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Prof. Jennifer Trimble will be the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Roman Archaeology

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Jul 29 2020

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Prof. Jennifer Trimble will be the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Roman Archaeology.  
Trimble writes:
John Humphrey is retiring this month as editor of JRA, after thirty-three years of extraordinary leadership.  The 2020 issue, volume 33, will be the last one edited by him.  John has now sold the journal to Cambridge University Press (  He will remain solely responsible for the JRA Supplement series, which he is bringing to a close; Cambridge will not be taking over the Supplements.  Future issues of the journal itself, beginning with volume 34 (2021), will be produced by Cambridge University Press and by the new JRA editorial team.
I am honored to be the new editor-in-chief of JRA.  My top priority, and Cambridge University Press’s top priority, is to maintain the exceptional scholarly quality of JRA, including its international reach.  Our goal is to continue to attract, review, and publish the best current scholarship in Roman archaeology.  A second goal is to make sure this transition happens as smoothly as possible.  A new editorial team is taking shape; JRA will begin to appear in two issues per year rather than just one; an online system will soon make the submission and review process easier to manage.  Accepted articles will be published online in FirstView as soon as they are ready, as well as being published in both the print and the digital issues of the journal.  For more information on all of the above, please check the JRA home page at Cambridge University Press for periodic updates as we move forward (
Many thanks to all for your support through this transition.  I know we all care deeply about the future of the Journal of Roman Archaeology.  John Humphrey has given Roman archaeology something extraordinary; here’s looking forward to continuing JRA and taking it forward into a new era.
Please join us in congratulating Prof. Trimble!