Publishing is one of the most important goals for researchers and graduate students in the field of East Asian archaeology. After gathering data, everyone needs to face the questions of how to write a clear argument that attracts editors’ attention and how to find the right journal or publisher to submit their works. For scholars and students working in East Asia, many also need to publish in a language different than their mother tongues. In order to help SEAA members smoothly enter their early careers and establish their academic reputation via high-quality publications, we announce a workshop on “Publishing your first academic work” jointly organized with the journal Advances in Archaeomaterials. Our panel will include journal editors, copy editors, book publishers, and early career researchers to offer suggestions on:

  • How to structure an archaeological paper
  • How to find the right publisher
  • Tips for recommending best reviewers
  • How to respond to reviewer’s comments
  • Some suggestions on academic writing in English

The workshop will also have a Q&A session. Audiences will have a chance to ask questions and share their own experience on academic publishing. The workshop will be held from 13:00-16:00 GMT, March 3rd, 2023 via ZOOM. To register for the event, please follow this link: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact SEAA Vice President, Dr. Siran Liu, at

List of Speakers

  • Dr. Brett Kaufman (AiA managing editor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • Dr. Ruiliang Liu (guest editor of many special issues on archaeological science, the British Museum)
  • Dr. Hongjiao Ma (AiA associate editor, University of Science and Technology Beijing)
  • Jacqueline Senior (Managing Editor, BAR publishing)
  • Matthew Gibbons (Archaeology Publisher, Routledge)

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