We are currently encouraging and accepting submissions on New World archaeology, Near Eastern archaeology, and thematic books with a global reach. Our traditional strength has been Mesoamerican antiquity, particularly Central Mexico and the Maya.
For archaeologists with datasets directly related to their book manuscript--but not easily incorporated due to the amount or the form of the data--we strongly encourage either publishing your data with Open Context
or depositing your data files in tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record)
, maintained by the Center for Digital Antiquity. Open Context
offers cross-linking with book publications as part of their model, and they also offer editorial and peer review services for dataset publication. Datasets, images, documents, and other digital files deposited in tDAR
can be linked to UPC publications through permanent URLs created for tDAR records and files in the repository. We are happy to link your book project with your dataset in cooperation with either Open Context
, and we encourage you to start thinking about depositing and/or publishing your data now!
For projects that require digital expression and digital publication, please be aware of the NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication
, an important funding opportunity available to scholars.