Published for the first time in the fall of 1998, the International Journal of Arts Management has quickly become essential reading for the arts management community. All papers are subject to a double blind refereeing process.

Each issue is approximately 100 pages in length and covers a wide range of topics and viewpoints of direct interest to academics and practitioners. All articles meet the highest standards of intellectual rigour.

This section provides information on the specific aims of the Journal, on the editor and his editorial board. We invite you to take a look at previous issues; links are provided to tables of contents and abstracts.

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IJAM is a non-profit project, published by HEC Montréal’s Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management in partnership with SDA Bocconi, Arts and Culture Knowledge Centre. HEC Montréal is the oldest business school in Canada, and is affiliated with the Université de Montréal. SDA Bocconi is one of the leading business school in Europe and is affiliated with Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

SDA Bocconi

Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management

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IJAM is published 3 times a year, in fall, winter and spring.
ISSN: 1480-8986


  • Offers insight into management processes, and the ways in which arts organizations operate within the various disciplines of management, including marketing, human resources, finance, accounting, production and operation processes, and administration;
  • Identifies and encourages the development of best practices in the management of culture and the arts, and promotes their use through the publication of case studies and analyses;
  • Addresses current issues of key relevance to cultural and arts organizations in a rigorous and detailed fashion;
  • Presents studies, measurements, and other empirical research in the field of arts and cultural management;
  • Provides a forum for challenging and debating coherent theories and models, as well as their application in cultural and arts practice.


Impact Factor: .188 (2012), .233 (2013), .290 (2014), .484 (2015), .703 (2017), .784 (2019) (5 years: 1.247), 1.0 (2020) (3 years: 1.7)

Journal Citation Reports / Social Sciences Edition, ISSN 1480-8986

The International Journal of Arts Management is also indexed in the following:

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index®
  • Current Contents® /Arts & Humanities
  • Social Sciences Citation Index ®
  • Journal Citation Reports / Social Sciences Edition
  • Current Contents® / Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Proquest/ABI INFORM

Contributor’s Guide

  • All papers submitted to the International Journal of Arts Management are initially screened by the Editor for suitability. Papers passing the initial screen are sent to reviewers.
  • All papers are subject to a double-blind refereeing process. Authorship of papers under consideration is anonymous to the reviewers, and the identities of reviewers are not revealed to the authors.
  • All papers should be submitted electronically, preferably in Microsoft Word, to Papers may be submitted in either French or English.
  • No contribution that has been published elsewhere will be accepted unless expressly invited or arranged for by the Editor. Papers and contributions accepted for publication become the copyright of the Publisher unless otherwise stated.
  • Authors submitting papers and articles should specify in which section of the Journal they wish to have their contribution placed: “Academic” or “Practice.” Academic contributions should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words in length and should include a section titled “Implications for Management”. Practitioner contributions should be between 2,000 and 4,000 words. All submissions should be typewritten and double-spaced.
  • All papers should be accompanied by up to six keywords and by a short abstract (100 to 150 words) outlining aims, main conclusions and, if applicable, the methodology used.
  • Papers should be accompanied by a short biography for each author (about 25 words), including, if appropriate, the organization with which he or she is associated. Titles of organizations should be first written in full and thereafter abbreviated. The names of authors and institutions should appear only on the first page of the submitted manuscript so they can be removed before the manuscript is sent to the reviewers.
  • Tables, figures, appendices and any other graphics or illustrations should be placed at the very end of the manuscript, after the references. The author should indicate where each of these is to appear in the published article.


Communications relating to editorial and reviewing matters should be sent to


Notes should be numbered consecutively and double-spaced on a separate, attached sheet. Citations within the text should consist of the author’s last name and year of publication, enclosed within parentheses, and should be inserted before punctuation or at a logical break in the sentence. If several citations are needed, they should be presented alphabetically and separated by semicolons. A page number should be given only if necessary. If the author’s name has just been given in the text, the year in parentheses is sufficient. If two or more works by an author were published in the same year, they should be distinguished with a, b, etc., after the year. For works by four or more authors, “et al.” should be used—for example: Smith’s latest proposal (1979) has been questioned by some (Ames, 1981; Brown, 1980) but is generally accepted by others (Fritz, 1979; Lang, 1979; Rotwang, 1984). Investigators (Fiest et al., 1985; Hughes, McGill and Hall, 1981; Lee and King, 1983) have found that…
References should be double-spaced and presented on a separate, attached sheet. Works by a single author should be listed chronologically. References should be presented as follows:


Colbert, F. 1995. Marketing Culture and the Arts. New York: John Wiley.


Roodhouse, S. 1998. “The Development of Museum Training in the United Kingdom.” International Journal of Arts Management, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 45–56.


Zukerman, V., L. Berry and A. Paterson. 1988. “The Nature and Determinants of Customer Experience of Service.” Journal of the Academy of Marketing, Vol. 4, no 5, p. 1–12.


Fiest, A. 1995. “Consumption in the Arts and Cultural Industries: Recent Trends in the UK.” In From Maestro to Manager: Critical Issues in Arts and Culture Management, M. Fitzgibbon and A. Kelly, eds. (p. 245–267). Dublin: Oak Tree Press.

  • Authors must ensure that references to named persons and/or organizations are accurate, non-discriminatory with regard to race or sex and without libellous implications.
  • Opinions expressed in the International Journal of Arts Management are solely those of the authors.
  • The author bears the responsibility for determining whether material submitted is subject to copyright or ownership rights (e.g., photographs, illustrations, trade literature and data). Where use is so restricted, the Publisher must be informed upon submission of the material.
  • All reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accurate reproduction of text, photographs and illustrations. The Publisher does not accept responsibility for errors, be they editorial or typographical, nor for consequences resulting from them.
  • Authors will receive two complimentary copies of the issue containing their article.
  • The Editor reserves the right to make appropriate changes related to correctness of grammar, syntax and spelling, and to ensure conformity with the Journal’s style.

Editorial Board

The International Journal of Arts Management is overseen by an international editorial board of leading academics, practitioners and consultants.


François Colbert
HEC Montréal


Yves Evrard
Emeritus Professor
HEC Paris

Editorial Team