About the Journal

The new HASBonline – Hefte zur Archäologie des Mittelmeerraumes aus Bern is the first Swiss archaeological journal in open access form with peer review. This makes possible the swift publication of the most recent research findings as peer reviewed papers as well as the widespread access to the international community of classical archaeology and their various regions of interest and methodological approaches.

Articles may be submitted in German, French, Italian or English. The publication will appear in digital form in open access as well as in printed form in limited numbers; the journal will appear every two years.

Open Access Policy

HASBonline is a peer-reviewed open access journal. This means that all content is freely available to the user without charge in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, and use the content for any lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. The content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0).
HASBonline does not charge any Article Processing Charges or Article Submission Charges and does allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.

Peer Review

The articles published in our journal go through a peer review process. After an initial review by the editors, each contribution is anonymised and evaluated by at least two anonymous reviewers.

Publication Ethics

HASBonline endeavours to ensure the high quality of its publications. It adheres to high standards of ethical behaviour and expects them to be adhered to by all parties involved in the publication. This includes the author, journal editor, peer reviewers, and publisher. HASBonline follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for the preservation of scientific integrity.


HASBonline is commited to publish only original material that has not already been published or reviewed elsewhere. Any manuscript that raises concerns about plagiarism will be checked and cases of plagiarism will be sanctioned.

Conflict of Interests

Reviewers, authors and editors must disclose any and all possible financial or non-financial conflict of interest in regard to the mauscript. If unsure, the journal editor should be contacted.


To ensure the long-term availability of scientific information, the contents of the journal are archived with LOCKSS.


HASBonline – journal history

The journal HASB (Hefte des archäologischen Seminars der Universität Bern) appeared for the first time in 1975 under the guidance of Prof. Dr. H. Jucker.

During the following years his successor, Prof. Dr. D. Willers, continued the annual issues whilst adding intermittently published supplements.

After the retirement of Prof. Dr. Willers in 2003, the continuous publication of the journal was successfully maintained.

In 2011, when Prof. Dr. E. Mango obtained the chair of the section of Archaeology of the Mediterranean (thus the official name at the present), the idea of HASB as an open access journal was put forward.

The first issue of HASBonline – Hefte zur Archäologie des Mittelmeerraumes aus Bern has appeared in 2017. 


Previous issues:

HASB 1 (1975) – HASB 21 (2009)



A. Stähli, Die Berner Abguss-Sammlung. Mit einem Beitrag von Sandor Kuthy. HASB Supplement 1 (Bern 1985)

M. Mangold, Athenatypen auf attischen Weihreliefs des 5. und 4. Jhs. v. Chr. HASB Supplement 2 (Bern 1992)

F. Ciliberto, I sarcofagi attici nell’Italia settentrionale. HASB Supplement 3 (Bern 1996)

Ch. Reusser (ed.), Griechenland in der Kaiserzeit. Neue Funde und Forschungen zu Skulptur, Architektur und Topographie. Kolloquium zum sechzigsten Geburtstag von Prof. Dietrich Willers, Bern, 12.13. Juni 1998. HASB Supplement 4 (Bern 2001)

M. Seifert (ed.), Komplexe Bilder. Kolloquium in Bern 2007. HASB Supplement 5 (Berlin 2008)