Academic journals: International Journal of Cultural Policy

Journal summary: The International Journal of Cultural Policy is a peer reviewed journal that provides an outlet for an interdisciplinary and international exploration of the meaning, function and impact of cultural policies. Cultural policy is understood as the promotion or prohibition of cultural practices and values by governments, corporations, other institutions and individuals.

Such policies may be explicit, in that their objectives are openly described as cultural, or implicit, in that their cultural objectives are concealed or described in other terms. The historical range is not limited to any given period, but the Journal is primarily concerned with material that is relevant to the contemporary world and which contributes to a fruitful international exchange of ideas.

The Journal acknowledges the multiplicity of meanings around the idea of culture and the inter-relationship of these meanings. However, whilst it takes a broad view of culture, encompassing a wide range of signifying practices that include the products of the media, the arts and various forms of government or religious display, the Journal will attempt to maintain a focus on policies relating to culture as symbolic communication rather than to culture in the anthropological sense as ‘a whole way of life’.

Publisher: Routledge

Website: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/gcul20/current

Access: Subscription; some open access

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: International Journal of Arts Management

Journal summary: IJAM is a non-profit project, published by HEC Montréal’s Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management. HEC Montréal is the oldest business school in Canada, and is affiliated with the University of Montreal.
The journal offers insight into management processes, and the ways in which arts organizations operate within the various disciplines of management, including marketing, human resources, finance, accounting, production and operation processes, and administration;
identifies and encourages the development of best practices in the management of culture and the arts, and promotes their use through the publication of case studies and analyses;
addresses current issues of key relevance to cultural and arts organizations in a rigorous and detailed fashion;
presents studies, measurements, and other empirical research in the field of arts and cultural management;
provides a forum for challenging and debating coherent theories and models, as well as their application in cultural and arts practice.

Publisher: HEC Montreal

Website: https://www.gestiondesarts.com/en/ijam2/#.XDMvqdKeSCh

Access: Subscription

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed