Museum Anthropology Review (MAR) has now completed its fourth year of publication. The journal is published by the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
and is a fully open access (i.e. a "gold" open access
) journal publishing in the fields of museum and material culture studies. Centered in the domain of museum anthropology
, the journal spans a range of disciplines and folklorists have been important contributors to the journal since its beginning.
colleagues publishing articles in MAR include C. Kurt Dewhurst and
Marsha MacDowell, Jin Feng, Christian Bromberger, and most recently, Jon
Kay. The group of folklorists who have authored reviews for the journal
includes: Karen Duffy, Gabrielle Berlinger, Carrie Hertz, John H.
McDowell, Moria Smith, Jiang Lu, C. Kurt Dewhurst, Hilary Joy Virtanen,
Michael Dylan Foster, Natalie M. Underberg, Michael Ann Williams, Marsha
MacDowell, Burt Feintuch, Pravina Shukla, Teri Klassen. Lee Haring,
Orvar Löfgren, Thomas Grant Richardson, Xiaohong Chen, Arnika Peselmann,
Liora Sarfati, Kenneth M. George, and Lori Hall-Araujo, among others.
As editor, I wish to thank all of the journal's contributors for their
investment in its success during the start-up phase.
The MAR Editorial Board invites folklorists to sign up for a free subscription
(called "registering" as a "reader" in the language of open access
journals). Registered "readers" get tables of contents sent by email and
the "count" of registered readers helps the journal demonstrate--to
university administrators and others--its relevance to scholarly
audiences. Registering also provides authors with access to the
journal's online article submission system.
MAR is fully indexed by, and discoverable through, Open Folklore search
. The journal itself can be found online at http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/mar
. The journal can also be "liked" in Facebook and "followed" on Twitter (@MuseAnthRev).
most instances, contributions to MAR are published under the terms of
the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
license. Information on this license can be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
. Additional information of interest
to potential authors is available on the journal website.
weighing different publishing venues appropriate to your work relating
to museums, material culture, and associated cultural heritage
questions, I invite you to consider submitting to Museum Anthropology Review.
The interdisciplinary fields of museum studies and of material culture
studies are richer for the vibrant contributions that folklorists are
making to them. Happily MAR has begun to prove itself useful in this
Jason Baird Jackson is an Associate Professor of Folklore at Indiana University and the Editor of Museum Anthropology Review.