About the Journal


Studies in Ancient Art and Civilization were created in 1991 as an irregular series which in the first place served as a forum for the presentation of the Jagiellonian University Institute of Archaeology and studies provided by its researchers. The series was originated by Professor Joachim Śliwa, who was also its first Editor in Chief. In the years 2010–2014 this function was held by Professor Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka, and since 2015 it has been fulfilled by Professor Jarosław Bodzek. Since vol. 10 (2007) SAAC has become a regular yearly periodical owned and managed by the Jagiellonian University Institute of Archaeology.

Until present twenty one volumes have been published, among them three monographic studies (vol. 3: Les palettes egyptiennes aux motifs zoomorphes et sans decoration by K. Ciałowicz, vol. 11: Pontika 2006 conference proceedings edited by E. Papuci-Władyka, vol. 18 Proceedeings of the Sixth Central European Conference of Egyptologists edited by J. Dębowska-Ludwin, M. Jucha, P. Kołodziejczyk) and four volumes dedicated to distinguished researchers from our Institute on occasion of their jubilees (vols. 8 – Professor Maria Ludwika Bernhard, 14 – Professor Joachim Śliwa, 15 – Professor Janusz A. Ostrowski, 17 – Professor Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka).

Since 2010 (vol. 14) the publisher has been Księgarnia Akademicka Ltd. in Krakow.

 Aims and Scope

SAAC publishes papers in the fields of archaeology, art and civilization. The territories covered are ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece and its colonies, Cyprus, Rome, as well as other, non-Mediterranean ancient civilizations. Pieces on the history of the discipline of archaeology, collections of antiquities and the reception of ancient culture in modern Europe are also welcomed.

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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The Editors of SAAC will do their best to counteract bad practices in scholarly writing, making all possible efforts to disclose cases of academic dishonesty concerning fraud authorship, plagiarism, as well as ghostwriting and guest authorship. The papers where research misconduct  has occurred will be also disclosed. Such cases, if documented, will be passed on to the authors’ authorities as well as scientific societies and publishers. Authors are therefore asked to provide necessary details of contributions made to their papers, as well as inform the Editors of sources of the publication's financing, if applicable. Moreover, authors must ensure that  they have written original works and that the manuscript has not been issued elsewhere.  Any work or words of other authors, contributors or sources should be appropriately credited and referenced. All articles not in accordance with these standards will be removed from the publication if malpractice is discovered at any time even after the publication. Authors submitting the m anuscripts to the journal for publication as original articles confirm that their  works represent authors’ contributions and  have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other publications without clear citing. All authors should disclose financial or other conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their  manuscript  (financial  support  for  the  project  should  be disclosed). If an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is his/her obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. The Editorial Board is always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. The Editorial  Board ensures a fair double-blind  peer-review of the submitted  manuscripts. It strives to prevent any potential conflict of interests between the author, editors and referees. The Editorial Board also ensures all the information related to the submitted manuscripts to be kept as confidential prior to publishing. The reviewers evaluate manuscripts based on their content regardless of ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious believes or political philosophy of the authors. They must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept confidential and must report to the Editor-in-Chief if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s side. They must evaluate the submitted works objectively as well as present  their opinions in a clear way in the review form. A reviewer, who feels unqualified to evaluate the manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible, should notify the Editor-in-Chief and excuse himself from the review process.

Peer Review Process

The Editorial Board makes a preliminary assessment of the texts submitted for publication, taking into account relevance of the subject, compliance with general rules for the preparation of scientific articles and meeting basic formal and language requirements. Only those articles that meet the basic principles of publication, that is, they are compatible with the Guidelines for authors are sent to the reviewers. Texts correct in substance, but not in accordance with the guidelines will be sent to the authors for improvement  prior to  their further assessment by the reviewers. All pre-approved articles are evaluated by two reviewers external to the unit from which the  work originates; at least one of the reviewers is affiliated in a foreign institution other than the nationality of the author of the work to avoid conflict of interest. In disputable cases additional reviewers are appointed. The SAAC editors apply the double-blind review process (anonymity of authors and reviewers). Reviewers are appointed by the Scientific Council, taking into account the principle that the reviewer cannot be dependent on the author. The review is anonymous and confidential. The peers are not allowed to use their knowledge of the manuscript  prior to its publication. The review is in a writing (form) and ends with the statement for the release of the article for publication or its rejection. In the case of conditional admission of the article to publication (the general opinion is positive, but the reviewer points out the need for changes and amendments) the reviewer is required to clearly specify his reservations and conditions for accepting the text for printing. The author is notified of the review results  and has the right to respond to the comments. Then he/she is obliged to incorporate the agreed amendments in the text. Updated article is accepted for printing after the revised version has been accepted by the reviewer(s). In the case of minor amendments, their acceptance is  carried out by the Scientific Council. Either positive and n egative reviews and conditionally approving of the text for publication are made available to the authors but with maintenance of reviewer’s anonymity. The names of the reviewers of individual publications are not disclosed; the journal gives to public news list of cooperating reviewers after the new volume of SAAC is officially published.

