Meet the Editors
of relevant international peer-reviewed journals in the field of arts and cultural management to learn about the journals, get tips on writing a successful paper and engage in discussions on publishing in today's scientific environment.


We proudly welcome editors from: 

International Journal of Arts Management (IJAM)
(Marilena Vecco)

The International Journal of Arts Management is a non-profit project, published by HEC Montréal’s Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management. HEC Montréal is the oldest business school in Canada and is affiliated with the University of Montreal. IJAM is published 3 times a year, in fall, winter and spring.


  • offers insight into management processes, and the ways in which arts organizations operate within the various disciplines of management, including marketing, human resources, finance, accounting, production and operation processes, and administration;
  • identifies and encourages the development of best practices in the management of culture and the arts, and promotes their use through the publication of case studies and analyses; 
  • addresses current issues of key relevance to cultural and arts organizations in a rigorous and detailed fashion; 
  • presents studies, measurements, and other empirical research in the field of arts and cultural management;
  • provides a forum for challenging and debating coherent theories and models, as well as their application in cultural and arts practice.

Link to journal:

ISSN: 1480-8986


International Journal of Cultural Policy 
(Oliver Bennett)

The International Journal of Cultural Policy is a peer reviewed journal that provides an outlet for an interdisciplinary and international exploration of the meaning, function and impact of cultural policies. Cultural policy is understood as the promotion or prohibition of cultural practices and values by governments, corporations, other institutions and individuals.

Such policies may be explicit, in that their objectives are openly described as cultural, or implicit, in that their cultural objectives are concealed or described in other terms. The historical range is not limited to any given period, but the Journal is primarily concerned with material that is relevant to the contemporary world and which contributes to a fruitful international exchange of ideas.

The Journal publishes papers that reflect on cultural policy from any relevant discipline, provided they make an original academic contribution to the study of cultural policy.

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International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR)
(Peter Tschmuck)

The International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR) as a double-blind reviewed academic journal provides a new platform to present articles of merit and to shed light on the current state of the art of music business research. Music business research is a scientific approach at the intersection of economic, artistic, especially musical, cultural, social, legal, technological developments that aims at a better understanding of the creation/production, dissemination/distribution and reception/consumption of the cultural good music. Thus, the IJMBR targets all academics, from students to professors, from around the world and from all disciplines with an interest in research on the music economy.

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Journal of Cultural Management: Arts, Economics, Policy
(Martin Tröndle & Steffen Höhne)

The Journal of Cultural Management: Arts, Economics, Policy is edited by the Fachverband of Kulturmanagement e.V. The half-yearly published “Journal of Cultural Management”, as a Successor of “Jahrbuch für Kulturmanagement”, initiates and supports an extensive scholarly discourse about cultural management, in view of a methodological and theoretical foundation of the field. This peer-reviewed journal is not limited to economic concerns, but rather takes into account all the historical, political, social and economic conditions and interconnections in the study of culture. Experts from neighboring academic disciplines such as cultural sociology and policy, art studies, theatre studies, musicology, arts education and economics are addressed in order for their contributions to enrich the cultural management discourse critically.


(Jörg Rössel)

Poetics is an interdisciplinary journal of theoretical and empirical research on culture, the media and the arts. Particularly welcome are papers that make an original contribution to the major disciplines - sociologypsychology, media and communication studies, and economics - within which promising lines of research on culture, media and the arts have been developed.

Poetics would be pleased to consider, for example, the following types of papers:

• Sociological research on participation in the arts; media use and consumption; the conditions under which makers of cultural products operate; the functioning of institutions that make, distribute and/or judge cultural products, arts and media policy; etc.

• Psychological research on the cognitive processing of cultural products such as literary texts, films, theatrical performances, visual artworks; etc.

• Media and communications research on the globalization of media production and consumption; the role and performance of journalism; the development of media and creative industries; the social uses of media; etc.

• Economic research on the funding, costs and benefits of commercial and non-profit organizations in the fields of art and culture; choice behavior of audiences analysed from the viewpoint of the theory of lifestyles; the impact of economic institutions on the production or consumption of cultural goods; etc.

