JANUS has been published by the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, since 2023. Janus is taken from one of the ancient Roman gods, who is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, frames, and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces. Janus is an academic, open-access, and peer-reviewed journal. The journal focuses on advancing the study of archaeology, museology, and cultural resources management in Indonesia or those related to Indonesian archaeology. The articles in the Janus specifically discuss archaeological remains' values, views, and meanings that strengthen theories and improve the quality of criticism or methodological innovations in Indonesian archaeological investigations. Articles submitted cover archaeology and related fields of archaeology in Indonesia, presented in the context of Indonesian culture, focusing on developing critical scientific works.
Starting in 2023, the issues will be published bi-annually, whose all articles will be published in Bahasa and/or English. Submissions are open year-round. However, before submitting an article, please ensure that the article fits into Janus's focus and scope and follows our submission guidelines. Please note that only research articles or book reviews are accepted.