Medieval Archaeology

**Volume 60/1 now out and available at Taylor and Francis Online**

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.

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 this year onwards, the journal will move to two issues a year and members will receive two hard copy issues of Medieval Archaeology, Volume 60/1 in July and Volume 60/2 in November. Volume 60/1 is now out online in full colour. Members now also have free access to all issues of Medieval Archaeology – Volume 1-60 and beyond. In 2015 Maney was transferred to the Routledge, Taylor and Francis publishing group. All online issues of the journal, including back issues to 2000 are now available from Taylor and Francis Online.

Important Membership News

You will recently have received a letter and/or an e-mail from Taylor and Francis regarding the need to complete a new Direct Debit for your SMA subscription. This is due to the recent transfer of Maney to the Taylor & Francis publishing group, and the result of data protection requirements. PLEASE COMPLETE THE NEW D/D FORM. This is the only way to ensure that you will continue to receive Medieval Archaeology, the SMA Newsletter, and other Membership benefits. Please don’t miss out!

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 Guidance Notes for Authors.  They should then contact the Honorary Editor, Dr Sarah Semple (s.j.semple@durham.ac.uk), who may then invite them to submit a Stage One form, a copy of which can be accessed on this page as a downloadable file. If invited to submit a full research paper or shorter contribution, authors should then submit their paper via our on-line Editorial Manager.

Please send books for Review direct to the Reviews and Medieval Britain and Ireland Editor. Our publisher’s website provides details. 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 available online for our members at Taylor and Francis Online.

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 59.

**Volume 60/1 now out and available at Taylor and Francis Online**

Medieval Archaeology, Vol 60/1

The move to two issues a year in 2016 has allowed a more space for copy in the journal and 60/1, just out with Taylor and Francis online, several longer papers feature, allowing in-depth coverage of a number of major medieval projects. Numismatics is a key theme in 60/1, with an opening paper by Michael and Nicholas Costen which offers a reassessment of Anglo-Saxon coin finds in the west of England and a consideration of economic factors that might underlie the pattern of coin losses in the region. Visigothic coin losses on the Iberian Peninsula are the subject of scrutiny by Manuel Castro Priego in an assessment of new data on Visigothic tremisses. A short contribution on an early medieval polychrome brooch find from Flaxengate in Lincoln by Letty ten Harkel. Rosie Weetch and Victoria Sainsbury draws more broadly on continental evidence for production and we stay with the Danelaw in Gareth Perry’s detailed and productive assessment of ceramic production in the east of England and the Torksey-ware tradition. Daniel Secker assesses the evidence for a late-Saxon paired church complex at Prittlewell, Essex and the issue is rounded off by Mary Lewis, the winner of the Martyn Jope Award in 2016 ‘for the best novel interpretation, application of analytical method or presentation of new findings’, with a rich paper on work and the adolescent in medieval England, which throws light on the challenging world of medieval teenage apprentices. A hard copy of 60/1 should be winging its way to members now by mail. Don’t forget that there is more to come in 2016 issue 60/2!