Call for Editorial Board Members

Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals
Call for Editorial Board Members
Published by SAGE journals,
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Founded in 2004, Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals is a multi-disciplinary journal addressing all aspects of handling, preserving, researching, understanding, interpreting, and organizing collections.The journal addresses the subject of collections in the areas of scholarly research, case studies, discussions and interviews, and other forms of publishable, peer-reviewed scholarship. Archivists, librarians, collections managers, preparators, registrars, educators, other professional staff, graduate students, academics, researchers, and others submit their work for review.

As a member of Collection‘s editorial board, you have a key role in the publication process and the success of the journal. The publication process is a collaborative venture: the Editor, the Editorial Board, SAGE, and authors contribute to and benefit from the journal in a range of capacities.

As a member of the Editorial Board, you will work closely with the Editor and colleagues to achieve the journal’s mission and, moreover, contribute to the journal in a variety of ways. Key among these are peer review and guest editorship. In terms of peer review, members of the Editorial Board may be asked to review or arrange for peer review of a reasonable number of manuscripts per year. The average length of an article or review essay is 15-25 manuscript pages (3750—6250 words); however, manuscripts range in length from a few pages to chapter-length studies.

Editorial Board members may assist in:

  • developing concepts for themed issues of the journal and locating guest editors, as appropriate, for such issues. For example, two special issues of the journal dedicated to women and collections were guest-edited by Consuelo Sendino, Margot Note, and Janet Ashton; S. Terry Childs and Gwenn Gallenstein guest-edited our forthcoming issue focused on archaeology and collections (in 2021); and Carrie Meyer has guest-edited our forthcoming issue focused on COVID-19 (in 2021).
  • encouraging appropriate submissions from a range of museum and archives professionals;
  • providing contributor contacts for the Editor to solicit manuscripts;
  • assisting the Editor in keeping abreast of trends and issues in the field;
  • helping to bring completed articles to their highest quality of content and form; and
  • broadening the discourse about collections to our national and international readership.

Names of the Editorial Board are proudly featured on the journal website and appear in each issue of the journal. Members of the Editorial Board, also, receive full access to the journal during their three-year tenure. Appointment to the Board is renewable.

I hope that you will accept this invitation to serve on the board. I would be delighted to have you join me, and SAGE, as a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals.


Juilee Decker, Ph.D.

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