Presenters at the CAA2023 conference are encouraged to submit a written paper for the CAA Conference Proceedings. Written papers can be submitted as soon as they are accepted for oral presentation, and submission will remain open until 31 May 2023.

For CAA2023, we have decided to partner with PCI Archaeology for the organization of the free and open peer-review. This means that submitted papers will go through the process outlined here. As soon as papers are recommended for publication by PCI Archaeology, authors will have the opportunity to publish:

  1. In the CAA Proceedings (free of charge)
  2. In the Journal of Computer Applications of Archaeology (Article Processing Charges apply)
  3. In any other PCI-friendly journal of choice (Article Processing Charges may apply)
  4. or leave the paper as a pre-print with a badge indicating it has been peer-reviewed

This means that authors no longer will have to wait for publication until the full Proceedings volume has been reviewed and typeset, papers will be copy-edited and published as soon as they are ready. Still, a Proceedings volume will be produced as the final output of the conference.

How to submit your paper for the CAA2023 Proceedings?

We have opened a Community on Zenodo for the CAA2023 paper submission: First upload your paper there to obtain a DOI, then go to and follow the instructions. 

When asked for the names of recommenders, please add the names of the chair(s) of the session in which you presented, and specify that the paper is to be considered for the CAA 2023 Proceedings in the cover letter.

Please keep in mind that the word count should not exceed 5000 words (excluding bibliography). We do not require any specific formatting in this stage of submission, but please follow the guidelines provided by PCI Archaeology:

Thanks to the new publication format we can now also accept non-standard scientific outputs, such as data analysis scripts, libraries, 3D models, simulations, database schemas, etc. These submissions must include a description (up to 5000 words) of the output, and all the necessary documentation (if applicable: user manual, metadata, ODD, readme etc) that enables reviewers and the general audience to run, view or use the tool. The peer-review process will proceed in the same way as with traditional papers but the content may include a full code review, assessment of the documentation, and the usability of the tool.