We are pleased to commence this Editorial with some information about AA’s international standing. When compared to the major archaeology journals according to the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) scheme, AA sits just outside the top ten, with an SJR value of 0.874 for 2013 (2014 data are not yet available). This is the highest SJR the journal has received, up from 0.499 in 2012 and 0.842 in 2011. In 2014, for the first time, AA was also listed in the Thomson Reuters Current Contents/Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Social Sciences Citation Indices. For the latter we received an impact factor of 1.268, placing us 22ndout of all archaeology-related journals in the world. These are extremely pleasing results that are testimony to the high quality of the contributions received and published by AA.