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Author Guidelines

Correspondence concerning contributions, author guidelines and editorial matters should be addressed to the Managing Editor at: Material Culture Review Cape Breton University P.O. Box 5300 Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6L2

Call for Submissions:

>> Download Submission Form (PDF) >> Download Submission Form(DOC) Material Culture Review invites submission of new research from the field of material culture including, cultural history, public history, art history, geography, archaeology, anthropology, architecture and intangible cultural heritage. The editors encourage submissions from graduate students and scholars at any phase of their professional career, professionals and historians from the art and museum world and from independent scholars with an interest in material culture. Additionally, the editors are currently interested in developing theme issues around the following topics: * Labour and Material Culture * Religious Material Culture * Needle Work: Knitting, Embroidery and Crocheting * Material Culture of Agriculture * First Nations Material Culture * Intangible Cultural Heritage * Inventorying Culture * Cultural Tourism * The Virtual Museum * Vernacular Architecture We would welcome expressions of interest in guest editing an issue relating to any of the aforementioned themes.

Author Guidelines:

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Illustrations are considered an integral part of the journal. The number of illustrations will vary according to category. Most articles, research reports and exhibition reviews contain between 5 and 10 photographs. The editor should be consulted if an article or research report is expected to contain more than 10 photographs or 5 graphs and tables. Illustrations are generally not included in book reviews. Images are to be submitted in accordance with the procedure outlined in our Image Specification Guide. 

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g.,
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.

Copyright Notice

The contents of contributions to Material History Review are solely the responsibility of the individual authors and are not to be attributed to Material History Review, its editors, production staff or Editorial Board, or the Canada Science and Technology Museum.


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