Journal of Illustration (Journal)

ISSN 20520204 , ONLINE ISSN 20520212

The Journal of Illustration provides an international forum for scholarly research and investigation of a range of cultural, political, philosophical, historical, and contemporary issues, in relation to illustration. This peer-reviewed journal encourages new critical writing on illustration, associated visual communication, and the role of the illustrator as maker, visualizer, thinker, and facilitator, within a wide variety of disciplines and professional contexts.

This title is indexed with the Web of Science’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

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Principal Editor

Nanette Hoogslag
Anglia Ruskin University, UK
nanette.hoogslag@aru.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Ilgım Veryeri Alaca
Koç University, Turkey
ialaca@ku.edu.tr

Stephanie Black
Plymouth University

Sheena Calvert
University of the Arts London, UK
s.calvert@csm.arts.ac.uk

Jaleen Grove
Rhode Island School of Design, USA
jaleen@jaleengrove.com

Adrian Holme
Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, UK
a.holme@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Desdemona McCannon
University of Worcester, UK
d.mccannon@worc.ac.uk

Gareth Proskourine-Barnett
Birmingham City University, UK
Gareth.Proskourine-barnett@bcu.ac.uk

Jim Walker
University for the Creative Arts, UK
jwalker4@ucreative.ac.uk

Rachel Gannon
Kingston University, UK
r.gannon@kingston.ac.uk

Rachel Emily Taylor
University of the Arts London, UK
rachel.taylor@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Notes for Contributors Download


Aims & Scope

Illustration is a rapidly evolving field with an excitingly broad scope. Despite its cultural significance and rich history, illustration has rarely been subject to deep academic scrutiny. The Journal of Illustration provides an international forum for scholarly research and investigation of a range of cultural, political, philosophical, historical and contemporary issues, in relation to illustration. The journal encourages new critical writing on illustration, associated visual communication, and the role of the illustrator as visualizer, thinker and facilitator, within a wide variety of disciplines and professional contexts. All articles are double-blind peer-reviewed in order to maintain the highest standards of scholastic integrity.

The aims of the journal are as follows:

  • To work towards a definition of illustration, and its place in culture and history.
  • To look at the subject as a form of authorial practice as well as commercially driven profession.
  • To locate and describe histories of the subject within a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  • To develop a critical discourse and taxonomies of the subject.
  • To review current practice through case studies and interviews.
  • To encourage new critical writing on the subject of illustration, the relationship between word and image, image and concept and visual narratives.
  • To analyse the cognitive and developmental processes illustrated material stimulates in children and adults.
  • To explore the issues surrounding illustration as a visual text when it a translation or adaptation from other texts.
  • To look at traditional and emerging formats for illustrators and the ways in which these technologies affect visual communication, for example the relationship between illustration and animation.
  • To investigate the evolving potential of illustration within new media landscapes.
  • To explore theoretically and discursively the conjunction of illustration and the ‘literary'.
  • To investigate the potential for metaphor, iconology and poetics in illustration.
  • To provide a platform for visual thinking.

Submissions

To submit an article, please follow the 'Submit' button on the left of this page.
 
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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 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.

Ethical Guidelines

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.

Principal Editor

Nanette Hoogslag
Anglia Ruskin University, UK
nanette.hoogslag@aru.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Ilgım Veryeri Alaca
Koç University, Turkey
ialaca@ku.edu.tr

Stephanie Black
Plymouth University

Sheena Calvert
University of the Arts London, UK
s.calvert@csm.arts.ac.uk

Jaleen Grove
Rhode Island School of Design, USA
jaleen@jaleengrove.com

Adrian Holme
Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, UK
a.holme@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Desdemona McCannon
University of Worcester, UK
d.mccannon@worc.ac.uk

Gareth Proskourine-Barnett
Birmingham City University, UK
Gareth.Proskourine-barnett@bcu.ac.uk

Jim Walker
University for the Creative Arts, UK
jwalker4@ucreative.ac.uk

Rachel Gannon
Kingston University, UK
r.gannon@kingston.ac.uk

Rachel Emily Taylor
University of the Arts London, UK
rachel.taylor@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Principal Editor

Nanette Hoogslag
Anglia Ruskin University, UK
nanette.hoogslag@aru.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Ilgım Veryeri Alaca
Koç University, Turkey
ialaca@ku.edu.tr

Stephanie Black
Plymouth University

Sheena Calvert
University of the Arts London, UK
s.calvert@csm.arts.ac.uk

Jaleen Grove
Rhode Island School of Design, USA
jaleen@jaleengrove.com

Adrian Holme
Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, UK
a.holme@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Desdemona McCannon
University of Worcester, UK
d.mccannon@worc.ac.uk

Gareth Proskourine-Barnett
Birmingham City University, UK
Gareth.Proskourine-barnett@bcu.ac.uk

Jim Walker
University for the Creative Arts, UK
jwalker4@ucreative.ac.uk

Rachel Gannon
Kingston University, UK
r.gannon@kingston.ac.uk

Rachel Emily Taylor
University of the Arts London, UK
rachel.taylor@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Principal Editor

Nanette Hoogslag
Anglia Ruskin University, UK
nanette.hoogslag@aru.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Ilgım Veryeri Alaca
Koç University, Turkey
ialaca@ku.edu.tr

Stephanie Black
Plymouth University

Sheena Calvert
University of the Arts London, UK
s.calvert@csm.arts.ac.uk

Jaleen Grove
Rhode Island School of Design, USA
jaleen@jaleengrove.com

Adrian Holme
Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, UK
a.holme@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Desdemona McCannon
University of Worcester, UK
d.mccannon@worc.ac.uk

Gareth Proskourine-Barnett
Birmingham City University, UK
Gareth.Proskourine-barnett@bcu.ac.uk

Jim Walker
University for the Creative Arts, UK
jwalker4@ucreative.ac.uk

Rachel Gannon
Kingston University, UK
r.gannon@kingston.ac.uk

Rachel Emily Taylor
University of the Arts London, UK
rachel.taylor@camberwell.arts.ac.uk


General Call for Papers 

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications. Currently, there are no special issue calls for papers for this journal, which has an ongoing open call for the following submissions.

