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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.

Submitting a paper for consideration

There is no set minimum or maximum number of words required; however, papers longer than 8,000 words are not encouraged and may have to wait longer for publication space. Succinct contributions are absolutely required. There should be no extra text, figures, or tables not required to communicate the major points of the paper. Figures or tables that may be helpful but are not absolutely crucial to the content of the paper should be submitted as Supplementary Material. These items will be available to readers via a hyperlink (electronic edition) or URL (paper edition). Submission categories include review papers, original research or treatment papers, critical assessments/perspectives, or shorter technical notes. 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.

The contact details for Studies on Conservation and the link to the automated submission process using the Editorial Manager© system can be found here:

ISSN number
The ISSN for Studies in Conservation is ISSN 0039-3630 (print) and ISSN 2047-0584 (online).

Guidelines for Authors
Guidelines for preparing and submitting an article for Studies in Conservation may be downloaded here.

Reproducing papers published by Studies in Conservation
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