The production and consumption of media, art and culture are highly complex and interrelated phenomena. Our insight into these broad domains will be considerably enhanced by studies focusing on the interrelationships of the many factors that shape behavior towards art, culture and the media.

Poetics publishes not only advanced research reports but also overview articles. Occasional special issues, guest-edited by specialists, present the state of the art and/or discuss new developments in a particular field.


The Journal of Arts Management, Law & Society
(Volker Kirchberg)

The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society is an authoritative resource for the field of performing, visual, and media arts in particular and cultural affairs more generally. Articles, commentary, and book reviews address current and ongoing issues in arts policy, management, law, and governance from a range of philosophical and national perspectives. The journal seeks to increase communication and foster understanding among artists, public and private policymakers, cultural administrators, trustees, patrons, scholars, educators, and lawyers. Diverse disciplinary viewpoints are represented, encompassing aesthetics, economics, history, law, organizational management, political science, and sociology. A broad range of issues are addressed within the journal. Management topics might involve finance, labor relations, fundraising, marketing, or technological impacts; legal topics might include copyright, censorship, or trustee obligations; and cultural topics might involve education, historical preservation, or cultural diversity.


Meet the Editors on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at spiel/mach/t/raum, S0225 (Old Anatomy Building), mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, 1030 Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1.

The session will be moderated by Therese Kaufmann from mdw research support and Dagmar Abfalter. Meet the Editors is organized in cooperation with mdw research support.



Portrait Marilena VeccoMarilena Vecco
Associate Editor for Cultural Entrepreneurship

Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship
CEREN, EA 7477, Burgundy School of Business - Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté
Dept. of Accounting, Finance and Law

Dr. Marilena Vecco is Associate professor in Entrepreneurship at Burgundy Business School, Dijon. She holds a PhD in Economic Sciences at University Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne, and a PhD in Economics of Institutions and Creativity at University of Turin. Between 1999 and 2010 she was head of research of the International Center for Arts Economics (ICARE) and Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Cultural Economics and Art markets at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice. From 2011 to 2016 she was assistant professor in Cultural Entrepreneurship at ESHCC at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research focuses on cultural entrepreneurship and management with a special focus on cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) and art markets. Marilena has over 17 years of academic and professional experience as a researcher, lecturer, and consultant. She has researched and consulted for several public and private organisations, including OECD, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, World Bank, and The European Commission. She is the author of several books (recently published: The power of partnerships: Necessity or luxury in the cultural and creative sectors? With E. Konrad, Creative industries and entrepreneurship: paradigms in transition from a global perspective with L. Lazzeretti), book chapters and articles published on different journals.


Portrait Oliver BennettOliver Bennett
Centre for Cultural & Media Policy Studies
The University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Oliver Bennett, BA (Hons), D.Litt, is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Policy at the University of Warwick. His recent research has focused on the institutional promotion of hope, conceived as a form of ‘implicit’ cultural policy. His published books include Cultures of Optimism: The Institutional Promotion of Hope (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Cultural Pessimism: Narratives of Decline in the Postmodern World (Edinburgh University Press, 2001). He is the author, with Eleonora Belfiore, of The Social Impact of the Arts: An Intellectual History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and has published many articles on cultural policy, intellectual history and cultural politics. He is the founding editor of the International Journal of Cultural Policy and a founder member of the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR). He set up the Centre for Cultural Policies Studies at the University of Warwick in 1999 and was its director until 2008.


Portrait Peter TschmuckPeter Tschmuck
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies (IKM), Austria

Peter Tschmuck is professor for Cultural Institutions Studies at the Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with a research focus on music business/industry research, the economics of copyright, the research on cultural institutions and cultural policy evaluation. He is organizer of the annual Vienna Music Business Research Days, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Music Business Research and president of the International Music Business Research Association (IMBRA) and the Austrian Music Business Research Association (AMBRA). He teaches courses at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Danube-University Krems and the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media and held a guest-professorship at the James-Cook University in Townsville and Cairns/Australia in 2010.



