Writing for NAEA

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Writing for NAEA

NAEA publishes “state-of-the-arts” resources, in print and online, for K-12 visual arts teachers; university faculty in art education; arts researchers, librarians, and historians; museum and community arts educators; arts administrators; arts curriculum and standards developers; and arts education advocacy specialists and policy makers. All work is guided by NAEA’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.

We invite you to submit articles for NAEA’s journals, newspapers, monographs, and other publications that reach a membership of over 18,000 art educators as well as the diverse community of education leaders from every field.


Art Education is the official journal of the National Art Education Association. Peer-reviewed articles in 6 yearly full color issues cover a diverse range of topics of professional interest to art educators and anyone whose interest is quality visual arts education. Each issue features an Instructional Resource article, making Art Education a significant addition to every teacher’s reference library. It is published in print and online.

  • Submission of manuscripts. Art Education receives all manuscript submissions electronically via Editorial Manager. See Instructions for authors here.
  • Questions? Submit to arteducationjournal@gmail.com

Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research Studies in Art Education is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that reports quantitative, qualitative, historical, and philosophical research in art education, including explorations of theory and practice in the areas of art production, art criticism, aesthetics, art history, human development, curriculum and instruction, and assessment. Studies also publishes reports of applicable research in related fields such as anthropology, education, psychology, philosophy, and sociology. It is published in print and online.

NAEA Advisory is a short digital resource whose topics translate research and theory into practice for the K-12 NAEA member, and are often written by K-12 teachers. Topics might include strategies for instruction and student learning; strategies for classroom organization and behavior management; assessment procedures related to art learning; incorporation of the National Visual Arts Standards into existing state and local curricula; alternative methods for teaching using technology; art instruction and higher-order thinking; issues related to teacher preparation; the incorporation of multiple-intelligences theories; conducting research in the art classroom; and art instruction in community contexts.

NAEA News, the official newsletter for NAEA members, publishes 4 digital issues per year. It reports to members on what is happening throughout the organization as well as in the field of art education—within every teaching level, geographic region, and interest group.

Columnists cover ideas, policies, and current events, and how they relate to the field of art education and teaching. Articles related to art education or NAEA member activities may also be submitted for consideration.

Translations was first introduced as an NAEA publication in 1991 to bridge research and practice, and to assist all visual arts educators in understanding the importance and applicability of research in the field of art education. In an effort to reenergize Translations and enhance its value as a member benefit, the Professional Learning through Research (PLR) Working Group of the NAEA Research Commission has assumed editorial responsibilities for this peer-reviewed publication.

  • Interested in writing for Translations? Click here to download the manuscript guidelines. For questions please contact Kristi Oliver, NAEA Research Commission, Commissioner At-large at kristioliver@me.com.

NAHS News is the official newsletter of the National Art Honor Society. Published semi-yearly (January and May) in digital format, it contains news and photos on NAHS chapter activities, student artwork, award winners, and information on financial aid.


NAEA has entered a co-publishing partnership with Routledge to publish books on research and methodologies, approaches to studio pedagogy and strategies, and information on professional collaborations to advance visual arts education perspectives. NAEA is now accepting book proposals for publication consideration under this new partnership. Please read the full NAEA–Routledge Book Proposal & Submission Guidelines for full details on how to submit your book proposal package. View a complete list of NAEA books here.