Archaeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia

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Aim and Scope

The main purpose of the Journal is to inform the academic community, including scholars in the humanities and scientists, as well as professors and students, about the latest research results of national and international studies in archeology, physical anthropology, and ethnology of the traditional societies in Europe, Asia, and the Far East, ancient history of Eurasian population since the earliest stages of anthropogenesis until the time of transition to modern forms of social life.

The most important objectives of the Journal include:

– Providing communication between Russian and international experts – archeologists, anthropologists, ethnologists, paleogeneticists, and geologists – working in academic organizations of various types;

– Strengthening the role of fundamental research in the studies of ethnocultural genesis and its specific forms, paleo-demography, adaptation processes of ancient human groups to various environments, improvements in the use of natural resources by ancient societies, as well as reconstruction of archaic systems of worldview;

– Using a multidisciplinary approach for historical research;

– Sharing the results of interdisciplinary studies in archeology and paleoecology of the Pleistocene and Holocene, paleometallurgy, geochronology, paleopopulation genetics, physical anthropology, petroglyphics, raw material analysis and techniques of its treatment by ancient humans, and other areas of research;

– Publishing the most outstanding archaeological finds;

– Presenting concepts associated with the most important scholarly discoveries of the current field season;

– Informing readers about important events in academic life;

– Fostering the integration of Russian national scholarly schools into the international scholarly community.


Section Policies

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Publication Frequency

4 issues per year


Delayed Open Access

The contents of this journal will be available in an open access format 12 month(s) after an issue is published.



  • Russian State Library (RSL)
  • National Electronic-Information Consortium (NEICON)



An anonymous ("blind") peer review method is mandatory for processing of all scientific manuscripts submitted to the editorial stuff of "Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia”. This implies that neither the reviewer is aware of the authorship of the manuscript, nor the author maintains any contact with the reviewer.

  1. Members of the editorial board and leading Russian and international experts in corresponding areas of life sciences, invited as independent readers, perform peer reviews. Editor-in-chief, deputy editor-in-chief or science editor choose readers for peer review. We aim to limit the review process to 2-4 weeks, though in some cases the schedule may be adjusted at the reviewer’s request.
  2. Reviewer has an option to abnegate the assessment should any conflict of interests arise that may affect perception or interpretation of the manuscript. Upon the scrutiny, the reviewer is expected to present the editorial board with one of the following recommendations:
    - to accept the paper in its present state;
    - to invite the author to revise the manuscript to address specific concerns before final decision is reached;
    - that final decision be reached following further reviewing by another specialist;
    - to reject the manuscript outright.
  3. If the reviewer has recommended any refinements, the editorial staff would suggest the author either to implement the corrections, or to dispute them reasonably. Authors are kindly required to limit their revision to 2 months and resubmit the adapted manuscript within this period for final evaluation.
  4. We politely request that the editor to be notified verbally or in writing should the author decide to refuse from publishing the manuscript. In case the author fails to do so within 3 months since receiving a copy of the initial review, the editorial board takes the manuscript off the register and notifies the author accordingly.
  5. If author and reviewers meet insoluble contradictions regarding revision of the manuscript, the editorial board invites another specialist for further reviewing. The editor-in-chief resolves the conflict by his own authority upon the hearing of reviewers’ recommendations.
  6. The editorial board reaches final decision to reject a manuscript on the hearing according to reviewers’ recommendations, and duly notifies the authors of their decision via e-mail. The board does not accept previously rejected manuscripts for re-evaluation and notifies the author by e-mail.
  7. Upon the decision to accept the manuscript for publishing, the editorial staff notifies the authors of the scheduled date of publication.
  8. Kindly note that positive review does not guarantee the acceptance, as final decision in all cases lies with the editorial board. By his authority, editor-in-chief rules final solution of every conflict.
  9. Original reviews of submitted manuscripts remain deposited for 3 years.



Articles in "Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia” are indexed by several systems:

  • Russian Scientific Citation Index (RSCI) – a database, accumulating information on papers by Russian scientists, published in native and foreign titles. The RSCI project is under development since 2005 by “Electronic Scientific Library” foundation (
  • Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. The Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America's largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals.
  • Scopus
  • Dimensions


Publishing Ethics

The Editorial Council and Editorial Board of "Archaeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia" follow the Copyright law of the Russian Federation (Chapter 70), international standards of publication ethics elaborated by the Committee on Publication Ethics, and the regulations that were worked out at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity (Singapore, July 22–24, 2010), which set out international standards for responsible research publication. They also take into consideration the experience of the leading scientific journals and publishers.

The Editorial Council and Editorial Board adhere strictly to these ethical standards in their activities and relationships with all participants in the publication process: authors, reviewers, editors, publishing houses, distributors, and readers. Below please find the list of ethical standards that should be followed by authors, reviewers, and editors involved in publication of the research materials.

