Aims and scope

Archival Science promotes the development of archival science as an autonomous scientific discipline. The journal covers all aspects of archival science theory, methodology, and practice. Moreover, it investigates different cultural approaches to creation, management and provision of access to archives, records, and data. It also seeks to promote the exchange and comparison of concepts, views and attitudes related to recordkeeping issues around the world.

Archival Science's approach is integrated, interdisciplinary, and intercultural. Its scope encompasses the entire field of recorded process-related information, analyzed in terms of form, structure, and context. To meet its objectives, the journal draws from scientific disciplines that deal with the function of records and the way they are created, preserved, and retrieved; the context in which information is generated, managed, and used; and the social and cultural environment of records creation at different times and places.

  • Covers all aspects of archival science theory, methodology, and practice
  • Investigates different cultural approaches to creation, management and provision of access to archives, records, and data
  • Promotes the exchange and comparison of concepts, views, and attitudes related to recordkeeping issues around the world
  • Addresses the entire field of recorded process-related information, analyzed in terms of form, structure, and context