Online publications and forums offer tremendous opportunities to connect with the conservation community worldwide. One online journal, e-conservation magazine, is a bimonthly publication focusing on the conservation of cultural heritage. In addition to peer-reviewed articles, the magazine includes news, reviews, project reports, and other content as approved by the editorial board. It is published exclusively online, both as a PDF and on a website: http://www.e-conservationline.com/
The magazine is an Open Access project, so all issues are free. The editorial board is comprised of conservators and conservation scientists. The magazine is actively seeking papers on a broad range of topics, including treatment case studies, preventive conservation, documentation, theory, and conservation science. Articles from other fields that relate to conservation and restoration are also welcome. Emerging conservators developing confidence in an area of expertise could consider writing a book review of a conservation text.
Prospective authors may check the suitability of their submission before writing a full paper or article by using the preliminary submission form on the website. In particular, this could be a useful route for students who are interested in publishing in the magazine, and want to utilize their time most effectively. The magazine hopes this will encourage student submissions; in the past, e-conservation magazine has published articles, conference and book reviews, case studies, and project reports written by students.
While there are submission deadlines listed on the website, full and preliminary submissions are accepted at any time and are evaluated for the next available issue.
If you are interested in publishing in e-conservation magazine, visit the website for complete information, and to read the current issue as well as issues from the archive.
Below are some helpful links to get you started:
· The details about how to submit articles of any sort, including book reviews, can be found at: http://www.e-conservationline.com/content/view/20/114/
· The email address for submissions is submission [at] e-conservationline.com
· The preliminary submission form can be found at:
· The submission deadlines can be found at: http://www.econservationline.com/content/view/503/116/
Even if you’re not ready to submit an article, this is definitely a publication to bookmark and read regularly. You can also find e-conservation on Facebook and Twitter, and you can follow their daily online newspaper (http://paper.li/econservation/econservation-daily), so there are several ways to stay plugged in to this valuable resource.