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Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland Digitises Complete Archive of Annual Peer-Reviewed Journal

Archaeology students, professionals and enthusiasts can now subscribe to the complete and fully-searchable digital archive of The Journal of Irish Archaeology (JIA) through the Exact Editions platform. Issues dating back to 1983 are available to read, browse and search seamlessly across web, iOS and Android devices.

Produced by the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland and published by Wordwell Ltd., the JIA is a peer-reviewed, annual journal, comprising articles about Irish archaeology and related topics. The editorship of the journal changes every two years, rotating between the archaeology teaching staff in third-level institutions on the island of Ireland.

The brand new digital resource is available to individuals and institutions around the world. Advanced navigational features such as linked contents pages, Boolean search and cross-platform compatibility make the resource ideal for those with an interest in Irish archaeology, or indeed wider archaeological subject areas.

The Journal of Irish Archaeology is available in the Exact Editions shops here:



Nick Maxwell at Wordwell Ltd. commented: “The new archive showcases an annual snapshot of up-to-date Irish archaeological research over the past three decades. The plans, maps and photographs that accompany the reports are perfectly displayed on the Exact Editions online reader and really enhance the reading experience.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, said: “The JIA will be an excellent addition to any institutional library that supplies the resources for archaeology courses, and a vital research tool for any individual with an interest in the subject.”

About the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland:

The Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) is the representative organisation for professional archaeologists working in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Founded in 2001, it is the continuing objective of the IAI to advance and strengthen the profession of archaeology in Ireland. The Journal of Irish Archaeology (JIA) is the journal produced by the Institute, and its predecessor IAPA, and has been in publication since 1983.

About Wordwell Ltd:

The Wordwell Group, established in 1986, is the publisher of History Ireland, Archaeology Ireland and Books Ireland magazines, alongside Wordwell Books and, as of 2019, Eastwood Books. At the heart of Irish cultural life for more than three decades, publishing in collaboration with cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland, as well as many of Ireland’s finest authors in the fields of history, heritage and archaeology.

About Exact Editions:

Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns periodicals and books into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Room’ technology, which allows publishers to provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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