The Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development (JCHMSD) is a journal that focuses on research and analysis of issues related to the preservation of the world’s cultural heritage. It publishes both original papers and review articles. These articles are evaluated by two independent reviewers. In addition, the JCHMSD is also a platform for the publication of case studies.
JCHMSD is a multi-disciplinary journal, which accepts contributions from researchers and practitioners working in the field of heritage. For this reason, it is important that authors submit their manuscripts with clear and concise content. Also, the article should be arranged in a logical fashion so that it can be understood by experts in other disciplines. Besides, the article should be divided into clearly defined sections, and subsections should be numbered accordingly.
A graphical abstract is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended. It should be readable at a screen resolution of 96 dpi. If the author prefers, he or she can upload it as a separate file in the online submission system. Alternatively, the author can choose to release the article as a preprint on SSRN. This choice will not affect the editorial process. However, sharing the article on a preprint server will not count as prior publication.
To avoid any possible misunderstandings, the corresponding author must ensure that his or her co-authors have approved the submitted paper. After the finalization of the manuscript, the editor will determine whether the article is appropriate for the journal. If not, the corresponding author may request a modification or transfer of the article to another journal.
As part of the review process, the corresponding author must also complete a Declaration of Interest form, which is an official journal record. This disclosure must be made in the cover letter and manuscript file. Moreover, the corresponding author must inform the journal of any competing interests, including employment, honoraria, stock ownership, patent applications, and paid expert testimony. Similarly, the corresponding author must not participate in a project that has been funded by an organization with which the author has a competing interest.
JCHMSD offers authors a unique opportunity to make their work accessible to a global audience. To facilitate this, the journal provides free access to preprints. These are digital documents that are available to users worldwide. They are not definitive versions of the record, but they can be distributed at any time. Moreover, they are a convenient tool for early citations.
Upon acceptance of the article, the corresponding author will be assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) that will allow the article to be fully searchable. The corresponding author will be notified by email when the preprint is posted online. Furthermore, the PDF version of the article will carry a disclaimer that the article is not edited.
The Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development encourages innovative research on the sustainable development of the cultural heritage. To that end, it encourages submission of papers that describe, analyze, and assess the potential positive contribution of the sector to the sustainable environment. Additionally, the JCHMSD promotes the growth of an international community of experts working in the fields of cultural heritage.