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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (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.


  • Publication & delivery update: Vol. 57(1-2 double issue) and 57(3) have mailed. Please let us know if you are missing one of these two print issues. Vol. 57(4) is in press and should mail in December.
  • Missing an issue? If you have not received any issues through the end of 2017 or the first two issues of 2018, contact publications@conservation-us.org. Note that three print issues were published in 2017 and 2018; Vol. 56(3&4) and Vol. 57(1&2) were double issues. All past, current, and forthcoming articles are published online, should you require immediate access to new research or a missing issue. 

Submit an Article

JAIC encourages submission of articles presented at AIC's annual meeting. Articles published in AIC's postprints, other conferences, or non-peer-reviewed publications may be submitted to JAIC. 


JAIC publishes 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 practical or technical notes, topical reviews, material studies, book reviews 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 

If you have questions about whether your topic or manuscript is a good fit for the Journal, you may send a query to either Bonnie Naugle, JAIC's managing editor, or to one of the editors listed below.

Submission Guidelines

We no longer have manuscript cycles and accept articles on a rolling basis. 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 accepted articles are published online as soon as the abstracts are translated.

Please review our submission guidelines when preparing articles that fit JAIC's scope. 

Writer & Reviewer Tips

Editorial Board

Meet JAIC's editorial board:

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

Associate Editors
Greg Bailey (Smithsonian American Art Museum)
Brenna Campbell (Princeton University Library)
Lee Ann Daffner (Museum of Modern Art) 
Joshua Freedland (Wiss Janney, Elstner Associates)
Susanne Gänsicke (J. Paul Getty Museum)
Robin Hanson (Cleveland Museum of Art)  
Paul Himmelstein (Appelbaum & Himmelstein)
Julie Lauffenburger (The Walters Art Museum)
Ellen Pearlstein (University of California)   
Julie A. Reilly (ICA-Art Conservation)  
Rachel Rivenc (Getty Conservation Institute)
Corina Rogge (Museum of Fine Arts Houston)
Gregory Dale Smith (Indianapolis Museum of Art)  
Catherine H. Stephens (Metropolitan Museum of Art) 

Translation Editors
Beatriz Haspo (Library of Congress)
Esther Méthé (Private Practice, Canada & USA)
Amparo Rueda (APOYOnline, Colombia)

Book Review Editor
Cybele Tom (Art Institute of Chicago)


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 a claim to publications@conservation-us.org.

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