Rock Art Research (Journal)
This is the homepage of the international journal Rock Art Research, ISSN 0813-0426, the official organ of the Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA) and the International Federation of Rock Art Organisations (IFRAO).
The journal is devoted to developing theory and methodology for the systematic and rigorous understanding of palaeoart and related phenomena. Emphasis is given to communication across the various disciplines related to the study of global rock art, and to synthesising related subjects around the journal’s focus: the surviving externalisations of early world views.
Contributions should be consistent with these general goals. Notes for contributors appear below. All articles submitted will be refereed by peer reviewers. While final responsibility for the acceptance or rejection rests with the editor, responsibility for opinions expressed or data introduced is always the authors’.
Selected manuscripts will be sent to commentators and their reviews may be published in order to promote scholarly debate, in which case the author will be invited to respond to these comments. In addition to articles reporting original research or review of significance, the submission of brief reports, conference reports, book reviews and bibliographical entries is also invited.
NOTES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Manuscripts of major research papers should preferably be from 3000 to 8000 words. Longer articles will be considered on the basis of merit. The preferred method of submitting initial drafts is in the form of PDF documents, with low-resolution images and tables placed in the text. Final submissions should comprise a single text file containing image captions, tables, acknowledgments, author(s) contact details and the bibliography on a CD/DVD disk, or sent electronically. The content of the paper should be outlined by four to six keywords placed above the title. The manuscript must include an abstract of 50 to 100 words, summarising the article. Major papers will be comprehensively refereed. Brief reports must be less than 2000 words long.
Spelling and punctuation in this journal follow the Style manual for authors, editors and printers of Australian government publications (3rd edn) and the Macquarie dictionary; where the two disagree the former has precedence. Footnotes should not be used. The bibliography and references in the text should follow the IFRAO style as indicated in this issue. Terminology must comply with the Rock Art Glossary.
If line drawings are included they must be larger than the intended published size (preferably by a factor of 1.5 to 2) and line thicknesses, stippling, lettering sizes etc. must be selected accordingly. Photographs should be colour gloss prints of high contrast. If submitted electronically they must initially be submitted in JPEG format, but final accepted versions must be at least 300 dpi of TIFF or better format. Photographs of rock art that were obtained by physical enhancement or other interference will be categorically rejected, except for the purpose of critical discussion. Preference is given to images featuring the IFRAO Standard Scale to facilitate recalibration. In regions where traditional indigenous rock art custodians exist, their approval must be obtained before submission of material relating to their culture, and where copyright applies the author must obtain the appropriate consent. Captions are required for all illustrative material, together with an indication in the text as to where they, and any tables or schedules, are to be placed.
Announcements intended for a specific issue of this journal should be available at least five months before the month of intended publication. Text proofs are issued of all articles and must be returned promptly after correction by the author(s). Each author receives a free personal PDF of his or her article.
All correspondence should be addressed to:
Rock Art Research
P.O. Box 216
Caulfield South, Vic. 3162
Telephone: Melbourne (61-3) 9523 0549
LIST OF CONTENTS
A complete List of Contents of Rock Art Research from 1984 to the present.
Rock Art Research articles have been refereed (4-8 reviewers per paper) since 1984. RAR is one of the most rigorously peer-reviewed journals in archaeology or anthropology.
Scopus scores of RAR: Cite Score 0.44, SJR 0.276, SNIP 0.625. RAR is rated ‘A’ by the ARC and has been indexed in ERIN PLUS since 2008 according to their rigorous criteria.
The Editorial Board of Rock Art Research:
Professor Liam M. Brady (Australia), Professor John B. Campbell (Australia), Dr Jean Clottes (France), Professor Hipólito Collado Giraldo (Spain), Dr Bruno David (Australia), Professor Paul Faulstich (U.S.A.), Dr R. G. Gunn (Australia), Professor Giriraj Kumar (India), Dr Yann-Pierre Montelle (New Zealand), Professor Roy Querejazu Lewis (Bolivia), Dr Amy Roberts (Australia), Professor Dario Seglie (Italy), Professor Claire Smith (Australia), Professor Tang Huisheng (China), Dr Graeme K. Ward (Australia), Professor Thomas W. Wyrwoll (Germany).
Editor-in-Chief: Professor Robert G. Bednarik
The AURA Newsletter is the occasional newsletter of the Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA) Inc. and is received by all members of AURA. Recent issues can be viewed here as PDF files:
Number 18(1), July 2001, 235 KB
Number 18(2), December 2001, 206 KB
Number 19(1), June 2002, 251 KB
Number 19(2), August 2002, 374 KB
Number 20(1), April 2003, 332 KB
Number 20(2), September 2003, 900 KB
Number 21(1), June 2004, 297 KB
Number 21(2), October 2004, 308 KB
Number 22(1), February 2005, 304 KB
Number 22(2), September 2005, 239 KB
Number 23(1), May 2006, 226 KB
Number 23(2), November 2006, 492 KB
Number 24(1), October 2007, 339 KB
Number 25(1), June 2008, 460 KB
Number 25(2), October 2008, 524 KB
Number 26(1), March 2009, 458 KB
Number 26(2), August 2009, 1.03 MB
Number 27(1), June 2010, 518 KB
Number 27(2), November 2010, 609 KB
Number 28(1-2), November 2011, 580 KB
Number 29(1), March 2012, 848 KB
Number 29(2), September 2012, 786 KB
Number 30(1), July 2013, 485 KB
Number 30(2), November 2013, 364 KB
Number 31(1), August 2014, 780 KB
Number 32(1), July 2015, 1180 KB
Number 33(1), April 2016, 822 KB
Number 33(2), October 2016, 1.15 MB
Number 34(1), April 2017, 1.2 MB
Number 35(1), December 2018, 1.8 MB
Number 36(1), October 2019, 1.6 MB
Number 37(1), December 2020, 790 KB
Number 38(1), April 2022, 270 KB
The List of Contents of Rock Art Research
All back issues of Rock Art Research are available, starting with the November 1988 issue. For a full set, the cost is $A330.00, including postage in Australia, and US$240.00 plus applicable postage anywhere else in the world. For the cost of international postage, please contact AURA. Individual copies or annual volumes (2 issues) are available at the current rates. Please order back issues from:
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