About

Arts & International Affairs  is the official journal of the Policy Studies Organization and of the Institute for International Cultural Relations at The University of Edinburgh.

AIA interrogates the nexus between the arts, politics and markets through a global perspective. Situated within international contexts, the arts encompass the performing, creative and visual industries that envelop the modes of expression in the global political economy. AIA’s interdisciplinary style is imperative to capturing the intersections between people, their creations, their services and institutions. Artistic works often transcend borders and provoke local, national and transnational engagement.

We seek all kinds of submissions that look at any regions and art forms. AIA’s coverage of the arts does not preclude any particular form, but also actively encourages non-Eurocentric preoccupations.

A peer-reviewed open access academic journal on an online platform, AIA engages these issues through textual articles and a multimedia section. AIA will be cited in the leading global reference database provider EBSCO, available in over 70 countries.

ISSN: 2476-0390


Call for Submissions

Arts and International Affairs interrogates the nexus between the arts, politics and markets through a global perspective. Situated within an international context, the arts encompass the performing, creative and visual industries that envelop the modes of expression in the global political economy. AIA’s interdisciplinary style is imperative to capturing the intersections between people, their creations, their services and institutions. Artistic works often transcend borders and provoke local, national and transnational engagement.

We seek all kinds of submissions that look at any regions and art forms. AIA’s coverage of the arts does not preclude any particular form, but also actively encourages non-Eurocentric preoccupations.

A peer-reviewed open access academic journal on an online platform, AIA engages these issues through textual articles and a multimedia section. AIA will be cited in the leading global reference database provider EBSCO, available in over 70 countries.

We welcome any of the following three types of submissions:

Long Form Scholarly Articles

The journal requests articles demonstrating the international implications the arts and international affairs have on one another. Long-form scholarly articles typically run 8,000 to 10,000 words and emphasize robust interdisciplinary scholarship. AIA’s online platform allows multimedia works to be embedded within the article. Such items include film and video, photography and audio files.

All scholarly articles are peer reviewed.

Multimodal

Works accepted for the multimodal section include experimental textual formats, film and video, photography, audio files and interactive web-based displays and installations. This list is not exclusive and contributors are encouraged to submit other media if the work speaks to the journal’s vision and breadth of coverage.

Multimodal works are peer-reviewed but only for suggestions to accept or reject the submission. Reviewers can also provide non-binding suggestions, but the editorial staff makes the ultimate determination. If an audio-visual submission is accepted, contributors will also need to supply a short thematic provocation to introduce the work. The text should be no more than 200 words. AIA will work with the contributor to ensure optimal display on the website’s platform. This process includes selecting a screencap for the article’s homepage entry.

Brushstrokes

The “Brushstrokes” section contains shorter essays in the 1,200 to 1,500-word range. “Brushstrokes” submissions usually address the international implications of current topics, though we are open to other types of content (for example, reflections on an art form or its history). Written in an op-ed style, these articles are subject to internal review only. If a “Brushstrokes” submission is drawing primarily on another scholarly article or policy report, that work must be properly referenced.

Submission Format

Please direct submissions and inquiries to aia@gmu.edu. Please send two versions of the article, one anonymized and the other with the author’s information. Submissions must be emailed in a Microsoft word document. All articles must include a 150-200 word abstract. Do not include images or multimedia without prior ownership or permission from the copyright holder. Images and multimedia available on digital commons may be included.


The Institute for International Cultural Relations

The IICR was established in 2013 and is today situated in the School of Social and Political Science in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science. The IICR acts as a catalyst for interdisciplinary scholarship across the whole University, and as a bridge to practice. It also aims to connect with an internationally and inter-culturally diverse array of real-world communities, to help them face the many practical challenges they confront today.

Direct engagement and partnerships with external decision-maker, policy and practitioner communities are a unique strength of the IICR’s educational and research programmes.

This vision is summarised by the objective of the IICR to be both applied in focus and global in reach. This vision is reflected in the commitment of the IICR community to expand and deepen our connections to decision-maker, policy and practitioner communities across the planet. As part of the global objective, the IICR aims to grow into an international educational ambassador for excellence in innovation and leadership on the interfaces among arts, humanities, social sciences and public policy. A priority for the IICR is to expand the impact of our expertise and research to a global audience through interdisciplinary and methodological rigor.

 

 

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