Museum Studies at Leicester

Notes for contributors

The editors welcome submissions of original material (articles, exhibition or book reviews etc.) being within the aims of the Museological Review. Articles can be of any length up to 5,000 words. No fee is payable.

A digital copy of the typescript will be required in Microsoft Word format; please ensure you keep a copy for your own reference, and make sure that all copies carry late additions or corrections. It will not be possible for us to undertake or arrange for independent proof reading and the obligation for thorough checking is the responsibility of the authors not the editors. Publication cannot be assured until final revisions are accepted.

Contributions should be set as follows:

  • Title of article
  • Full name of the author
  • 150-word abstract and 3-5 keywords
  • Main body of the paper (5,000 words max)
  • Numbered endnotes (if appropriate)
  • Acknowledgements
  • References/bibliography
  • Appendices
  • Author’s name
  • Full postal address, professional qualifications, position held.

Please type on one side of the paper only, keep to an even number of lines per page, and use standard size paper (A4) with wide margins. Please use Times New Roman font size 12. Justified, double line-space texts should be submitted without any page numbering. The sub-headings should be typed in exactly the same way as the ordinary text, but should be in bold. Sub-headings should be displayed by leaving extra space above and below them. Do not use footnotes.

All foreign language extracts must be also translated into English.


  • Sub-headings are welcome, although ‘Introduction’ should be avoided where this is obvious. They should be in bold and aligned to the left.
  • Words ending in -ise or -ize: -ise is used.
  • Numbers: up to and including twenty in words, over twenty in figures, except that figures should not begin in a sentence.
  • Measurements are given in metric (SI) units, though Imperial units may be quoted in addition.
  • Place names should be up-to-date, and in the Anglicised form (Moscow not Moskva).
  • Italics should be used a) for foreign words not yet Anglicised, including Latin; b) for titles of books, ships, pictures etc.; c) very sparingly, for emphasis
  • Quotations should be set in single quotation marks ‘...’, using double quotation marks “...” for quotes within a quote. Quotations of more than two lines of typescript should be set on a new line and indented.
  • Abbreviations should always be explained on first usage, unless in common international use. Full points should not be used between letters in an abbreviation: e.g. USA not U.S.A.
  • Organisations and companies take the singular, e.g. ‘the Royal Academy is...’.
  • First person tense should be avoided.


Papers can be accompanied by black and white or colour photographs, line drawings or tables. All illustrations and figures should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are referred to in the text. 

Please note that they must be fully captioned and supplied separate from the document, NOT included in a Word document, as .jpeg, .tif or .bmp files (NOT eps).

Contributors are requested to discuss illustrative material with the editors at an early stage. If there is any requirement for special type (e.g. Arabic, Greek, scientific or mathematical symbols) this should be supplied as artwork. All artwork must be scanned and submitted digitally. Photographs and line art must be supplied at 72dpi (lpi) minimum, and fully captioned. It is the author’s responsibility to gain permission to publish images, and they will be required to warrant that they have done so.


References must be presented using the Harvard system (author and date given in text, e.g. Connerton, 1989; Cook, 1991: 533).

This should be at the end of the paper, arranged alphabetically by author, then chronologically if there is more than one work by the same author. Use the inverted format as follows:

  • Connerton, P. (1989). How Societies Remember. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
  • Cook, B.F. (1991). ‘The archaeologist and the Art Market: Policies and Practice.’ Antiquity 65: 533.


It is the author’s responsibility to obtain copyright approval for non-original materials included in submissions.

If the author wishes to include any material in which they do not hold the copyright, written permission from the copyright owner must be obtained before submission.  This applies to direct reproduction as well as ‘derivative reproduction’, where a new table or figure has been created which derives substantially from a copyrighted source.

The author must provide appropriate acknowledgement of the permission granted to them for reuse by the copyright holder in each caption or figure.  The author is solely responsible for any fees which the copyright holder may charge for reuse.

Acknowledgement of Funding Sources

Source of funding for the research reported in the submission should be acknowledged at its end.  All authors should disclose in their submission any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of the submission.


The team is not able to discuss your proposals in detail. However, we welcome an indication of submission. Please feel free to contact the editorial team with any questions.


Submission is free.

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