About this Journal

The Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology (JCAA) is a peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal, featuring papers in all the disciplines related to digital archaeology, including 3D modelling, spatial analysis and remote sensing, geophysics, other field recording techniques, databases and semantic web, statistics and data mining, simulation modelling, network analysis and digital reconstructions of the past.


The JCAA publishes high quality, original papers that focuses on research on the interface between archaeology and informatics. This peer-reviewed 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.

The Journal was established in 2017 by Computer Applications in Archaeology International (CAA) to provide an attractive outlet for publication of cutting-edge research in the broad field of digital archaeology and cultural heritage.

We now invite high quality papers on all the aspects of digital archaeology, including, – but not restricted to – databases and semantic web, statistics and data mining, 3D modelling, GIS, spatial analysis, remote sensing and geophysics, other field recording techniques, simulation modelling, network analysis and digital reconstructions of the past for consideration for publication in the Journal. Papers can be targeted towards scientific research, cultural heritage management and/or public archaeology.

Article types

We accept papers falling in one of the following four categories:

  • Research articles, describing the outcomes and application of unpublished original research
  • Case studies, expanding on the application of established technologies/methods to shed light on archaeological enquiries.
  • Position papers, summarising and reflecting upon current trends in the application of established or new technologies, methods or theories.
  • Reviews, covering topics such as current controversies or the historical development of studies as well as issues of regional or temporal focus.

Manuscript Preparation 

Please refer to the Journal Information and submission instructions for Author about manuscript preparation:

All manuscripts should be submitted online at:

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publicly available.

Editorial team

The JCAA Editorial Board is composed of established scholars with expertise in all aspects of digital archaeology.


JCAA is a full Open Access journal. Accepted papers will be published upon payment of a £300 Article Processing Charge. For APC waiver options, please contact the Editors.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.


For further information please refer to the JCAA website or contact the JCAA Editorial Team at .



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