Reviewers for issue 2019

Katarzyna Balbuza (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
Marcello Barbanera (Sapienza – University of Rome, Italy)
Nathalie Beaux (French Institute for Oriental Archaeology in Cairo,
David Ben-Shlomo (Ariel University, Israel)
Eliot Braun (WF Albright Institute of Archaeological Research,
Jerusalem, Israel)
Jerzy Ciecieląg (Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland)
Philippe Collombert (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Laurent Coulon (École pratique des hautes études, Paris, France)
Vincenzo Fiocchi Nicolai (Pontifical Commission for Sacred
Archaeology, Rome, Italy)
Mae Goder-Goldberger (Ben Gurion University of the Negev,
Beer Sheva, Israel)
Tomasz Grabowski (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland)
Thomas Hikade (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Italo Iasiello (Independent researcher, Italy)
Karl Jansen-Winkeln (Free University of Berlin, Germany)
Alejandro Jiménez-Serrano (University of Jaén, Spain)
Barbara Kaim (Warsaw University, Poland)
Sascha Kansteiner (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany)
A. Bernard Knapp (Univeristy of Glasgow, UK)
Michał Kobusiewicz (The Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology
PAS, Poznań, Poland)
Edyta Marzec (Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens, Greece)
Pierre de Miroschedji (Paris Nanterre University, France)
Charles Anthony Stewart (University of St. Thomas, Houston, USA)
Joachim Śliwa (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland)
Anna Tatarkiewicz (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
Ahmet Tolga Tek (Anadolu Universit, Eskişehir, Turkey)
Laurent Tholbecq (Free University of Brussels, Belgium)
Yann Tristant (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)
Edwin van den Brink (Israel Antiquities Authority)
Pierre M. Vermeersch (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Christian Vonhoff (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
Malcolm Wiener (Independent researcher, USA)
Monika Zin (University of Leipzig, Germany)


Reviewers for issue 2018

Craig Barker (University of Sydney)
Cecilie Brøns (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
François de Callataÿ (Royal Library of Belgium, Bruxelles)
Skevi Christodoulou (University of Cyprus, Nicosia)
Laurent Chrzanovski (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu)
Paweł Ćwiąkała (AGH-University of Science and Technology in Krakow)
Piotr Dyczek (Warsaw University)
Fernando Echeverría Rey (Complutense University of Madrid)
Zbigniew Fiema (University of Helsinki)
Martin Henig (Oxford University)
Aleksandra Klęczar (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
Piotr Kołodziejczyk (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
Peter Krentz (Davidson College)
John Lund (National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen)
Marcin Matera (Warsaw University)
Edoardo Radaelli (independent researcher)
Idit Sagiv (Tel Aviv University)
Nicholas Sekunda (Gdańsk University)
Matthew Simonton (Arizona State University)
Sławomir Sprawski (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
Miglena Stamberova (independent researcher)


Reviewers for issue 2017

Alexander Ahrens (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin)
Nikos Akamatis (International Hellenic University, Thermi)
Bettina Bader (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna)
Katarzyna Balbuza (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
Dávid Bartus (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
Mirosław Barwik (University of Warsaw)
Ina Berg (The University of Manchester)
Marianne Bergeron (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)
Giorgos Bourogiannis (Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm)
Stefano Caneva (Université de Liège)
Krzysztoł M. Ciałowicz (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
Andrzej Ćwiek (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
Martin Dorka Moreno (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)
Kata Endreffy (Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest)
Norbert Franken (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)
Carmelo Fernandez Ibañez (Archaeological Museum of Palencia)
Elisabetta Gagetti (Independent Researcher, Milan)
Stan Hendrickx (MAD-Faculty, Genk)
Martin Henig (University of Oxford)
Piotr Jaworski (University of Warsaw)
Zdzisław J. Kapera (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Emeritus)
Attilio Mastrocinque (Università di Verona)
Agnieszka Mączyńska (Poznań Archaeological Museum)
Andrzej Niwiński (University of Warsaw)
Seth Pevnick (Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire/Tampa Museum of Art)
Graham Philip (Durham University)
Adrian Stähl (Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Joachim Śliwa (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Emeritus)
Francesca Tasso (Independent Researcher, Milan)
Anna Trofimova (The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg)
Roux Valentine (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris)
Carina Weiß (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg)
Yuval Yekutieli (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva)
Erika Zwierlein-Diehl (Universität Bonn, Emeritus)