Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Focus and Scope

 

The International Journal of Education through Art is an English language journal that promotes relationships between art and education. The term 'art education' should be taken to include art, craft and design education. Each issue, published three times a year within a single volume, consists of peer-reviewed articles mainly in the form of research reports and critical essays, but may also include exhibition reviews and image-text features.


Particular emphasis is placed on articles that:

• Critically reflect on the relationship between education and visual art

• Propose original ways of rethinking the status of education and art education

• Address the role of teaching and learning in either formal or informal educational contexts and along side issues of age, gender and social background

• Adopt an open and inventive interpretation of research-based analysis

• Promote and experiment with visual/textual forms of representing art education activities, issues and research

 

The journal is interdisciplinary in its reflection of teaching and learning contexts and also in its representation of artistic approaches and practices. It provides a platform for those who wish to question and evaluate the ways in which art education is practiced, disseminated and interpreted across a diverse range of educational contexts.

 

Potential topics include:

Art, craft and design education

Formal and informal education contexts

Public, community and environmental art

Pedagogy
Policy and practice
Research (including arts-based research)
Comparative education
Transcultural issues

The International Journal of Education through Art is abstracted and indexed by:

 

Art & Architecture Complete

Art & Architecture Index

Art Abstracts

Art Index

ARTBibliographies

Biography Index

Book Review Digest

British Education Index

British Humanities Index

Education Research Complete

Scopus

 

All article submissions and reviews for IJETA are processed through the OJS system. The journal exists online and in print form and is published by Intellect Ltd.

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Visual Essay [Image/text based submission]

CALL FOR VISUAL ESSAYS

[IMAGE/TEXT-BASED SUBMISSION]

Image/text-based submissions should integrate image and text in a creative way to document, evaluate and reflect on art-based learning activities, events and outcomes. Submissions should consist of no more than 1000 words of text. They should include full references and an author biography where relevant in accordance with our author guidelines.

Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format. Visuals in proposals should initially be sent as low-res JPEG files embedded within the Word document. If image/texts are selected for publication, contributors will be asked to provide high quality images to the Editor and will be required to guarantee copyright clearance. Contributors should note that this journal is printed mainly in greyscale.

For more information about the journal and details of how to submit an image/text feature please refer to Guidelines for Authors and to the Publisher's Guidelines.

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Reviews

A review should be about 800-1000 words long and written for other art educators from all over the world. Hence a review is interpreting the book for them, letting them know both what it is about and also what you think about it.


It is not necessary to include any references. If references are deemed essential, the number should be kept to an absolute minimum (two or three at most).

 

Books can be about any aspect of art and design education. Here are some examples: learning and teaching in art and design; curriculum; history of art and design education; assessment; museum education; community education; art and child development; drawing theory; art as expanded field of practice; craft theory; craft education; social context of art and design education; multi-cultural art education; fashion and textiles; visual culture theory. We might be interested in books on closely related topics, such as aesthetics but not general education books. Books can cover any sector from pre-school to post-compulsory and be about formal or informal learning. We are especially seeking books from non-Anglophone nations.

 

Send copy to the Reviews Editor, Dr Nicholas Houghton:

n.houghton@wimbledon.arts.ac.uk

 

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Peer Review Process

 

The International Journal of Education through Art is a peer reviewed English language journal. Referees are selected for their expertise within the broad subject area of art education.  All papers are anonymously reviewed by the Principal Editor and at least two members of the editorial board (double blind review). Reviewers are asked to comment on the comprehensibility, originality and scholarly worth of the article submitted.

Articles should not normally exceed 5,600 words excluding abstract and references.

Acceptance rate: this varies from year to year, but is typically in the range 21- 30%

REVIEWER GUIDELINES

Reviewers are asked to assess submissions against the following criteria.

Rated Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor:

  • Title and abstract reflect the content adequately. Purpose is clearly stated.
  • Theory, methods and procedures are grounded in appropriate and current scholarship.
  • Article is appropriately located in the broader context of research in the subject.
  • Article is well organised, clearly written and free of grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Article offers new insights and contributions to arts education theory and/or practice.

Rated Yes or No (reasons to be given in comments to editor)

  • Article adheres to IJETA author guidelines.
  • Figures, tables and/ or illustrations are clear and appropriate.
  • Bibliographical referencing complies with IJETA author guidelines

Reasons for decision, comments and advice to author(s)

Please summarise your major criticisms and/ or suggestions for revision. Specific comments on length, clarity, interpretation, style and so forth will be helpful for the editors and authors. Please note this is the most important part of this review, your constructive comments will be helpful to the editors and authors.

Please note your comments may be sent to the author(s). You may cut and paste from Word.

