The online, peer-reviewed journal for the publication and discussion of artistic research is calling for submissions. The deadline for consideration is 17 March 2017.

JAR publishes artistic research from all arts disciplines, with or without academic affiliation, and includes the work of artistic research practitioners and theorists. Rethinking the traditional journal format, JAR offers its contributors a free-to-use online space called the Re-search Catalogue (RC) where text can be woven together with image, audio and video mate-rial. Developed over the last five years, the RC’s functionality is continually being updated to better display research practice in a manner that respects artists’ modes of presentation, while incorporating web-enabled possibilities for collaboration, debate and discussion. JAR promotes experimental approaches to the ‘writing up’ of research and provides a unique ‘reading’ experience, while carefully fulfilling the expectations of a peer-reviewed academic journal.

While JAR’s remit is broad, the Journal is specifically interested in contributions that reflect upon and expose artistic practice as research, and welcomes submissions from artists interested in exchanging ideas and opening up the processes and methodologies that underlie their practice.

To be considered for Peer Review, the editorial board considers:

  • Whether the exposition exposes artistic practice as research. This goes beyond simply documenting, describing, or writing about work. It engages with questions and claims about knowledge within practice. For a detailed articulation of this please read the editorial JAR0.
  • The degree to which the exposition is conceptually and artistically strong, considered, and significant to the field.
  • Whether the multimedia and design capacities of the RC have been used effectively and meaningfully to support the argument or understanding of the research.

To submit an article, contributors are required to register for an account on the RC and use the online writing space to layout and expose their research. JAR provides editorial and technical guidance with these processes.

Click here for guidelines on submissions visit.

For submissions information, and advice on whether your research is suitable for JAR, contact the Managing Editor, Phoebe Stubbs, at

JAR works with an international editorial board and a large panel of peer-reviewers. JAR is published by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR), an independent, non-profit as-sociation. You can support JAR by becoming an individual or institutional member of SAR. Click here for more information.