Call for peer reviewers

Museological Review, Issue 23: (Dis)empowered Museums

Museological Review (MR) is an online peer-reviewed journal, published annually by the community of PhD students of the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. The theme of Issue 23 is ‘(Dis)empowered Museums’. As an active response to the 7th PhD-led conference ‘Museums (em)Power’ (13th – 14th September, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester), we invited people to reflect on the power of museums today and we received an astounding response, showcasing not only a variety of subjects, but also a diversity of countries involved.

We are now inviting Museum Studies scholars to engage with us as peer reviewers for MR Issue 23.

We are seeking scholars who received their PhD in Museum Studies or Cultural Heritage related topics, ideally within the last two years, or who have already submitted their thesis to serve as peer reviewers.

Peer reviewers contribute to the development of an article by using their expert knowledge of the specified research topic to give a constructive evaluation of the article.

Both the author and the peer reviewer remain anonymous throughout the process, with contact mediated through one of MR editors.

English speaking researchers from anywhere in the world with a research interest in any of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Museums and contested histories
  • Re-interpretation and/or repatriation projects
  • Activist practices in cultural institutions
  • Decolonising the museum
  • Diversity, representation and inclusion in museums
  • The role of social media/activist campaign
  • Museums without collections and permanent displays
  • Participatory museums
  • Radical museology
  • Museums and political attitudes

We consider this as an excellent opportunity for researchers wishing to develop their editing skills and to establish a collaboration with PhD students across universities.

Being a peer reviewer is an exciting opportunity, but it requires commitment with the team for the successful publishing of the next issue of Museological Review.

Please note that this is on a voluntary basis.

To be considered as a peer reviewer for MR, please send to Museologicalreview@leicester.ac.uk an expression of interest and a short biography (no more than 100 words) by Mon 14 January 2019.

Please see the PDF document for more information about the requirements, the selection process and the responsibilities and duties of peer reviewers.