Saturday, April 16, 2011

Forthcoming Open Access Journal: Egyptological

Egyptological is a new concept in archaeological publishing, which is available free of charge to all readers.  Part of the Egyptological Online (E.O.) group of websites Egyptological was founded by Andrea Byrnes and Kate Phizackerley in 2011.  Our idea was to provide the first free online-only Egyptology magazine which would provide our readers with:
  • A free-of-charge resource
  • A diverse selection of high quality material to reflect varied levels of academic and popular interest, all subject to editorial review
  • Research papers and popular articles
  • Exhibition, book, DVD and website reviews
  • Conference reports
  • Events and course calendars
  • A regularly updated photograph gallery
  • A platform for both new and existing writers to publish their material in a friendly and helpful environment
  • Assistance for new writers if required
  • The opportunity to join a community of like-minded people to advance the spread of good quality information about ancient Egypt
Egyptological covers all areas and periods of ancient Egyptian prehistory up to and including the Coptic period. If you have an interest in Ancient Egypt we hope that you will find articles, exhibition, book and DVD reviews, and much more value-added content to keep you entertained and informed.
Egyptological provides an environment for writers and researchers of all levels of experience.  It is divided into three main sections to enable you to find the type of content that you are looking for:
Journal features hand-picked research papers produced to academic standards and subjected to a rigorous editorial review process which follows guidelines for academic publications.  Papers in Journal will usually refelct the specialized research interests of the authors.
Magazine publishes articles, book, television and DVD reviews and exhibtion and conference reports.  Articles tend to be several pages long and are aimed at a wide audience.  All articles are subject to editorial review.
Colloquy is the place for short pieces, quick reviews and informal articles on a vast variety of topics.  There are also a frequently changing photo album contributed by readers, events and courses listings and our Discussion forum for asking questions, making suggestions and putting forward ideas.  This section will be updated on an ad hoc basis.  Expect to find a  real mix of content here!

Each issue will include at least three major articles in the Journal and Magazine sections with many more features and reviews to browse and enjoy, which will be added to the website on a more regular and less formal basis.
Our editorial and technical staff are all volunteers, and our writers all contribute articles free of charge. This enables us to operate both the Editions and the Magazine section without advertising or other commercial input.  By accepting advertising in the Colloquy section we are able to pay hosting and other costs whilst ensuring that the magazine remains free of charge to all visitors.

We very much hope that you enjoy Egyptological.  Don’t forget to get in touch with us if you have any questions or ideas.
The first issue will appear on June 30, 2011.

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