Sector knowledge: exhibition – a journal of exhibition theory and practice for museum professionals

Journal Summary: Exhibition is a journal of exhibition theory & practices for museum professionals, published by NAME, the National Association for Museum Exhibition. It is published twice a year.

Publisher: NAME (National Association for Museum Exhibition) / American Alliance of Museums

Website: EXHIBITION ONLINE — National Association for Museum Exhibition (name-aam.org)

Access: Subscription; some open access (archive issues available)

Journal Type: Industry peer reviewed

Sector knowledge: Winterthur Portfolio – A journal of American Material Culture

Journal Summary: Winterthur Portfolio fosters knowledge of the North American past by publishing articles on material culture and the historical contexts within which artifacts developed. The journal presents scholarship that critically engages art history, history, geography, ethnology, archaeology, anthropology, folklife studies, and literature. It includes articles that are analytical and synthetic rather than descriptive, and encourages interdisciplinary studies that integrate artifacts into a cultural framework.

Publisher: University of Chicago Press for Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Website: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/wp/current

Access: Subscription; some open access

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Sector knowledge: UNESCO Observatory e-journal – Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts

Journal Summary: The UNESCO Observatory refereed e-journal promotes multi-disciplinary research in the arts and arose out of a recognised need for knowledge sharing in the field. The publication of diverse arts and cultural experiences within a multi-disciplinary context informs the development of future initiatives in this expanding field. There are many instances where the arts work successfully in collaboration with formerly non-traditional partners such as the sciences and health care, and this peer-reviewed journal aims to publish examples of excellence.

Valuable contributions from international researchers are providing evidence of the impact of the arts on individuals, groups and organisations across all sectors of society. The UNESCO Observatory refereed e-journal is a clearing house of research which can be used to support advocacy processes; to improve practice; influence policy making, and benefit the integration of the arts in formal and non-formal educational systems across communities, regions and countries.

Publisher: UNESCO Observatory at the University of Melbourne

Website: UNESCO e-Journal – UNESCO Observatory Multi-Disciplinary Journal in the Arts

Access: Open access

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Sector knowledge: Town Planning Review

Journal Summary: As a journal focused on urban planning and regional planning journal, Town Planning Review provides a forum for communication between researchers and students, policy analysts and practitioners. It publishes a diversity of research approaches, welcoming full-length papers and review articles contributing to the advancement of town and regional planning research in highly developed economies and in emerging industrial states, particularly those relating to the areas of:

• spatial planning
• regional development and analysis
• urban regeneration and renewal
• local and regional economic development
• community planning and participation
• social cohesion and spatial inequalities
• housing area planning and development
• urban design and conservation
• environmental planning and sustainable development
• transport and infrastructure planning
• rural planning and development
• governance and institutions


Publisher: Liverpool University Press

Website: Liverpool University Press: Journals: Town Planning Review

Access: Subscription; some open access

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Sector knowledge: Tourist Studies

Journal summary: Tourist Studies is a multi-disciplinary journal providing a platform for the development of critical perspectives on the nature of tourism as a social phenomenon through a qualitative lens. The journal provides a critical social science approach to the study of the tourist and the structures which influence tourist behaviour and the production and reproduction of tourism.

The journal examines the relationship between tourism and related fields of social inquiry. Tourism and tourist styles consumption are not only emblematic of many features of contemporary social change, such as mobility, restlessness, the search for authenticity and escape, but they are increasingly central to economic restructuring, globalization, the sociology of consumption and the aestheticization of everyday life. Tourist Studies analyzes these features of tourism from a multi-disciplinary perspective and seeks to evaluate, compare and integrate approaches to tourism from sociology, socio-psychology, leisure studies, cultural studies, geography and anthropology.

The journal takes a global perspective of tourism, widening and challenging the established views of tourism presented in current periodical literature. Coverage includes: Theoretical analysis with a firm grounding in contemporary problems and issues in tourism studies, qualitative analyses of tourism and the tourist experience, reviews linking theory and policy, interviews with scholars at the forefront of their fields, review essays on particular fields or issues in the study of tourism, review of key texts, publications and visual media relating to tourism studies, and notes on conferences and other events of topical interest to the field of tourism studies.

