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Studies in Conservation

Studies in Conservation is the premier international peer-reviewed journal for the conservation of historic and artistic works. The intended readership includes practising conservators of all types of object, teachers of conservation, collection or conservation managers, and conservation or museum scientists.

Studies in Conservation publishes original work on a range of subjects including, but not limited to, advances in conservation practice, novel methods of treatment, preventive conservation, issues of collection care, conservation history and ethics, examination methods for works of art, new research in the analysis of artistic materials or mechanisms of deterioration, and conservation issues in display and storage. Scientific content is not necessary, and the editors encourage the submission of practical articles to help maintain the traditional balance of the journal. Whatever the subject matter, accounts of routine procedures are not accepted, except where these lead to results that are sufficiently novel and/or significant to be of general interest.

There is no minimum or maximum length for an article. However, succinct contributions are welcome, while authors of papers longer than 10,000 words may be asked to abridge their manuscripts. Review papers are of great significance in conservation literature, and are welcomed by 'Studies in Conservation', whose editorial board has two members dedicated to them. For more detailed information on preparation of manuscripts and the submission procedure, potential authors are referred to the Guidelines for Authors, which can be downloaded from the link below, or obtained from the editors:

Guidelines for authors

Download the Studies in Conservation guidelines for authors (pdf; 109.6KB).

Indexes of back issues

Download a pdf (56.7Kb) index of Studies in Conservation for the years 1986-1999 (56.7KB).

To find other articles from Studies in Conservation, please use the searchable database of publications on the IIC website.


Chandra L. Reedy (University of Delaware), Editor-in-Chief
Francesca Casadio (The Art Institute of Chicago)
Shing-wai Chan (Hong Kong Museum of Art)
John Delaney (National Gallery of Art, Washington)
Alison Sawdy Heritage (ICCROM, Rome)
Gunnar Heydenreich (Cologne University of Applied Sciences)
Philip A. Klausmeyer (Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts)
Lorenzo Lazzarini (Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia)
David Scott (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, Los Angeles)
Aaron N. Shugar (Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York)
Matija Strlic (University College London)
Ken Sutherland (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Véronique Vergès-Belmin (Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques, France)
Christina Young (Courtauld Institute of Art, London)
Nancy Odegaard (Arizona State Museum, Tucson), editor for review papers
Annelies van Loon (Maurithuis, The Hague), editor for review papers
Carol Grissom (Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute, Washington), book review editor
(E-mail the editors)