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Editorial Information

Editor: Ali Clark

c/o Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of Cambridge            

Downing Street                      


CB23 DZ              

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Deputy Editor: Inbal Livne

Powell Cotton Museum 

Quex Park

Park LAne





Editorial Board 2016–17:

Chair of MEG: Antonia Lovelace (Leeds Museums and Galleries)


Editor: Ali Clark (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge)


Book Reviews Editor: Julie Adams (British Museum) 


Gallery & Exhibition Reviews Editor: Johanna Zetterstorm-Sharp ((Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge)


Electronic Reviews Editor: Post Vacant 


Contributing Editors:

Winifred Glover (Ulster Museum)

Sandra Dudley (University of Leicester)

Steven Hooper (University of East Anglia)

Len Pole (Independent Museum Ethnographer)

Sarah Posey (Royal Pavilion, Libraries and Museums, Brighton)

  Article Submissions

JME is the journal of record for museum ethnography in the United Kingdom.

Contributions are invited on all aspects of contemporary and historical practice in museum ethnography, including collecting and collectors, conservation, curation, display and exhibition, documentation, ethics, fieldwork, photography, repatriation, research, and theory.


Notes for Contributors

Articles should not exceed 7,500 words. Shorter contributions, including research notes and 'work-in-progress' reports on recent acquisitions and discoveries, conferences, exhibitions, projects etc., are especially welcome. Contributions on museum ethnography as practised outside the United Kingdom are also welcome.

Submissions will be reviewed by members of JME's editorial board and/or other members of MEG with specialist knowledge. Submissions may be made at any time, but authors are advised that material received after 1 July in any one year is unlikely to be processed until the following year.



Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use copyright material in their work, and for any permission fees involved. Authors may advise copyright holders (1) that the Journal's print run is 250, (2) that the page size is 240 x 165 mm, and (3) that all images are reproduced in black and white and, normally, at less than half-page size. On written request, authors will be permitted to republish or reproduce material ipublished in JME

On publication, authors are provided PDFs of their contributions.


Book, Gallery, Exhibition, and Website Reviews

JME does not publish unsolicited reviews. Material and suggestions for review should be sent to the appropriate editor.

Books: Julie Adams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Exhibitions & Galleries: Johanna Zetterstorm-Sharp (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Electronic Media: post vacant


House Style

JME follows 'Oxford' (i.e. OUP) spelling and grammatical conventions: so, for example, 'artefact' rather than 'artifact', '-ize' rather than '-ise', single rather than double inverted commas, and punctuation marks extraneous to quotations outside the quote marks. Numbers under 100 should be spelt out. Minimal capitalization should be used; 'museum', for example, should be lower case unless used as part of a specific title. Dates should be in day, month, year order, e.g. 12 January 2005 (and without superscript st, th, etc.). Neither underlining nor bold should be used for emphasis—where necessary italics should be used. Full-stops, semi-colons, and colons should not be followed by two or more spaces, but by one only. Paragraph breaks should be indicated by a simple return (indented 0.5 cms); i.e. no lines should be left between paragraphs. All quotations should be within single quote marks and unindented; quotations fifty or more words long will be indented by the editors.



References in the text should be in Harvard style, thus (Brown 1999: 36; Jones (ed.) 1986: 27–56; Smith et al. 2002: 75, fig. 102). References should be given in full and gathered together in a single list, organized alphabetically by author, at the end of the article and set out in the style used in the most recent issue of the Journal. All works referred to in the text (including figure captions and notes) should be included in the list, which should not include any works not referred to in the text.

Manuscript material should be referenced in the end notes. Full details should be provided, giving the name of the institution, the repository, and any relevant item numbers. For example, 'Letter from E. A. Freeman to E. B. Tylor, dated 3 July 1873; British Library, Manuscripts, Add. 50254 f. 68'; 'Univeristy of Oxford, Pitt Rivers Museum, Manuscript Collections, Oxford University Anthropological Society Papers, Minute Book'.

Conventions for referring to websites and on-line publications are in development; in the meantime, contributors should supply full details. (NB Automatic formatting of internet paths with hyperlinks should be turned off.)



Texts should be submitted as electronic files in MS Word or RTF. If special characters are used, one hard copy should be supplied with all instances highlighted. Electronic files should be submitted with the minimal use of formatting. Advanced word-processing functions, e.g. automatic cross referencing, should not be used. Nor should automatic 'note' functions be used: rather, notes should be supplied in ordinary text at the end of the article and '[1], [2]' etc. inserted in the appropriate places in the main text (following the next convenient punctuation mark).

Photographic illustrations should be supplied on disk as high-resolution, greyscale Tiff files at 300 dpi and 130 mm wide/high.

All material should be clearly labelled. Submissions should be accompanied by a cover sheet with full contact details and a brief note about the author's affiliations. 


Further Information

Further information on all matters relating to the Journal is available from the editor: Ali Clark, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB23 DZ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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