EDITORIAL FORWARD 2020
The outburst of Pandemia from COVID19 undoubtedly affects every aspect of life and human activities on Earth. Humans have experienced Pandemics since the remote past (historic periods documented but prehistoric periods, too). We present some thoughts on this as Feature Article by the Editor in Chief.
We warmly thank all reviewers who timely respond and submit their reports in current harsh times.
Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry (MAA) is an Open Access Journal published since 2001 by The University of the Aegean, Greece.
From November 2020 it is published by the Henan University, Kaifeng 475001, China and the Key Research Institute of Yellow River Civilization and Sustainable Development & Collaborative Innovation Center on Yellow River Civilization jointly built by Henan Province and Ministry of Education. Since 2015 MAA is issued 3 times per year (April, August, December). Past issues will still be accessible for free. The annual subscription for printed matter will be 300 Euros.
The International Journal MAA "Encourages international discussion on the coupling between archaeology and archaeometry in their broader sense, initiating forums of discussion on the establishment of widely accepted criteria of correct approach and solution of particularly current and future archaeological problems."
It covers the dual nature of archaeology and cultural heritage with science of only novel and innovative data / results, which includes, amongst others, natural science applied to archaeology (physics, chemistry, biology, geology, geophysics, astronomy), conservation in cultural heritage, archaeology and art history, ancient technology, cultural sustainability, astronomy in culture, physical anthropology, digital heritage, new archaeological finds reports, historical archaeology, architectural archaeology, ethnoarchaeological prospective, critical reviews, from Paleolithic to medieval/Byzantine eras, renaissance, enlightenment, all pertinent to the Mediterranean including adjacent areas with due interaction and/or parallel comparison to ancient Mediterranean cultures.
All papers are published in printed and electronic versions and DOI (http://about.zenodo.org/) is attributed to each article. The printed version (2001-2015) is kept only if authors ask for back issues, or if individuals or libraries require printed volumes. MAA is indexed by the most important databases: Thomson Reuters - Clarivetics Analytics (Arts and Humanities Citation Index), WoS Core Collection (ISI), Arts and Humanities (Archaeology) - Scopus (Elsevier), Current Contents / Arts and Humanities - Clarivate Analytics, Social Sciences (Archaeology- Scopus (Elsevier), Arts and Humanities (Archaeology) - Scimago, Google Scholar, European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), NASA/ADS, Ulrichsweb and others.
Regarding copyright all articles published in the open access journal MAA are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
The Editors will welcome contributions from all parts of the World focused on the Mediterranean region and interactions with neighboring regions.
On behalf of the Editors & Editorial Board
Prof. Ioannis Liritzis
ISSN (Online): 2241-8121
ISSN (Print): 1108-9628