Editorial Committees and Statement of Purpose 

Alan K. Bowman
Katherine M. D. Dunbabin
Pierre Gros
John W. Hayes
Eugenio La Rocca
Carlo Pavolini
D. P. S. Peacock
Jean-Pierre Sodini
Eva Margareta Steinby
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
T. V. Buttrey
Amanda Claridge
Moshe Fischer
David L. Kennedy
Roger Ling
Michael Mackensen
John Matthews
Richard Neudecker
Nicholas Purcell
Isabel Rodà
Russell T. Scott
Cinzia Vismara


The journal will be concerned with Italy and all parts of the Roman world from about 700 B.C. to about A.D. 700. It will exclude the prehistoric period but include the Etruscan period. It is intended to be Mediterranean-wide in its coverage, and is not intended to give priority to any particular geographical regions within the Roman world. All aspects of archaeology, by the broadest interpretation of that word, will be relevant for inclusion, including historical material which has an archaeological component or which is likely to be relevant for archaeologists.

Contributions will be printed in any of the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The journal will be divided fairly equally between articles and review articles:

Articles should be of interest to a broad cross-section of Roman archaeologists and historians. They may be syntheses with bibliography of recent work on a particular aspect of Roman archaeology; or summaries with bibliography of recent work in a particular geographical region; or articles which cross provincial or other boundaries in their subject matter; or articles which are likely to be of interest to a broad range of Roman archaeologists for their theoretical or methodological aspects. The journal does not intend to publish preliminary excavation reports, nor articles on individual objects unless such are considered to be of unusual importance and of interest to a broad audience of Roman archaeologists.

Review articles will be an important feature of this journal. They may be up to 5000 words in length, and the reviewer will have the opportunity to enlarge the topic under consideration by placing the book or books within the context of other recent work in that area of study and by introducing the reviewer's own research where relevant. There may be discussion of the relevance of the book for other Romanists who are not specialists in the particular field, such as discussion of methodology or theoretical considerations. The journal does not intend to publish short reviews limited to summarizing the contents of the book in question.

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