8 | no. 1

Art Style | Art & Culture International Magazine, an online and peer–reviewed magazine devoted to art and culture, invites the submission of extended essays.

The theme of the upcoming edition is:

Metropolis: Visual Dynamic and Democratic Ideals

Recently, a number of events have taken place in major metropolitan centers that have highlighted democratic ideals in the international arena through the media and the arts. These events have encouraged the Art Style Magazine team to think about visual dynamics, as elaborated in this issue proposal. In these conditions, the images’ analysis focuses on the visual aspects allusive to the metropolis’s daily life, in the sense of a social aesthetic (Berleant 2017). These images appear in cultural events, media, and the most diverse areas of public space. In addition, the visual phenomena give rise to discussions and present new elements that need to be analyzed and discussed in relation to the media image, artifacts, contemporary art, and the metropolis’s daily rhythm. For this purpose, Art Style Magazine hopes to select articles supporting the relationship between the image and urban life for its current issue. Specifically, the theme focuses on the awareness of the representativeness of citizenship, while respecting the international norms of human rights regarding the exercise of freedom of expression and communication. Therefore, the analysis is based on the elements that constitute democratic society, with common and reciprocal values for the quality of life and the politicization of the individuals that compose it. A visual analysis of these elements in their social context, as aesthetic, political, and fundamental experiences of liberty by the social actors, becomes essential. In these conditions, images produced as part of the urban culture and rhythm—art, photographs, films, videos, dance, theater, advertising, design, architecture, fashion—are part of the complex system of the visual dynamics of society and democratic ideals.

The extended essays for this issue can center on critical and aesthetic theory, which ground this subject very well. While making use of these theoretical fundamentals, this issue focuses on technical advances in visual arts, moving images, and other aesthetic and political experiences related to the rhythm of society. The visual dynamic can offer narratives as an “image of reconciliation” and democratic ideals, which positively enables aesthetic experiences through the moving image or cinematography (Schoolman 2020). Schoolman’s work focuses on urban rhythms exploring the moving image and political-cultural aspects positively in opposition to Adorno’s aesthetic conceptions (1970). In this vein, this issue seeks to explore topics related to images and social reality, images that portray the socio-cultural context through the capacity that human beings have to create narratives that configure the collective consciousness and shape public opinion (Wagner 2017).

Finally, this edition proposal directly implies finding sensitive values with humanistic expectations still present in the traditional-innovation, real-digital, and true-false interfaces, which establish the dichotomies and polysemy in the visual representation of the metropolitan visual dynamics. Adopting an interdisciplinary focus on human and social sciences, proposals with political-cultural approaches to the arts and communication and proposals relating music to the visual arts, architecture and design, visual culture and its iconographic, historical, cultural anthropological, or semiotic studies are welcome. Finally, this edition is open to ideas that encompass this edition’s theme in the fields of arts, humanities and social studies.

Your contribution will be well-evaluated within the principles of good conduct and the editorial ethics of research. Articles must be based on respect for basic human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The deadline for the submission of extended essays is June 30, 2021. This issue is scheduled for publication in September 2021.

Author Guidelines

The extended essay should be submitted to editorial@artstyle.international.

Language: American or British English. Everything written should be proofread.  

Required structure of the extended essay: title; abstract (approx. 300 words); introduction; body of the essay; conclusion; author biography (at least 150 words), endnotes, bibliography (only authors cited in the text should be referred to in the bibliography). Please, use The Chicago Manual of Style system, in Microsoft Word format (.docx). The extended essay must be of a word count of minimum 3,000 and maximum 5,500 (excluding figures, endnotes and bibliography). Also, we accept scholarly articles with a limit of 8000 words (including abstract, notes, and references). Page setup A4 (210 by 297 mm), default settings (based on the normal Microsoft Word template).

Title: Times New Roman 16 pt, flush left.

Sub-title: Times New Roman 14 pt, flush left.

Sub-section Heading: Times New Roman 14 pt, flush left.

Text body: Times New Roman 11 pt. Line spacing: 1.15, justified. Quotations: more extended quotations should be single-spaced and separated from the text.

Please use curly apostrophes or quotation marks in your document. They are more appreciated for better typography.  Please proofread your document and remove straight or non-English apostrophes or quotation marks.

The Chicago Manual of Style recommends that “periods and com­mas pre­cede clos­ing quo­ta­tion marks, whether dou­ble or single.”

