About the Journal


Originally Museological Review was published both online and in hard copy; later on, it became an electronic journal only. It is edited by a team of students (the editorial board) who volunteer yearly for the roles of one editor-in-chief and a small group of editors. MR is an open community engaged with contemporary subjects that uses the museum studies’ perspective to make a contribution to knowledge. It includes research and practice-based research in museum-related fields through a variety of formats, disciplines and nationalities. MR is an accessible, learning-based journal that holds content by graduated students (MA and PhD) as well as early career researchers and practitioners.

What are our aims?

  • To communicate current, innovative and interdisciplinary museum-related research and practice-based research from both UK and overseas
  • To offer a supportive and learning opportunity for authors that are starting to pursue a career in the publishing world or that are in an early stage of their academic career
  • To act as a visible and dynamic platform of the PhD community of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester

What defines us?

  • Supportive (learning-based): MR is a learning experience for authors, editors and peer-reviewers in the early stages of their academic/professional careers wishing to develop their academic publishing skills.
  • Innovative: MR is interested in publishing current research in the museum-related field, that is open to new formats beyond the academic article and that brings together theory and practice in original ways.
  • Inclusive: based on the international and interdisciplinary profile of the community of Museum Studies, MR will show research carried out in other parts of the world and from a wide range of museum-related disciplines.
  • Critical and academic: MR is interested in editing pieces that satisfy the general requirements of academic publishing (well-evidenced, fair and precise) and that open discussion on the field through debate, challenge and originality.

If you are interested in submitting a contribution, please read our notes for contributors.

Open Access policy

We are a fully open access journal: all articles are open access immediately on publication. We do not use article processing charges or charge submission fess: publishing in Museological Review is free for all authors.

Author copyright and licencing 

From 2024, author(s) retain the the copyright to their published articles.

We publish articles under the default licence CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  If you have a funder requirement to publish under a different licence, please let us know at the submission stage.

Publication Frequency

Museological Review is normally published one year.

Indexing and Abstracting 

Our articles are indexed in Google Scholar and Dimensions. Our metadata is deposited with CrossRef. 


Our content is archived with the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) for digital preservation. 


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