From Stefania Van Dyke of Left Coast Press:
Museums & Social Issues (MSI), a peer-reviewed journal published by Left Coast Press, Inc., is pleased to announce a change in format that will allow researchers, museum practitioners, theorists, social scientists, and others to submit articles on any topic related to the engagement of museums in the enduring and complex issues facing our society.
Since its inaugural issue in 2006, MSI has been a theme-based journal, addressing topics such as race, immigration, incarceration, connection with nature and other topics. The new format will maintain the focus on compelling issues but will provide more flexibility and the ability to respond to dynamic and contemporary topics by featuring theoretical, philosophical, and practical pieces that discuss museums in relation to a range of contemporary issues, rather than limited to a specific theme.
We are particularly interested in articles that present either a synthesis of a body of research or current and innovative research or programming related to the questions society faces. Topics might address:
Enduring and emerging social problems such as homelessness, war, poverty, climate change, privacy, mental health
Contemporary aspirations or perspectives on improving quality of life such as life/work balance, happiness initiatives, advocacy movements, play, spirituality
Thoughtful responses and analysis of current and emerging trends that relate to the well-being of communities and individuals, such as political movements, emerging technologies, music, leisure time pursuits, etc.
Exhibit, Book or Program Reviews: The journal is also soliciting reviews of products that address questions or issues of concern to society.
For more information, contact Editor, Kris Morrissey firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an inquiry through the journals online submission process at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/msi
All manuscripts are subject to anonymous peer review by knowledgeable scholars and professional practitioners and, if accepted, may be subject to revision. Materials submitted to MSI should not be under consideration by other publishers, nor should they be previously published in any form.
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