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Memory Studies

2014 Impact Factor: 0.467
2014 Ranking: 21/87 in History | 12/38 in Cultural Studies
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor-in-chief
Andrew Hoskins University of Glasgow, UK
Editors
Matthew Allen University of Leicester, UK
Wulf Kansteiner State University of New York at Binghamton, USA
Catherine Stevens University of Western Sydney, Australia
John Sutton Macquarie University, Australia
Book Review Editor
Adam Brown Sarah Lawrence College, USA
Managing Editor
Andrea Hajek University of Glasgow, UK

eISSN: 17506999| ISSN: 17506980|Current volume: 8|Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

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Memory Studies is an international peer reviewed journal. It affords recognition, form, and direction to work in this nascent field, and provides a critical forum for dialogue and debate on the theoretical, empirical, and methodological issues central to a collaborative understanding of memory today.

Memory Studies examines the social, cultural, cognitive, political and technological shifts affecting how, what and why individuals, groups and societies remember, and forget. The journal responds to and seeks to shape public and academic discourses on the nature, manipulation, and contestation of memory in the contemporary era.

Despite the epistemological and causal significance attributed to memory in the study of such questions as the formation of personal and public identity, culture and politics, and social communities, there remains dramatic divergence on the basic concepts and methods of the area.

The field mobilises scholarship driven by problem or topic, rather than by singular method or tradition. We seek papers that highlight and deliberately negotiate divergence in backgrounds and assumptions, as opposed to those that avoid these issues.

Crucially, we welcome submissions which speak to a range of participants across memory studies.

Areas of dialogue and debate will include:

  • Everyday remembering
  • Collective, public, social and shared memory
  • Biography and history
  • Schema and narrative
  • The ethics of remembering and forgetting
  • Commemoration and remembrance
  • Organic and artificial memory
  • Media and mechanisms
  • Documentation and archive
  • Holocaust memory
  • Cosmopolitanism and globalization
  • Cultural memory and heritage
  • Catastrophe and trauma
  • Nation and nostalgia
  • Oral history and the culture of the witness
  • Memory and the politics of identity

Books for Review

THREE copies of books for review should be sent to:

Book Review Editor, Memory Studies
C/O Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science
Macquarie University
Building C5C, Level 4
Sydney, NSW 2109
AUSTRALIA

Visit the Warwick Centre for Memory Studies website - www.memorystudies.net

Electronic Access:

Memory Studies is now available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://mss.sagepub.com

Memory Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal. Memory Studies affords recognition, form, and direction to work in this nascent field, and provides a critical forum for dialogue and debate on the theoretical, empirical, and methodological issues central to a collaborative understanding of memory today.

Memory Studies examines the social, cultural, cognitive, political and technological shifts affecting how, what and why individuals, groups and societies remember, and forget. The journal responds to and seeks to shape public and academic discourse on the nature, manipulation, and contestation of memory in the contemporary era.

Despite the epistemological and causal significance attributed to memory in the study of such questions as the formation of personal and public identity, culture and politics, and social communities, there remains dramatic divergence on the basic concepts and methods of the area.

The field mobilises scholarship driven by problem or topic, rather than by singular method or tradition. We seek papers that highlight and deliberately negotiate divergence in backgrounds and assumptions, as opposed to those that avoid these issues.

Crucially, we welcome submissions which speak to a range of participants across memory studies. As a way to facilitate/develop dialogues and communication across a range of disciplines, we also welcome overviews of current thinking or perspectives on particular aspects of memory.

Areas of dialogue and debate include:

  • Everyday remembering
  • Collective, public, social and shared memory
  • Biography and history
  • Schema and narrative
  • The ethics of remembering and forgetting
  • Phenomenology of memory
  • Commemoration and remembrance
  • Organic and artificial memory
  • Media and mechanisms
  • Documentation and archive
  • Holocaust memory
  • Cosmopolitanism and globalization
  • Cultural memory and heritage
  • Memory and the creative arts
  • Memory in cognitive theory
  • Cognition and culture
  • Catastrophe and trauma
  • Nation and nostalgia
  • Oral history and the culture of the witness
  • Social cognition and memory
  • Memory and the politics of identity
  • Cultural neuroscience and memory
  • Philosophy of memory

 

