Focus and Scope

The Journal of Neolithic Archaeology provides a scientific information platform on the archaeology of the Neolithic period. The articles are mainly in English and German. The hosting institution is the Institute for Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology, University of Kiel.

Peer Review Process

Our aim is to maintain the high scientific standard of the Journal of Neolithic Archaeology (fka. jungsteinsite). To achieve this, all submissions undergo a peer review process following an initial editorial screening. After screening, all adequate papers are subsequently refereed by selected experts of the according field in a conventional, single-blind process. Papers are only published if the referees and the editorial board are convinced of their suitability.

Initial manuscript screening

Each submission is initially evaluated by one editor with regard to originality, language and concurrence with the scope of the journal. Those manuscripts which pass this evaluation are forwarded to at least 2 experts for review. These may include members of the Editorial Board.

Peer review process

The Journal of Neolithic Archaeology operates on the basis of a single-blind reviewing process, in which the referees remain anonymous throughout the procedure. The referees are asked to evaluate manuscripts according to:

  • Originality;
  • Methodological correctness;
  • Clarity and consistency of the presented results and the drawn conclusions;
  • Correctness and completeness of references to related research titles/work.

The referees are not expected to correct or copy edit the submitted manuscripts. The review process will typically take 1-2 months. If a paper is accepted, the corresponding author may be asked to revise the text, tables and figures. Contributors will be sent a version of their contribution with suggestions for changes. It is expected that a revised paper which takes the referees’ comments into account will be returned by the authors to the editorial board. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


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2364-3676 (print) ISSN Portal
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