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Policies

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Conflicts of Interest and Funding Sources

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Human Subjects Research and IRB Approval

Research involving human participants must be approved by the authors’ Institutional Review Board, or equivalent committee.

Editorial Review

Report metadata is reviewed by ITA editors. Upon completion of editorial review, each report is forwarded to the submitting agency for a final check of redaction and metadata prior to publication.

Contact

Index of Texas Archaeology
Dr. Robert Z. Selden, Jr., Managing Editor
PO Box 13028, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
zselden@sfasu.edu