Possible recommendations to editor

  • Accept without changes
  • Revisions required (minor revision)
  • Re-submit for review (major revision)
  • Decline submission

 


 

Open Access Policy

All article submissions and reviews for IJETA are processed through the OJS system. The journal exists in print form and is published by Intellect Ltd: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=121/

InSEA members have complete access to all issues, as a member benefit, through the membership portal at www.insea.org

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Call for articles

Call For Articles

 

Articles should be between 4,500 and 6,000 words and ideally around 5,600 words in length, should be referenced in accordance with our author guidelines, and should include an abstract of no less than 75 words and no more than 150 words in length. Submissions should include full references and author biography in accordance with our author guidelines. To ensure the review process is anonymous and fair, the guidelines for submission, particularly advice on 'ensuring a blind review' should be followed.  Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format.

Visuals in proposals should initially be sent as low-res JPEG files embedded within the Word document or uploaded as 'supplementary files'. If articles are selected for publication contributors will be asked to provide images to the Editor in JPEG or Tiff format (300dpi, min 4 x 6 inches). Contributors should note that most of this journal is printed in greyscale.

For more information about the journal and details on how to submit a paper please refer to the author's guidelines.

 


 

 

 

Call for Visual Essays [image/text-based submissions]

Visual Essays [Image/Text-Based Submissions])

What IS a Visual Essay?

We offer these comments as guidance, there are many ways to make a visual essay and we would encourage you to discuss your proposal with the Principal Editor before your submit.

Visual essays or image/text-based submissions, should integrate image and text in a creative way to document, evaluate or reflect on art-based learning activities, events or outcomes. Think of it as an exploration of a topic that conveys ideas and meaning through visual means as well as language. It is important to note that we view visual essays as equal in academic status to traditional text based articles.

 

Proposals for visual essays should include a critical introduction (or an abstract) which should be no less than 75 words and not exceed 150 words in length outlining to the editorial team why the work submitted is relevant to the theme of art education. This proposal should also be accompanied with the images according to the relevant guidelines stated in this document. If the feature is selected for publication the editorial team will be seeking your input on the design of the feature and the critical introduction will normally become the 'abstract'.  The total word limit for image/text features is 1,000 words. VEs can be as little as 2 pages or a maximum of 10. What is more important than length is the quality of the interaction of image and text to deliver meaning.

 Images should not simply illustrate the text or exhibit the authors or students' artistic productions as in a gallery but should constitute an essential component in the articulation of meaning.

 

In a visual essay, the aim is to report ideas, processes and results or pose questions that cannot be easily explained by words alone.

The submission may:

  • Be entirely visual or may combine image and text.
  • Include image and text working together to tell the story, with predominance of images over text.
  • Include images originating from a range of sources, for example, an image collection that is already available such as a curated collection or an image archive. Images that have been produced specially or the essay; images collected as research data; images collected to report and document an artistic process or event or images selected or produced to reflect on a particular aspect of art education.

 

Questions to consider

What, if anything is unique or at least unusual about the report, topic or event(s)?

Does it offer a new perspective on art, craft or design education?

Will it be of interest to other art educators around the world?

 

What IS NOT a Visual Essay?

  • Lecture notes
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Exhibition notes, reviews or catalogues
  • Images of the author's artwork or sketchbooks
  • An essay with illustrations

If the feature is selected for publication the editorial team will be seeking your input on the design of the feature. The word limit for image/text features is 1,000 words.

 

Call for reviewers

Call for Reviewers

The journal seeks reviewers who can provide constructive analysis of papers as the journal continues to enhance its reputation as an international journal.


Reviewing for an international journal is often perceived as a significant contribution to the field of art education making it an attractive act of service for both emerging and established scholars. The submission and review process for the journal is managed online through Open Journal Systems and so familiarity with this system is advantageous, though not essential. Reviewers are normally asked to review between two and six articles a year in an area close to, or in, their areas of expertise. The journal publishes both academic and practitioner articles and so reviewers from both sectors are welcome.

Appointments are for three years in the first instance. Reviewers should be InSEA members

Interested individuals should forward a brief CV (maximum 2 pages) by email focusing on research experience and 2-5 areas of research expertise, and InSEA membership number, to: ijetaeditor1@gmail.com

 

Call for book reviews

REVIEWS

A review should be about 800-1000 words long and written for other art educators from all over the world. Hence a review is interpreting the book for them, letting them know both what it is about and also what you think about it.


It is not necessary to include any references. If references are deemed essential, the number should be kept to an absolute minimum (two or three at most).

 

Books can be about any aspect of art and design education. Here are some examples: learning and teaching in art and design; curriculum; history of art and design education; assessment; museum education; community education; art and child development; drawing theory; art as expanded field of practice; craft theory; craft education; social context of art and design education; multi-cultural art education; fashion and textiles; visual culture theory. We might be interested in books on closely related topics, such as aesthetics but not general education books. Books can cover any sector from pre-school to post-compulsory and be about formal or informal learning. We are especially seeking books from non-Anglophone nations.

 

Send copy to the Reviews Editor, Dr Nicholas Houghton:

NHoughton@ucreative.ac.uk