International Journal of Art & Design Education
© 2013 NSEAD/Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Edited By: Jeff Adams
Impact Factor: 0.218
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 181/206 (Education & Educational Research)
Online ISSN: 1476-8070
Method for submission of material
Please submit your article electronically via ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jade.
The International Journal of Art & Design Education (iJADE) provides an international forum for research in the field of the art and creative education. It is the primary source for the dissemination of independently refereed articles about the visual arts, creativity, crafts, design, and art history, in all aspects, phases and types of education contexts and learning situations. The journal welcomes articles from a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches to research, and encourages submissions from the broader fields of education and the arts that are concerned with learning through art and creative education.
The following list is not exhaustive but may give a flavour of the topics and areas of research for which the journal provides a platform: the social and cultural values which inform creative and arts-based education; methodologies of arts-based research; the value of arts in the curriculum; communities of learning; art and children’s development and learning; early years’ learning and creativity; cultural and ethnic values and the arts; theories and practices of visual culture; gender issues; the nature of creativity; issues-based learning through contemporary art; analysis and exemplification of specific art, craft and design practices; the politics of arts education; philosophy of the arts in education; progressive education through the arts; critical engagement with art of the past; prospects for the future of art and design education; international comparisons of arts practices; aesthetic education; architectural and public arts in education; the crafts and tradition and utility; design cultures and practices; contemporary art in education; conceptual arts and learning; performance-based arts.
Please note that the Editor of iJADE has the right to make accept and reject decisions on all submissions to the journal, and their decision is final.
Contributors should note that in order to maintain the high academic standards of the journal each submission is refereed blind by at least two reviewers, normally comprising members of the editorial team, and/or a consultant or an outside expert. All editorial decisions are subsequently approved by the Society’s Publications’ Board.
The principal editor is empowered to act directly in the case of contributions that are particularly topical, meet the Publications Board’s general criteria, or would have diminished effectiveness if publication is delayed. There is normally a period of several weeks between the acknowledgement of receipt of a submission and a decision to accept, reject, or specify amendments.
During submission authors will be asked to confirm that the manuscript has been submitted solely to this journal and is not published, in press, or submitted elsewhere; that all the research meets the ethical guidelines, including adherence to the legal requirements of the study country.
An abstract of 150 to 250 words must accompany each article, and should be submitted separately (please follow instructions in the submission process). The abstract is an important part of the article, since is it often widely reproduced and guides readers and researchers choosing to download the article. Consequently it should summarise the main purpose/research questions addressed in the paper, the methods and or theoretical approaches employed, and indicate the findings or conclusions that the authors have reached, giving a clear idea to the potential reader of the content of the article.
The abstract should be followed by a maximum of six keywords that succinctly indicate the content of the paper.
The Main Manuscript
The main manuscript document file for submission should be prepared as a complete text but without acknowledgments, author details, affiliations or any running headers with author names that might identify the authors, to allow blinded review. All author details and biographies will be requested and submitted at different stages during the submission process.
The text should be printed on one side of the paper, preferably in Times 12 point, double spaced with ample margins, and clearly show the title of the contribution. All pages should be numbered. The document should be a Word document (or equivalent) and saved in compatibility mode i.e. with the suffix ‘.doc’ (not ‘docx’). The document should not be in a PDF format.
Manuscripts should normally be between 3000 and 7000 words maximum (including bibliography); visual equivalents to these word guidelines will also be considered.
Contributors should bear in mind that they are addressing an international audience.
The manuscript containing the main text must be uploaded with the file designation ‘main document’.
Citation in the manuscript should be in the Harvard style, with references indicated in the text by giving the author's name and the year of publication in parentheses e.g. (Rose 2001). References should be listed in full at the end of the article in alphabetical order (please see further down ‘Citations and References’ for more information).
Endnotes (do not use footnotes) should be avoided where possible; if any are required please position at the end of the paper, prior to the list of references.
In the event of a resubmission after amendments, ‘track changes’ must be switched off and corrections should not be visible. Amendments should be explained in the ‘cover letter’ section of the electronic resubmission process.
Use of English
In order to help consistency and minimise publication delays, authors are requested to follow the following guidelines:
1. English spelling conventions should be followed in the text (e.g. colour, centre, programme, etc.).
2. Do not use full stops in abbreviations - such as NSEAD - except in the common Latin abbreviations such as i.e., e.g. and etc.
3. Do not use apostrophes in plurals - the 1990s, GCSEs, etc.
4. Check the hyphenation of compound words is consistent, e.g. co-ordinators.
5. Do not use unnecessary capital letters. Words like government, art and design, head of art, do not need them. But a specific title, such as Rector of the Royal College of Art, does.
6. Do not underline any text. Only embolden or italicise text if there is a specific reason for it to be printed thus in the journal. This normally applies only to unusual words in languages other than English or, very occasionally, for additional stress.
7. Spell out numbers from one to ten like this. Use figures for numbers from 11 upward.
8. Use per cent in text and not the symbol % - but use % in tables.
9. Use single quotation marks ‘for all quoted matter of a sentence or less’ like this, except for quotes within quotes, ‘where “double quotation marks” should be used’ like this.
Longer citations (more than three lines) should be indented from the left margin, and the opening and closing quotation marks omitted, like this. The source of all quotations should be clearly cited in the text and in the list of references at the end. Please see below for guidance on this. (Bloggs 2009, 42)
Citation and References
References should be indicated in the typescript by giving the author's name with the year of publication in parentheses. Quotations in the text and endnotes should be followed by page number from the source material (e.g., Rose 2001, 53). When several publications by the same author from the same year are cited then a, b, c, etc. should be placed after the year of publication. References should be listed in full at the end of the article in the standard Harvard format in alphabetical order as follows:
Rose, G. (2001) Visual Methodologies. London: Sage.
