Policies & Guidelines


Philosophy of Artl@s Bulletin

The Artl@s Bulletin is a peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary journal devoted to spatial and transnational questions in the history of the arts, which publishes two to three thematic issues every year. .

If you would like to contribute to the journal with an article or propose a theme for a future issue, please contact the editors Catherine Dossin (cdossin @ purdue.edu) and Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel (beatrice.joyeux-prunel @ ens.fr). We welcome suggestions, ideas, and submissions from scholars worldwide and at every stage in their career. However, an expression of interest on the part of the editors is not an assurance of publication. Articles considered for publication are subject to blind peer review. The review process typically takes 3 to 4 months.

For more information on the Artl@s Bulletin, please see the About the Journal page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Artl@s Bulletin provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

This journal does not require author processing charges or other publication fees.

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Artl@s Bulletin, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Artl@s Bulletin. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Artl@s Bulletin, please contact the editors.

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Submitting a Manuscript for Consideration

Manuscripts may be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. As a general guideline, manuscripts submitted to the Artl@s Bulletin average between 5,000 and 7,000 words, including footnotes. All citations should be in the form of footnotes and conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. Articles should be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 650 characters (including spaces), and a list of illustrations. Initial manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word, double spaced, in 12-point font.

For detailed information on the formatting of the final submission, see Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines.

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Illustrations & Copyright Permissions

The Artl@s Bulletin encourages authors to include visual materials to illustrate their articles. Each article can include up to 6 illustrations (images, tables, or maps).

If the manuscript is accepted, the author is expected to promptly provide publication-quality images for the essay. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permissions to reproduce them in both the print and electronic editions of the journal, and to pay all reproduction fees as well as copyright permissions. The documents granting permission should be kept by the author; copies must be sent to the Artl@s Bulletin with the final submission.

Please review College Art Association’s resources on copyright and fair use.

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Rights for Authors

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, authors retain the copyright to their contributions but license the right to publish their work to the publisher, ENS-CNRS.

All rights in the Artl@s Bulletin and its contents are reserved by the École normale supérieure, the Centre national pour la recherche scientifique and their respective owners.

Except as permitted by the Copyright Act, including section 107 (the fair use doctrine), or other applicable law, no part of the contents of the Artl@s Bulletin may be reproduced without the written permission of the author(s) and/or other rights holders.

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Ethical Standards and Misconduct Policy

Artl@s Bulletin follows Purdue University Press's ethical standards and misconduct policy for journals, found here.

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