About the Journal

Aims & Scope

Current Swedish Archaeology (CSA) is a peer-reviewed journal focusing primarily on the interpretation of the archaeological record and on archaeology as social practice. The aim of the journal is to make findings and discussions in Swedish and wider Nordic archaeology accessible in and outside of the region and to promote contact and debate between Swedish archaeology and the larger international field. Its readers include both national and international researchers, professionals, students and other interested parties, that want to engage in current and high-quality archaeological discussions, where archaeologists from the academy, the museum sector, the cultural heritage field and commersial archaeology participate.


Open Access Policy

Authors contributing to Current Swedish Archaeology agree to publish their articles under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license, allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, for any purpose, even commercially, under the condition that appropriate credit is given, that a link to the license is provided, and that you indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Authors retain the copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to the Swedish Archaeological Society.

Depositorial policy

Authors cannot archive pre-print (i.e., pre-refereeing); Authors can archive post-print (i.e., final draft after refereeing); and Authors can archive publisher’s version/PDF.

Regarding the back catalogue

Volume 1-27 are not licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license, but everyone is allowed to read and download these volumes. You are not allowed to reuse the material without permission from the copyright holders.

Volume 1-18: copyright belongs to the Swedish Archaeological Society.

Volume 19-27: copyright belongs to the Swedish Archaeological Society and the author(s).

Volume 28 – current volume: licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license, see above.

Publishing Fees

There are no charges for authors. The journal is supported by the Swedish Archaeological Society, the Swedish Research Council as well as subscribers of the printed version of the journal. The editorial work is carried out on a voluntary basis.

Peer-review Policy

Submitted manuscripts are read by the editors and at least one editorial board member. At this initial stage the manuscript may be rejected, returned for changes, or sent immediately to external peer review. Peer review is double-blind so that both the author and the reviewer are anonymous to each other. At least two external reviewers provide feedback on each manuscript. If the reviewers recommend publication, the manuscript is returned with comments to the author for revision. Acceptance is subject to the satisfactory completion of the revisions, which may be major or minor. After completion of required and suggested changes, a revised manuscript should be submitted. Revised versions may be sent for additional review. Key note articles and responses to key notes are reviewed by the editors. The editors always make the final decision whether an article is suitable for publication or not.

Journal History 

Current Swedish Archaeology is published by the Swedish Archaeological Society. The first annual volume came out in 1993. The editors are nominated by the board of the Swedish Archaeological Society and are supported by an international advisory board consisting of leading scholars from a range of archaeological fields.


Subscriptions to the printed journal are available through the Current Swedish Archaeology shop, managed by eddy.se. Orders can also be placed for printed back issues.