepts manuscripts presenting the results of original research in the fields of archaeology and/or ethnohistory carried out in any region of North or South America. Articles present novel findings that interest a broad audience and make a significant contribution to our current state of knowledge. Articles may focus on the results of fieldwork and/or laboratory analyses. Or they might present a synthetic review of current research on a topic of wide interest among archaeologists and ethnohistorians working in the Americas (and perhaps beyond).
Manuscripts should generally not exceed 7,500 words (excluding bibliography). Americae does not publish traditional issues (i.e., a set number of papers on a predetermined schedule). All accepted papers are published to Americae‘s website immediately upon receipt of any requested revisions or corrections. Each article is assigned a unique ISSN number that allows it to be indexed and cited. An article will remain posted to Americae’s homepage for a period of three months. After that, it will be archived in perpetuity on the website, and will searchable by author name, title, subject, date of publication, and keywords.
If you are interested in publishing an original research article with Americae, please contact us at americae [at] mae.cnrs.fr
In addition to publishing articles and conference proceedings, Americae presents a forum for publishing reports about archaeological research that may be shorter than a traditional article. We also have the capacity to publish high resolution photos, drawings, videos/animations, and sound files to accompany such reports. A research report may detail the results of a specific excavation (e.g., a burial context), the analysis of a unique object or group of objects (e.g., artifacts from museum collections that present important data, but perhaps lack a specific provenience), or a new method or protocol for excavation/recovery/analysis, etc.
In addition to original research articles and research reports, Americae welcomes submissions of groups of papers that were originally presented together in a conference symposium. The papers should all be clearly focused on the specific theme of the symposium.
Symposium coordinators should first contact the journal to propose the publication of conference proceedings (americae [at] mae.cnrs.fr). At the time of submission to Americae, the session organizer should have already edited the ensemble of manuscripts submitted (and made a selection of manuscripts to submit, if applicable).
Once or twice each year, Americae sends out open calls for papers around a specific theme. These “virtual symposia” may focus on a broad, transversal theme that would be of interest to archaeologists and ethnohistorians working throughout the Americas, or they may instead focus on a specific region and/or time period.
Anyone may submit manuscripts as long as they are relevant to the proposed theme. After all of the manuscripts have been reviewed, a selection will be chosen for publication in Americae. These papers will be published as a group and indexed by the common theme.