Journal - Aims, Scope and Open Access

Aims

The journal covers all aspects of history, which ranges from archaeological discoveries to the present century, including the photography of buildings, artefacts, transport, militaria and industrial heritage. 

Scope

Heritage means much more than churches and includes the photography of country houses, industrial sites, and village and townscapes. It includes the photography of artefacts indeed anything to do with our heritage which very broadly is what we have inherited from our forebears and equally what we will leave those who follow us.

Our members' interests in the photography of archaeology and heritage are wide-ranging. The journal is an opportunity for you to share your photographic work, and so also your interest in your chosen field of specialisation.
The journal is a good introduction to the work of the group and a means of appreciating and learning about the range of interests and photographic work, and the techniques used, see previous issues at https://bit.ly/2M0rFRC.

What “heritage” is and means is open to interpretation the key for the journal is to look at the breadth of “Heritage photography” and indeed the alignment with the remit of the Royal Photographic Society.

This can be seen in the mission “to educate members of the public by increasing their knowledge and understanding of Photography and in doing so to promote the highest standards of achievement in Photography in order to encourage public appreciation of Photography”, please see the current Strategic Plan https://bit.ly/2L7Goug 

Open Access

The printed issue of journal, issued 3 times per year, is one of the benefits for members of the Archaeology and Heritage Group and so the previous issue is only released after publication of the current issue (i.e. a 4 months embargo). For example January 2019 issue was released on Issuu once the May edition was distributed. Authors may use the pre-print, post-print or final published version of their article providing attribution is made to the journal.

The journal archive is located at https://issuu.com/royalphotographicsociety/stacks/e5208ecd8f7d49a7b1a1ef0043524256