The Journal of Cultural Management and Cultural Policy is published twice a year with a thematic section focusing on a special issue and an open section with contributions on varied topics. Current calls for papers are published here.

Peer Review Process

For quality assurance purposes all submitted research articles and essays are reviewed in a double-blind peer review procedure.

The editors-in-chief and managing editor evaluate every submitted manuscript. If a manuscript does not meet the required formal or academic criteria or if the topic and content of an article clearly do not fit in with the Journal it can be directly rejected instead of being submitted to a review. Authors are informed of this approximately four weeks after submission of the manuscript.

Three experts review each manuscript. To reviewers are selected by the editors-in-chief, one is suggested by the author. The two reviewers are selected according to the methodological scope and the topic of the manuscripts. The reviewing follows a standardized procedure, including quantitative and qualitative aspects.

The results of the reviews will be sent to the author in the editorial decision letter. Manuscripts might be accepted, subjected to revisions, or rejected. This process can take up to four months.

The revised manuscripts are then resubmitted to the reviewers. The second reviewing should not take longer than four weeks. The authors are informed about the decision on the definitive acceptance of the manuscript; last small changes may be requested.

Review criteria are:


  • conceptual quality of the manuscript
  • soundness of methodology
  • precision of objectives
  • academic importance of the topic
  • significance of research approach
  • relevancy to arts management practices
  • readability (presentation, stylistic form)

Submission Guidelines

All manuscripts will be submitted in two documents. The first one contains:

  • Title / Subtitle
  • Author and affiliation
  • Abstract  (150 words)
  • Keywords (3-5 words) from this list
  • Name and Email of three reviewers that are suggest by the author. Please send a very short explanation why those are suggested.

Please name the file: “Abstract Title-of-the-ms“

Please name the second file: “Text Title-of-the-ms“. This file contains the manuscript (without any author information)

You can find the formal guidelines for submissions here.

All graphics and images have to be sent separately as JPG or TIF files in a resolution of 300dpi.

Upon submitting the manuscript, the authors consent to this publication and malpractice statement. Please send your submission to
submissions [at] jcmcp [dot] org


Current Calls for Papers

  • Transformation and Upheavals: The effects of crises and conflicts on the arts 

    Guest Editors: Anke Schad-Spindler (Post-Doctoral Researcher at the International Research Cluster Arts Production and Cultural Policy in Transformation, Zeppelin University, Germany) & Tal Feder (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Cultural Affairs, Indiana University)

    Submission Deadline: 1 March 2021

    Political upheavals and processes of social transformation affect the conditions for cultural production, dissemination, education, policy, and management. The transfer from one political party to another, even when it occurs through legitimate political processes, can mean ...

  • New Pathways for Arts Management and Cultural Policy Education

    Guest Editors: Hua Fang (Shanghai Conservatory of Music), Sigrún Lilja Einarsdóttir (Bifröst University), Leticia Labaronne (Zurich University of Applied Sciences)

    Submission Deadline: 1 June 2021

    This special issue focuses on higher education research and innovative teaching-learning formats in cultural management and cultural policy. In the wake of the Corona Virus pandemic, universities worldwide have completely transformed to digital teaching in a ...

  • Non-Visitor Studies and New Audiences

    Submission Deadline: 1 September 2021

    Audience and visitor studies are well established fields. Numerous journals and books address the audiences of museums, concerts, theaters, or film festivals. Research on non-visitors, however, hardly exists, although a large part of the population belongs ...