About Tate Papers

Tate Papers is an online research journal that publishes scholarly articles on British and modern international art, and on museum practice today. These areas reflect the breadth of Tate’s collection, exhibition programme and activities, but articles do not need to refer specifically to Tate or to works in its collection to be deemed suitable for submission to the journal. Leading specialists from around the world contribute to Tate Papers, as do researchers working at Tate, and the journal aims to showcase a range of disciplinary approaches to the study of art and museums.

To ensure the journal maintains the highest standards of scholarship all articles are subjected to a rigorous ‘double blind’ peer review process conducted by specialists. Articles published in Tate Papers are deemed by UK research councils to be suitable for submission to the Research Excellence Framework.

Occasionally the journal also publishes Tate strategy documents and reports. These are not peer reviewed but are included in the journal as they offer information on and insights into the work of museums today.

Academic Advisory Board

Tate Papers is guided by subject specialists at Tate and by an Academic Advisory Board of leading academic researchers representing the journal’s disciplinary breadth. Board members serve a maximum of four years. The Board currently comprises:

Dr Jo Applin, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Professor Aviva Burnstock, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Dr Duncan Grewcock, Nottingham Trent University
Professor Martin Hammer, University of Kent
Professor Ysanne Holt, University of Northumbria
Dr Courtney J. Martin, Brown University
Professor Lynda Nead, Birkbeck, University of London
Dr Isobel Whitelegg, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester

Please note that the opinions expressed in articles published in Tate Papers are not endorsed necessarily by the Academic Advisory Board or the Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery.

Open access

Tate Papers appears in the spring and autumn of each year and is published in the Research section of Tate’s website. The journal adheres to the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of Open Access: that users have the right to ‘read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles’. Founded in 2004, the journal is a pioneer of open access scholarly publishing and attracts non-specialist as well as specialist audiences from all around the world. Optimised for search engines, its articles are found easily online. The journal also benefits from the robust infrastructure provided by Tate’s website, which ensures the longevity and accessibility of its content. Tate images are reproduced freely in the journal; other images are sourced, and their copyright cleared by Tate without charge to authors.

Tate Papers has no article processing charges and no article submission charges.

Copyright of articles written by Tate staff in work time is vested in Tate, but this is typically waived if authors wish to publish the material elsewhere. External authors retain copyright of their work. In both cases, authors are free to republish the material elsewhere providing acknowledgement that the article was first published in Tate Papers is made.

Tate Papers allows reuse and remixing of its content in accordance with a CC BY-NC licence. Note that all wholly Tate-owned, fully-copyright-expired collection works are available under a CC BY-NC-ND licence.

Information about the submission process and guidelines can be found in Contribute to Tate Papers. If you have any queries, please contact Christopher Griffin, Collection Research Manager and Managing Editor of Tate Papers at christopher.griffin@tate.org.uk.