I submitted the final version of my Archaeologies journal article today, through their digital editorial manager. It is a reworked version of a paper I wrote for the World Archaeological Congress last year in Dublin and it will be my first official publication. Many thanks to Krysta Ryzewski, the editor of the volume, for organizing the session and accepting my paper! Also thanks to Ms. Lei-Leen Choo who lended her exacting eye to proofreading it and asking all the right questions about the content.
Already I can see the many ways in which the article is lacking and it feels dated even after only a year. Heck, even the images that I included…the reconstruction houses on Okapi island don’t even look like that anymore! It is probably good to be able to fix scholarship in time, but that doesn’t make it much more comfortable. I hope Michael Shanks is kind in his introductory comments–fingers crossed. I am a bit uncomfortable with some of the traditional forms of publishing, but I was delighted to see Springer’s copyright policy:
Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress The copyright to this article is transferred to Springer (respective to owner if other than Springer and for U.S. government employees: to the extent transferable) effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online) or any other reproductions of similar nature. An author may self-archive an author-created version of his/her article on his/her own website and his/her institution’s repository, including his/her final version; however he/ she may not use the publisher’s PDF version which is posted on http://www.springerlink.com. Furthermore, the author may only post his/her version provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on Springer’s website. The link must be accompanied by the following text: “The original publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com”. Please use the appropriate DOI for the article (go to the Linking Options in the article, then to OpenURL and use the link with the DOI). Articles disseminated via http://www.springerlink.com are indexed, abstracted, and referenced by many abstracting and information services, bibliographic networks, subscription agencies, library networks, and consortia. The author warrants that this contribution is original and that he/she has full power to make this grant. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors. After submission of this agreement signed by the corresponding author, changes of authorship or in the order of the authors listed will not be accepted by Springer.
The original publication (will be) available at www.springerlink.com. Barring something horrible, it will be published in the December 2009 edition of Archaeologies. Here’s a link to the self-archived author version, sans images:
I would love to get any and all feedback y’all had to offer on it.
I am cooking up a much more in-depth article, so watch this space!