ISSN 1678-5320 printed version
ISSN 2178-0447 online version



Scope and policy

The ARS magazine proposes a broad focus on the approach of visual arts, observing the requirements of multidisciplinarity posed by cotemporary art production itself. At the same time, it values in the theoretical area the contribution of the older disciplines, like philosophy, esthetics and art history, especially considering the little academic tradition of Brazilian art schools and the need to improve theoretical positions with solid intellectual references in the tradition of knowledge, even if it often involves confronting or pointing out the limits of this tradition in view of the challenges of the contemporary situation.

It has the interest of disseminating, together with the works of artists, critics, historians and art theoreticians, researchers and Art Postgraduate students, the collaborations of artists, intellectuals and professionals from other areas, whose intervention can be considered relevant to the cultural debate, or also collaboration of experts who work outside the university environment. If offers to the authors the prerogatives of a noncommercial magazine, favorable to experimentation and specialized theoretical research, and a favorable place for institutionalization of a public space for the demanding discussion of cultural problems.

The journal publishes new critical and reflective texts, historical texts, book digests and expositions, graphic essays and artistic interventions specific for the journal.

The Ars adopts peer review in seem ad hoc system with collaboration of renowned research professors from universities across the country, which ensures, at one time, rigor and transparency to the evaluation criteria.

After the articles are accepted, the authors remain with the copyright of the article.


Manuscript format and preparation

The texts must have a maximum of approximately 62,500 characters, and be accompanied by an abstract with at most 100 words and list of keywords, both in Portuguese and English;

Footnotes and bibliographical references must obey the academic standards of bibliographical citation; we recommend that the notes do not exceed three lines and that they be inserted at the end of each page;

We recommend that the authors provide the illustrations they wish to include in their texts; these must adapt to the 17 x 24 cm format with 300 dpi, in B&W;

Digests (of books, expositions or other works) must be accompanied by complete technical form of the digested object;

The works must be accompanied by a brief academic and/or professional credit, identifying the authors;

The works sent will be submitted to the Ars Editorial Board and/or external opinion makers (whose evaluations are secret), and may be accepted, rejected or returned with suggestions to the authors, who may resubmit them.

For contacts, write to:

Escola de Comunicações e Artes – USP
Depto. De Artes Plásticas / ARS
Av. Prof. Lúcio Martins Rodrigues, 443
05508-020 – São Paulo – SP
Tel. (11) 3091-4430


Sending Manuscripts

Those interested in collaborating with Ars magazine must send their works in diskette or CD-ROM, accompanied by hardcopy, typed in Microsoft Word and saved in ‘rtf ‘ (rich text format), to the Editorial Board of the magazine: Departamento de Artes Plásticas da Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo > Avenida Prof. Lúcio Martins Rodrigues, 443 > Cidade Universitária – 05508-900 – São Paulo – SP.

This journal not charge submission fees, evaluation and publication, and maintained by the institution School of Communications and Arts / University of São Paulo.


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