Focus and Scope

Arkhaia Anatolika The Journal of Anatolian Archaeological Studies is focused on research conducted in Anatolian Archaeology. Anatolia, which constitutes a bridge between Asia and Europe, is the site of numerous cultures with a rich cultural history. Arkhaia Anatolika aspires to publish academic work that will enlighten the historical and cultural background of Anatolia which opened the path for the development of civilizations. In this context, the journal covers articles containing the results of original research in the fields of anthropology, prehistory, protohistory, classical archaeology, classical philology, ancient languages and cultures, ancient history, numismatics, early Christianity, Eastern Roman (Byzantine) art, underwater archaeology, archaeometry, architectural history, cultural heritage, and other relevant disciplines. Arkhaia Anatolika opens its pages to original and qualified studies carried out with scientific methods, written in Turkish, English and German languages to bring new perspectives and filling a gap in their field in which new findings are evaluated, new approaches presented, previous studies are reevaluated.

Publication Policy

Arkhaia Anatolika, The Journal of Anatolian Archaeological Studies is an international, independent, double-blind peer reviewed, Open Access and online publishing journal, which aims to publish papers on all the related areas of Anatolian Archaeology. The journal is published annually. If deemed necessary, special issues may also be published. 

  • The journal does not charge a fee for submission, processing or publication from author(s). 
  • The scientific and legal propriety of the articles published in the journal belongs exclusively to the author(s).
  • It is solely the author’s responsibility to check permissions for materials (image, drawing, picture etc.) used in their article. Arkhaia Anatolika, The Journal of Anatolian Archaeological Studies, do not accept responsibility for the copyrights. Author(s) accept their sole responsibility on the use of material in their submissions.

Publishing Schedule: Arkhaia Anatolika follows an Open Access policy published online in an interactive way throughout the whole year.  After the evaluation and editorial process is completed articles are published on the website of the journal (, throughout the year in the relevant issue (Volume 6: January-December 2023). At the end of December, the number for the relevant year is completed. 

Access: Arkhaia Anatolika, The Journal of Anatolian Archaeological Studies is an Open Access periodical all of the contents of which are open to users. The users can read, freely download, distribute and print the articles in full text, as well as giving link to the articles with reference, without requiring any permission from the publisher or the author(s). 

Archiving: All issues of Arkhaia Anatolika, The Journal of Anatolian Archeological Studies are digitally preserved cover-to-cover, by the Electronic Publishing Compilation System (EYDeS) of the National Library of Turkey, ensuring long-term archival of all of our publications.

Indexes: Arkhaia Anatolika, The Journal of Anatolian Archeological Studies is being indexed by Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Index Copernicus International (ICI) and Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI). Published articles in Arkhaia Anatolika (DOAJ and OAJI) and related issue of Arkhaia Anatolika (ICI) are forwarded to the relevant indexes within 15 days.

Wage Policy: Arkhaia Anatolika does not charge any fees for articles submitted for publication, including the internal review process, external review process and publication phase.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The publication ethics of our journal have been prepared in consideration of the Committee on Publication Ethics Guidelines (COPE) and the YÖK Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Guidelines. The editors of Arkhaia Anatolika enforce a rigorous blind double peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure the addition of high-quality studies to the field of scholarly publication.

Ethical Guidelines for Editors

Editors, Editorial Board Members, and consulting Editors take responsibility for overseeing the integrity of Journal. Editors of journal have complete responsibility and authority to accept a submitted paper for publication or to reject it. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

The editor will at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. Situations that may lead to real or perceived conflicts of interest are avoided.

The editor and the editorial staff should not disclose any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than reviewers and potential reviewers. Unpublished information, arguments, or interpretations disclosed in a submitted manuscript should not be used in an editor’s own research except with the consent of the author.

The editor presented with convincing evidence that the substance or conclusions of a published paper are erroneous should promote the publication of a correction or retraction.

Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers

Review by independent scientists is an essential component of the scientific enterprise, and all scientists have an obligation to participate in the process.

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the authors may also assist the authors in improving the paper.

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Reviews should be conducted objectively. In no case is personal criticism appropriate.

Reviewers should explain and support their judgments in such a way that editors and authors may understand the basis of their comments.

Reviewers should point out relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity between the manuscript under consideration and any published paper or manuscript submitted concurrently to another journal.

Reviewers should not use or disclose unpublished information, arguments, or interpretations contained in a manuscript under consideration, except with the consent of the author.

Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Reviewers should be careful not to reveal their identity to the authors, either in their comments or in metadata for reports submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Ethical Guidelines for Authors

The submitted manuscript must contain unpublished original work and not be under consideration for publication by any other journal or book, other than in oral, poster or abstract formats. Duplicate publications are never acceptable.

Authors must obtain permission for use of any previously published materials from the original publisher.

A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to public sources of information to permit others to repeat the work.

Any part of the submitted manuscript that derives from prior published work, including work by the same authors, must be properly cited.

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.

Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of the reported research results.

Criticism of a paper in either a Comment or article must be professional, substantive, and free of polemics.

Authors cannot make any change on the published manuscript electronically. Therefore, authors are obliged to be very careful reviewing and correcting any errors on galley proof.

Ethics Violations and Misconduct

Arkhaia Anatolika Editorial Board; In case of suspicion of copyright and plagiarism related to an article under evaluation or published, it is obliged to initiate an investigation about the article. If it is determined that there has been copyright and plagiarism regarding an article in the evaluation stage, the article is withdrawn from evaluation and returned to the author.


Plagiarism is the unauthorized and unacknowledged use of someone else’s words, ideas, processes, or results in a manner that can mislead others into thinking the material is your own. Plagiarism can also be in the form of text recycling where an author reuses portions of text from their own work that isn’t properly credited. The key to avoiding plagiarism is proper attribution and citation to the previous works on which you have relied in your writing. Although citations may differ in form within the scientific literature, their function is the same; namely, to point others to the original source of the information presented.

Arkhaia Anatolika is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form. All manuscripts submitted for publication to the journal are cross-checked for plagiarism using iThenticate software. Manuscripts found to be plagiarized during initial stages of review are rejected and not considered for publication in the journal. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the Journal will conduct an investigation. If plagiarism is found, the journal editorial office will contact the author's institute. The paper containing the plagiarism will be marked on each page of the PDF. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.


Retractions are issued if there is clear evidence that the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper referencing, permission or justification; if the work is plagiarized; or if the work reports unethical research.

Retractions can be published by the authors when they have discovered substantial scientific errors; in other cases, the Editors or Editorial Board may conclude that retraction is appropriate. In all cases, the retraction indicates the reason for the action and who is responsible for the decision.

When a retraction is published it must:

• The phrase "Retraction" is added to the title of the article in which an ethical violation is detected.

• The reasons for the retraction of the article are written instead of the abstract and full text contents and these are published in detail.

• Retraction notifications of the article are sent to the institution and organization(s) to which the author(s) is affiliated.

• Retraction notifications of the article are notified to the institutions and organizations to which the Journal is indexed.

Objection to the Evaluation Result

The authors reserve the right to object to the Editorial Board and Scientific Board opinions of the articles evaluated by Arkhaia Anatolika. Authors should send the objection justifications regarding the evaluation result for their work to Objections are examined by the Editorial Board and a positive or negative response is provided to the authors within one month at the latest. If the objections of the authors are found positive, the editorial board appoints new referees and restarts the evaluation process.

Statement on Intellectual Property Responsibilities

Arkhaia Anatolika is a journal of scientific works.  Intellectual property rights are retained by the authors and are not the purview of Arkhaia Anatolika. Arkhaia Anatolika has a clearly defined statement on the policies and ethics of authors submitting to its articles, and each article undergoes a rigorous peer review process. For this reason, Arkhaia Anatolika, like every other journal, cannot insure that every statement in every article that it publishes is correct or that no portion of the article has been improperly copied from a prior work.

Arkhaia Anatolika must largely rely on the scientific community and authors to sort out the merits and the validity of the claims of each published work. In its role as journal, Arkhaia Anatolika acts quickly and decisively when presented with an issue that falls within its legal scope of concern. For example, if a third-party claims that an article infringes his or her copyrighted material, Arkhaia Anatolika conducts a thorough examination of that claim and takes appropriate action.

Complaints and Feedback

Complaints and feedback are requested to Complaints from the readers if any will be approached to provide a reply within 3 months of publishing date of article.

Feedback is short letters from readers about the results reported or the methods used in a published article. When it is received, the authors and, where possible, the Comment and Reply will be share together. Complaints and Feedback can undergo peer review at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

Copyright and Licensing

All articles published by Arkhaia Anatolika are subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. This license entitles all parties to copy, share and redistribute all the articles, data sets, figures and supplementary files published in this journal in search engines, web sites, blogs and other digital platforms under the condition of providing references. Any further distribution or use of content published under CC BY-NC 4.0 must contain the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI.

The copyright of the content published in Arkhaia Anatolika belongs to their authors. The authors agree to the open access policy and the terms of the Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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