About Vis

VIS aims to be a primary source of knowledge for anyone who wants to learn about, and immerse themselves in, the artistic research emanating from the Nordic region, as well as being a platform for international research that places a similar emphasis upon reflection. It is an open-access publication and uses the SAR Research Catalogue publishing platform for its submission and peer-reviewing processes, as well as for its final publications. The VIS website was released on 9 April 2018, together with the first Issue – Issue 0.

As the artistic research community has grown internationally, so has cooperation in this field between many Nordic art-education institutions. We share supervisors and expert committee members in what are often small and specialized fields of art; our teaching staff participate in exchanges and move between neighbouring countries, we utilise each other’s expertise in university and faculty boards and our students and staff participate in each other’s forum meetings and research events.

Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH) and the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (part of Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills) are happy to have been able to join forces in creating and supporting a digital journal for artistic research. The journal is published twice a year and every issue features 5–7 peer-reviewed expositions. With this journal, we intend to contribute to insight, knowledge and awareness of the methods, contexts and ethical issues relevant to artistic processes. The hope is that having such a unified and widely-recognised regional resource will further strengthen Nordic cooperation in artistic research.

VIS is chaired by a Steering Committee consisting of three members from Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH), and three members from The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (part of Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills). An Editorial Committee, consisting of seven members, is responsible for content, for the peer-review process and for issuing calls for each new issue. The Committee has adopted an approach to peer-reviewing in which, rather than the process being blind, a dialogue is established between author(s) and reviewer.

VIS holds an open call for every issue. Up to seven expositions are selected by the Editorial Committee for entry into the collaborative peer-review process.

Published expositions in VIS are using the Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND. This license is restrictive and only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially. Read more.

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VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research
E-mail: visjournal@uniarts.se

Heidi Paatere Möller, Editorial Project Manager
Stockholms konstnärliga högskola
Box 24045
104 50 Stockholm


Cecilia Roos
Vice-Rector of Research
Stockholm University of the Arts


The main languages for the journal are Norwegian, Swedish and Danish. English-speaking researchers, including those with this as a second language, are welcome to submit in English.

The name VIS

The name VIS has the same multiple connotations in the Swedish and Norwegian languages. It can mean both “show” and “wise”, but it also refers to the word “process” or “method”. Additionally, “vis” is Latin for “power” or “force”. The Latin root words “vis” and “vid” both mean “see”. They appear in a number of commonly used words, including visible and evidence. VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research therefore aims to render visible issues pertaining to artistic research and to do so with both strength and wisdom.