Journal of Museum Education - Guest Editor Proposal Form
The Journal of Museum Education is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original work of interest and relevance to museum practitioners. Each issue consists of a guest edited section focused on a specific theme as well as individual articles about new research, current trends, tools, frameworks, and case studies, perspectives, and book, exhibit, and program reviews. In particular, the JME strives to strike a balance between the theory and practice of museum work. Therefore, we value guest editors who are or have been museum practitioners. JME is a publication of the Museum Education Roundtable.

Please complete this form to submit your proposal for a guest edited issue of the JME. The Museum Education Roundtable Board Members and JME co-chairs assess and approve guest editor proposals on a quarterly and as needed basis. Please note, production time for the JME is generally between 12 and 16 months from the date of proposal. You will receive feedback and if your proposal is accepted, one of the journal’s co-editors will guide you through the process.

In weighing the merits of theme issue proposals the Editorial Team considers the following qualities:
- Timeliness of the topic
- Strength of the overarching argument linking the proposed articles together
- Guest editor’s and authors’ experience and expertise with the subject matter
- Diversity of the institutions and voices represented in the proposed articles

In alignment with MER’s equity statement and work, the editorial team also prioritizes submissions that do either or both of the following:
- Center work by contributors (considering guest editor(s) and/or authors) who face violence and exclusion, including BIPOC, queer and trans, disabled, and migrant contributors as well as contributors from outside of our dominant contributor regions (US, UK, Canada).
- Amplify work by new and emerging scholars

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Email *
Your Name *
Your email *
Your role/job/title (if applicable)
Provide a short biographical statement that explains the guest editor’s interest and expertise in the proposed theme. *
Working Title of Proposed Journal Issue *
What question or issue currently exists in the museum community that this theme will address? Why is this theme of current interest to the field?  *
How does the proposed theme relate to existing literature on the topic? What solutions or new perspectives will this theme offer?  *
How will this theme meet educators’ needs in a variety of different museum settings? Is there an overarching argument? *
FORMAT: Guest editors may cultivate a cohort of authors or may opt to manage an open call for submissions related to a theme. (Managing an open call for articles includes writing the invitation for articles, reviewing and selecting article proposals, communicating with and supporting authors, etc.) In both formats, guest editors will play a leading role in communicating with and supporting authors. Please indicate which option you are interested in leading and explain why: *
Please explain why you selected "cohort of authors," "open call" or "unsure." *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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