Archival Outlook (ISSN 1520-3379) is published by the Society of American Archivists six times a year—January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, and November/December. It currently has a print circulation of more than 6,200 along with thousands of downloads for the digital edition.
The magazine updates readers on important business of SAA and on the work of its many groups. It reports on regional, national, and international news of relevance to the North American archival profession. Articles focus on best practice and how-to pieces on timely and relevant topics, how archives are used by the public, and archivists on the job. The Archivist of the United States is a regular columnist and departments include "Someone You Should Know," profiles of members using a Q&A format.
TO SUBMIT AN ARTICLE: Most of the articles are written by members—why not you! Contact SAA's Editorial and Production Coordinator. Articles are typically 700 words (one page in layout) to 1,400 words (two-page spread) in length and should include some kernel of information that will enlighten the reader professionally. Digital images and illustrations are encouraged.
TO ACCESS ISSUES OF ARCHIVAL OUTLOOK: Click here. The digital edition allows readers to share the entire issue or individual articles, access text-only versions of the articles via social media, zoom in for an optimal reading experience, and more.