Sprake, J. & Thomas, H. (2007) Transitional spaces: mapping physical change, International Journal of Art & Design Education, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 167-76.
Chapters in books:
Johnson, J. (2005) Art in contentious spaces, in D. Atkinson & P. Dash [Eds] Social and Critical Practices in Art Education. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books, pp. 124-7.
Garner, S. (2000) The Role of Drawing in Design (online). Available at: http://open.ac.uk/garner/sketching (accessed 19 June 2009).
Steers, J. (2000) 'InSEA: Past, Present and Future', (CD-ROM) Congress proceedings of 30th World Congress of InSEA, Brisbane, Australia. Elsternwick, Victoria: AIAE.
All articles submitted for review may be subject to plagiarism checks using appropriate software and techniques. The editors and publishers take this very seriously as plagiarism, unintentional or deliberate, could undermine the reputation of the journal as well as breach copyright. Please ensure that you have cited all of your sources thoroughly and accurately before submission, and that you have not inadvertently copied or paraphrased others’ work without explicit attribution.
Responsibility for initial proofing rests with the author(s); manuscripts should only be submitted after careful reading for errors and typos. Authors often become ‘close’ to the text and develop writer’s ‘blindness’ to errors; it is recommended that a third party is invited to help with this; if English is not the first language of the authors, then this may be essential; please see the ‘Pre-submission English-language editing’ services section below.
The PDFs of accepted texts will be sent to the authors' for proofing; corrections to should be kept to a strict minimum at proof stage: extensive alterations are not permitted. Prompt return of corrected proofs is essential.
Figures, Captions and Tables
Good quality and relevant illustrations (Figures) are welcomed and may be submitted as 300dpi actual size TIFF files, slides, colour or black and white photographs of good contrast and definition. Please do not include figures in the text. An indication of their position in the main text should be provided (e.g. ‘Figure 3 here’). All images should have separate files, saved as tiffs, and uploaded separately from the main text, clearly numbered using Arabic numbers in the file title e.g. ‘Figure1.tiff’; please upload with the file-type designation ‘figure’.
We are keen to publish artwork in colour. As such, authors must supply artwork files in colour; otherwise it will be published in black and white. It is also the responsibility of the author to ensure that any artwork obtained through a third party has been granted the necessary permissions for publication, both for print and online publication.
Captions to illustrations (Figures) should be entered into a separate Word document and listed by Arabic numerals. The files should be uploaded with the file-type designation ‘captions’.
Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources. Most images of artworks published elsewhere require the artist’s or artist agents’ or publisher’s permission for reproduction. The source publisher’s ‘strap-line’ that explicitly expresses that permission has been granted should be included in the caption. All costs must be borne by the authors.
Authors including images of children and teachers and their work are responsible for seeking permission form all concerned to do so, and artwork should be attributed accurately, and this should be clear in the captions.
Tables must not be embedded in the text. Create separate files, and upload each designated as file-type ‘Table’ in the upload part of the submission process. Please give an indication given of their position in the text (e.g. ‘Table IV here’). Submission of a separate file of data values, without the table format, would be helpful in case of the need to re-draw tables. Tables must be listed by Roman numerals.
Each author must include a brief biographical note of not more than 120 words, to include their present post and location, education and previous positions, recent publications, etc. and postal and email address. This is uploaded as a separate file and must be uploaded at the same time as the submission of the main files. If there are several joint authors, each will need a separate file designated as ‘biography’ when uploading.
For a successful submission of a manuscript to be considered for publication authors will need to have all of the following ready before beginning the submission process at ScholarOne.
- Author contact details;
- Abstract (150-250 words);
- Keywords (up to six);
- Main document (up to 7000 words), anonymous (author names and affiliations removed) in editable format, ‘.doc’ only (not ‘.docx’, or PDF), images not embedded;
- Figures (illustrations) in separate files;
- Captions in a separate file;
- Tables in separate files;
- An author biography for each author (max 120 words);
Exclusive Licence Form
Authors will be required to submit an Exclusive Licence Form (ELF) for all papers accepted for publication via ScholarOne. Submission of the ELF is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless a signed form has been received. Please note that submission of the Exclusive Licence Form does not affect ownership of copyright in the material. (Government employees need to complete the Author Warranty sections, although copyright in such cases does not need to be assigned). After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various media/circumstances (please see the form for further details). To assist authors an appropriate form will be supplied by the editorial office. Alternatively, authors may like to download a copy of the form here.
A free PDF offprint and one free issue of the journal will be supplied to the author (or the first-named author, if several). Additional offprint copies may be ordered from the publishers at the author's expense. Orders should be placed at the initial proof stage prior to publication.
Books for Review
These should be addressed to:
Dr Gabriella Torstensson, Reviews Editor
International Journal of Art and Design Education
Faculty of Education, Community & Leisure
Liverpool John Moores University
IM Marsh Campus Centre
Mossley Hill Road, Aigburth
Liverpool L17 6BD
Please note that books sent for review cannot be returned to the authors.
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Pre-submission English-language editing
Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at www.blackwellpublishing.com/bauthor/english_language.asp. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.
Please contact the editorial office at E.Fitzgerald@ljmu.ac.uk for further enquiries.
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