Book Reviews Assistant
McKenna Parnes Sarah Lawrence College, USA
Editorial Board
Paloma Aguilar UNED, Spain
Aleida Assman University of Konstanz, Germany
Jan Assman Universität Konstanz
Mieke Bal University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Suzanne Bardgett Imperial War Museum London, UK
Amanda Barnier Macquarie University, Australia
Rosmarie Beier-de Haan Deutsches Historisches Museum, Germany
Andrew Blaikie University of Aberdeen, UK
Jerome Bourdon Tel Aviv University, Israel
Geoffrey C Bowker University of Pittsburgh, USA
Pascal Boyer Washington University in St Louis, USA
Michael Brennan University of Wisconsin, USA
John D. Brewer Aberdeen University, UK
Steven Brown University of Leicester
Mary Carruthers New York University, USA
David Cesarani Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Martin Conboy University of Sheffield
Paul Connerton Cambridge University, UK
Stuart Croft University of Warwick, UK
Rick Crownshaw Goldsmiths College, UK
Erika Doss University of Notre Dame, USA
Douwe Draaisma University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Jenny Edkins Aberystwyth University, UK
Astrid Erll Bergische Universität, Germany
Gary Alan Fine Northwestern University, USA
Robyn Fivush Emory University, USA
Saul Friedländer University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Joanne Garde-Hansen University of Warwick, UK
Paul Grainge University of Nottingham, UK
Ann Gray University of Lincoln, UK
Patrick Hagopian Lancaster University, UK
Geoffrey Hartman Association for Psychological Science, USA
Ann Heilmann University of Hull UK
Marianne Hirsch New York University, USA
William Hirst New School for Social Research, USA
Katharine Hodgkin University of East London, UK
Amy Holdsworth University of Glasgow, UK
Andreas Huyssen Columbia University, USA
Gregory V Jones University of Warwick, UK
Carolyn Kitch Temple University, USA
Annette Kuhn Lancaster University, UK
Alison Landsberg George Mason University, USA
Daniel Levy State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
Nuria Lorenzo-Dus Swansea University, UK
Peter Lunt University of Leicester, UK
Sharon Macdonald University of Manchester, UK
Maryanne Martin Oxford University, UK
Rhiannon Mason University of Newcastle, UK
Scott McQuire University of Melbourne
Barbara Misztal University of Leicester, UK
Dirk Moses University of Sydney, Australia
Jeffrey Olick University of Virginia, USA
Michael Pickering Loughborough University, UK
Wendy Pullan Cambridge University, UK
Susannah Radstone University of East London, UK
Anna Reading King's College London, UK
Paula Reavey London South Bank University, UK
Elaine Reese University of Otago, New Zealand
Ann Rigney Utrecht University, Netherlands
Michael Rothberg University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
David C Rubin Duke University, USA
Barry Schwartz University of Georgia, USA
Bill Schwarz Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Liz Stanley Manchester University
Charles Stone John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA
Marita Sturken New York University
Diana Taylor New York University, USA
Richard Terdiman University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Karen Till University of London, UK
José Van Dijck University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kimberley Wade Warwick University, UK
Qi Wang Cornell University, USA
Harald Welzer Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Germany
James V Wertsch Washington University, USA
Alison Winter University of Chicago, USA
Jay Winter Association for Psychological Science, USA
James E Young University of Massachusetts, USA
Barbie Zelizer University of Pennsylvania, USA
Eviatar Zerubavel Rutgers University, USA
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.1.1 Plagiarism
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    6. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    7. Other conventions
    8. Acknowledgments
      8.1 Funding acknowledgement
    9. Permissions
    10. Manuscript style
      10.1 File types
      10.2 Journal style
      10.3 Reference style
      10.4 Manuscript preparation
      10.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      10.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      10.4.5 English language editing services
    11. After acceptance
      11.1 Proofs
      11.2 E-Prints
      11.3 SAGE production
    12. Further information

    Memory Studies is an international peer reviewed journal. It affords recognition, form, and direction to work in this nascent field, and provides a critical forum for dialogue and debate on the theoretical, empirical, and methodological issues central to a collaborative understanding of memory today.

    Memory Studies examines the social, cultural, cognitive, political and technological shifts affecting how, what and why individuals, groups and societies remember, and forget. The journal responds to and seeks to shape public and academic discourses on the nature, manipulation, and contestation of memory in the contemporary era.

    Despite the epistemological and causal significance attributed to memory in the study of such questions as the formation of personal and public identity, culture and politics, and social communities, there remains dramatic divergence on the basic concepts and methods of the area.

    The field mobilises scholarship driven by problem or topic, rather than by singular method or tradition. We seek papers that highlight and deliberately negotiate divergence in backgrounds and assumptions, as opposed to those that avoid these issues.

