Studies in Art Education Call for Submissions
New Submission Procedures
August 3, 2016
Studies in Art Education is the National Art Education Association’s quarterly journal of research and issues. Articles and commentaries published in Studies not only address traditional forms of research in visual arts education—qualitative, historical, philosophical, and quantitative research; but also explore possibilities for change, reconsidering existing knowledge, raising new questions, and posing new ways of understanding the nature of the field. During the past decade, authors have examined diversity and justice, the nature of lived experiences, questions of learning and how we understand the world, as well as changing ideas of art and of art education, visual culture, critical theory, child culture, human development, curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment. Instrumental social inquiry, critical studies, postmodern and feminist ethnography, phenomenological sociology, ethnomethodology, art practice, art-based research, and more inform research published in *Studie*s. The editors encourage interdisciplinary authorship because, although art education is a distinct field, art educators share theoretical, methodological, and practical problems with the broader educational domain.
Beginning 2016, in partnership with educational publishers Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, NAEA’s periodicals entered a new phase of expansion and exposure. This partnership brings important changes to Studies in Art Education:
Manuscripts are submitted online through Editorial Manager,® which facilitates efficient submission and review: www.editorialmanager.com/usae. The status of a manuscript can be checked and tracked online; authors receive regular updates via e-mail. With Editorial Manager,® authors have access to Manuscript Services, which provides links to several independent, fee-based services intended to help authors improve draft manuscripts before their submission to a journal.
Digital Editions and Archives: Studies in Art Education is available in digital format as well as print, and can be accessed via iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and tablet devices. Studies subscribers receive free access to archived issues. The user-friendly, digital format allows subscribers to read, search, and share online.
Enhancements include tracking of article interaction for authors, exposure at academic conferences, and marketing to wider library audiences and other archiving services. Now that manuscripts can be submitted and reviewed through Editorial Manager®, the editors encourage you to submit 5,000 word manuscripts with 75-150 word abstracts that follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (2009). Instructions for authors can be found here.
Laurie Hicks’ editorial for 53(1): “The articles included in this issue of Studies in Art Education reflect the authors’ attempts to embrace the possibilities of change, to consider existing knowledge, raise new questions, and pose new ways of understanding the nature of our field” (2011, p. 3). She writes that issues in art education include “diversity and justice,” the nature of lived experiences, questions of learning and how we understand the world, as well as changing ideas of art and of art education (2011, p. 4). Under Hicks’ editorship, theme issues addressed sustainability and underserved populations; Sydney Walker, Senior Editor for volumes 55 and 56, created a theme issue on theory and practice.
Candace Stout (2006, editorial for 47(2)) wrote: “Researchers in art education—contemporarily visual culture art education—continue to draw upon theory and methodology not only from more traditional instrumental social inquiry but, increasingly, from critical studies, postmodern and feminist ethnography, phenomenological sociology, ethnomethodology, art practice, and more” (p. 99).