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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation

  • Publication & delivery update: The first issue of 2017 is now in press. All 2016 journal issues have been mailed. Contact publications@conservation-us.org if you have not received last year's issues. All past, current, and forthcoming articles can be found online. 
  • Note for members: Access to online JAIC articles is available at the Taylor & Francis website via this page.  
  


About JAIC

The Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC) is the primary vehicle for the publication of peer-reviewed 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. Subscribers to JAIC include AIC members, both individuals and institutions, as well as major libraries and universities. JAIC is published by Taylor & Francis.

Taylor & Francis (Routledge) acquired our former publisher Maney Publishing in 2015. Full archives of the Journal are hosted on the Taylor & Francis website. 

JAIC Archives



JAIC's Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Julio M. del Hoyo-Meléndez (The National Museum in Krakow, Poland)

Senior Editor
Paul Whitmore (Yale University, USA)  

Associate Editors
Greg Bailey (The Walters Art Museum, USA)
Brenda Bernier (Harvard University Library, USA)  
Joshua Freedland (Wiss Janney, Elstner Associates, USA)
Susanne Gänsicke (J. Paul Getty Museum, USA)
Robin Hanson (Cleveland Museum of Art, USA)  
Paul Himmelstein (Appelbaum & Himmelstein, USA)
Julie Lauffenburger (The Walters Art Museum, USA)  
Ellen Pearlstein (University of California, USA)   
Julie A. Reilly (KANEKO, USA)  
Rachel Rivenc (Getty Conservation Institute, USA)
Corina Rogge (Museum of Fine Arts Houston, USA)
Gregory Dale Smith (Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA)  
Ted Stanley (Princeton University Library, USA)
Catherine H. Stephens (Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA)  
Annie Wilker (The Huntington Library, USA)

Translation Editors
Beatriz Haspo (Library of Congress, USA)
Bruno Pouliot (Winterthur Museum Garden and Library, USA)
Amparo Rueda (APOYOnline, Colombia)

Book Review Editor
Cybele Tom (Art Institute of Chicago, USA)



The Journal's Scope

The Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC) is the primary vehicle of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) for the publication of peer-reviewed 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 welcomes short communications (similar to technical notes) 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.

The journal welcomes submissions especially in the following areas:

  • Architecture
  • Archaeology
  • Books and Paper
  • Collections Care
  • Electronic Media
  • Paintings
  • Photography
  • Preventive Conservation
  • Objects
  • Research and Technical Studies
  • Textiles
  • Wooden Artifacts

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.



Contributing to JAIC

We no longer not have manuscript cycles. You may submit your article via Editorial Manager at any time. Articles are put into the review process as soon as they are submitted, and assigned on a monthly basis. Accepted articles will be published online as soon as the abstracts are translated. We are very excited to offer this feature for our authors.


Subscribing to JAIC

JAIC subscription is a benefit of AIC membership. To find a membership option that meets your needs, visit the Member Center >>

If you prefer an institutional subscription to gain organization- or campus-wide access, please visit Taylor & Francis at www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/yjac20.


Claim an issue

If you are a current member who has not received an issue or a new member member who has joined after an issue has already been sent, please send us a claim to receive the back issue owed by emailing us at publications@conservation-us.org.