About the Journal

SAIR is an online, Gold Open Access, fully peer-reviewed journal and has been publishing excavation reports of national significance since 2001.

Focus and Scope

SAIR publishes reports and large-scale surveys of significant excavations. SAIR is particularly well suited for papers which require large volumes of published data to support their arguments, or which have a large number of images and/or tables.

Journal History

Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports was established in 2000 by a consortium comprising the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Historic Scotland [now Historic Environment Scotland] and the Council for British Archaeology to provide a publication route for Open Access, peer-reviewed information more suited to an electronic format than a traditional print journal.


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