How to submit an exposition
Find all details about submitting here: VIS submission and editorial process (external link).
To apply for the open call: create, design and submit an exposition (in draft) using the Research Catalogue (RC). You need to register a full account in RC. On the RC, click ”create exposition” and use the help offered in RC-guides, tutorials and RC-support. Submit your exposition to the VIS Portal Page in RC (in the menu, choose “Submit for review” and then choose the portal “VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research”, confirm by “Submit”).
You should consider your “exposition-draft” as only a proposal. You can leave notes within the draft that explain further developments and ideas. If your proposal is chosen by the Editorial Committee, you will be invited to further develop it into a complete exposition. The submitted full exposition will be peer-reviewed. You will have about 4-5 months for further development, editing and peer-reviewing before publication in VIS Journal.
The Editorial Committee selects seven contributions to each issue of VIS.
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Checklist for submissions
- The exposition-draft must include the author’s full name, a title and an abstract. Where the exposition uses a language other than English, an English translation of the abstract is required.
- The exposition-draft should outline the artistic research, how the artistic research will be exposed and how the exposition will make use of Research Catalogue as a publishing platform. It is recommended that the exposition-draft is developed beyond a text-only abstract to give examples of how and what media will be incorporated.
- Submissions may be made in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and English.
- Your exposition should not have been published previously. If only certain parts of the exposition have been published, this is acceptable. Please describe in the submission how and when partial previous publication has taken place.
- Copyright issues: be sure that you have taken care of any ownership/rights issues pertaining to any material that you add to your exposition.
We also strongly recommend you to consider the following:
- Use Chicago style for references.
- Be sure that the links are working; external links should be opened in a new window
- Typography – use only common fonts that works in different browsers. (We suggest Arial, Helvetica, Times, Courier, Verdana, Georgia)
- Test the exposition in different browsers
- Hide scrolling bars (if possible)
- Don’t insert images within text-boxes (to avoid overlapping in different browsers and version)
Authors need to use the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND (read more) for the exposition. Content within the exposition, such as certain video, audio, images and text, can – if necessary – have another CC license.
VIS does not pay authors for their work on the expositions. Peer-review and publication are fully covered by VIS, and are free of charge for participating authors.
The Editorial Committee of VIS considers the following when selecting expositions
- How well the exposition proposal relates to the theme of the issue of VIS
- The general quality and relevance of the artistic research
- Whether the exposition takes place within artistic practices and contributes to further research
- Whether the exposition contributes to insight, knowledge and awareness of methods, ethics and context in artistic processes
- Whether the exposition proposal is conceived for the benefit both of those within the field and those beyond the sphere of artistic research.
How to use Research Catalogue
The RC functions as a platform for the dissemination of self-published content as well as peer-reviewed publications. The RC hosts a number of journals and institutional publications that are peer-reviewed.
To be able to participate in VIS, you need to register an account in Research Catalogue (RC). Peer-Reviewers register a "basic account" to be able to participate in the review-process. Authors need to register a "full account" to be able to create expositions. RC is free of charge.
Learn how to create expositions with the RC-guides. Some institutions that are portal partners in RC gives lessons in how to use the publishing tool. Portal partners in RC can be found here. When you have a registered account in RC you are able to share your exposition with different contributors.