About the Journal

Aims & Scope

Current Swedish Archaeology (CSA) is an 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.

Open Access Policy

Current Swedish Archaeology provides immediate open access to its content. All content is published under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license, meaning that it is free for anybody to read and download articles, as well as to copy and further disseminate the journal content as long as appropriate credit is given, a link is provided to the license, and any changes made are clearly indicated. Authors retain full copyright. 

Publishing Fees

There are no charges for authors. The journal is supported by the Swedish Archaeological Society and the Swedish Research Council. 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. 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.