Research, Theory, Practice
Focusing on drawing as a significant discipline in its own right, Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice is a peer-reviewed journal that facilitates ongoing international debates within the wider fields of its practice and research. A vibrant, proactive forum for contemporary ideas, the journal is a platform for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dissemination of all forms of drawing practice and theory.
Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice promotes and disseminates drawing research with a focus on contemporary practice and its theoretical context. This journal seeks to reestablish the materiality of drawing as a medium at a time when virtual, on-line, and electronic media dominates visuality and communication. The journal represents drawing as a significant discipline in its own right and in a diversity of forms: as an experimental practice, as research, as representation and/or documentation, as historical and/or theoretical exploration, as process or as performance. It explores the drawing discipline across fine art, science and engineering, media and communication, psychology, architecture, design, science and technology, textiles, fashion, social and cultural practices.
As a rigorously peer-reviewed publication the journal presents contributions that deal both with traditional concepts, histories and dominant conventions and those that challenge current thinking and move towards experimental methods, concepts and practices. The topics include papers as well as visual contributions and projects that present drawing as a complex process, serving to:
- become a source and basis for drawing research and exchange of knowledge in a variety of contexts
- be a forum for engaging multidisciplinary debates on the ways in which drawing functions in contemporary culture
- share scholarship in teaching drawing in art and design education and in contemporary art practice
- facilitate different perspectives and debates on drawing as a practice as is changed and modernised by technology
- present drawing as performance, as a tool, as a place of production, as a discursive exploration, a site of conception and as cognitive process
All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.
Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice places particular emphasis on original papers on drawing theories, practices, methods, processes and research that adopt inventive interpretations of drawing. Authors who have been previously published in DRTP may submit to the journal again after a minimum of 2 or 3 issues, as we prioritize new authors and invite new voices to expand the scope of the journal.
The following DRTP issues invite submissions focused on drawing theories and practices related to notions of drawing as a system of notation in science-related disciplines and as a means of expression in the context of art therapy, health and wellbeing. These themes associate seemingly opposed types of drawing representation (methodical – emotional, exact – approximate, logical – investigative, analytical – explorative, precise – expressive). Contributions could present drawing as process, activity or product, may engage historical and contemporary practices in different fields of practice and across a range of disciplines – fine art, design, architecture, craft, science, technology, engineering, media and communication, physics, biology, etc.
Deadline: 1 November 2019
Submissions can take the form of:
- Articles (5000 words, 1–6 images)
- Research Projects or Project Reports (3000 words, 1–4 images)
- Critical Essays (3000 words, 1–4 images)
- Profiles (1500 words, 1–2 images)
- Exposés (1500 – 2000 words, 1–2 images)
- Featured Drawings (1–2 images and 1000 words)
General call for papers other than the current topic is on-going and can be submitted at any time.
Please contact / email submissions to:
Dr Adriana Ionascu, principal editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Papers can also be uploaded via the Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice Intellect webpage.
Submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed.
Please submit a PDF Document with embedded images (72 dpi), captioned, as Name_Surname.doc. A Word Document with separate images (300dpi) will be required via www.wetransfer.com will be required on acceptance.
All contributions should be original and not exceed 20 Mb.
All contributors should submit the Metadata (see Notes for Contributors)
Authors are responsible for copyright permissions (article [author] and images [artist or institutional copyright / photographer’s permission]). Only copyright forms supplied by Intellect are accepted (hand-signed, scanned and returned as PDF files).
Please refer to the DRTP Notes for Contributors and to the Intellect House Guidelines for details. Authors should ensure guidelines are adhered to; failing to do so leads to delays, and may result in the editor having to return or withdraw the submission.
University for the Creative Arts, UK
Dublin Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland
Plymouth College of Art, UK
University of the Arts London, UK
Norwich University of the Arts, UK
Centre for Fine Print Research, UK
Bath Spa University, UK
Liverpool Hope University, UK
Northumbria University, UK
Eduardo Corte Real
IADE-U Lisbon, Portugal
Rootstein Hopkins, UAL, UK
Lancaster University, UK
Wharepuke Print Studio, New Zealand
University of the West of England, UK
- Volume (4): Issue (1)
- Cover date: 2019
- Volume (3): Issue (1)
- Cover date: 2018
- Volume (3): Issue (2)
- Cover date: 2018
- Volume (2): Issue (1)
- Cover date: 2017
- Volume (2): Issue (2)
- Cover date: 2017
- Volume (1): Issue (1)
- Cover date: 2016
- Volume (1): Issue (2)
- Cover date: 2016