Florida State University
Department of Art Education
We are inviting art educators, therapists and administrators to submit manuscripts for the inaugural issue of a new journal, The Journal of Art for Life. The goal of the inaugural issue is to highlight current theory, research, and practice of art for advancing social justice issues and to enhance the mission of the journal:
- The Journal of Art for Life is a national, refereed journal focused on art education, art therapy, and arts administration in authentic, real-world contexts toward the goal of social progress through the arts. The journal is based on the instrumentalist premise that art has the power and potential to reflect and enhance the conditions of human experience. Through scholarly articles, the journal is an instrument for communicating the avenues by which the various forms of art intertwine and impact society and social justice.
The journal accepts articles that are theoretical, research-based, and those that address the practical applications of art for life in educational, therapeutic, and other institutional contexts, including museums. We seek social criticism related to art and art education; inquiry into potential areas of exploration regarding art in society, especially focused on social justice and other crucial issues; psychological perspectives, including therapeutic programs which emphasize arts interventions; and investigations into possible roles for arts institutions as cultural organizations that benefit people’s lives. We also seek practical applications, strategies, and position papers about art and its relationship to the enhancement of life for individuals and the societies in which we live, in art education, art therapy and arts administration contexts.
- The submission deadlines are January 1 for the spring issue and July 1 for the fall issue. The main text of each manuscript, exclusive of figures, tables, references, or appendices, should be 4000 – 5000 words and should follow the Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (6th Edition).
- Content: The journal provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas concerning the use of art to enhance the human experience. Manuscripts submitted should reflect this purpose. Manuscripts should concern concepts, practices, or research studies that have implications and applicability for art educators, therapist and administrators.
- Length: Manuscripts, excluding all references, charts, figures, and tables, generally should be 4000 – 5000 words.
- Preparation for Review: All submissions must be prepared using a computer word processing program. Manuscripts must adhere strictly to guidelines set in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2009.
- Double-space all text, including quotations and references, and provide 1.5-inch margins all around. References must be complete and placed at the end of the manuscript. Please place tables, charts, figures, or illustrations after the references on separate pages.
- Authors should not cite or reference their own name but instead use the word author, followed by the publication date. Alphabetize references to author under A and not under the letter of the author’s last name. Do not include titles or the names of coauthors in the “author” citations or references.
- Submission: Submissions should be sent to Marcia L. Rosal at Florida State University, Department of Art Education, PO Box 3061232, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1232.
Submissions must include the following:
- Cover page: Include the information listed below on a separate sheet.
- * Title of the manuscript
- * Date of submission
* Author’s name, institutional affiliation, complete mailing address, business and home phone numbers, fax number, and e-mail address
- * Biographical information about each author, which may not exceed 30 words per author
- Abstract: On a separate sheet of paper at the beginning of the manuscript, describe the essence of the manuscript in 150-200 words. Do not include your name or any other identifying information in the abstract or the manuscript.
- Manuscript: Authors should submit electronic copies
- * Electronic copies: On a CD, provide two electronic copies, one with author information, abstract, and cover page, and one prepared for review with author information removed from the cover page. Provide author name, manuscript title, and word processing program on the disk label.