Basic Journal Information



2) URL:

3) Alternative Title: SC

4) Journal ISSN (online & printed version)/Frequency:(online) 2407-9529; (print) 2408-0071(January, May and September)

5) Publisher: University of the Aegean

6) Society or Institution: Lab of Archaeometry, Department of Mediterranean Studies

7) Host: dnhost (

8) Name of contact for this journal: Professor Ioannis Liritzis, Editor-in-Chief/ Founder 

9) Contact’s email 

10) SC email address:

11) Country that the publisher of the journal based: Greece

12) Journal’s article processing charges: No charges for normal peer review that at present (2017) takes around 1 month to have a first response.

13) Journal’s article submission charges: No charge. 

14) Digital archiving policy of the journal in ase.g: Zenodo is hosted by CERN (Switzerland), exposes its data to OpenAIRE and complies with the Open Access demands from the EC and the ERCs (

15) Downloading of full-text of the journal: Free

16) Article identifiers the journal use: DOI is provided.

17) Provision of article metadata?: Yes

18) Journal’s download statistics: Yes through Google analytics, and as most read/downloaded articles at HOME (

19) The First calendar year in which a complete volume of the journal provided online Open Access content and printed (when required) to the Full Text of all articles: 2015

20) Formats of full text are available: .pdf and HTML

21) Some Keyword(s) that best describe SC:

  • Archaeology
  • Ancient history
  • Ethnology
  • Ancient technology
  • Conservation
  • Science in Arts
  • Environmental Impact to ancient societies
  • Archaeometry
  • Archaeoastronomy in ancient Cultures
  • Cultural heritage
  • Social Sciences in Culture
  • Archaeological sciences
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Museology
  • Digital Culture
  • Comparative Cultures
  • Interdisciplinarity

22) Language(s) that the Full Text of the articles is published : English.

Quality and Transparency of the Editorial Process

23) The URL for the Editorial Board page is given at

24) Review process for papers: Double Blind Peer Review

Relevant information on the Review Process is given in the section Authors & Reviewers. SCpays particular attention to the role of peer review following the Elsevier Guidelines: of how to contact a review (

25) The EDITORIAL BOARD of the journal will be intolerable and inflexible with malpractices such as PLAGIARISM, the REPRODUCTION OF ARTICLES PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED in other media or FRAUDULENT RESEARCH. To resolve these situations, it will follow the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)(

26) Journal’s policy of screening for plagiarism: Plagiarism is strictly forbidden, and by submitting the article for publication the authors agree that the publishers have the legal right to take appropriate action against the authors, if plagiarism or fabricated information is discovered.Plagiarism is condemned and discarded and authors are blocked from future submission to SC. Reviewers are urge to check for plagiarism using availablesoftwares (

27) Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

(based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE‘s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)


It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor and editor-in-chief, the peer reviewer and the publisher.

Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

28) Publication decisions

The editor of the SC is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.

The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

29) Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

30) Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

31) Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.


Duties of Reviewers (see also Authors & Reviewers)

32) Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

33) Promptness

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

34) Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

35) Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

36) Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

37) Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors (see also Authors & Reviewers)

38) Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

39) Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

40) Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

41) Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

42) Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

43) Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

44) Legal & ethical criteria of studied cultural material

If the work involves cultural assets the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript and state official permit granted and/or disclose illicit trafficking objects according to UNESCO standards (;

45) Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

46) Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

47) Average number of weeks between submission and publication: 6

48) Openess of the Journal
All the content of the journal is available immediately upon online publication as well as an Early View.

49) Copyright/ Open Access

  • SC follows the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access.
  • Articles published in SC will be Open Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).
  • SC allows readers to read, download, share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format), adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially), search or link to the full text of its articles, and for any other lawful purpose, in concordance to Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).
  • Journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions: Yes
  • Journal allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions: Yes
    Any use of articles, figures, tables should cite the source of publication in Scientific Culture (names, title, volume, issue, page number(s)).