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Guidelines for contributors

  • Please download the Open Arts Journal Style Guidelines for Contributors and read them in their entirety before submitting an essay to the Open Arts Journal.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the feel and appearance of current and back issues of the Open Arts Journal, especially with regard to referencing style and captions.

Editorial Process

  • Open Arts Journal is a peer-reviewed journal, published online and accessible to all.  Special editions may also be published as hard copies.
  • Essays to be considered for publication must be submitted electronically, as a Word document, in UK English, and in accordance with the Open Arts Journal Style Guidelines for Contributors.
  • Open Arts Journal does not publish previously published material and checks all submissions for plagiarism against previously published material.
  • On receipt of an essay to be considered for publication, it is read by members of the editorial board, including the Editor.
  • The Editor aims to inform potential contributors of a decision within three months of their submission.
  • Authors are responsible for securing permission to reproduce images and quoted material in perpetuity.
  • The Editor reserves the right to edit texts received. Substantial changes are made in consultation with the author.
  • All essays accepted for publication will be sent to the author at proof stage.
  • Authors retain copyright and publishing rights without restrictions.

Postal address: The Open Arts Journal, c/o Yvonne Bartley, Department of Art History, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, United Kingdom.