University of the West of England, UK
University of Bristol, UK
Universität der Künste, Berlin
University of East London, UK
University of the Arts London – CSM, UK
Social Media Editor
University of the Arts London – LCC, UK
Aims & Scope
JAWS is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes new art and writing from early- to mid-career researchers and practitioners working across artistic mediums.
Founded as the Journal of Arts Writing by Students at Chelsea School of Art in 2013 and published by Intellect since 2015, the journal was the first of its kind entirely dedicated to students' work in artistic research. JAWS publishes writing about art and writing as art. We welcome practice-based research, visual essays, book reviews and interviews by practitioners and researchers. We encourage divergent and/or unconventional forms, as well as more traditional submissions. As it stands, we only accept submissions in the English language, but our aim is to connect international contributors with an international audience.
As a platform, we foster criticality and experimentation. The support and expertise of an established network of editors and peer reviewers allow for co-produced reflection and discussion, guiding our contributors to publish reimagined approaches to writing in artistic scholarship and creative practice. We aim to balance such experiments with the academic rigour of peer review alongside attentive and diligent editorial processes.
Please visit the JAWS website at: www.jawsjournal.com
To submit an article, please follow the 'Submit' button on the left of this page.
Intellect has partnered with Enago to offer a 20% discount on their services for our authors and contributors. Enago provide English editing services, including copy editing and translation. This service is intended for potential contributors who would like translation and/or copy editing assistance prior to submitting their work for consideration. Visit their page here
to find out more.
All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.
Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.
Peer Review Policy
All articles undergo initial editorial screening either by the journal's Editorial Team and/or incumbent Guest Editors. Articles then undergo a rigorous, anonymous, external peer review by two referees, following the guidance in Intellect's 'Peer review instructions'. Based on this feedback, the Editors will communicate a decision and revision suggestions to authors. To appeal an editorial decision, please contact the main Editor who will consider your case.
The journal follows the principles set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Read our Ethical Guidelines for more on the journal's standards.