Museum and Society

Museum and Society has moved its publication processes to Open Journal Systems (OJS). See the latest issue, sign up, or submit.

Introduction

Museum and Society was launched in March 2003 by Gordon Fyfe, Kevin Hetherington and Susan Pearce as an independent peer reviewed journal which brings together new writing by academics and museum professionals on the subject of museums. It is both international in scope and at the cutting edge of empirical and theoretical research on museums.

Museum and Society is an interdisciplinary journal with a wide ranging interest in all issues associated with museums and other places of public culture concerned with collecting, exhibiting and display. The journal is a successor to the series New Research in Museum Studies which was published by Athlone Press from 1990 to 1997.

Museum and Society normally appears three times a year (March, July, November), though occasionally extra issues may be published, and is open access and free to all individuals and institutions. However, we request that users who wish to take advantage of the free access facility register with us first. Those wishing to receive e-mail updates on forthcoming volumes, events and associated publications may also wish to register.

Museum and Society will publish articles covering a wide range of social science, humanities and practitioner research including:

  • Museums in society
  • Museum practice, funding and management
  • Conservation
  • Collecting and collections
  • Museums, identity and difference
  • Museums and social inclusion
  • Audience research
  • Access provision and practice
  • Museums and education
  • Politics and display
  • Heritage studies
  • History of museums/collections
  • Government policy and museums
  • Reviews of temporary exhibitions
  • Book reviews

We welcome submissions of articles and reviews in these and related areas of museum research. All articles submitted to the journal are peer reviewed before being considered for publication. Submissions must comply with the requirements set out in the Notes for contributors.

The editors

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Author's guide to OJS

Find the author's guide to Open Journal Systems (OJS) for those who would like to submit to Museum and Society.

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