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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, PDF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • The submission includes a supplementary file submission with an author bio (150 words or less), digital photograph, suggested key terms, author's twitter handle (if available), and a list of twitter handles to share the article with upon publication.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts, excluding all references, charts, figures, and tables, should be 4000 – 5000 words. Images, while included in the article submission, should also be uploaded as supplemental content during the submission process.  Images should be jpeg's at least 1MB in file size. Title the image using first authors last name and figure number (for example, AuthorFigure1.jpg).  Authors should also submit a short bio of 150 words or less; this bio should also include a digital photograph of the author, suggested key terms, author’s twitter handle (if available), and a list of twitter handles to share the article with upon publication.

Manuscripts must adhere strictly to guidelines set in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition: http://www.apa.org/pubs/authors/manuscript-check.aspx. Space all text using single space paragraph format and Times New Roman font, including quotations and references, and provide one inch margins all around. In addition, double space between headers and the body, double space between images and the body, as well as single space between images and image headings. References must be complete and placed at the end of the manuscript. Do not include the title page, abstract or key words with the uploaded manuscript, as they are included separately in another field.

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of Art for Life, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of Art for Life. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Art for Life, please contact the editors.

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Special Call - Intersections

The Journal of Art for Life (JAfL) is welcoming submissions for an upcoming issue entitled:Intersections of Art Education, Art Therapy, Arts Administration and Art Museum Education for Underserved Populations.

With the forthcoming retirement of prior JAfL Editor, Dr. Marcia Rosal, JAfL would like to create a special issue dedicated to the far-reaching impact of her scholarship. Dr. Rosal has been an influential member of the Art Therapy field for over 35 years and has also worked towards expanding the umbrella of Art Education to include therapeutic endeavors as well. As an influential educator, Dr. Rosal’s efforts have been far reaching and her interests have covered Art Education, Art Therapy, Arts Administration as well as Art Museum Education for underserved populations. Her impact has left a legacy of greatness and this influence can been seen in educational and healthcare settings across the US and abroad.

Specifically, Dr. Rosal’s work with Art Therapy has focused on how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and group Art Therapy might facilitate meaningful encounters with art. Additionally, Dr. Rosal has worked deeply with the juxtaposition of Art Therapy within schools and museums. Likewise, her concern with social justice issues encourages us to carefully and creatively find ways of engaging in art practices that center on the needs of an array of underserved populations.

This call seeks work from scholars, clinicians, and educators that take inspiration or vision from Dr. Rosal’s work. We encourage submissions that exemplify (theoretically, practically or artistically) concepts supporting intersections between Art Education, Art Therapy, Arts Administration and Art Museum Education for Underserved Populations.

Submitted manuscripts should be between 4,000-5,000 words (although instructional resources or arts based representations may be fewer). Visuals and alternative forms of representation are always welcomed. Manuscripts must adhere strictly to guidelines set in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. All submissions should include a copy of the manuscript prepared for blind review. Authors should also submit a short bio of 150 words or less; this bio should also include a digital photograph of the author, suggested key terms, author’s twitter handle (if available), and a list of twitter handles to share the article with upon publication. More detailed submission guidelines are available here.

Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017 – with an expected publication date of Fall 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you!! Check out our website journalofartforlife.org and follow us on Twitter (@jartforlife) to keep up to date!

Social Justice Symposium Submissions

Submission

All submissions will be double blind peer reviewed.

Submissions should be a maximum of 750 words (excluding references) and should include the following sections (indicated in bold in the submission):

  • Title
  • Author/s and institutional affiliation/s
  • An indication of the thematic area in which you situate your contribution.
  • An indication if this submission is for the master’s round table session (if applicable).
  • summary of the research that clearly states the: research objectives, theoretical framework, methodology or mode of inquiry, results or conclusions.
  • References

Procedure: Submissions should be sent through the Journal of Art for Life online portal. Please visit: http://journals.fcla.edu/jafl/pages/view/submissions to access this portal.

Publication: A special issue of the Journal of Art for Life will publish a selection of paper presentations from the conference. A selection of authors will be invited to submit papers once their conference submission has been reviewed. (An invitation does not guarantee publication; the journal has an independent double blind peer review process.)

Authors: The symposium welcomes submissions from scholars, graduate students, practitioners and artists. We encourage master’s students to submit a proposal to the master’s round table session.

Presentation format: The symposium understands that many projects that respond to the call will involve artistic and/or collaborative methods. While we cannot accommodate workshops, we do encourage authors to think critically and creatively about the format of their presentations.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: October 15th, 2017

Notification of acceptance: November 20th, 2017

Contact Information & Organizing Committee

Up-to-date information regarding the symposium can be found at: art4socialjustice.wordpress.com

All inquiries regarding the symposium can be directed to the Chair of the Organizing Committee, Rachel Fendler (rfendler@fsu.edu).

This symposium is jointly hosted by the Department of Art Education, Florida State University and the Art Education Program in collaboration with Lamar Dodd School of Art the School of Social Work, University of Georgia.