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UPAC is considering moving to a digital-only format for future Utah Archaeology journals.
Read on to learn more and cast your vote for the future of the journal.

Motion will carry with a simple majority of UPAC member responses. All members in good standing are eligible to vote.


  • What is the need for digital-only journal access?

    • Cost: Publishing and mailing costs are increasing but membership dues are not scheduled to increase. Publishing and mailing costs currently represent over half of what UPAC member dues are spent on. Reducing these costs allows UPAC to invest in the conference, awards, sponsorships, and other pursuits of interest to UPAC members.

    • Accessibility: Digital-only democratizes access among UPAC members who may not have current mailing addresses on file with UPAC, or who have visual impairments.

  • How will I access future issues under the digital-only model?

    • Members who are current on their dues will receive free online access through

    • Digital versions of the last 2 years of Utah Archaeology will be available as PDFs. These will be searchable and downloadable.

  • What if I discontinue my membership in UPAC? Can I access the issues I already paid for?

    • Issues older than 3 years will become available for free on Issues two years and younger will be behind the members-only paywall. If you are a current member, it is recommended that you download journals you think you may want handy.

  • What are we doing for the 2022 issue?

    • This issue will be printed over the summer and mailed out to members who paid dues in 2022.

  • What issues will be available online if this motion passes?

    • The 2021 and 2022 issues of Utah Archaeology will be available as digital versions on

    • Once a new issue is released, it will be added to and the oldest issue behind the paywall will move to the public section of the website.

UPAC Vote Regarding Digital-Only Journal

It is proposed to provide digital, online-only access to future Utah Archaeology journal issues, and to discontinue future hard-copy printing.

Shall UPAC adopt this proposal beginning with the 2023 issue of Utah Archaeology Journal? 

Shall the motion be adopted?

Thanks for your vote! The Executive Committee will tally the votes of all members in good standing and announce the results in July.

Read Past Issues of Utah Archaeology

Issues from 1988 through 2016 have been uploaded in their entirety for free and are now hosted on Enjoy!

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