Art Journal Open is a forum for the visual arts that presents artists’ projects, conversations and interviews, scholarly essays, and other forms of content from across the cultural field. Published by CAA, Art Journal Open is the online, open-access affiliate to Art Journal, a quarterly journal devoted to twentieth- and twenty-first-century art and art history. The independently edited Art Journal Open publishes original content by artists, scholars, teachers, archivists, curators, critics, and other cultural producers and commentators, with the commitment to foster new intellectual exchanges. Contributions focus on post-1945 material with an emphasis on the contemporary, although topics from throughout the twentieth-century may be considered. As an online publication, Art Journal Open prioritizes material that makes meaningful use of the web, such as multimedia formats and techniques. Art Journal Open publishes on a rolling basis.
The mission of Art Journal, founded in 1941, is to provide a forum for scholarship and visual exploration in the visual arts; to be a unique voice in the field as a peer-reviewed, professionally mediated forum for the arts; to operate in the spaces between commercial publishing, academic presses, and artist presses; to be pedagogically useful by making links between theoretical issues and their use in teaching at the college and university levels; to explore relationships among diverse forms of art practice and production, as well as among art making, art history, visual studies, theory, and criticism; to give voice and publication opportunity to artists, art historians, and other writers in the arts; to be responsive to issues of the moment in the arts, both nationally and globally; to focus on topics related to twentieth- and twenty-first-century concerns; to promote dialogue and debate. The quarterly journal, which welcomes submissions from authors and artists worldwide and at every career stage, is published four times a year in spring, summer, autumn, and winter by CAA.
Both Art Journal and Art Journal Open follow CAA’s existing guidelines for peer review. That is, both pursue double-blind peer review for all scholarly articles that come into the journals, whether commissioned or not. Other submissions and commissioned pieces, including artists’ projects, exchanges and interviews, forum essays and other contributions, letters to the editor, and any other modes of writing or art making that might appear in either journal, will undergo peer review at the discretion of the editor. Because it is often difficult, if not impossible, to anonymize materials for artists’ projects, forums, and many other types of writing, the peer review process in these cases may be in the form of “single-blind” peer review, in which the author’s identity is known to the reviewer, but the reviewer’s identity is not revealed to the author.
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ART JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD
Rebecca M. Brown, Johns Hopkins University, Past Editor
Jane Chin Davidson, California State University, San Bernardino
Tatiana E. Flores, Rutgers University
Talinn Gregor, University of California, Davis
Amelia G. Jones, University of Southern California
Jane McFadden, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
Derek Conrad Murray, University of California, Santa Cruz
Jordana Moore Saggese, California College of the Arts, Editor-in-Chief
Kirsten Swenson, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Reviews Editor
Rebecca K. Uchill, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Art Journal Open Editor-in-Chief
Mechtild Widrich, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Karin Zitzewitz, Michigan State University
The Art Journal Editorial Board advises the editors-in-chief and guides the journal’s editorial program.
Art Journal is supported in part by a generous grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Art Journal Open is a specific project of this grant. The journal is also made possible by membership support and by contributions from individuals and institutions.
Contributions are tax-deductible. For more information, please contact JoAnn Wong.
Princeton University, Department of Art & Archaeology
DePaul University, Department of History of Art and Architecture
Washington University of St. Louis