Policies & Guidelines


Philosophy of Artl@s Bulletin

The Artl@s Bulletin is a blind 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 @ unige.ch ). 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.

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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

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

Authors retain copyright and publishing rights without restrictions and grant the journal right of first publication. Authors grant Artl@s a license to publish and distribute the work under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

Note that it is the responsibility of the Authors to clear all third party permissions for images or texts which are beyond the scope of fair use.

Authors may place their preprint manuscript on an institutional repository or subject repository. Once accepted for publication, authors should add the following note to the front page: “This is a pre-peer review preprint of an article that has been accepted for publication in the Artl@s Bulletin [volume, issue, year].”

Upon publication, authors should link the preprint to the final published article (version of record) by adding the following note to the first page: “This is a pre-peer review preprint © [name of author, year]. The definitive, peer reviewed and edited version of this article is published in the Artl@s Bulletin [volume, issue, pages, year, permalink].

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The Artl@s Bulletin is an Open Access journal. This means that it uses a funding model that does not charge processing fees to the authors and does not charge readers or their institutions for access. This journal is covered under the CC-BY-NC-SA license.

Readers may freely read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles. According to the terms of the CC-BY-NC-SA license, reuse of the work must include attribution information.

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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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