CFP: Museums & Social Issues. A Journal of Reflective Discourse
Deadline for article submissions: November 1, 2013 and April 21, 2014
ABOUT THE JOURNAL: Museums & Social Issues welcomes the submission of
original articles on the interaction between social issues and the way
that museums respond to, influence, or become engaged with them.
Topics should address questions and issues that are pervasive, long
standing, critical, and not easily solved. Submissions may include a
history of the issue, critical questions, philosophical reflections,
theoretical positions, examples of exhibits, programs or initiatives
that have addressed issue, and a review or bibliography of pertinent
books, websites, exhibits and other resources. All manuscripts are
subject to anonymous peer review by knowledgeable scholars and
professional practitioners, and if accepted may be subject to
SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Materials submitted to the journal should not
be under consideration by other publishers, nor should they be
previously published in any form. All article submissions will be sent
to independent referees. It is a condition of publication that on
acceptance of the paper by the journal Editor that copyright must be
assigned to W. S. Maney & Son, Ltd. All submissions should be sent to
Elee Wood, Director, Museum Studies Program, IU School of Liberal Arts
at IUPUI. Phone (317) 274-7332, email: msiiupui.edu. Authors wishing
to correspond directly with the Editor are also welcome to do so via
ARTICLES should not normally exceed 10,000 words in length. In
preparing the electronic version, there is no need to format articles.
Use a single (not double) space after the full point at the end of
sentences. Please use plain style and avoid elaborate layout or
typography, but include italics or bold type when necessary, and make
sure that headings and subheadings are clearly visible as such. Words
should not be hyphenated at the end of a line. Consistency in spacing,
punctuation, and spelling will be of help. References and captions
should be placed at the end of the file. Submission should include a
cover letter, an original manuscript, and copies of any illustrations.
Articles must also be accompanied by a short abstract (c. 100-150
words) summarizing the contents of their paper. Articles should also
be accompanied by up to 6 key words to aid searchability of the
article online. Any acknowledgements should be placed at the end of
the article, before any Notes.
EXHIBITION REVIEWS explore the ways in which institutions approach
social matters through exhibition topics and exhibition strategies.
The journal publishes 1,000- to 1,500-word reviews of recent
exhibitions mounted around the world. Potential authors may examine
exhibitions that have social issues as a stated emphasis, or they may
evaluate exhibitions dedicated to other topics by using a critical
lens focused on the social issues that the exhibition implicitly
raises. Exhibition reviews should include the title of the reviewed
exhibition, its host institution, and exhibition dates. (When
applicable include this information as well for known sites to which
the exhibition has traveled or will travel.).
BOOK REVIEWS reflect on or inform how museums and other cultural
institutions are addressing, or might address, social issues.
Submissions should be from 1,000 to 1,500 words in length. Personal
reflections are welcome, but the reviewed material's usefulness to
professionals in the museum field is imperative. MSI will reject
submissions from authors, publishers, and others who stand to gain
from favorable reviews. Book reviews should include publication title,
author, publisher, ISBN number, number of pages. All reviews should
include the author's name, affiliation, and contact information.
CFP: Museums & Social Issues. A Journal of Reflective Discourse. In: H-ArtHist, Oct 8, 2013 (accessed Oct 9, 2015), <http://arthist.net/archive/6100>.