ARS results from an intense process of exchange of ideas and from the organization of several activities related to the development of the journal that started in mid-2002. Its project arises from the detection, by that time, of an alarming lack of periodicals in Brazil that focused on arts and human sciences and were able to approach and stimulate the intelectual debate apart from the demands and restrictions imposed by the conditions of commercial publishing. ARS reflects an ambition to contribute to the debate on contemporary art that is based on the principle that the matters related to any art school shouldn't be restricted to the academic field but should promote both the development of the cultural debate outside the limits of university and the constant exam of the the perspectives of art within the contemporary context. Therefore, the journal has been committed since its first editions to building a critical culture in Brazilian art field by promoting the intelectual work of new generations of researches and qualifying them for acting in the public sphere.
ARS' first edition was released on March 2003. Until 2015 it was biannually edited by professors Gilbertto Prado, Sônia Salzstein and Marco Giannotti and designed by professor Mario Ramiro.
From 2017 onwards, the journal has been released three times a year by the Graduate Program in Visual Arts at ECA-USP.
ARS is a publication released three times a year by the Graduate Program in Visual Arts at the School of Communications and Arts of University of São Paulo that gathers and publicises a significant intellectual production originated both within and outside the academic field. The journal adopts a broad approach which is understood as a requirement of contemporary art itself. As a result, ARS aims to contribute to the development of a cultural debate outward the academic field and to the constant exam of the circumstances and perspectives of art in a contemporary outlook. At the same time, it recognises and values the importance of theory and the contributions offered by formerly consolidated fields of study such as Philosophy, Aesthetics and Art History, even while constantly questioning this tradition and identifying its restraints when facing the challenges entailed by the contemporary setting. Alongside the work of artists, critics, art historians and graduate students linked to the Department of Visual Arts, ARS is also interested in promoting contributions from researches, artists, intellectuals and other professionals from the art field supportive to experimental practices and specialised theoretical research.
ARS currently comprehends two versions: electronic (ISSN 2178-0447) and printed (ISSN 1678-5320).
Score at Qualis/Capes evaluation system (Arts/Music field): A1
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All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.
This journal does not charge submission and publishing fee.
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Scope and policy
The editorial policy of ARS gives priority to printing mainly original and unpublished content. As a result, in 80% of the cases articles and visual essays specifically developed for the publication arise from recent academic and artistic researches. In parallel, the journal is also committed to regularly conveying fundamental texts from History and Theory of Art and Art Criticism which have been released long ago, in an attempt to recover research references significant to undergraduate and graduate students.
As an academic enterprise developed in an art school, the journal is attentive to the debate on intellectual formation in two ways, not only in regard to the development of students who aim to become artists, professors, educators or theoreticians but also to the development of an instance for creation and criticism that contributes to engendering autonomous perspectives within the globalized setting of contemporary culture.
The journal's editorial aim consists of 1) promoting brazilian artistic and cultural production; 2) granting the privileged debate and exchange of ideas enabled by the academic sphere to artists, art professors and researches in early or consolidated careers stages, who act in Brazil or abroad; 3) establishing a critical and renewing mutual debate with academic, artistic and cultural fields, as a means of building a constructive presence of the University in Brazilian's society; 4) pursuing and encouraging academical excellence in artistic, cultural and scientific research; 5) promoting exchanges between visual arts and other realms of cultural and scientific production; 6) developing the emerging Brazilian readership in the sphere of cultural and artistic knowledge.
Article preparation guidelines
The papers must be sent in MS Word (.doc) or OpenOffice format, in Times New Roman font, size 12. They must have justified text and spacing 1.5 cm. Papers must be formatted to fit an A4 page and margins must be set up to 2.5 cm (top and bottom) and 3 cm (left and right). The texts must not exceed the limit of words of each category of contribution.
