About Journal

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences introduces its peer-reviewed journal, Kunstkamera. Addressed to an international scholarly audience, Kunstkamera is open to contributions from researchers all over the world. The periodical covers a broad spectrum of modern scholarship in museum studies, history of science, ethnography, ethnology, cultural anthropology, and neighboring disciplines. It focuses on such issues as different approaches to museum work, history of collections, biographies of museum objects and exhibiting practices, museum audiences, and displays. The name of the journal is a tribute to the traditions of classical academic scholarship. From its inception, the museum of Kunstkamera exhibited a cutting-edge scholarship, and today, the journal of the same name is ready to explore and debate innovative approaches in its disciplinary field. Kunstkamera is the official publication of the Alliance of Early Universal Museums. 

The journal was founded in 2018 and is published quarterly. 

The quality of submitted manuscripts is determined by the double-blind peer-review, and then the Editorial Board decides whether to publish it or not. The journal reserves the right to reject articles, which are out of the journal’s scope, or those violating the journal’s policies and requirements. Authors will be notified about the decision on the compliance with the requirements as soon as possible. 

Kunstkamera accepts original contributions in Russian and English. 

Publication in the Journal is free of charge for all the authors. 

The Journal provides immediate open access to its content according to its Open Access policy. A full-text version is available for free on the website of the Journal, on the platform of the Russian Scientific Electronic Library, and also, on the Electronic Scientific Library “CyberLeninka”.

The founder and the publisher of the journal:

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences

3 Universitetskaia Naberezhnaia / University Embankment, Saint-Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation

Manuscript submission deadlines Journal release dates:
No. 1   by November 15 by April 10
No. 2   by January 15 by July 10
No. 3   by April 15 by October 10
No. 4   by July 15 by December 15








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