Funding Opportunity: BAR Open Access in Archaeology Award 2021 (Deadline 30 September 2021)

Open Access is a relatively new online publishing model where author rather than reader pays. It provides professional publication of your research and then makes it freely available and discoverable online so anyone can benefit from reading and using your work. This has benefits such as improving the reach of your research, enhancing your reputation through increased citations, and improving the quality of research through sharing transparent and reproducible research practices. In many regions, grant funding now requires Open Access publication.

BAR Publishing is celebrating the launch of its Open Access publishing programme with a new Award worth up to a value of £10,000.

The BAR Open Access in Archaeology Award 2021 comprises the free open access publication of the winning entry.

The award is a contract with BAR for the Open Access publication of the proposal chosen by the judging panel. The winning manuscript will be peer-reviewed, copyedited, typeset and proofread. The OA book will be available for free download on the BAR Digital platform, on the BAR website, and on online repositories such as Google Scholar/Google Books, DOAB and OAPEN. A print version will also be available, and authors will receive 10 complimentary print copies of their new book. In addition, any shortlisted manuscripts will receive support in developing their project further. 

Find out how to enter and view the judging criteria here.

Read the Terms and Conditions here.

Complete the Entry Form here* and submit to by 30th September 2021. The winner will be announced on 15th November 2021.


Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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