Museums & Social Issues
A Journal of Reflective Discourse
Museums & Social Issues (MSI), a peer-reviewed journal published by Left
Coast Press, Inc., is pleased to announce a change in format that will
allow researchers, museum practitioners, theorists, social scientists, and
others to submit articles on any topic related to the engagement of museums
in the enduring and complex issues facing our society.
Since its inaugural issue in 2006, MSI has been a theme-based journal,
addressing topics such as race, immigration, incarceration, connection with
nature and other topics. The new format will maintain the focus on
compelling issues but will provide more flexibility and the ability to
respond to dynamic and contemporary topics by featuring theoretical,
philosophical, and practical pieces that discuss museums in relation to a
range of contemporary issues, rather than limited to a specific theme.
We are particularly interested in articles that present either a synthesis
of a body of research or current and innovative research or programming
related to the questions society faces. Topics might address:
Enduring and emerging social problems such as homelessness, war, poverty,
climate change, privacy, mental health.
Contemporary aspirations or perspectives on improving quality of life such
as life/work balance, happiness initiatives, advocacy movements, play,
Thoughtful responses and analysis of current and emerging trends that
relate to the well-being of communities and individuals, such as political
movements, emerging technologies, music, leisure time pursuits, etc.
Exhibit, Book or Program Reviews: The journal is also soliciting reviews of
products that address questions or issues of concern to society.
All manuscripts are subject to anonymous peer review by knowledgeable
scholars and professional practitioners and, if accepted, may be subject to
revision. Materials submitted to MSI should not be under consideration by
other publishers, nor should they be previously published in any form.
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