The Journal

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 These are not peer reviewed but are included in the journal as they offer information on and insights into the work of museums today.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. The Board currently comprises:

Dr Jo Applin, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Professor Aviva Burnstock, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Professor Martin Hammer, University of Kent
Professor Ysanne Holt, University of Northumbria
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 and Copyright Statement

Founded in 2004, Tate Papers is a pioneer of open access scholarly publishing and attracts non-specialist as well as specialist readers from all around the world.

The journal is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals and allows generous reuse and mixing of its content, in accordance with a CC BY-NC licence.

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

Tate images are reproduced freely in the journal; other images are sourced without charge to authors. Note that all wholly Tate-owned, fully-copyright-expired collection works are available under a CC BY-NC-ND licence.

Copyright of articles written by Tate staff in work time is vested in Tate. 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 is currently working with the British Library and a group of cultural organisations to develop a shared open access repository service. The repository aims to increase the visibility and impact of research outputs, making the knowledge generated by cultural institutions easier to explore and use for new research.

Information about the submission process and guidelines can be found in How to Submit. If you have any queries, please contact Christopher Griffin (Convenor, Research Programmes and Publications and Editor of Tate Papers),