How to contribute

Potential authors should contact the Honorary Editor at an early stage in the preparation of submissions for Medieval Archaeology. Papers are accepted in principle on the advice of an editorial committee and are subject to peer review. Detailed information about the journal is available on the journal’s page at Taylor and Francis Online.

Medieval trading post at Mariuhofn, Nr Akranes, Iceland


We welcome original submissions of international significance, or national significance and international interest, which match the objectives of the Society. Prospective authors, should, in the first instance, read our guidance notes for  Instructions for authors [2022]. We ask all prospective authors (even those with completed manuscripts) to download, complete, and submit a Stage One Form via email to the Honorary Editor, Dr Aleks Pluskowski (

This proposal will be considered by the editors, and if authors are invited to submit a full research paper or shorter contribution, the article text and images will be submitted via our online Editorial Manager system. Please feel free to contact the Honorary Editor at an early stage in preparing your research for publication for advice about its suitability for the journal, or if you have any queries about the submission process.

As a guideline, papers will normally not be longer than 12,000 words including notes and bibliography, although there will be exceptional circumstances, including when a grant is available to support publication. A ‘shorter contribution’ will tend to be in the region of 5–7,000 words. (For items that are shorter than this, consider sending these to the Newsletter Editor; see below for details). We also welcome fieldwork highlight reports for Medieval Britain and Ireland, and offers of book reviews, which should be submitted to the Reviews and Medieval Britain and Ireland Editor.

Contact Details

Articles and shorter contributions

Honorary Editor: Dr Aleks Pluskowski

Department of Archaeology
University of Reading

Tel +44 (0) 1904 323 929

Deputy Editor: Dr Duncan Wright

Books for Review

Reviews and Medieval Britain and Ireland Editor: Prof  Neil Christie
School of Archaeology and Ancient History,
University of Leicester, University Road,
Leicester LE1 7RH
Tel + 44 (0)116 2522617

Reports for Medieval Britain and Ireland, including Highlights

England, Scotland and Wales and the islands: Tiziana Vitali
9 Cranfield Road
Brockley Cross
London SE4 1TN
Tel +44 (0)181 780 3205

Ireland: Tomás Ó Carragáin
Department of Archaeology
University College Cork

Tel +353 21 490 4043

Newsletter items

Newsletter Editor: Dr Niall Brady
The Archaeological Diving Company Ltd.
Brehon House,
Kilkenny Road,
Co Kilkenny,