Steffen Höhne
Professor for Cultural Studies and Cultural Management
University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar and Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Prof. Dr Steffen Höhne studied German Language and Literature, History, and Political Science at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. From 1987 to 1992, he worked as research assistant in the field of German Language and Literature at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. Following position as DAAD lecturer at Charles University Prague, institute for German Language and Literature from 1992 to 1996 and assistant professor from 1996 to 2000 at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. Visiting Professor at: University of Mississippi (USA), University of Odense (Denmark), University of Jyväskylä (Finland), Sibelius Academy of Helsinki (Finland), Charles University Prague (Czech Republic), University of Music Prague (Czech Republic), University Witten-Herdecke (Germany), Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany), Université d’Evry Val d’Esonne Paris (France), Université Montpellier 3 – Paul Valéry (France), Université Toulouse 2 – Jean Jaurès (France). 

His habilitation thesis (successfully submitted in 1999) deals with German-Czech relationships during the Restoration era. Since summer term 2000, Steffen Höhne is professor for Cultural Studies and Cultural Management at the Institute for Musicology Weimar-Jena. He is head of the Focus Area Central and East European Cultural Studies at University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar and at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. He is currently dean of the Faculty III at the University of Music Weimar.

Steffen Höhne was founding president of the Association of Cultural Management, and is now president of Johann Gottfried Herder-Research Council (Marburg, Germany) and board member of Collegium Carolinum (Munich, Germany). He is managing editor of the brücken. Yearbook for German studies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, as well as of the Journal of Cultural Management: Arts, Economics, Policy. He is member of the editorial board of the journals Bohemia. Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur der Böhmischen Länderand Austriaca. Cahiers universitaires d’information sur l’Autriche. He is editor of the book series Weimar Studies on Cultural Policy and Cultural Economics, and Intellectual Prague in 19th and 20th c.
Current research focus: Cultural and intellectual history and politics in Central and East Europe since 19thcentury, Cultural politics in Germany, The audience of the performing arts in its historical context since 18thcentury


Martin Tröndle
WÜRTH Chair of Cultural Production
Zeppelin Universität

Since 2015 Martin Tröndle is appointed to the WÜRTH Chair of Cultural Production at the Department of Culture and Media Science at theZeppelin University in Germany. The work at the Chair deals with a large variety of topics, all centred around the production, distribution and reception of arts.
Tröndle was principal investigator (2008-14) of eMotion – mapping museum experience, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.eMotion analysed the experience of the museum-goer experimentally. (

Tröndle is now principal investigator (since 2018) of ECR – Experimental Concert Research supported by the Volkswagen Foundation and others. ECR is experimentally analysing the concert experience.
Since 2014 Tröndle is Editor in Chief (with Steffen Höhne) of the peer reviewed journal Zeitschrift für Kulturmanagement: Kunst, Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft / Journal of Cultural Management: Arts, Policy, Economics, and Society.
He is the Editor of the two volumes Das Konzert: Neue Aufführungskonzepte für eine klassische Form (2011, 2nd edition) und Das Konzert II: Beiträge zum Forschungsfeld der Concert Studies (2018) as well as several other books.
His work gained attention by the media (e.g. print: The New York TimesDIE ZEITDer SpiegelEl Pais), German, Swiss, Austrian TV and Radio Stations and many others.


Portrait Volker KirchbergVolker Kirchberg
Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
Professor of Sociology of the Arts

Volker Kirchberg is Professor for Sociology of the Arts at Leuphana University Lüneburg. His main research fields are empirical sociology of arts and culture, organizational sociology (arts institutions), cultural communication (outreach by museums) and urban sociology (and the arts). Apart from several administrative and research positions at the Leuphana Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization, and the Leuphana Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences, he has been board member or section head of several ESA and ISA research networks and head of the Association of Cultural Management (Fachverband Kulturmanagement). His special empirical interests are focused on interfaces of culture, cities and sustainability, museum visitor research, cultural consumption, network research, and effects of arts and artists on urban development.


Jörg Rössel
former Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Sociology, University of Zurich, Switzerland