Publisher: Sage

Website: Tourist Studies: SAGE Journals (sagepub.com)

Access: Subscription; some open-access

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Sector knowledge: Tourism, Culture & Communication

Journal Summary: Tourism, Culture & Communication is the longest established international refereed journal that is dedicated to the cultural dimensions of tourism. It covers diverse disciplines and a wide variety of research methods relating to the tourism and hospitality domain. Tourism, Culture & Communication provides readers with multidisciplinary perspectives that consider topics and fields extending beyond national and indigenous cultures as they are traditionally understood and recognized. Coverage may extend to issues such as cultural dimensions of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), gender and tourism, managing tourists with disabilities, sport tourism, or age-specific tourism. Contributions that draw upon the communications literature to explain the tourism phenomenon are also included. Beyond the focus on culture and communications, the journal recognizes the important interrelationships with economies, society, politics, and the environment. The journal consists of main articles, major thematic reviews, position papers on theory and practice, and substantive case studies. A reports section covers specific initiatives and projects, “hot topics,” work-in-progress, and critical reviews.

Publisher: Cognizant Communication

Website: https://cognizantcommunication.com/publication/tourism-culture-communication/

Access: Subscription; some open access

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Sector knowledge: Time & Society

Journal Summary: Time & Society publishes articles, reviews, and scholarly comment that make original contributions to understandings of the relationships between time, temporality, and social life. It covers research across the arts, humanities, and social sciences (including interfaces with the sciences). It is interested in multi- and inter- disciplinary work which seeks to bring different approaches, methods, theories, and/or empirical work into conversation. Critiques of, and proposals for, time-related aspects of public, social, scientific, economic, environmental, and organisational policies are also of interest. The Letters to the Editor section provides a place for the informal exchange of topical ideas, provocations and musings related to the above. Time & Society strives to be international in scope, and independent of the interests of particular schools or directions of research, or particular political or narrow disciplinary objectives.

Publisher: Sage

Website: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/tas

Access: Subscription; some open access

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Sector knowledge: Time & Mind – The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture

Journal Summary: Time & Mind is interested in presenting new perspectives on, and approaches to, landscape, monuments, people and culture. The journal features scholarly work addressing cognitive aspects of cross-related disciplines such as archaeology, anthropology, folklore, sociology and psychology that can shape our understanding of archaeological sites, landscapes and worldviews. Time & Mind explores such diverse topics as archaeoastronomy, ecopsychology, sensory engagements with landscapes and monuments, and symbolic, religious and ritual landscapes in the past and present. It also explores how images of the past are created in, and shape, contemporary society through engagement with place.

Publisher: Routledge

Website: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rtam20/current

Access: Subscription; some open access

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Sector knowledge: The Historic Environment – Policy & Practice

Journal Summary: The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice is a journal for all those that investigate, conserve and manage the historic environment.  The journal was established in association with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
The journal contains papers relevant to archaeological practitioners, and those involved in building conservation – contractors, consultants, curators, researchers, students and fieldworkers – both professional and voluntary. Content cuts across organisational divisions to identify themes which are of concern and interest to all practitioners.
The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice demonstrates best practice and appropriate methods, and the enhancement of technical and professional skills. The journal relates these skills to topical issues and features the political, legal, economic, cultural, environmental, social and educational contexts, and the academic frameworks, in which those involved in the historic environment work.

The scope includes:

  • Development of skills and competence in archaeology and conservation
  • Best practice approaches to cultural resource management
  • New techniques in the investigation of ancient and recent archaeological sites, landscapes and buildings
  • The relationship between historic sites and past and future environmental change

Publisher: Routledge

Website: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/yhen20/current

Access: Subscription; some open access

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Sector knowledge: The George Wright Forum (archived journal)

Journal Summary: From 1981 through until 2018, the George Wright Society published The George Wright Forum, an interdisciplinary journal that explored innovative thinking and offered enduring perspectives on critical issues across the whole spectrum of place-based heritage management and stewardship. The George Wright Forum published insights from virtually every field in cultural and natural resources related to parks, protected areas, and cultural sites. You can download free of charge every paper ever published in The George Wright Forum from our publications archive website: http://www.georgewright.org/forum_issues.

Publisher: George Wright Society

Website: https://www.georgewrightsociety.org/georgewrightforum

Access: Open access

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed