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Journal of Heritage Management

Journal of Heritage Management

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Cultural Studies

eISSN: 24564796 | ISSN: 24559296 | Current volume: 8 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-annually

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The Journal of Heritage Management is a joint publication of the Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University and SAGE. The Centre has launched an innovative two year Master’s degree programme in Heritage Management which brings together discourses of Heritage and management, and aims to expand the current practices of heritage conservation to that of heritage management. It strives to bring about inclusion of heritage in all relevant policies and decisions of the country and make people aware about the imperative need to preserve the cultural assets of the nation. The Centre aims to achieve its vision by offering quality academic and executive programmes to create motivated professionals; through research, documentation and publications; by organizing national and international seminars, conferences and symposia to expand and explore successful heritage experiences and practices from across the world; offer consultancy to heritage stakeholders and provide inputs for policy making.

To this end, the Journal of Heritage Management attempts to explore new territory by promoting interdisciplinary research into the relevance and meaning of Heritage Management and addresses the challenge of applying traditional management theories and techniques to the field of heritage preservation. It is global in its outlook while being rooted to the issues posed by the common cultural heritage of India/South Asia and Southeast Asia.

The Editorial Board and the Advisory Board of the Journal is constituted of experts, scholars and practitioners from all over the world and reflects the multicultural and multi disciplinary approach of the Journal to this emerging field. The Journal aims at giving equal importance to both the theory of heritage as well as to the practise of its conservation.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Journal of Heritage Management is a peer-reviewed publication of the Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University. The primary aim of Journal of Heritage Management is to bring together theoretical discourses and practical implications of 'heritage management' as a field of research and practice. It will therefore have three complimentary segments to ensure a balanced development of the domain of heritage management, i.e.,

a. theoretical discourses on heritage and its management,
b. policy and practice issues on heritage management, and
c. regular reviews of related academic and professional works in the field, book reviews, project reviews, issue-based discussion/opinion articles, etc.

Thus, the Journal will be a forum for sharing theoretical discourses, analyzing policies and practices, and promoting discussions on key issues on heritage management. The Journal is multidisciplinary in nature and includes disciplines such as Art History, Architecture, Archaeology, Anthropology, Ecology, Biodiversity, Cultural Geography, History, Cultural Studies, etc. The journal is primarily, but by no means exclusively, aimed at academicians and professionals from these disciplines, who may have a focus on heritage and its management.

Editor
Ashoke Chatterjee Advisor, Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University
Advisory Board
Ruchira Ghose Tagore National Fellow Indira Gandhi National Centre For the Arts New Delhi, India
Shikha Jain Director, DRONAH, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Thomas Jones Historic Preservation Planner & Urban Conservator, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
C K Koshy Former Chief Executive, Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, India
Giles Tillotson Consultant Director (Research, Publications & Exhibitions), Maharaja Sawai Man Sungh II Museum,City Palace, Jaipur, India
Devanath Tirupati Dean, Amrut Modi School of Management, Ahmedabad University, India
Sudarshan Raj Tiwari Professor (Retired), Department of Architecture, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
Gamini Wijesuriya Project Manager, Sites Unit, ICCROM, Rome, Italy
Minja Yang President & Professor, Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, KU Leuven, Belgium
Editorial Board
Francesco Badia Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Management and Campany Law, University of  Bari, Italy
Amita Baig Freelance, World Monuments Fund, New Delhi, India
Sanghamitra Basu Associate Professor, Architecture & Regional Planning Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
Neel Kamal Chapagain Associate Professor, Director,  Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, India
Meera I Das Art Historian, Expert Policy Cultural Matters, New Delhi, India
Syed Zain al-Abidin IDID Professor, Urban Design and Conservation Research Unit (UDCRU), Centre for Innovative Planning & Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Yudhishtir Raj Isar Professor, Global Communications, International and Comparative Politics, The American University of Paris, Paris, France
Sushma Iyengar President, Khamir, Bhuj, India
Michael J Kimball Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Northern Colorado, Colorado, USA
Sharif Sams lmon Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator, Heritage Management and Tourism Business Management Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao
Anila Naeem Professor & Co-chairperson, Department of Architecture and Planning, N.E.D. University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
Assistant Editor
Vijay Ramchandani Senior Executive (Academic Support & Research Projects), Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, India
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    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Journal of Heritage Management is hosted on Sage Track Sage; a web based online submission and peer review system. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/hmj to login and submit your article online. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to the guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Hritage Management will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this Journal. Open Access options are available - see section 3.3 below.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere.

