Tate Papers is an online research journal that publishes scholarly articles on British and modern international art, and on museum practice today. These areas reflect the breadth of Tate’s collection, exhibition programme and activities, but articles do not need to refer specifically to Tate or to works in its collection to be deemed suitable for submission to the journal. Leading specialists from around the world contribute to Tate Papers, as do researchers working at Tate, and the journal aims to showcase a range of disciplinary approaches to the study of art and museums.
To ensure the journal maintains the highest standards of scholarship all articles are subjected to a rigorous ‘double blind’ peer review process conducted by specialists. Articles published in Tate Papers are deemed by UK research councils to be suitable for submission to the Research Excellence Framework.
Occasionally the journal also publishes Tate strategy documents and reports. These are not peer reviewed but are included in the journal as they offer information on and insights into the work of museums today.