Authenticity Studies-International Journal of Archaeology and Art is an international and independent journal, based on a peer review system and dedicated to the study of the methods of attribution and authentication of archaeological and art-historical artifacts.
Founded by Monica Salvadori (Editor in Chief), Federica Toniolo, Andrea Tomezzoli, Marta Nezzo, Monica Baggio and Luca Zamparo, Authenticity Studies is a journal of the Department of Cultural Heritage of the University of Padua and is published by Padova University Press. Authenticity Studies is an open access electronic journal (with ISSN). It is based on an anonymous and international double peer review system.
Authenticity Studies accepts original and unpublished contributions focused on three main research lines:
1 – Theory and method of art-historical and archaeological attribution
2 – Investigations on the phenomenon of falsification: history, philosophy, methods and society
3 – Provenance Studies
In this way, Authenticity Studies intends to analyze the methods of study and analysis, as well as the philology, for the attribution and authentication of archaeological and artistic manufacts, to propose new attributions or verify the authenticity of the same, as well as to study the revival of taste and tradition in modern and contemporary society.
Furthermore, Authenticity Studies intends to propose a complete analysis of the phenomenon of falsification, verifying the material results and the economic, social, legal, philosophical and ethical implications. Authenticity Studies analyzes the authentication techniques and methods (humanistic and technological-scientific), the connections with the art market, and the history of collecting, thus also investigating historical fakes and those inserted, over time, in the field museum public and private.
Finally, Authenticity Studies wants to be the forum for discussion and reflection around studies on the provenance and on the reconstruction of the original context of archaeological and art-historical heritage, and the place for discussion on protection practices and on the actions to be taken for the conservation and the safeguarding of authentic Cultural Heritage.
Authors submitting a contribution to Authenticity Studies guarantee the originality of their works, the intellectual property of the contribution and the absence of conflicts of interest or economic interests arising from the publication of the attribution/authentication.
Authenticity Studies does not accept: attribution or authentication researches of objects of uncertain or incorrectly reconstructed provenance (and/or ownership); attributions or authentication of items offered for sale.
Authenticity Studies. International Journal of Archaeology and Art is published annualy.
The publication of the next volume is scheduled for March 2023.
The deadline for articles submissions is July 15th, 2022.
Publication is free of charge.
Submissions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Info: email@example.com (Managing Editor)