    1. Article types

    Articles should be between 6000 and 8000 words including notes and references and must be accompanied with a 150 word abstract and up to six key words.

    Book reviews should be between 800 and 1500 words.

    Suggestions for commentary pieces and works which fall outside of the parameters set out above are welcome, but please send suggestions in the first instance to: memorystudiesjournal@gmail.com

    Crucially, we welcome submissions which speak to a range of participants across memory studies.

    Areas of dialogue and debate in Memory Studies include but are not confined to:
    - Everyday remembering
    - Collective, public, social and shared memory
    - Biography and history
    - Schema and narrative
    - The ethics of remembering and forgetting
    - Commemoration and remembrance
    - Organic and artificial memory
    - Media and mechanisms
    - Documentation and archive
    - Holocaust memory
    - Cosmopolitanism and globalization
    - Cultural memory and heritage
    - Catastrophe and trauma
    - Nation and nostalgia
    - Oral history and the culture of the witness
    - Memory and the politics of identity

    Books for Review
    THREE copies of books for review should be sent to:

    Adam Brown
    Sarah Lawrence College
    Science 313
    1 Mead Way
    Bronxville, NY 10708

    Adam Brown (abrown@sarahlawrence.edu) and McKenna Parnes (mparnes@gm.slc.edu)

    Book Reviews:
    We do not accept unsolicited book review essays.

    Visit the website - www.memorystudies.net

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    2. Editorial Policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Memory Studies operates a conventional double-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewers’ names are always concealed from the submitting author(s). Each submitted manuscript is reviewed by a minimum of two referees of appropriate standing in the field.

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of X peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below: 

    • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
    • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
    • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication Ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Memory Studies and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

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    4. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Memory Studies is hosted on ScholarOne Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system  SAGE Track. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/MSSto login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past it is possible that you will have had an account created.

    Papers must be written in English and not have been published or part-published already, nor be currently under consideration elsewhere.

    All articles are refereed anonymously by at least two referees, so please upload two different versions of your manuscript to the submission system: one anonymized manuscript, where you have removed your name from the file; and one complete manuscript, including your name, contact details and brief biography. 

    Please send your paper as follows:

    1. Separate Cover Sheet:
    • Your name, address, affiliation and other contact details including email address
    • full article title
    • subtitle (optional)
    • preferred abbreviated running head
    • abstract (maximum 150 words)
    • keywords (maximum 6): in alphabetical order for searching online, preferably not words already in title
    • article word count (including references).
    • brief biography
  • Article:
    • anonymised
    • main text: double-spaced
    • endnotes: double-spaced, at the end of the text, before the references
    • references: double-spaced at the end of the manuscript

    Papers must be submitted conforming to the SAGE Harvard reference style (see guidelines on Manuscript style below).

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    5. Journal contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Memory Studies does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    7. Other conventions

    None applicable.

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    8. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an `Acknowledgements ' section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    8.1 Funding Acknowledgement
    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Memory Studies additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. All research articles should have a funding acknowledgement in the form of a sentence as follows, with the funding agency written out in full, followed by the grant number in square brackets:

    This work was supported by the Medical Research Council [grant number xxx].

    Multiple grant numbers should be separated by comma and space. Where the research was supported by more than one agency, the different agencies should be separated by semi-colon, with “and” before the final funder. Thus:

    This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Natural Environment Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number aaaa].

    In some cases, research is not funded by a specific project grant, but rather from the block grant and other resources available to a university, college or other research institution. Where no specific funding has been provided for the research we ask that corresponding authors use the following sentence:

    This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    Please include this information under a separate heading entitled “Funding” directly after any other Acknowledgements prior to your “Declaration of Conflicting Interests” (if applicable), any Notes and your References.

    For more information on the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers, please visit: http://www.rin.ac.uk/funders-acknowledgement

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    9. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    10. Manuscript style

    10.1 File types .
    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. Please also refer to additional guidelines on submitting artwork below.

    10.2 Journal Style
    Memory Studies conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    10.3 Reference Style
    Memory Studies operates a SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on APA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    10.4. Manuscript Preparation
    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    10.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE's Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    10.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE's Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures, these figures will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. If a charge applies you will be informed by your SAGE Production Editor. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article.  For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

    10.4.5 English Language Editing services
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services for further information.

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    11. After acceptance

    11.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    11.2 E-Prints
    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    11.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Memory Studies with SAGE.

    12. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    memorystudiesjournal@gmail.com

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