We invite submissions, including:
Articles (5000–6000 words)
Research Projects (2000–3000 words)
Critical essays (1500–3000 words)
Profiles (1000–2000 words)
Visual essays based on practice-based research
Reviews (1000–1500 words) on the latest books, media, museum and gallery exhibitions, conferences, performance, educational and research projects and events that relate to illustration.

Please submit a PDF Document with 1–6 embedded images (72 dpi), captioned, as Name_Surname.doc. On acceptance, a Word Document with separate images (300dpi) will be required via www.wetransfer.com.
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 Notes for Contributors and to the Intellect House Guidelines for Style.

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.

All enquiries should be addressed to the principal editor.

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.

Principal Editor

Nanette Hoogslag
Anglia Ruskin University, UK
nanette.hoogslag@aru.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Ilgım Veryeri Alaca
Koç University, Turkey
ialaca@ku.edu.tr

Stephanie Black
Plymouth University

Sheena Calvert
University of the Arts London, UK
s.calvert@csm.arts.ac.uk

Jaleen Grove
Rhode Island School of Design, USA
jaleen@jaleengrove.com

Adrian Holme
Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, UK
a.holme@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Desdemona McCannon
University of Worcester, UK
d.mccannon@worc.ac.uk

Gareth Proskourine-Barnett
Birmingham City University, UK
Gareth.Proskourine-barnett@bcu.ac.uk

Jim Walker
University for the Creative Arts, UK
jwalker4@ucreative.ac.uk

Rachel Gannon
Kingston University, UK
r.gannon@kingston.ac.uk

Rachel Emily Taylor
University of the Arts London, UK
rachel.taylor@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Advisory Board

Georgia Barnhill
American Antiquarian Society, USA

Roseanne Bell
Writer

Michele Bogart
Stony Brook University, USA

Darryl Clifton
Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, UK

Andrew Coningsby
Début Art & Coningsby Gallery, UK

D. B. Dowd
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

David Ferry
Cardiff School of Art & Design, UK

Martin Flynn
Victoria & Albert Museum, UK

Paul Gravett
Independent Scholar

Elizabeth Guffey
Purchase College, USA

Steven Heller
School of Visual Arts, USA

Randi Hobol
Grafill Magazine, Norway

Angus Hyland
Pentagram, UK

Clive Jennings
The National Print Gallery, UK

Brian Kane
Artist

John Lord
University of Brighton, UK

Robert Lovejoy
Ringling College of Art & Design, USA

Annette Lund
Norges Kreative Fagskool, Norway

Alan Male
Falmouth University, UK

Roderick Mills
University of Brighton, UK

Ashley Potter
Plymouth University, UK

Brian Rusted
University of Calgary, Canada

Tor Edvin Strom
Norges Kreative Fagskool, Norway

Teal Triggs
Royal College of Art, UK

Lawrence Zeegen
Ravensbourne, UK

Jonathan Gibbs
Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, UK

Principal Editor

Nanette Hoogslag
Anglia Ruskin University, UK
nanette.hoogslag@aru.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Ilgım Veryeri Alaca
Koç University, Turkey
ialaca@ku.edu.tr

Stephanie Black
Plymouth University

Sheena Calvert
University of the Arts London, UK
s.calvert@csm.arts.ac.uk

Jaleen Grove
Rhode Island School of Design, USA
jaleen@jaleengrove.com

Adrian Holme
Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, UK
a.holme@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Desdemona McCannon
University of Worcester, UK
d.mccannon@worc.ac.uk

Gareth Proskourine-Barnett
Birmingham City University, UK
Gareth.Proskourine-barnett@bcu.ac.uk

Jim Walker
University for the Creative Arts, UK
jwalker4@ucreative.ac.uk

Rachel Gannon
Kingston University, UK
r.gannon@kingston.ac.uk

Rachel Emily Taylor
University of the Arts London, UK
rachel.taylor@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

 
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Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Contents

  • Volume (10): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2023


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  • Volume (10): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2023


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  • Volume (9): Issue (1-2)
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  • Volume (8): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2021


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  • Volume (8): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2021


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  • Volume (7): Issue (1-2)
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  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (6): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (5): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (4): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2015


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  • Volume (2): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2015


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  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2014


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  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2014


Principal Editor

Nanette Hoogslag
Anglia Ruskin University, UK
nanette.hoogslag@aru.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Ilgım Veryeri Alaca
Koç University, Turkey
ialaca@ku.edu.tr

Stephanie Black
Plymouth University

Sheena Calvert
University of the Arts London, UK
s.calvert@csm.arts.ac.uk

Jaleen Grove
Rhode Island School of Design, USA
jaleen@jaleengrove.com

Adrian Holme
Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, UK
a.holme@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Desdemona McCannon
University of Worcester, UK
d.mccannon@worc.ac.uk

Gareth Proskourine-Barnett
Birmingham City University, UK
Gareth.Proskourine-barnett@bcu.ac.uk

Jim Walker
University for the Creative Arts, UK
jwalker4@ucreative.ac.uk

Rachel Gannon
Kingston University, UK
r.gannon@kingston.ac.uk

Rachel Emily Taylor
University of the Arts London, UK
rachel.taylor@camberwell.arts.ac.uk

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