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 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Authors are welcome to self-archive the unpublished version of their PSAS papers in institutional repositories.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%


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


Proceedings (PSAS)

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Open Access e-books


Browse our archive of open access e-books

Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR)

Reports (SAIR)

Explore SAIR by clicking here



Browse our range of high-quality books in the online shop

Copyright & Permissions

Copyright permissions

Permission to reproduce material from the Society's publications and collections

Publish With Us

Publish with us

Find out more about publishing with the Society

Help us to do more

Help us: champion research; stimulate discussion; enhance public understanding; and share our extraordinary heritage. Donate directly to the Society now.