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ACTA - the Institutes own journal

ACTA is an international open access journal and is the Norwegian Institute in Rome’s journal. It publishes articles about the Mediterranean region's archaeology, art history and within the Institute’s broader interdisciplinary mission.

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ACTA (ad archaeologiam et artium historiam pertinentia) is published in a paper and an electronic version. The journal is open access and available free of charge. 

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The director of the Institute is ACTA’s managing editor, while the librarian acts as  editorial secretary. Volumes are usually thematic, and to each number a prominent scholar is invited to serve as guest- or co-editor. The editor is happy to receive suggestions for the theme of future volumes.

ACTA is peer-reviewed. It was first published in 1962, and published both monographs and articles at irregular intervals. In 2004, it became a journal, and is published annually.

From the start, ACTA has been an internationally oriented publication, with articles in English and Italian. Contributions are of high academic quality, and deal with original and central empirical, methodological, theoretical and interpretative issues in or relevant to the archaeology and art history of the Mediterranean region.

As of 2009 ACTA is printed and distributed by Scienze e Lettere S.r.l.  and publishing house editor Helga Di Giuseppe, email:

Previous volumes may be purchased through Scienze e Lettere, email: or downloaded from FRITT- UIO Universitetsbiblioteket.

Published Aug. 11, 2020 11:42 AM - Last modified Aug. 6, 2021 10:22 AM