Journal for Artistic Research, Call for Submissions – deadline 30 June 2011

Journal for Artistic Research

‘As a newly emergent and rapidly evolving field, the status of artistic research is still hotly debated.
Until now there have only been limited publication channels making it difficult to stay informed about the development of the many topics pertinent to artistic research. With the arrival of JAR we now have an online journal that focuses on artistic practice as research, and marries the multi-media capabilities of the web to the peer-reviewing and scholarly rigour of the academic journal.’

JAR invites original submissions that actively contribute to the field of research in the arts. The journal welcomes documentary reflections on artistic research practice from across and between the various disciplines in the arts, and from contributors working in academic or non-academic contexts. Its specific aim is to expose artistic practice as research.

With the aim of displaying and documenting practice in a manner that respects artists’ modes of presentation, JAR is the first journal supported by a specially developed online software, the Research Catalogue. JAR abandons the traditional journal article format and offers its contributors a dynamic online canvas where text can be woven together with image, audio and video material. The result is a journal which provides a unique ‘reading’ experience while fulfilling the expectations of scholarly dissemination. Read our inaugural issue at

Part of JAR’s mission is to re-negotiate art’s relationship to academia and the role and function of research in artistic practice. Furthermore, JAR embraces research practices across disciplines, thereby emphasising the transdisciplinary character of much artistic research. If you see yourself as an artist, a designer, a musician, a performer, who works outside traditional academic research environments, we invite you to think about ways in which your can foreground the research in your work; if you work in academic settings, we invite you to experiment with alternative, more suitable and artistic modes of presenting your research than a classic journal format may support.

JAR is guided by an editorial board that works with a large panel of international editors and peer reviewers from the field of artistic research.
JAR is published by the Society for Artistic Research.

Deadlines for issue 1:
— Submission before the 30th June 2011, will be considered for the Issue.
— Issue launches in Autumn 2011.

The Journal of Artistic Research is published twice a year. For subsequent issues, submissions will be considered on a continuing basis.

Please use the Research Catalogue software to prepare submissions. Direct your browser to for more information on how to register an account and get started.

Send your correspondence to:
Michael Schwab
Editor in Chief
Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)