Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

From 2004 to 2010, The Heritage Journal (ISSN: 0219-8584) published research articles on the history, culture and the art practices of Asia, with an emphasis on material culture, cultural resource management and museum practice. As a Singapore-based publication, The Heritage Journal had a special focus on Singapore and its surrounding region, but addressed subjects with a wider Asian or global relevance. In addition to full-length research articles, The Heritage Journal published collection, conservation and exhibition notes and reviews, with the goal of fostering research in areas of professional museum practice in the region.

The journal began life as Heritage, a publication of the Singapore National Museum in 1977, and has its roots in the Bulletin of the Raffles Museum which began publishing on zoological subjects in 1936 and the Memoirs of the Raffles Museum, a series of monographs which began publication in the 1950s. It had a multinational advisory board comprising of academics and museum professionals from Singapore and the region.


Section Policies


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notes and reviews

This section is dedicated to carrying reviews of books or exhibitions, as well as notes documenting areas of professional museum and heritage practice. Notes and Reviews are not peer-reviewed, though they are edited by The Heritage Journal.

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from the NHB archives

Here is where we publish articles from the archives of the National Heritage Board. These articles will have previously appeared in publications of the Raffles Museum, Singapore National Museum or Heritage Board.

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Peer Review Process

Articles published in the main section of the Journal were  peer-reviewed by two anonymous readers. The Notes & Reviews and Articles from the Archives sections are not peer-reviewed.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.