Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

SAP publishes articles on African archaeology and history. The articles may: report on original fieldwork, develop new methodologies, provide sythesis of key topics and may address issues of current theoretical concern. SAP also publishes papers that compare African archaeology and archaeology and history of other parts of the world.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

SAP is a peer-reviewed journal. Each of the articles submitted to SAP are reviewed by two anonymous reviewers recruited from various academic and research institutions accross the globe. Editors ensures a blind-review process. Under normal circumstance, the review process of the submissions takes maximum of three months.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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