Comma, International Journal on Archives is the chief serial publication of the International Council on Archives. Comma strives to be of value to a broader readership beyond the ICA membership and the archival profession at large.

Content of the journal includes congress and conference proceedings, reports and studies from ICA bodies (branches and sections) and special thematic issues. The common focus of each issue is the research, administration, and development of archives and the archival profession on a worldwide basis.

Comma, revue internationale d'archivistique est la principale publication périodique du Conseil international des archives. Comma s'efforce d'avoir quelque valeur pour un lectorat qui va au-delà des membres de l'ICA et de la profession d'archiviste dans son ensemble.

Le contenu de la revue comprend les actes des Congrès, des rapports et des études émanant d'organismes de l'ICA (branches et sections) et des numéros spéciaux thématiques. Le point commun à chaque volume est la recherche, l'administration et le développement des archives et la profession archivistique à l'échelle mondiale.

Members of the ICA receive the journal twice a year. For more information on becoming a member, please see: ICA Membership.

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Code of Conduct

LUP is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. We therefore ask that all contributors and reviewers adhere to the COPE Core Practices.
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Editorial Board:

For the period 2008-2012 comprises:
Rosana de Andres Diaz (Spain)
Abdelkrim Badjadja (Algeria)
Teresa Brinati (United States of America)
Kirill Chernenkov (Russia)
Margaret Crockett (CITRA Secretary, United Kingdom)
Adrian Cunningham (Australia)
Norma Fenoglio (Argentina)
Nathalie Florent (ICA/France)
Verne Harris (South Africa)
Joerg Ludwig (Germany)
Nie Manying (China)
Hassana Moheiddine (Lebanon)
Cao Sheng Mei (China)
Joao Vieira (Portugal)
Margaret Procter, Editor-in-Chief (United Kingdom)
Lothar Saupe (Germany)
Anna Svenson (Sweden)
André Vanrie (Belgium)

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