Theme: All possible discourses on Intangible Heritage
The International Journal of Intangible Heritage is a refereed academic and professional journal for the cultural and heritage sectors. First published in May 2006, the Journal embraces theory and practice in relation to the study, preservation, interpretation and promotion of intangible heritage. In recent years, academics, researchers and professionals in many different parts of the cultural and heritage sectors have increasingly been collecting, systematising, documenting and communicating intangible heritage and in particular supporting both its traditional and contemporary expressions.
The need for such an international publication was one of the significant outcomes of the 2004 Triennial General Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on the theme `Museums and Intangible Heritage`. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Korea agreed to provided support for this Journal through the National Folk Museum of Korea. Following the establishment of the Journal Secretariat in the Museum and the convening of an International Editorial Board and Editorial Advisory Committee in late 2005, the Volume One was published in May 2006; Volume Two in May 2007 and Volume Three is due to come out in May 2008. The printed editions are supplemented by an electronic edition in PDF format at http://www.ijih.org .
Papers submitted by the end of October each year are refereed and considered by the Editorial Board at its Annual Meeting in January-February. The final selection of papers is published in May-June. However, papers submitted after October are saved and considered for the subsequent volume.
The Journal welcomes submissions of contributions covering all areas of intangible heritage studies and practice.
The inaugural volume included papers mainly from the ICOM 2004 Triennial General Conference. From Volume Two the Journal has established three categories of contributions as follows:
(1) Main articles (refereed), normally between 4,000 and 6,000 words, excluding notes, bibliography and illustrations. An A4 size page of plain text averages around 800 words, and the printed paper will normally be allocated six, eight or ten journal pages according to length and illustrations. Prospective authors should consult the Editorial Board through the Editor-in-Chief
(2) Short communications (refereed), of up to 2,000 words (two to four journal pages).
(3) News and reviews items of up to 1,000 words on relevant new conferences, publications or projects (which will be subject to normal editing by not formal refereeing.)
We are now seeking suitable contributions of all three categories: main papers, short communications, and news and reviews, on any aspect of intangible heritage.
Manuscripts submitted should not be under consideration by any other journal or publisher, nor should they have been previously published elsewhere. If a manuscript is based on a lecture, conference paper or talk, specific details should accompany the submission. There are detailed Instructions to Contributors on the preparation of manuscripts and illustrations in previous volumes of the Journal (in both the printed and electronic editions). These are available on the Journal website at
Paper proposals for the Journal can be submitted to the Journal Secretariat: (postal address below) at any time. Papers should be in electronic format, wherever possible should be submitted via e-mail. The submitted text (including an Abstract except for News and Reviews items), should be sent as an attachment to your e-mail message. Texts should be saved and submitted in unjustified text alignment in Rich Text Format (RTF). Illustrations should not be `embedded` in the text. Electronic images of the required quality (see the Instructions to Contributors), should be submitted as separate files. Original photographs should not be submitted at this stage, but a list summarising these should be included.
Please provide the full postal address of each author and of any institutional affiliation where applicable, including the country name, and an e-mail address contact address for each Author. Include at the end of the manuscript a short biography (80 words) for each Author.
For manuscript submission contact:
International Journal of Intangible Heritage
The National Folk Museum of Korea
Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-(0)2-3704-3106, 3704-3109
For editorial policy etc. enquiries contact: Editor-in-Chief, Professor Amareswar Galla