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Journal (JAIC)

Journal of the American Institute for Conservation

  • is our 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.
  • is a benefit of membership both individual and institutional members.
  • is also available to libraries and universities via subscription through the publisher Taylor & Francis, which has a complete list of articles, both published and forthcoming.
JAIC cover - February 2013

News

  • Publication & Delivery Update: We have mailed the February 2020 issue. If you do not receive your member copy, email publications@culturalheritage.org.
  • Call for Associate Editors: We are looking for detailed-oriented associate editors with conservation background in modern materials, contemporary art, and time-based or electronic media. Download the document below for more details.

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Scope

  • We publish the following types of peer-reviewed (short or long) submissions:
  • practical or technical notes
  • research papers
  • treatment case studies
  • topical reviews
  • material studies
  • book reviews
  • ethics and standards discussions
  • We publish articles relating to the broad field of conservation and preservation and on particular subjects of interest to preservation and conservation professionals, especially those in the following areas:
 
  • Architecture
  • Archaeology
  • Books and Paper
  • Collections Care
  • Conservation Education
  • Electronic Media
  • Paintings 
  • Photography
  • Preventive Conservation
  • Objects
  • Research and Technical Studies
  • Textiles
  • Wooden Artifacts 
  • We encourage submission of articles presented at AIC's annual meeting, including those articles already published in AIC's postprints, as well as those presented at other conferences or published in non-peer-reviewed publications.

Process

  • We review manuscripts for interest and overall suitability, as well as for accuracy, clarity, and uniqueness.
  • We do not have manuscript cycles and accept articles on a rolling basis, so you may submit your article at any time via Editorial Manager.
  • We begin reviewing articles as soon as they are submitted and publish articles online as soon as the abstracts are translated.

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Journal Staff

If you have questions about whether your topic or manuscript is a good fit for the journal, email our staff below.

Julio del Hoyo, Editor-in-Chief
Bonnie Naugle, Managing Editor

You may also contact subject specialists on our Editorial Board.

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

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Members who have not received a print issue to which they are entitled should email publications@culturalheritage.org.

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