About the Journal

Scope of the journal

This innovative journal is dedicated to the presentation, discussion and interpretation of the archaeological record of southern Scandinavia in its international, regional and local context. Providing a platform for publication and debate for professionals from the museum as well as the university sectors this journal is open for empirical, methodological and theoretical contributions covering all time periods and all kinds of archaeology with relevance for the Scandinavian, Baltic, and North Atlantic regions. In addition, the journal may publish articles of wider theoretical, discursive or global reach.
The Danish Journal of Archaeology includes original research articles, news and discoveries, and discussion pieces with the intention of fostering open debate about the archaeological record of southern Scandinavia in its broadest sense and the position of archaeology as a discipline in the modern world.

Peer review process

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to single blind peer review by two or more independent, anonymous expert referees. Submission is only accepted through the online system via the journal webpage.

Publication Frequency

Articles are published continously as they are ready. Articles are organised in yearly volumes.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its published content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Charges and fees

Danish Journal of Archaeology does not charge for submission, review or publishing of articles.

Copyright and license

We follow and use the Danish Copyright legislation. Copyright of articles is shared between the journal and the author(s).

Counting from volume 11 (2022), articles published in DJA are licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-SA) as per the Creative Commons website https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode. The editorial board may accept other Creative Commons licenses for individual articles, if required by funding bodies e.g. the European Research Council.

Publication Ethics

The Editorial Board is committed to ensuring that high ethical publishing standards are maintained by the DJA. As a benchmark, the DJA subscribes to the Core Practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): https://publicationethics.org/core-practices. Therefore, the standards are agreed upon and enacted by all parties involved in the publishing of DJA: the editorial board, the authors and the reviewers. 

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Danish Journal of Archaeology is published by the editorial board, which is supported by Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen and the National Museum of Denmark.

The journal is registered at the National Museum of Denmark and hosted at tidsskrift.dk by the Royal Library. Tidsskrift.dk is a part of the national strategy for Open Access, supported by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science


The journal is preserved in Netarchive.dk in the event Danish Journal of Archaeology is no longer published.