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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to the Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies are initially assessed by an Editor, who decides whether or not the article is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable are assigned to one or more independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, sound methodology/data analysis and validity of conclusions.

The Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that both reviewers and authors remain anonymous during the peer review process. The review period is expected to take between four and six weeks, although we try to make this as quick as possible. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.

Based on the reviewer reports the handling editor will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, who is supported by an expert, international Editorial Board.

Authors are permitted to suggest up to three potential peer reviewers during the submission process. The journal does not guarantee to use these suggestions. All reviewers must be independent from the submission and will be asked to declare all competing interests.

Section Policies

Research Article

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Commentary

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Short Report

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Technical Note

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Review

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Book Review

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Conference Review

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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