Call for Papers

Do you have academic papers gathering dust in you drawers? Were you unable to publish your texts because you have to pay to publish? Are there any other gatekeepers preventing you from publishing your work?

At Arts & Médias, we understand that it may be hard to get your work published before you are a recognized art historian or writer. We will gladly publish or link to those articles so it can help you obtain some public exposure.

If you wish to have a preview of what your article would look like once it's published on Arts & Médias, Toledo’s “Echo Chamber” is a good example of what a properly formatted academic paper should look like.

We also gladly accept submissions by recognized authors and academics.

Please read the instructions below. If you agree with the guidelines, and when you have gathered all that is necessary, do contact us by email.

Editorial Policy

Important

  • ⚠️ You must own the rights of the text you wish for us to publish. If you do not, you may suggest that we provide a reference to that text.
  • ⚠️ By submitting your text to Arts & Médias, you accept that we may use it in our efforts to entice others to submit their own texts—e.g. marketing statistics, screenshots, etc.

General Guidelines

  • We only accept texts in English and French at this time.
  • Texts must follow proper syntax, grammar, and punctuation rules for the language in which it is written. We will not correct your texts, it is your responsibility.
  • We accept essays, academic papers, conference proceedings.
    We also accept reviews of articles, books, artworks, exhibitions, and events, even if they are passed.
    See the Articles section of the website to graps the variety of what can be presented on Arts & Médias.
  • Your texts must not be disparaging or harmful to any person or community. A critique can be respectful.
  • We reserves the right to accept or refuse a submitted article. We wish to ensure that the text is relevant to the content and the mission of Arts & Médias.
  • In the event of a refusal, we are under no obligation to provide a justification.
  • We cannot provide a timeline between when you submit your text and its potential publication.

In the Event of the Publication of your Text

  • You remain the copyright and moral holder over your text.
  • Publication of your text does not entitle you to any monetary compensation by Arts & Médias.
  • Publication of your text does not prevent you to submit it elsewhere, as long as other publishers do not require Arts & Médias to take down the article.
  • In the event where Arts & Médias ever prints publications, we will not print your text without your explicit consent. You would be contacted if we are interested to print your text, and discussions would then be held specifically to discuss print publication.
  • Published texts may be removed without any prior mention to the author(s).

Liability

In the case of a lawsuit by any party against or enjoining Arts & Médias, relating to a published article (including, but not limited to, libel, copyright infringement, defamation of character or plagiarism), the authors shall fully indemnify Arts & Médias from all costs, damages and demands.

Deliverables

Author Profile

There may be multiple authors per paper. In such a case, the information listed below is required for each individual.

Basics

  • Display Name*: The complete name to display on the profile page. This could also be a nickname.
  • First Name*: Used to generate citations.
  • Last Name*: Used to generate citations.
  • Website (optional): The full URL to the website of the author.

Profile Picture (optional)

  • An image representing the person, in JPG format. It can be a photo, or an illustration of the person. The image must represent the person.
  • This image will always be presented in a square, whatever exceeds the frame will be cropped. As such, favour a square image—max 1280px × 1280px.
    If the image is not a square, ensure that the important part of the image—i.e. the face of the person—is centered in the image.
  • Ensure that the image size does not exceed 300kb.

Description

  • Short Description*: Tweet-sized short text (~250 characters max) that appears when content is showcased on the site or shared on social media.
  • Full Description (optional): A longer description of the author. If this is not provided, the short description will be used.
  • Tags (optional): Metadata that describes the author. This could be the position of the author holds—e.g. "artist", "professor", "art historian", etc.—or the fields of interest of the person—e.g. "new media art", "art history", "kinetic sculpture", "electronics", "digital art", etc.

Text

Basics

  • Title
  • Publication Date: The date at which the text was published.
    In the case of an academic manuscript, we suggest the date at which the paper was given to the professor. You may also have revised that text after the comments provided by the professor, so you are not strictly bound by this suggestion.
    In the case of a journal article that has no day but only a month of publication, simply provide the first day of that month.
  • Author(s)
  • URL (optional): The full URL to the website of the author.

Metadata

  • Short Description*: Tweet-sized short text (~250 characters max) that appears when content is showcased on the site or shared on social media.
  • Tags (optional): Metadata that describes article.

Related Content

Does this article relate to any content—artists, projects, articles, books, etc.—already referenced by Arts & Médias? If so, do not hesitate to share the links of those content pieces so we can put the content in relation.

If the paper relate to content not yet referenced, we invite you to submit a suggestion for us to add this content.

Text

The full text itself must be submitted. If you prefer that we link to a website where the article is already published—e.g. your personal website, or a DOI URL—simply mention it. In this case, we'd need an abstract, a short excerpt, or a paragraph to entice readers to continue to the link, instead of the full text.

Citation

We generate citations for articles and books published or referenced on Arts & Médias. As such, there is additional metadata that is required for us to do this properly.

This is optional, simply mention it if you wish for us to forego this feature.

We list below what is currently ideal to obtain per type of article. Each entry is optional.

Manuscript

  • Publication: The media or publication which published the content piece. This would be likely the name of the university.
  • Publisher: The company which prints the publication. Used in the case the publication is the university presses.
  • Publisher City
  • Publisher Country
  • ISBN

Blog Post

  • Publication: The media or publication which published the content piece. For a blog post or a web page, this would be the title of the website.
  • Publisher: The company which prints the publication/owns the website.
  • ISBN

Website

  • Publication: The media or publication which published the content piece. For a blog post or a web page, this would be the title of the website.
  • Publisher: The company which prints the publication/owns the website.
  • ISBN

Magazine Article

  • Publication: The media or publication which published the content piece.
  • Publisher: The company which prints the publication.
  • Publisher City
  • Publisher Country
  • Volume/Edition
  • Issue
  • ISSN
  • ISBN
  • Pages

Newpaper Article

  • Publication: The media or publication which published the content piece.
  • Publisher: The company which prints the publication.
  • Publisher City
  • Publisher Country
  • ISSN
  • ISBN
  • Pages

Journal Article

  • Publication: The media or publication which published the content piece.
  • Publisher: The company which prints the publication.
  • Publisher City
  • Publisher Country
  • Volume/Edition
  • Issue
  • DOI
  • ISSN
  • ISBN
  • Pages

Conference Paper

  • Publication: The media or publication which published the content piece.
  • Publisher: The company which prints the publication.
  • Publisher City
  • Publisher Country
  • DOI
  • ISSN
  • ISBN