Studies in Art Education

Studies in Art Education is a quarterly journal that reports quantitative, qualitative, historical, and philosophical research in art education.


Studies includes explorations of theory and practice in the areas of art production, art criticism, aesthetics, art history, human development, curriculum and instruction, and assessment. It also publishes reports of applicable research in related fields such as anthropology, education, psychology, philosophy, and sociology. Studies is published quarterly in February, May, August, and November.

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Calls for Submissions

Studies welcomes commentaries that are concise, focused responses to issues addressed in published articles or in the field at large, as well as book reviews. Authors who wish to submit commentaries or book reviews should consult a current issue of Studies, or the Author Guidelines, for contact information for editors of these sections.

All manuscripts go through a blind review by selected members of the Studies Editorial Board. Most manuscripts go through at least one rewrite. The Senior Editor may further edit a manuscript prior to publication, but author permission is obtained for extensive changes.

Full details regarding the submissions process are available here.

A complete set of Author Guidelines is included in each issue of Studies and at

Send questions to Dónal O’Donoghue, Senior Editor (2019-2021), of Studies in Art Education, The University of British Columbia, at

Orientations, Dispositions, and Stances in Art Education Research and Scholarship: A Special Theme Issue of Studies in Art Education—Call for Articles, Commentaries, and Media Reviews

Interest in the study and practice of research has a long history in Studies in Art Education. The very first issue of Studies in 1959 was devoted to understanding research and its nature, practice, and implications for the field (Stankiewicz, 2015). While interest and curiosity about research in the field have increased and diversified since that first issue of Studies 60 years ago, research in art education has never been as visible as it is today. This special theme issue of Studies in Art Education, Orientations, Dispositions, and Stances in Art Education Research and Scholarship, invites a slightly different engagement with research practice and thought.

Structured around three concepts—orientations, dispositions, and stances—it invites contributors to think about what they are doing when they conceptualize, plan, and pursue inquiry and share research outcomes. The hope is that these three concepts will provoke and encourage thought and questions such as the following: What do researchers turn toward and turn away from when they engage in their research studies? What dispositions of inquiry do researchers adopt and advance in pursuit of their scholarship? What stances do researchers take toward phenomena of interest?

Read a full description of this opportunity Here

Submissions are due October 15, 2019. Should you wish to submit your manuscript sooner, in your submission, please identify that you are submitting it for consideration for this special issue. All submissions for this special issue should follow the established submission guidelines for the journal.