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Heritage Science

Heritage Science

Editor-in-Chief: Richard Brereton

ISSN: 2050-7445 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40494

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  • Covers use of scientific methods for the study of our heritage - physico-chemical research and analysis of materials, objects,¬†artworks and buildings of cultural and historical significance
  • Fully open access peer-reviewed journal with high visibility through global exposure
  • Appeals to readers in academic and conservation research institutes

Heritage Science is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research covering:

  • Understanding of the manufacturing processes, provenances, and environmental contexts of material types, objects, and buildings, of cultural significance including their historical significance.
  • Understanding and prediction of physico-chemical and biological degradation processes of cultural artefacts, including climate change, and predictive heritage studies.
  • Development and application of analytical and imaging methods or equipments for non-invasive, non-destructive or portable analysis of artwork and objects of cultural significance to identify component materials, degradation products and deterioration markers.
  • Development and application of invasive and destructive methods for understanding the provenance of objects of cultural significance.
  • Development and critical assessment of treatment materials and methods for artwork and objects of cultural significance.
  • Development and application of statistical methods and algorithms for data analysis to further understanding of culturally significant objects.
  • Publication of reference and corpus datasets as supplementary information to the statistical and analytical studies above.
  • Description of novel technologies that can assist in the understanding of cultural heritage.

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Impact Factor: 1.58 (2017) * 

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    Heritage Science is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research covering:

    • Understanding of the manufacturing processes, provenances, and environmental contexts of material types, objects, and buildings, of cultural significance including their historical significance.
    • Understanding and prediction of physico-chemical and biological degradation processes of cultural artefacts, including climate change, and predictive heritage studies.
    • Development and application of analytical and imaging methods or equipments for non-invasive, non-destructive or portable analysis of artwork and objects of cultural significance to identify component materials, degradation products and deterioration markers.
    • Development and application of invasive and destructive methods for understanding the provenance of objects of cultural significance.
    • Development and critical assessment of treatment materials and methods for artwork and objects of cultural significance.
    • Development and application of statistical methods and algorithms for data analysis to further understanding of culturally significant objects.
    • Publication of reference and corpus datasets as supplementary information to the statistical and analytical studies above.
    • Description of novel technologies that can assist in the understanding of cultural heritage.
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