Journal of Education in Museums

The annual Journal of Education in Museums (JEM) contains articles by practitioners which offer critical appraisal of the theory and practice of museum education.

Contribute an Article

We are excited to be opening the call for papers for Issue 43 of the Journal for Education in Museums (JEM). This issue which is being edited by Dr Dominique Bouchard and Dr Sadia Habib will explore what museum education is in a changing world.

We are interested in articles that look at the shifting priorities for museum learning, reflecting on the impact of the pandemic and looking forwards to what’s next for museum education practice with a particular focus on formal education.

This annual GEM publication contains articles by practitioners which offer critical appraisal of the theory and practice of museum education. We would welcome articles derived from research based experience, related to museum learning, that are between 1500-3000 words. These articles can be submitted by individuals, or written collaboratively amongst a group. GEM welcomes a variety of formats including conversations and photo essays.

Submit an expression of interest

We invite anyone interested in contributing an article to submit and expression of interest via this form by 24 February 2023.

Contributions from MA Students

GEM is offering the opportunity for postgraduate students, who are GEM Members, to have their work featured in the GEM Journal of Education in Museums. This might be an extract from an MA dissertation, or an article constructed from other research undertaken during your studies. We will consider contributions from recent graduates, who have completed their dissertations, as well as current students. Articles should relate to learning in museum and/or heritage contexts, and be between 1,500-3000 words. For issue no 43 of JEM, the focus is museum learning and museum education practice. Please submit an abstract via the form  by 24 February 2023.

Book reviews

Have you read anything interesting about museum studies or education recently that you think is worth sharing?  We are always eager to share book reviews written by our readers in the GEM Journal, and this is a great opportunity to contribute to a widely-read sector journal. If you’d like to find out more, or put yourself forward to write a book review for Issue 43 of JEM, please contact [email protected] before the end of February.

If you have any questions about contributing to the Journal, please get in touch to discuss this further with a member of the GEM Team.

Publication timeline

24 February 2023 – Expression of interest deadline (Friday)

16 June 2023 – Submission deadline

Autumn 2023 – Publication


The current issue is only available to members of GEM but back issues may be purchased.

JEM Prices

JEMs 1-41 – £10

JEM 42 £20

Special offer Numbers 1-41 £100

View a full list of Journal of Education in Museums back issues

Order information

Get in touch with the GEM Office to place an order.

Back issues of the Journal of Education in Museums are available from:

GEM Office
Unit B7
Admirals Office
The Historic Dockyard
Kent ME4 4TZ

Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 1634 553620
[email protected]

Postage and packing will be added to your total order (free for GEM members). Please contact the GEM Office stating which JEMs you would like to order and where you would like them sent to get the cost of postage and packing.

Payment in advance is required and an invoice will be issued upon receipt on an order, which will include a link to pay by card. Bank transfers are also accepted (details on request) but we are no longer able to accept cheques.

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