MODULE 6: ACADEMIC ART JOURNAL
Q. & A. Session
Question: Why should an artist apply to art journals and critical peer reviewed magazines?
- Having the addition of critical coverage rather than just popular reviews allows a different community of interested shcolars and art writers to engage with your work. Critical reviews are taken more seriously by industry professionals and are a sign that both your and your work are capable of adressing different kinds of audiences.
- Getting reviewed in a critical journal is a special sign of committment to your work. It shows that you also read these journals and keep up on the critical discourses that surround the kind of art production you make.
- Being reviewed in a critical art jounral is also one of the best things you can have on your resume, esepcially as you move from being an emerging artist to a mid-career artist and you start applying to show in bigger galleries or for better teaching positions.
- Critical reviews of your work are just as important as popular mentions in the press and shouldn't be neglected by any arts professional.
- Also, having a handful of journals that you regularly read can help stimulate your creative process and makes it easier to talk about your work in a broader sense, including industry trends, critical purchase and how other artists are negotiating similar issues in their work.
PART 1: SELF EDUCATE ON CRITICAL JOURNALS
Question 1: What are some top ranked art journals?
Question 2: What kinds of categories do they have for art journals?
Question 3: How can you get published in an academic journal?
Question 4: What should a "fair use" contract contain in a publishing agreement?
Question 5: What art journals are at ASU?
https://www.pw.org/content/literary_journals_us_mfa_programs Hayden Ferry's Review
PART 2: LIST CRITICAL ART JOURNALS THAT YOU WANT TO APPLY TO IN THE FUTURE ON QUIZ 6.
Always have a list of critical magazines that apply to the kind of work you make. Check their open calls and submission deadline regularly, and when there is a theme that fits your work make sure to apply.
If someone has already written something about your work that fits the open call, or, if you know someone who wants to write something about your work then you might want to alert them to a publishing opportunity for their writing in conjunction with gettting your art published so that you can both benefit from an additional resume credit on your CV.
Every Artist should have a list of critical art journals that they want to see their work featured in over the course of their career and apply regularly and often!
Critical Art Journals (sub-category)
Afterimage: The Journal of Media, Arts and Cultural Criticism
http://vsw.org/afterimage/ | Calls for Papers |
American Society for Aesthetics
http://aesthetics-online.org | Calls for Papers |
British Journal of Aesthetics
http://bjaesthetics.oxfordjournals.org | Open submissions |
Canadian Journal of Communication
http://www.cjc-online.ca/index.php/journal/ | Open submissions |
CFP (Call for Papers, art & theory)
Constellations: Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory
http://www.constellationsjournal.org | Open submissions |
Contemporary Aesthetics: An international, Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Theory, Research and Applications
http://www.contempaesthetics.org | Open submissions | 5000 words or less |
http://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu | Open submissions | Less than 7,500
http://muse.jhu.edu/journal/40 | Open submissions |
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/xconnect/ | Open submissions | Writers, artists and Galleries of Images
Ctheory: An International Electronic Journal of Theory, Technology and Culture
http://ctheory.net/ctheory_wp/ | Open submissions |
CTRL+P: Journal of Contemporary Art
http://www.ctrlp--artjournal.org | Open submissions |
Cultronix: Journal of Art, Art Criticism and Cultural Theory
http://muse.jhu.edu/journal/41 | Open submissions |
Cultural Dynamics: Journal of Culture, Politics and Power
http://cdy.sagepub.com | Open submissions |
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcus20/current | Open submissions |
http://www.euppublishing.com/loi/dls | Open submissions | 7,000 to 10,000 words
Drain: A Journal of Theory and Practice
http://drainmag.com/aids-and-memory/ | Open submissions | text and art | essays 5000-6000 words | reviews 1,200 to 1,8000words
Enculturaltion: Journal of Rhetoric, Writing and Culture
http://enculturation.net | Open submissions |
Erratic Impact (Meta-database of criticism journals)
European Journal of Cultural Studies
http://ecs.sagepub.com | Open submissions | 7000 words
Fillip: A Journal of Art, Culture and Ideas
http://fillip.ca | Open submissions, essays and reviews |
Genders: Presenting innovative work in the arts, humanities and social theories
https://www.atria.nl/ezines/IAV_606661/IAV_606661_2010_52/notes35.html | Open submissions | Call for Papers |
Hermenia: Journal of Hermeneutics, Art Theory and Criticism
Humanitas: An Interdisciplinary Journal dedicated to the reinvigoration of the humanities
http://www.nhinet.org/hum.htm | Open submissions |
http://www.identitytheory.com | Open submissions, essays and art reviews |
Image and Narrative
http://www.imageandnarrative.be | Call for papers |
INFERNO: Journal of Art History
https://networks.h-net.org/h-announce?ID=133202 | Call for papers | 2000 to 5000 words |
http://www.yorku.ca/intent/ | Call for papers, art & reviews | Less than 4,500 words
International Association of Empirical Aesthetics
Invisible Culture: An Electronic journal for Visual Culture
Journal of Aesthetic Education
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (JAAC)
Journal of Aesthetics and Culture
Journal of Aesthetics and Protest
Journal of Contemporary Art
Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
Journal of Ecocriticism (JOE)
Journal of Literary Theory
Journal of Social Theory in Art Education
http://muse.jhu.edu/journal/131 | Open Submissions |
Modernity: Critiques of Visual Culture
n.paradox:International Feminist Art Journal
NMEDIAC: Journal of New Media and Culture
Octopus: A Visual Studies Journal
Our Art Criticism
http://www.ourartcriticism.com | Open submissions |
PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art
http://muse.jhu.edu/journal/149 | Open submissions |
Papers of Surrealism
http://www.euppublishing.com/loi/para | Open submissions |
Poetics: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theoretical and Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts.
PsyArt: an online Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts
Quarterly Art Journal
Rupkatha Journal: On interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/csos20/current | Open Submissions |
http://socialtextjournal.org | Open submissions | Art Reviews
Sociology Journals Database
StArt: Journal of the Arts and Culture
http://startjournal.org | Open submissions |
Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary
The British Journal of Aesthetics
The European Legacy
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cele20/current | Open submissions |
The Journal of Aesthetic Education
http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/jae.html | Open submissions |
The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1540-6245 | Open submissions |
Theory & Event
http://muse.jhu.edu/journal/191 | Open submissions |
Theory and Society
Theory, Culture & Society
http://tcs.sagepub.com | Open submissions |
Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology
http://the.sagepub.com | Open submissions | 5000 to 8000 words
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Visual Anthropology Review
Visual Arts Research
http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/var.html/ | Open submissions |
Visual Studies (Open submissions)
Word & Image
Zeroland: Meta-database of Art Writers and Resources