    If you have any questions about publishing with Sage, please visit the Sage Journal Solutions Portal

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    2.6 Research data

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplemental material
    4.4 Reference style

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 ORCID
    5.2 Information required for completing your submission
    5.3 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 Sage Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Journal of Heritage Management, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope .

    1.2 Article types

    Contributions must adhere to the prescribed word limits mentioned below.

    • Research articles: 6,000 to 8,000 words (including references, notes and data tables).
    • Commentaries: 2,000 to 3,000 words.
    • Book reviews: 1,800 to 2,000 words.
    • Case Studies: 4,000 to 6,000 words.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The Sage Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources. Sage Author Services also offers authors a variety of ways to improve and enhance their article including English language editing, plagiarism detection, and video abstract and infographic preparation.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Journal of Heritage Management adheres to a rigorous double-anonymize reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the Journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

    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.

    If the named authors for a manuscript change at any point between submission and acceptance, an Authorship Change Form must be completed and digitally signed by all authors (including any added or removed) . An addition of an author is only permitted following feedback raised during peer review. Completed forms can be uploaded at Revision Submission stage or emailed to the Journal Editorial Office contact (listed on the journal’s manuscript submission guidelines). All requests will be moderated by the Editor and/or Sage staff.

    Important: Changes to the author by-line by adding or deleting authors are NOT permitted following acceptance of a paper.

    Please note that AI chatbots, for example ChatGPT, should not be listed as authors. For more information see the policy on Use of ChatGPT and generative AI tools.

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    2.3 Acknowledgements

    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, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    Journal of Heritage Management requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the Sage Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Journal of Heritage Management encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the Sage Journal Author Gateway

    2.6 Research data

    The journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the Sage Research Data policy pages.

    Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:

    • share your research data in a relevant public data repository
    • include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
    • cite this data in your research

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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
    Journal of Heritage Management
    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 published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the 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; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication
    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a Sage journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the Sage Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 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 the Sage Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Journal of Heritage Management offers optional open access publishing via the Sage Choice programme and Open Access agreements, where authors can publish open access either discounted or free of charge depending on the agreement with Sage. Find out if your institution is participating by visiting Open Access Agreements at Sage. For more information on Open Access publishing options at Sage please visit Sage Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit Sage’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. A LaTex template is available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    The manuscript should be structured as follows:

    • The preferred maximum length for Research Article is 6000-8000 words, Commentaries 2000-3000 words, Book Review 1800-2000 and Case Studies 1800-2000 words.
    • Contributors must provide their brief bio-sketch (not exceeding 150 words), scanned colored photograph of high resolution with minimum 300 dpi and 1500 pixels, and complete postal and e-mail addresses with their articles.
    • Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received.
    • Contributors must provide their affiliations and complete postal and e-mail addresses with their articles. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author’s name and contact details should be specified clearly.
    • All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and 4–7 keywords.
    • Footnotes should be avoided. Endnotes, when used, should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the paper. An endnote must contain more than a mere reference.
    • Use British spellings in all cases rather than American spellings (hence, ‘programme’ not ‘program’, ‘labour’ not ‘labor’, and ‘centre’ and not ‘center’).
    • Use ‘z’ spellings instead of ‘s’ spellings. This means that words ending with ‘-ise’, ‘isation’, etc., will be spelt with ‘z’ (e.g., ‘recognize’, ‘organize’, ‘civilize’).
    • Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one space with a line space above and below.
    • Use ‘twentieth century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements, use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent, not %). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.
    • There is no limit on the number of references allowed.

    4.2 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

    • Figures, including maps, graphs and drawings, should not be larger than page size. They should be numbered and arranged as per their references in the text. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1,500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG.
    • Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavour).
    • All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately in a folder along with the main article.

    Please Note: All figures and tables should be cited in the text and should have the source (a specific URL, a reference or, if it is author’s own work, ‘The Author’) mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Sage after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplemental material

    This Journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplemental files

    4.4 Reference style

    Journal of Heritage Management adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Journal of Heritage Management is hosted on Sage Track Sage; a web based online submission and peer review system. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/hmj to login and submit your article online. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to the guidelines may be returned.

    Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this Journal. If you already have an ORCID ID you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID ID will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary 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 see the Copyright and Permissions page on the Sage Author Gateway

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 Sage Production

    Your Sage Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal Sage Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the Sage Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    Sage provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The Sage Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Journal of Heritage Management editorial office as follows:

    The Editor, Journal of Heritage Management
    E-mail: heritage.journal@ahduni.edu.in

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