The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

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Edited By: Robert Stecker and Theodore Gracyk

Online ISSN: 1540-6245



Author Guidelines


Guidelines for Submission to The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts, for most online manuscript submission and peer review. The new system brings with it a whole host of benefits including:

  • Quick and easy submission
  • Administraction centralized and reduced
  • Significant decrease in peer review times

From now on all submissions to the journal must be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jaac. Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. If you require assistance, please click the Get Help Now link that appears at the top right of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page.

Manuscripts, accompanied by a brief abstract, should be submitted in Word or RTF format. In general, papers should be under 7500 words using numbered endnotes without bibliography and written according to The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (University of Chicago Press, 2003). Submissions should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Discussion piece guidelines
Discussion pieces should focus on a recently published article in JAAC and be as succinct as possible, generally under 2500 words. Endnotes should be kept to a minimum. Please consult recent issues of JAAC for a sense of typical length, content, and tone.

Guidelines for Submitting Symposium Proposals
Symposia typically consist of three relatively brief papers that address a topic of current interest or that introduce a range of views on a new topic. Combined, the papers should total no more than 11,000 words (about 44 typescript pages). Names and brief biographies of contributors should be included with the proposal. A narrative of 200-400 words should explain what issues are involved and why it is desirable to devote a symposium to them. Papers for the symposium that already exist should be included with the proposal.

Generally, proposals for Symposia are discussed and evaluated by the Editorial Board at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, usually in late October, though occasionally proposals can be considered at other times as well. (See the ASA www.aesthetics-online.org, for the exact dates of the next annual meeting.) Proposals must be received by the editor of JAAC sufficiently in advance (generally about four weeks) so they can be distributed to editorial board members prior to the meeting.

If you have any questions about submitting a symposium proposal, please contact either of the editors, Robert Stecker (at jaac@cmich.edu) or Theodore Gracyk (jaac@mnstate.edu).

Guidelines for Submitting Special Issue Proposals
Special Issues typically consist of 10-12 papers, some invited and some chosen from submissions, that address a new or innovative approach to a topic that has not received the attention it deserves in JAAC. Proposals should include a title and a narrative of 300-500 words that explains what issues are involved and why it is desirable to devote a special issue to them. They should also include the names of several well-known people in the field who have committed to contributing to the proposed Special Issue along with, if possible, the topics of their contributions. Finally, the proposal should contain a brief biography of the proposed guest editor(s) that highlights such things as editorial experience, achievements in one’s field, and activity in the ASA.

Proposals for special issues are discussed and evaluated by the Editorial Board at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, generally held in late October. (See the ASA website, www.aesthetics-online.org, for the exact dates of the next annual meeting.) Proposals must be received by the editor sufficiently in advance (preferably about four weeks) so they can be distributed to editorial board members prior to the meeting.

NEW: Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley's Author Services.

Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

If a paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an e-mail prompting them to log into Author Services. Via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS), corresponding authors will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected, the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected, the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

  • Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs Licence OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements, please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://exchanges.wiley.com/authors/faqs---copyright-_301.html and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your Funder requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal's self-archiving policy, please visit http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.


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