Figures: images are required – color or monochrome in RGB color mode. Please, set the resolution of images destined for web pages to 72dpi, and save images in .jpg or .png format only. Resolution: between 1500 and 2500 pixels wide. Don’t enlarge a small image to avoid pixelated images. The related images to incorporate into your paper should have permission from the image owner or use pictures in the public domain. You can choose royalty-free photos with a Creative Commons or similar license. Otherwise, you can create some images of your own. The editorial team will evaluate the images, and choose the most appropriate.

Captions for figures

Works of art can be cited using this format:

Figure 1: Artist’s name, Title, Date, Medium, and support. City, Collection. License information.

But include the publication citation for where the artwork’s image was found unless you have viewed the artwork in person. Any image that is being reproduced publicly should consider adding copyright information, i.e., who owns the right to an image or if it is under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Samples:

Figure 2: Will Bradley, The Chap-Book, 1895. This image is available from the United States Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Washington, D.C., USA. Image in the public domain.

Figure 3: Jeff Koons, Sculpture Tulips, 1995-2004. Photo by Pawel Biernacki.
June 10, 2018. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Figure 4: Caspar David Friedrich, Monk by the Sea, 1808-1810.
© bpk Bildagentur / Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Photo: Jörg P. Anders / Art Resource, New York.

Author Biography: your full name, e-mail, recent position, and institution, and a short bio with no more than 150 words.

Before you submit your essay, please ensure your paper is ready for submission.

Extended essay submissions that do not meet these recommendations will be returned.

The author is responsible for the images used in the article, attending to the recommendations indicated in this guide, besides using the image under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Peer-Review Process

Essays submitted to Art Style Magazine are subject to strict peer review and published online as soon as the two external reviewers have approved them.

The author should prepare a complete text minus any running headers of author names. It is essential to allow a blind review.

The author’s name is required on the title page and biography. For the review process, it will be omitted.

There is no problem if the author wishes to cite his or her publications in the bibliography. The works cited in the bibliography may include those of the author because without identifying the author’s name in the text, the reviewers have no way of knowing who among the authors in the bibliography is the author of the article under review.

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Plagiarism

Papers submitted to Art Style Magazine are automatically checked for plagiarism; if a paper is plagiarized, it will not be accepted. All published articles go through the plagiarism scanner and must meet the ethical standards of academic conduct. If plagiarism is discovered in a published article, the plagiarized piece will be removed, and the author will no longer be able to publish in this magazine.

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Art Style Magazine outlines the best practice principles for our publications. We defend the best practices in our publications and follow top institutions’ directions on teaching, science, and research worldwide. With this practice, we wish to remember the fundamental values of recognition of merit and the originality of researchers and authors. Therefore, we present here the central notions of good conduct and research publishing ethics, based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the United States National Science Foundation’s policies and procedures, the European Science Foundation’s code of conduct, and the FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation’s code of good scientific practice.

“Authorship credit should be based only on: (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (3) final approval of the version to be published. Conditions (1), (2), and (3) must all be met. Acquisition of funding, the collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship” (ICMJE criteria 2000 and COPE 2020).

Contributions will be well-evaluated within the principles of good conduct and the editorial ethics of research. Articles must be based on respect for basic human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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This magazine is available under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). All authors (have) permitted the publication under this license. There is no copyright transfer towards Art Style Magazine, the authors hold the copyright and publishing rights without restrictions. Papers submitted to Art Style Magazine are automatically checked for plagiarism; if a paper is plagiarized, it will not be accepted. All published articles go through the plagiarism scanner and must meet the ethical standards of academic conduct. If plagiarism is discovered in a published article, the plagiarized piece will be removed, and the author will no longer be able to publish in this magazine. The editors of Art Style Magazine cannot be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in essays published on the Art Style Maganize’s website. Authors agree to the terms and conditions and assure that their submissions are free of third parties’ rights. The views and opinions expressed in the essays are those of the author and do not reflect the views of Art Style Magazine. The authors of Art Style Magazine’s essays are responsible for its content. Images from other sources should be fully acknowledged in the caption. The Art Style Magazine website provides links to third-party websites. However, the magazine is not responsible for the contents of those linked sites, nor for any link contained in the linked site content of external Internet sites.

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Authors are required to sign a License and Publishing Agreement, when an essay is accepted for publication, retaining copyright while allowing the Art Style Magazine to publish under the terms of that agreement. Authors of Art Style Magazine are invited to accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of Creative Commons.