Code of Conduct and Best Practice
Archaeologia Austriaca is a peer-reviewed journal (blind review). The editor, the board and editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author and reviewers (including potential reviewers). At least two positive external reviews are required for an article to be accepted for publication. Ten members of an international advisory board and the members of the local editorial board help the editor in her search for and choice of external reviewers. Reviewers are asked to return their reviews within 6 weeks. They must not show or discuss the contents of the manuscript with others. Reviewers are expected to express their opinions objectively. Reviewers should avoid statements damaging to the author's reputation. Criticism should be directed against the work, not the author. Invited reviewers should not review manuscripts when there is a conflict of interest.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the work. These persons should be listed as co-authors. The main or the corresponding author is responsible that all co-authors have agreed to submission of the final version.
By submitting an article to Archaeologia Austriaca through the online system authors declare that the manuscript is complete and that the exploitation rights to the work have not been exercised elsewhere either fully or partially. Authors have to prove that they possess the copyright and/or right to use all parts of the work; this especially applies to images in the work. Authors must properly cite publications and acknowledge non-authors who have helped in the development of the work.
Archaeologia Austriaca adheres to the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journals (https://publicationethics.org/files/Code of Conduct.pdf).