Open Access in Archaeology

Doug Rocks-Macqueen (Landward LLC, University of Edinburgh)

In April of last year, the president of the American Institute of Archaeology famously wrote,

We at the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), along with our colleagues at the American Anthropological Association and other learned societies, have taken a stand against open access.

Yet, many archaeologists were left wondering, what is Open Access? If the AIA are against it should I be? Does archaeology even have Open Access?

This poster explores some of these questions. It examines what is Open Access and it relation to archaeology. It explores the current different offerings of Open Access in Archaeology, including how many there are and where to find them. Also, some of the challenges facing Open Access and some of the solutions proposed.

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