Medieval Archaeology

The Society publishes Medieval Archaeology, an internationally respected, peer-reviewed journal whose content is of international significance and interest. While we maintain a special concern for the medieval archaeology of Britain and Ireland, we also provide a forum for the discussion of important finds and developments within this period from anywhere in the world, serving as a medium for co-ordinating the work of archaeologists and that of historians and scholars in any other discipline relevant to this field.

The new cover for Medieval Archaeology

Our international Associate Editors form a ‘virtual board’ of advisers whose main function is to support the Editor in the delivery of its objectives. In addition, they act as ambassadors for the Society, aiming to increase international readership of its journal (and other publications) and to increase its membership base.


Important Membership News

You will recently have received a letter from Maney regarding the need to complete a new Direct Debit for their SMA subscription.  This is due to the recent transfer of Maney to the Taylor & Francis publishing group, and the result of data protection requirements.  Memberswill receive further information (and forms) shortly.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE NEW D/D FORM.  This is the only way to ensure that you will continue to receive Medieval Archaeology (about to move to two issues a year), the SMA Newsletter, and other Membership benefits.  Despite the minor inconvenience posed by the need to complete a new form, the Society is convinced that the move to Taylor and Francis –a major international publishing house — represents a positive and exciting new development for the Society’s future.  Please don’t miss out!


Changes to the Journal

In 2015, the Society had the opportunity to renegotiate its publishing agreement with Maney Publishing. With the interests of the Society’s members very much in mind, the Editors and Editorial Committee were keen to explore ways of expanding and improving content to provide more for members for their annual subscription. As a result from 2016 the journal will move to two issues a year and members will receive two hard copy issues of Medieval Archaeology, Volume 60.1 in May and Volume 60.2 in November. These will appear with full colour and an additional page length will allow us to increase our content with no additional cost. Members will also now also have free access to all issues of Medieval Archaeology – Volume 1-60 and beyond – in a new re-digitised format at ManeyOnline.

Contributions to the Journal

The Honorary Editor welcomes original submissions of international significance, or national significance and of international interest, which match the objectives of the Society.

Prospective authors should, in the first instance read our Instructions for Authors before contacting the relevant Editor – our publisher’s website provides details. If invited to submit a full research paper or shorter contribution, authors should now submit their paper via our on-line Editorial Manager.

Please send books for Review direct to the Reviews and Medieval Britain and Ireland Editor. For details of how to submit fieldwork summaries and highlights for publication see the Medieval Britain and Ireland page.

The Society annually awards the Martyn Jope Award of £200 for the best novel interpretation, application of analytical method or presentation of new findings published in its journal.

Volumes 1 to 50 of our journal are now available free-of-charge online via ADS, while volumes 44 onwards are also available online for our members on the Maney website.

The Index to Volumes 51-55 of Medieval Archaeology is now available as a downloadable PDF. Follow this link to see a summary of our current volume, Medieval Archaeology 57.