IJAM Contributor’s Guide

  • All papers submitted to the International Journal of Arts Management are initially screened by the Editor for suitability. Papers passing the initial screen are sent to reviewers.
  • All papers are subject to a double-blind refereeing process. Authorship of papers under consideration is anonymous to the reviewers, and the identities of reviewers are not revealed to the authors.
  • All papers should be submitted electronically, preferably in Microsoft Word, to ijam@hec.ca. Papers may be submitted in either French or English.
  • No contribution that has been published elsewhere will be accepted unless expressly invited or arranged for by the Editor. Papers and contributions accepted for publication become the copyright of the Publisher unless otherwise stated.
  • Authors submitting papers and articles should specify in which section of the Journal they wish to have their contribution placed: “Academic” or “Practice.” Academic contributions should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words in length and should include a section titled "Implications for Management". Practitioner contributions should be between 2,000 and 4,000 words. All submissions should be typewritten and double-spaced.
  • All papers should be accompanied by up to six keywords and by a short abstract (100 to 150 words) outlining aims, main conclusions and, if applicable, the methodology used.
  • Papers should be accompanied by a short biography for each author (about 25 words), including, if appropriate, the organization with which he or she is associated. Titles of organizations should be first written in full and thereafter abbreviated. The names of authors and institutions should appear only on the first page of the submitted manuscript so they can be removed before the manuscript is sent to the reviewers.
  • If your paper has more than one author, for ease of communication, please designate a corresponding author, the person who will serve as the contact for the Journal. The corresponding author is responsible for all data, figures and text, and for ensuring that all authors have approved the content of the paper and any modifications to it. The corresponding author acts as the arbiter of decisions concerning all aspects related to publication.
  • Tables, figures, appendices and any other graphics or illustrations should be placed at the very end of the manuscript, after the references. The author should indicate where each of these is to appear in the published article.

Communications relating to editorial matters should be sent to, André Courchesne, Editor, International Journal of Arts Managementijam@hec.ca.

Notes and references/citations: 

Notes should be numbered consecutively and double-spaced on a separate, attached sheet. The Footnote function in Word should not be used. The notes themselves must not be linked to the text locators but, rather, numbered manually. Notes within tables, figures and appendices should remain there, separate from the text notes and not numbered sequentially with them. It is essential that this guideline be followed. Citations within the text should consist of the author’s last name and year of publication, enclosed within parentheses, and should be inserted before punctuation or at a logical break in the sentence. If several citations are needed, they should be presented alphabetically and separated by semicolons. A page number should be given only if necessary. If the author’s name has just been given in the text, the year in parentheses is sufficient. If two or more works by an author were published in the same year, they should be distinguished with a, b, etc., after the year. For works by four or more authors, "et al." should be used - for example: Smith’s latest proposal (1979) has been questioned by some (Ames, 1981; Brown, 1980) but is generally accepted by others (Fritz, 1979; Lang, 1979; Rotwang, 1984). Investigators (Fiest et al., 1985; Hughes, McGill and Hall, 1981; Lee and King, 1983) have found that…  
References should be double-spaced and presented on a separate, attached sheet. Works by a single author should be listed chronologically. References should be presented as follows:

Colbert, F. 1995. Marketing Culture and the Arts. New York: John Wiley.

Roodhouse, S. 1998. “The Development of Museum Training in the United Kingdom.” International Journal of Arts Management, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 45–56.

Three or more authors:
Zukerman, V., L. Berry and A. Paterson. 1988. “The Nature and Determinants of Customer Experience of Service.” Jounal of the Academy of Marketing, Vol. 4, no 5, p. 1–12.

Contribution in a book edited by another author:
Fiest, A. 1995. “Consumption in the Arts and Cultural Industries: Recent Trends in the UK.” In From Maestro to Manager: Critical Issues in Arts and Culture Management, M. Fitzgibbon and A. Kelly, eds. (p. 245–267). Dublin: Oak Tree Press.

  • Authors must ensure that references to named persons and/or organizations are accurate, non-discriminatory with regard to race or sex and without libellous implications.
  • Opinions expressed in the International Journal of Arts Management are solely those of the authors.
  • The author bears the responsibility for determining whether material submitted is subject to copyright or ownership rights (e.g., photographs, illustrations, trade literature and data). Where use is so restricted, the Publisher must be informed upon submission of the material.
  • All reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accurate reproduction of text, photographs and illustrations. The Publisher does not accept responsibility for errors, be they editorial or typographical, nor for consequences resulting from them.
  • Authors will receive two complimentary copies of the issue containing their article.
  • The Editor reserves the right to make appropriate changes related to correctness of grammar, syntax and spelling, and to ensure conformity with the Journal’s style.