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  • Future Anterior: Journal of Historic Preservation History, Theory, and Criticism

Journal Information

  • ISSN: 1549-9715
  • eISSN: 1934-6026
  • Frequency: Twice per year


Future Anterior approaches historic preservation from a position of critical inquiry, rigorous scholarship, and theoretical analysis. The journal is an important international forum for the critical examination of historic preservation, spurring challenges of its assumptions, goals, methods, and results. As the first journal in American academia devoted to the study and advancement of historic preservation, it provides a much-needed bridge between architecture and history. The journal also features provocative theoretical reflections on historic preservation from the point of view of art, philosophy, law, geography, archeology, planning materials science, cultural anthropology, and conservation. Future Anterior is essential reading for anyone interested in historic preservation and its role in current cultural debates.


For a full list of present and past issues and the associated table of contents, please see the Future Anterior page on Project MUSE.


Call For Papers

Earthly Memorial Landscapes Special Issue, edited by Paulo Tavares (manuscripts due 10/1/24)

Provenance Special Issue, edited by Alena Rieger and Simon Mitchell, with Mari Lending (manuscripts due 1/1/25)

Editorial Details

Founder and Editor

Jorge Otero-Pailos

Managing Editors

Aaron Luo

James Oberting

Editorial Board

Thordis Arrhenius, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Erica Avrami, Columbia University

Barry Bergdoll, Columbia University

Andrew Dolkart, Columbia University

Tao DuFour, University of Cambridge

David Gissen, New School/Parsons School of Design

Andrew Herscher, University of Michigan

Saburo Horikawa, Hosei University

Mark Jarzombek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Erik Fenstad Langdalen, Oslo School of Architecture and Design

Hannah Lewi, The University of Melbourne

Valerie Magar, ICCROM

Rahul Mehrotra, Harvard University

José de Nordenflycht Concha, Universidad de Playa Ancha

Ikem Okoye, University of Delaware

Dominique Poulot, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Laurajane Smith, Australian National University

Marc Treib, University College Berkeley

Aron Vinegar, University of Oslo

Ines Weizman, Royal College of Art

Mechtild Widrich, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Gwendolyn Wright, Columbia University

Submission Guidelines

Articles should be no more than 4,000 words (excluding footnotes), with up to seven illustrations. It is the responsibility of the author to secure permissions for image use and pay any reproduction fees. A brief abstract (200 words) and author bio (around 100 words) must accompany the text. Acceptance or rejection of submissions is at the discretion of the Editorial Staff. Please do not send original materials, as submissions will not be returned.

Formatting Text

All text files should be saved as Microsoft Word or RTF format. Text and citations must be formatted in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition. All articles must be submitted in English, and spelling should follow American convention.

Formatting Illustrations

Images should be sent as TIFF files with a resolution of at least 300 dpi at 8” by 9” print size. Figures should be numbered clearly in the text, after the paragraph in which they are referenced. Image captions and credits must be included with submissions.

Checklist of documents required for submission

__ Abstract (200 words)
__ Manuscript (4000 words)
__ Illustrations (7)
__ Captions for Illustrations
__ Illustration Copyright information
__ Author biography (100 words)

All submissions must be submitted electronically, via email to:


Questions about submissions can be sent to the above email address or mailed to:

Jorge Otero-Pailos
Editor, Future Anterior
Future Anterior
400 Avery Hall
1172 Amsterdam Ave
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027


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Abstracting & Indexing

Clarivate: Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Clarivate: Current Contents

Clarivate: Web of Science

EBSCO: America-History and Life

EBSCO: Art & Architecture Complete

EBSCO: Art & Architecture Index

EBSCO: Art & Architecture Source

EBSCO: Art Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)

EBSCO: Art Index (H.W. Wilson)

EBSCO: Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

EBSCO: Biography Index-Past and Present (H.W. Wilson)

EBSCO: Current Abstracts

EBSCO: MLA International Bibliography

EBSCO: OmniFile Full Text Mega

EBSCO: OmniFile Full Text Select

EBSCO: TOC Premier

Elsevier: SCOPUS

Gale: Gale Academic OneFile

Gale: Gale General OneFile

Gale: Gale in Context-Environmental Studies

Gale: Gale Literature: Book Review Index

Gale: Gale World Scholar-Latin America and the Caribbean

Gale: InfoTrac Custom

Gale: MLA International Bibliography

OCLC: ArticleFirst

OCLC: Electronic Collections Online

ProQuest: Avery Index to Architecture Collection

ProQuest: Design & Applied Arts Index

ProQuest: Humanities Index (Online, Ann Arbor)

ProQuest: MLA International Bibliography

RIBA: Arhitectural Publications Index

Getty Conservation Institute: AATA Online


Full page 5.5″ x 8.5″ $300
Half page 5.5″ x 4″ $150

Discounts are not available at this time.


Mechanical Requirements
  • Trim size is 6.5″ x 9″.
  • 133 line screen.
  • Camera-ready copy.
  • No color or bleeds.
  • PDF files also accepted.


Scheduling and advertising questions? Contact

Future Anterior
University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Ave. S., Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN  55401-2520

Phone: 612-301-1938
Fax: 612-301-1980