What is the duration of membership?

Please note that WAC membership is based on the calendar year – for example, whether you join WAC in January, May or November, your membership of the year concerned will expire in December. However, regardless of the month in which you joined WAC, you will be given paper/electronic access to all the issues of the WAC journal Archaeologies for the year concerned.

You can also choose to pay in advance for the membership for the coming year(s). For example, you can pay in November for the membership starting in January of the following year. To do this, complete the normal membership payment and then send an email to the Membership Secretary stating your intention.

How do I access Archaeologies: The Journal of the World Archaeological Congress and WAC’s book series?

Once you have registered as a member on this site, you can use the details emailed to you to access WAC’s publications here.

What if I do not have my own credit card?

You can ask someone else who has a credit card to pay for your membership fee. If you opt for this solution, please ensure your details are entered during the transaction, then notify the Membership Secretary by email, as soon as the payment is done, of the following information:

1) the name of the person who paid for your membership fee

2) the date on which the payment was made

3) the amount paid

4) your selected membership category (1-year or 4-year; Rate A or B; electronic access to the journal only or both paper and electronic access to the journal)

5) the postal address at which you would like to receive paper copies of the journal (only if you selected the membership category “both paper and electronic access” to the journal).

What if I cannot use PayPal in my country/do not want to create a PayPal account?

PayPal is not available in some countries. If you are in this position, please email the Membership Secretary to discuss options. Likewise, PayPal requires residents of some countries to create a PayPal account to use their service. This is one of PayPal’s rules and WAC is not capable of altering this requirement. If you are in this situation, you could either email the Membership Secretary to discuss options or set up a PayPal account. If you have chosen recurring yearly payments, you are required to have a PayPal account. 

I purchased a subscription that includes paper copies of Archaeologies. How will I receive them?

If you select the “paper and electronic journal” option, you will be sent copies of Archaeologies three times a year by post (in addition you will be given online access to the journal). Please note that the postal address you enter when making payment by PayPal will be used as your mailing address by default setting. If you wish to receive copies of the journal at an address different from the one registered for your PayPal payments, please log in to your user profile and update your address.

What if I did not receive a paper copy of the journal I was entitled to receive?

Please check your membership to make sure 1) that it is updated, 2) that you have paid access to both paper and electronic journal, 3) and that you have notified WAC of the correct and up-to-date postal address to which you wish to receive the issues of the journal. After confirming this, please contact the Membership Secretary to explain the situation.