We are actively seeking submissions from anyone engaged in the field of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

International Journal of Intangible Heritage

The International Journal of Intangible Heritage is a refereed academic and professional journal, published annually in English and Korean and dedicated to the promotion of the understanding of all aspects of intangible heritage worldwide, and to the communication of research as well as examples of good professional practice.

Review Process

Work must be original, it must not have been published elsewhere, and if a paper is accepted for publication, the author must sign a declaration and agree to transfer copyright to the IJIH. Articles must be submitted in English, and it is the responsibility of the author to provide good quality translations from languages other than English.

Once a submission is received it goes through a refereeing process:

STEP 01.Initial assessment to ensure that the article meets our criteria for inclusion in the IJIH. (see the notes on our web page www.ijih.org) The paper is then sent to at least two referees for academic review.
STEP 02.The paper is then sent to at least two referees for academic review.
STEP 03.Once recommended by the referees, it then goes to the full Editorial Board (which meets each February) for the final refereeing and selection process.
STEP 04.Authors on the final list may be asked to revise their articles (based on feedback from the Editorial Board) and to re-submit within a few weeks.
STEP 05.A proof copy of the final edited script will be provided to authors for final review prior to publication.

Author’s Notification

Authors preparing submissions are asked to read and follow these guidelines:

- Length

Articles should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words long excluding notes, bibliography and captions to illustrations. Short reports and reviews should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words.

- Format

Documents should be produced in Word, using a single size font for text and headings, left hand justification only and no embedded formatting of capitals, spacing etc.

- Notes

Endnotes or Harvard system, not footnotes.

- Bibliography

Supply if appropriate. There are no restrictions as to length but do not make it longer than strictly necessary. Please use the system laid out in the Chicago Manual of Style(http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html)
If in doubt, refer to the ‘References’ sections of articles recently published in previous volumes of the IJIH.

- Photographs and images

These need not be provided until the article is accepted for publication. The IJIH can usually accommodate no more than 8-10 images to accompany each article. Photographs or other illustrations in either colour or black and white, should be submitted in digital form in high resolution JPG, EPS or TIFF formats.
They should be submitted as a separate file, not embedded in the text.

In addition, the following guidelines must be observed:

- Author’s name

The name(s) of the author or authors plus details of their main academic qualification(s), the name(s) of the organisation(s) to which they are affiliated and their nationality(ies).

- Abstract

This should be a brief synopsis of your article of approximately 150-250 words.

- Keywords

+/- 10 keywords or search terms. Do not include ‘intangible cultural heritage’, ‘intangible heritage’ or ‘ICH’ as keywords.

- Biography

A brief biography of no more than 150-200 words, listing academic qualifications, posts held, current post and research interests should be supplied (see previous issues of the IJIH for examples).

- Research Ethics Declaration

After confirming the attached Research Ethics Declaration, it should be signed and submitted with the paper.

Download IJIH Author's Declaration Document