Call for submissions for the new “Journal of Western Archives”

This has been posted in some other forums, but I’m delighted to share it here too. I hope they get some excellent contributions!

The Society of California Archivists, the Northwest Archivists, the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists, and the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists invite paper submissions for the inaugural issue of The Journal of Western Archives. Submissions received before June 1st, 2010, will be considered for publication in the first issue.

JWA, a peer reviewed, open access, online journal, will give archivists, manuscript curators, and graduate students in the American West a place to publish on topics of particular interest and relevance to them. The journal will consider for publication:

* Research articles;
* Case studies;
* Work-in-progress articles; and
* Book, exhibit, Web, and film review essays.

Articles should pertain to one the following categories:

* Important Western regional issues in archives and manuscript repositories;
* Unique archival developments in the western United States;
* Technological innovations and their effect on archival theory and practice;
* The history and development of the archival and curatorial professions in the American West;
* Collaborative efforts and projects between various cultural institutions.

Please take a moment and visit the JWA website at:, and if you are interested in contributing to the journal please contact the managing editor, John Murphy.

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