The Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference
Archival Issues is published twice each year and has an international readership. The journal is one of the premier outlets for archival literature, and its scope extends well beyond the Midwest.
The Editorial Board of the Midwest Archives Conference strives to publish articles that will interest and educate a broad range of information professionals. Acceptable topics for articles cover the full range of archival activity. The journal also publishes reviews of current books on archival theory and practice.
Although Archival Issues publishes contributions from well-established professionals, the Editorial Board particularly encourages submissions from archivists who have not published previously. Editorial Board reviews of articles are conducted in a blind review process, and authors are usually informed of publication decisions within six weeks.
Access to Archival Issues
Access back issues of Archival Issues - for free - via the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Institutional Repository (http://minds.wisconsin.edu/handle/1793/43546.) Starting with the inaugural issue of The Midwestern Archivist in 1976, this on-line version of the journal is open to all researchers. It is optimized for browsing but also allows for searching. MAC embargoes its most recent publications from the repository until one full additional volume has been published.
An index to volumes 9-26 (1984-2001) is also available through the repository:
Archival Issues, Index Volumes 9-21 (1984-1996)
Archival Issues, Index Volumes 22-26 (1997-2001)
If you have an idea for a submission, please contact Editorial Board Chair Barbara Floyd (University of Toledo) at 419-530-2170, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions must conform to the MAC Style Guide (pdf).
The journal accepts paid advertisements. Advertisers should contact the MAC Vendor Coordinator for information on rates.
Margaret Cross Norton Award
The Margaret Cross Norton Award is given to the author of what is judged to be the best article published in the previous two years of Archival Issues. It is presented in odd numbered years.
New Author Award
To underscore its commitment to new authors, and journal presents its New Author Award to the best article published in the journal in the past two years written by a previously unpublished author. The award is for $250, and is presented in even numbered years.