Saturday, June 29, 2013

Open Access Journal: The Heritage of Egypt Magazine

 [First posted in AWOL 10 July 2010. Updated 20 June 2013]

The Heritage of Egypt Magazine
The Heritage of Egypt was launched in 2008 and is the first publication relating to the history, archaeology, and legacy of Egypt that is edited, produced, and owned in Egypt; this gives the publication a unique perspective on the complex histories of ancient and modern Egypt.
The Heritage of Egypt is published three times a year, in January, May, and September. The magazine reaches thousands of readers through direct sales in Egypt and the provision of copies to archaeological societies in the United Kingdom.
For acquiring individual paper copies of the magazine and for a Table of Contents of each issue, please see the website of the publisher, Al-Hadara Publishing.
If you would like to get a subscription, here's a subscription form (in PDF).
Editor of the magazine is Amgad Refai.
The magazine accepts contributions from authors who are suitably academically qualified in their field.
Back-issues 1-5 are offered here for free, plus a selection of articles from issue 6:


  1. Excellent! I an just starting to get the hang of this blog. Or... maybe even not. But this is the 2nd document I have now been able to get that is of interest to me.

    If this is someone that keeps track of free access journal, and then alerts us to links about them when they happen... I am a recently retired computer person, and if the creators of this site need any help automating this process. I would be happy to help, if you contact me at

    Cheers! RichGriese.NET

  2. Thanks Rich. What did you have in mind?

  3. Hey Chuck,

    I am not sure how you maintain that great list of online sources at

    But, there are all kinds of great free tools that will automate many things for you. I would have to know more about how you actually look to each of those sites on the list to determine when the site/blog is publishing a new essay/article as opposed to just a simple blog entry. Meaning, so far I have noticed two posts by you that such and such a journal just published some new article (both of which I downloaded as PDFs). Now I assume you are doing that by hand. That you are visiting the site occasionally, or using google reader to be alerted to new entries, and if you notice the entry is a new journal publication, then you make a entry on your blog, and include the url of the download or article.

    At the very least you could run a script that would pre-look at each of the new entries, and see if the entry contains an "http://" reference, and then have that item specifically alerted to you. And in the best of all possible worlds you would simply maintain a table/database of all the URLs of the journals that you want to monitors, and scripts/programs could do the rest, even to the point of automatically creating new blog entries on your site that would be triggered any time one of the monitored web sites publishes a new journal edition.

    There are many ways to do it. And if you find that everything is working as you like it, you can simply ignore my offer. But as I said, I am a retired computer worker, and the kinds of things you are publishing is very much of interest to me, so if you are interested in looking into any possibility of automating what you do I would be happy to talk to you about it.

    Cheers! RichGriese.NET