Art Journal Open Submissions

Content for Art Journal Open is considered for publication separately from content for the print and online quarterly. Art Journal Open publishes artist projects, texts, conversations, interviews, and experimental formats. Please send all website submissions and project proposals to:

Dr. Rebecca K. Uchill
College Art Association
50 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10004

Submissions are accepted via e-mail or post. Articles should be accompanied by images, illustrations (with captions), or time-based media elements that are to be published with the text; artists’ projects should also include the visual or multimedia material intended for publication. All submissions should be accompanied by an abstract and a biographical statement of up to sixty words.

Please include a separate cover sheet for the project, which should include the author or artist’s name, postal and e-mail address, and telephone number.

Art Journal Open does not accept unsolicited reviews.

A proposal for an artist’s project or other experimental use of the web platform should comprise a one-page written description and up to twenty sample images or other media. For proposals of new works of art, please send samples of comparable work. Include details of medium and format, along with complete caption information.

A proposal for an essay, dialogue, interview, or other text-based projects should include a one-page written description, a sample of the author’s writing, and the related visual or multimedia material intended for publication. If multiple authors are involved, the proposal must be accompanied by a signed letter from each contributor confirming their willingness to participate.

If the manuscript or proposal is accepted for publication on the website, the author will need to supply image files promptly. CAA encourages authors to employ fair use for third-party works in copyright according to the principles and limitations outlined in CAA’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. It is the responsibility of the author to determine whether or not fair use may be invoked for third-party materials (authors will still need to obtain permission for third-party works that are not utilized under fair use).

CAA cannot return unsolicited submissions.

After a manuscript or project is submitted to the web editor, it will be sent out for anonymous peer review when applicable. It may be returned to the author for revision.

After a manuscript is accepted, it is sent to the manuscript editor, where it will be styled to conform to the website’s style sheet. The copyedited manuscript is returned to the author for final corrections, to be made in Track Changes. The author will be asked to review the galley proofs of the text.

Authors are responsible for paying all fees incurred by the submission, including copyright permissions and photography.