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Policies

What is the Editorial Focus of the Journal?

Heritage & Society publishes original research that contributes to the theory and practice of Heritage as it impacts on wider contemporary society. In general, the journal is seeking research papers with international or cross-cultural significance rather than focusing on the administration or practice of heritage within a single country.

Highly detailed descriptions of particular heritage sites or projects that concern only the authors’ specific historiographical research, physical conservation techniques, or management procedures are generally not appropriate for this journal, unless they strongly emphasize a broader socio-economic context or contemporary social impact.

However, exemplary case studies, project reports, heritage management theories, and technological or technical innovations may be appropriate subjects for briefer notes in the Journal’s Resources Section, which offers readers a selection of evolving heritage tools and techniques. The Forum Section will be devoted to opinion and carefully formulated position papers on contentious subjects of current heritage policy and law.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Heritage & Society provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Heritage & Society, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Heritage & Society. All manuscripts are subject to anonymous peer review by knowledgeable scholars and professional practitioners and, if accepted, may be subject to revision. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Heritage & Society, please contact the editors.

Formatting Requirements

Heritage & Society welcomes submissions of original manuscripts in its subjects of interest. Manuscripts should include an abstract of approximately 250 words and a full bibliography. Manuscript style generally should conform to the American Antiquity style guide using in text author-date citations with limited footnotes. Manuscripts should be uploaded in Microsoft Word or RTF format. Please do not include any identifying information in your manuscript (e.g. title page, header, etc.) to preserve the blind peer-review process.