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Journal (JAIC)

Journal of the American Institute for Conservation

The Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC) is the primary vehicle for the publication of peer-reviewed technical studies, research papers, treatment case studies and ethics and standards discussions relating to the broad field of conservation and preservation of historic and cultural works. Subscribers to JAIC include AIC members, both individuals and institutions, as well as major libraries and universities. JAIC is published by Taylor & Francis.


News

Publication & delivery update: Vol. 57(1-2 double issue) and 57(3) have mailed. Vol. 57(4) is in press and should mail in February 2019.

Special issue: Look out for our upcoming special issue Vol. 58 (1) on "Reflectance Hyperspectral Imaging to Support Documentation and Conservation of 2D Artworks."


Submit an Article

JAIC encourages submission of articles presented at AIC's annual meeting. Articles published in AIC's postprints, other conferences, or non-peer-reviewed publications may be submitted to JAIC. 

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Scope

JAIC publishes peer-reviewed technical studies, research papers, treatment case studies and ethics and standards discussions relating to the broad field of conservation and preservation of historic and cultural works. JAIC welcomes short practical or technical notes, topical reviews, material studies, book reviews and longer submissions on subjects of interest to preservation and conservation professionals. Manuscripts are reviewed for their interest and overall suitability for the Journal, as well as for accuracy, clarity, and uniqueness.

We welcome submissions especially in the following areas:

  • Architecture
  • Archaeology
  • Books and Paper
  • Collections Care
  • Electronic Media
  • Paintings 
  • Photography
  • Preventive Conservation
  • Objects
  • Research and Technical Studies
  • Textiles
  • Wooden Artifacts 

If you have questions about whether your topic or manuscript is a good fit for the journal, you may send a query to either our managing editor Bonnie Naugle at bnaugle@culturalheritage.org or anyone from our editorial board.

Submission Guidelines

We no longer have manuscript cycles and accept articles on a rolling basis. You may submit your article via Editorial Manager at any time. Articles are put into the review process as soon as they are submitted, and accepted articles are published online as soon as the abstracts are translated.

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Subscription is a benefit of membership. Find a membership option that meets your needs at JoinIf you need organization or campus-wide access, visit Taylor & Francis.

Claim an issue

Members who has not received an issue to which they are entitled should email publications@culturalheritage.org.