Ethical standards for authors

• The author has a responsibility to ensure that the reported research results are accurate. Authors should avoid making knowingly and willfully false or fraudulent statements. The basic data should not contain any mistakes.

• Authors should adhere to publication requirements that the submitted work is original and has not been published, either totally or in part, elsewhere. The work should not be submitted concurrently to more than one journal until the end of its consideration.

• Authors should not submit the paper that has been published in the present journal to another publication.

• Plagiarism of any kind is impermissible. Direct citations and wording of any text or the essence of a concept should be properly acknowledged and referenced. Data obtained through oral and written communications with third persons should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.

• Authors should declare any potential conflicts of interest (employment, consulting, honorarium acceptance, or others that might be perceived as influencing research results or inferences proposed in the work) and indicate the funding source of the research (if available).

• Researchers who made a substantial contribution to the design and execution of the work, as well as interpretation of the obtained results, should be listed as authors. All authors should have read, and be familiar with, the reported work, and should approve the submission of the paper and the accepted version of the publication. Other contributors to the research, or to preparation of the publication, should be listed in an acknowledgement section.

• Authors should alert the editor promptly if they discover an error in any submitted work. Authors should cooperate with editors in issuing corrections or retractions when required.

• Authors should alert the editor or publisher promptly if significant errors are discovered in any paper after publication, and work with the editor to correct the paper.

• Authors should work with the editor during reviewing and preparation of the manuscript for publication. They should respond to reviewer comment in a professional and timely manner. In case of disagreement with reviewer comment, authors should forward their objections to the editor, together with the grounds for them. Improvements should be made within two months upon sending reviewer comment to the author by e-mail. Authors should inform the editor if they choose not to improve the manuscript.

Reviewer ethics

• The reviewer should consider the work submitted for publication objectively. Criticism of the author’s personality is impermissible. Reviewer comment should be clear and well-grounded.

• The identities of the reviewers are confidential.

• A reviewer who is unsure of his or her objectivity in assessment of the work, because of any potential competing interests with those of the author or funding organizations, should decline the invitation to review the submission.

• Unpublished data from the reviewed paper cannot be used by the reviewer without the appropriate written permission of the author.

• The reviewer should point to the absence of references to the published works that are significant to the content of the analyzed paper in the manuscript and bibliographic list. The reviewer should attract the editor’s attention to any noted coincidences of the analyzed manuscript with any other publication or submission to another journal.

Editor ethics

Editors are responsible for the publication of authors’ works. The decision to accept or decline a submission rests on an assessment of the integrity and scientific significance of the presented work, its compliance with the journal’s subject area, and effective legal standards concerning copyright and plagiarism.

• Editors should ensure a fair and appropriate peer-review of submitted scientific works. By the decision of the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board, a manuscript may be subject to additional peer review.

• The content of the works is assessed independently of the racial, ethnic, national, gender or religious background of the author, as well as of sexual orientation or political views.

• The submitted manuscript is regarded as confidential. The Executive Secretary will authorize the people who have access to the manuscript.

• Unpublished data from the submitted paper cannot be used by the editorial staff, reviewers or members of the Editorial Board in their research, nor transmitted to third persons without the author’s written permission.

• Editors should not permit plagiarized work to be published.

• Editors should reconcile corrections to the manuscript with the author.

• Editors should respond to any complaint concerning consideration or publication of submissions. In case of conflict, an editor should ensure restoration of the infringed rights.

• Editors should ensure publication of corrections (errata), with apologies, when genuine errors in published work are pointed out by the author or third persons.



  • Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IAET SB RAS)


Author fees

Publication in "Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia” is free of charge for all the authors.

The journal doesn't have any Arcticle processing charges.

The journal doesn't have any Article submission charges.


Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

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.


Plagiarism detection

"Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia” use native russian-language plagiarism detection software Antiplagiat to screen the submissions. If plagiarism is identified, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.


Preprint and postprint Policy

Prior to acceptance and publication in "Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia”, authors may make their submissions available as preprints on personal or public websites.

As part of submission process, authors are required to confirm that the submission has not been previously published, nor has been submitted. After a manuscript has been published in "Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia” we suggest that the link to the article on journal's website is used when the article is shared on personal or public websites.

Glossary (by SHERPA)

Preprint - In the context of Open Access, a preprint is a draft of an academic article or other publication before it has been submitted for peer-review or other quality assurance procedure as part of the publication process. Preprints cover initial and successive drafts of articles, working papers or draft conference papers.

Postprint - The final version of an academic article or other publication - after it has been peer-reviewed and revised into its final form by the author. As a general term this covers both the author's final version and the version as published, with formatting and copy-editing changes in place.