Open Access

The Society supports free and unlimited access to all content published in its online journals and books

Proceedings (PSAS)

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is a hybrid journal. The online volume (ISSN 2056-743X) is published once a year through the Society’s journal platform as a collection of open and subscriber content.

Please contact the Managing Editor at editor@socantscot.org for information on Open Access publishing in PSAS. We offer a range of options and we are happy to work within the requirements of different research funders.

Authors are welcome to self-archive the unpublished version of their PSAS papers in institutional repositories. These can be deposited without embargo, under a CC BY-NC-ND licence and with an appropriate acknowledgement to PSAS.

Reports (SAIR)

Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (ISSN 2056-7421) is an open access journal. A charge applies to all reports accepted after peer review to cover the costs of production and online hosting. The charge amount is calculated using the following formula:

(word-count/600) + (image-count/2) + (table-count/2) = (estimated page-count)

(estimated page-count) x £28 = total charge

For example, if your submission is 42,000 words long with 30 images and 10 tables, then the report will cost £2,520 to publish.

(42,000 words/600) + (30 images/2) + (10 tables/2) = 90 pages

90 x £28 = £2,520

Here is a breakdown of how the funds are used:

Service function Amount Rounded percentage of total
Editorial & admin £220 9%
Pre-production £36 1%
Copy-editing £770 31%
Typesetting £460 18%
Proof-reading £440 17%
Online distribution £470 19%
Long-term preservation £120 5%
Domain name registration £4 0%
Total £2,520 100%

Books

The Society launched its Open Access E-books platform in 2019. Please contact the Managing Editor at editor@socantscot.org for information on publishing a book in Open Access.

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