Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC) seeks your conservation articles! Note that articles published in AIC’s specialty group postprints, in non-peer reviewed publications, or presented at conferences are welcome. Our goal is to bring grey literature into the peer-reviewed realm.
The Editorial Board would like to request in particular:
- Discussions of ethics and ethical treatments
- Technical or practical notes, similar to tips
- Review papers on topics not currently covered in the literature
- Treatment case studies that use techniques not captured in peer-reviewed publications
- Research on new and old materials that have not been covered in the journal
The Journal’s Scope
As the peer-reviewed publication of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), JAIC welcomes the submission of 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.
JAIC encourages the submission of short practical or technical notes, topical reviews, material studies, and longer submissions on subjects of interest to preservation and conservation professionals. Manuscripts are reviewed for their interest and overall suitability for the Journal, as well as for accuracy, clarity, and uniqueness.
Submissions in the following areas are especially welcome:
- Books and Paper
- Collections Care
- Electronic Media
- Preventive Conservation
- Research and Technical Studies
- Wooden Artifacts
The JAIC editorial board would like also to encourage articles that tackle broader issues in the conservation field (i.e., articles that discuss ethical considerations, history of conservation, history of teaching conservation, the changing nature of our jobs as conservators in museums and other institutions); collaborative articles between conservation and allied professionals; review-type articles that investigate a particular under-studied material or long-term results of particular treatments; and short technical notes or clinical practice submissions.
In addition, the journal welcomes submissions for book reviews. If you are interested in submitting a review of a recently published book related to the subject of conservation or preservation, please contact Cybele Tom, Book Review Editor.
How to submit your paper
JAIC uses Editorial Manager to peer review manuscript submissions. Please read the guide for Editorial Manager authors before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided via the Journal’s Instructions for Authors.