The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

CFP: London Journal of Tourism, Sport & Creative Industries

Sounds like there could be some scope for getting museum studies papers published here:

London Journal of Tourism, Sport and Creative Industries

The London Journal of Tourism, Sport and Creative Industries (LJTSCI) is a new on-line journal that seeks to publish articles on a variety of related topics encapsulating London's diversity and the nature of its local-global interactions. The journal addresses a broad subject field. While under the banner of tourism, sport and the creative industries it also includes, but is not restricted to, events, the arts – including music and dance - heritage, hospitality, advertising & communications, music media & entertainment.

The London Journal of Tourism, Sport and Creative Industries is presently making a general call for papers on a range of topics relating to the above themes. The journal has an inclusive editorial policy and accepts a wide range of research articles and notes on work-in-progress, discussion pieces, case studies, conceptual development articles.

The journal aims to be a meeting place for research and discussion on a wealth of topics that should appeal to scholars, practitioners, policy makers and general readers. Articles can include research, works-in progress, case studies, developments in theory, book reviews and general reviews contributing to the development of the subject field. We encourage submissions relating to these topics from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives; such as anthropology, management, economics, politics, history, sociology, psychology, cultural studies and marketing.

Please email abstracts and enquiries to the editor

Notes for contributors:

Research Articles, Research Notes, and Works-in-Progress

Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor via email through MS Word (2000 or later) to . Each manuscript should be in English, approximately 3000-4000 words in length (longer articles from more qualitative methods will be accepted up to 8000 words), prefaced with an abstract of no more than 200 words, and including up to 6 key words. The abstracts are compulsory for publication.

Manuscripts advancing theory will also be considered in this category.

Case Studies

Case studies should be submitted to the editor via email through MS Word (2000 or later) to . Case studies can be presented through a research format or be presented from a practitioner focus. The research format should include abstract, introduction, methodology, results and analysis and conclusions. The practitioner-focused articles should begin with an executive summary stating the primary focus of the case and discuss the results or outcomes achieved. Each manuscript should be in English approximately 2500-4000 words in length and prefaced with an abstract of no more than 200 words, and including up to 6 key words.

Book Reviews

Book reviews should provide full details to the publication and should be no longer than 1500 words. Please discuss the proposed review with the editor before submission, upon submission they should be sent to the editor via email through MS Word (2000 or later) to

Position & Discussion and Rejoinder Pieces

One of the aims of the journal is to encourage debate amongst scholars, practitioners, policy makers and general readers. Discussion pieces on relevant topics are most welcome. Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor via email through MS Word (2000 or later) to

Style of Manuscripts

Figures and tables should be at the end of the document and figures should also be included as jpeg or TIFF files. Manuscripts submitted (where possible/relevant) must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style. A guide to the APA style can be accessed via (you will need a .pdf viewer to access this page ). Following these style guides can assist the editorial process.

Case studies, book reviews and discussion pieces may not rely heavily on external sources hence where references are used the above guidelines should be followed. Authors are responsible for providing full details on names, affiliation, corresponding authors and contact addresses with their submission.

Editorial Process

Upon submission the Editor will then distribute the manuscripts to two members of the editorial board for the review process. All papers submitted to the Journal will be put through the review process, no papers will be rejected outright. The review process is blind but consists of a 'light-touch' review system. The reviewers will inform the Editor of the status and relevance of the manuscript along the following categories;

Accepted as is
Acceptance pending on revisions

The Editor is responsible for making final edits to manuscripts, but if significant changes need to be made to manuscripts to follow the style guide the paper may be returned to the author for these changes to be made. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal should not be under the review process at any other journal or have been previously published.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

more than welcome to, we are about to publish our first edition which should be out by the end of April

Kind regards

Paul Kitchin