Survey on Publishing Decisions in Archaeology


Two postdocs from the McDonald Institute, Dr Jess Beck  and Dr Erik Gjesfjeld, are collaborating with anthropologist Dr Stephen Chrisomalis (Wayne State University) to conduct a short online survey in order to better understand publishing decisions in archaeology. The survey is aimed at professional academic archaeologists (anyone pursuing or having earned a master’s degree or higher). If you are an archaeologist, please consider taking between 5-10 minutes to fill out the survey (details below)!


Over the course of the survey, you will be asked for demographic and professional information, as well as questions about journals that publish  archaeological research and how you, and others, make decisions about  which journals to publish in.

The data being collected are non-identifiable. Your participation is entirely voluntary, and you can withdraw from the survey at any time. The survey will run from 08 April 2019 to 08 July 2019. The link to the survey can be found here:

If you have any questions about the survey or require any further information, please contact Jess Beck (

Thank you for your assistance.

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