About the Journal



Publishing frequency: half-yearly

Year of the first number: 2016

ISSN: 2543-6422 (online)


  1. Polish National Committee of International Council on Monuments and Sites
  2. Lublin University of Technology

Scope/Categories: architecture and urban sciences, history, culture and religious studies, art studies

Language: English, Polish

Review type: double-blind peer review

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution – CC BY 4.0 Int. (until 2023 inclusive CC BY-SA)

Self-archiving policy: the author is allowed to publish the postprints and publisher’s version of the articles

Number of points on the Polish Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education list: 20

Indexed in: POL-Index, BazTech, DOAJ, Sherpa RoMEO 

Detailed information


The half-yearly journal “Protection of Cultural Heritage” has been issued since 2016 in electronic version and contains articles in English and Polish language. The origin of the journal is connected with the publishing activities of Polish National Committee of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), which – in 2015, to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of founding the ICOMOS – undertook to create the scientific journal concerning the preservation and protection of monuments (read more about the other ICOMOS publications). First two volumes were issued in 2016. The subsequent issues of the journal were created as a result of debates touching upon issues relevant for the international environment of monument conservators. The editorial office publishes monographic issues on specific topics, concerning current problems of cultural heritage protection, including protection of historical monuments (17 articles in the no. 7/2019) or the conservation ethics (25 articles in the no. 8/2019). As far as possible, articles by authors representing various conservation circles are selected, which enables a multilateral presentation of the topics discussed.

The aim of the journal is to reveal the possibility of combining the conservation principles discussed with the methods of their implementation in practice (good practices). The most important topics discussed by the journal are continued at the conferences and seminars organized by ICOMOS.

"Protection of Cultural Heritage" does not charge submission or publication fees for the manuscripts, publishing in the open access formula, under the licence Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0 Int.). Articles published before 2024 are made available under the CC BY-SA licence.

The journal was financed by the Polish Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education in the grant program: “The support for scientific journals” (2019-2020).


The manuscript accepted by the editorial office is reviewed by two independent reviewers not belonging to the author’s university, using the double-blind peer review process. The reviewers are the most outstanding specialists in the field of monument protection in Europe (members of the international ICOMOS, eminent scientists and UNESCO experts) and members of the Advisory Board of the journal, who guarantee the high quality and topicality of the presented materials.

"Protection of Cultural Heritage" is obliged to proceed according to the Ethical principles described by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All the submitted manuscripts are verified in the Crossref Similiarity Check (powered by iThenticate) to prevent the plagiarism and duplicate publications.

We invite scientific bodies, representatives of state and local governments, as well as practitioners in the broadly understood field of cultural heritage, monuments, conservation doctrine and conservation problems to present their scientific achievements and practical results of their work.