Submission Guidelines

“Studies in Visual Arts and Communication – an international journal” is a peer- reviewed, bi-annual academic publication. The Journal appears in print, but also online, as an open access journal. We accept proposals for contributions of academic value.


Text Formatting: texts should be submitted in .doc, .docx (or .rtf) format, and edited using the Times New Roman font, 12 point font size (for both abstract and full-text)

Length, authorship, languages

Full-paper structure: title, author, abstract, keywords, content, acknowledgement, bibliography, author biography.

Author information: authors should clearly write their name, position, affiliation, and contact information (including e-mail address), research interests.

Abstract, Keywords: length should be 200-300 words and 5-10 keywords, written in one of the languages specified below. Additionally, an English version of the title is required.

Full-text paper: the papers should be 4000 – 6000 words in length.

Languages: we accept submissions in English, French and Spanish. Papers are solicited under the stated aims and scope of the Journal.


Citations and List of References: references should follow the author-date system of the Chicago Manual of Style, the 16th edition. Sources are cited in the text, in parenthesis, as follows: author’s last name, date of publication, page number. Multiple sources by the same author(s) should be listed chronologically, from the earliest to the most recent.

Sample reference for single author books:

  • Citation in the text: (Dahrendorf 1997, 45).
  • Entry in the reference list: Dahrendorf, Ralph. 1996. After 1989. Morals, Revolution and Civil Society. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Sample reference for journal articles:

  • Citation in the text: (Bernstein 1982, 825)
  • Entry in the reference list: Bernstein, Richard J. 1982. “From Hermeneutics to Praxis.” Review of Metaphysics 35 (4): 823-845.

For all other references, please consult the Chicago-Style Citation Guide:

Bibliography: bibliography is a separate final section. The reference list should only include works that are cited in the text.

Figures: please send print quality figures with caption specifying copyright; image copyright and permission for publication is the concern of the author of the paper.

Acknowledgments: acknowledgments of grants, funds, etc. should be placed before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.


Submission address: papers should be submitted as an attachment to the Journal editors at the email address, according to the current/active Call for Papers dates.

Review and Acceptance: the paper will be reviewed by our editors and an answer will be submitted to the author.

We reserve the right to decline articles, if no prior agreements have been made.