1. The articles must have between 4.000 and 10.000 words;
2. The header should include only the title of the article with no reference to its authorship, in observance to the blind peer review evaluation process adopted;
3. Data related to authorship and institution/affiliation (Department, Faculty and University to which the professor/graduate student is associated) must be included on the OJS platform in a specific section called "Authorship/Metadata" and should have up to 120 words;
4. The articles must be followed by:
a) title, including its version in English;
b) an abstract (and its version in English) of up to 120 words where the objetives, methods and conclusions of the text are outlined;
c) keywords (three to five), and its version in English, in which the subject of the article is made clear;
5. All bibliographic references must be indicated in footnotes. Additional references considered indispensable that are not mentioned throughout the text must be included at the end of the manuscript as a section named "Complementary bibliography";
6. Footnotes must be indicated by using arabic numerals in ascending order;
7. Quotations up to three lines must be inserted between quotation marks in the body text. Modifications made in the quotations (such as terms and explanations introduced by the author) must be placed between square brackets;
8. Quotations that exceed three lines must appear without quotation marks in a specific paragraph indented 2 cm from the left and using font size 11. Excerpts omitted from the quotation must be signalized by suspension points between parentheses;
9. Words in a foreign language considering the article's language must be italicized;
10. In the body text, titles of artworks (painting, sculpture, film, videos etc.) must be indicated in italics whereas titles of exhibitions must appear between quotation marks;
11. All bibliographic references, whether indicated in the footnotes or in the complementary bibliography, must be standardized according to ABNT-NBR 6023:
LASTNAME, Name. Title of the book highlighted in bold. Edition. City: Publishing House, year.
LASTNAME, Name. Title of the chapter. In: LASTNAME, Name (specify the name of the organizer of the book; if the organizer is also the author of the chapter, the name should be replaced by ___.). Title of the book highlighted in bold. City: Publishing House, year, p. 0-0.
Article from a periodical:
LASTNAME, Name. Title of the article. Title of the periodical highlighted in bold, Publishing city, v., n., p. 0-0, month (abbreviated). year.
Theses and dissertations:
LASTNAME, Name. Title of theses/dissertation highlighted in bold: title complement without highlight in bold. Year. V. Theses/Dissertation (PhD/ Master in Field X) – Faculty X, University X, City, p. 0-0.
LASTNAME, Name. Title of the article. Title of the periodical highlighted in bold. City: Publishing House, vol., fascicle, p. 0-0, month, year. From: <http://www - complete URL from the document>. Retrieved: day month (abbreviated) year.
Title of the movie highlighted in bold (release year), Director, Country of production.
- Image Formatting Specifications
1. ARS is not held responsible for obtaining copyright of images;
2. The authors are responsible for providing any images they wish to include in their texts;
3. The authors must provide the captions for the images and indicate where the pictures must be placed by inserting this information in the body text and between parentheses (fig.x). The journal reserves the right not to publish images that do not satisfy the qualities required for its proper printing;
4. The captions of images included throughout the text must follow the specifications below:
Fig. (numerals in ascending order). Author, Title in italics, year. Technique, dimensions in cm, Location (museum, collection etc., if there is any), city (if there is any);
5. The images must be sent in jpeg or tiff format and have 300 dpi (the approximate size should be 17 x 24 cm, but that may vary according to the image);
6. Color pictures can only be sent to the journal's online version. In its printed version images will be converted to grayscale;
7. All the images, following the requirements above, must be attached at OJS platform in a file named "complementary document" and be sent at the time of submission. If you have further questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The visual essays must arise from consolidated artistic researches and be specially conceived to be published in ARS. They must contain 8 images, preferably in color, with 300 dpi resolution and must be sent in jpeg or tiff format (vertical images: 24 x 18 cm; horizontal images: 24 x 36 cm).
Writings by artists
This section is reserved to publishing experimental writing pieces by both brazilian and foreign artists. The texts should have up to 6.000 words and may be preceded by an introduction no longer than 2.000 words. They must be followed by title; abstract and keywords.
The reviews must cover national or foreign journals released in the past 24 months. They should not overcome 2.500 words and must be sent along with a concise title and a complete technical description of the book reviewed. Quotes must be accompanied by the corresponding page number. Save for the instructions above, reviews must follow the other guidelines for the submission of articles and must include abstract, keywords and the title in English.
The interviews must follow the question-answer format and should be no longer than 8.000 words. They must contain title; abstract and keywords and follow the other guidelines for the submission of articles.
Translations will be evaluated according to the relevance and suitability of the original text. They must have up to 9.000 words and follow the other guidelines for the submission of articles. They must be sent along with a licence from the author and the original text.
Peer review process
ARS adopts a double-blind peer review process by ad hoc reviewers in collaboration with renewed research-professors from national and international universities, which assures rigour and transparency to the evaluation criteria. Submitted articles will be evaluated by the Editors and afterward will be sent to the ad hoc reviewers who may accept or reject the article, as well as suggest modifications.
Publication released three times a year (from 2017 onwards).
Open access policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that the free distribution of scientific production grants a broader global exchange of knowledge.
Ethics Principles in Scholarly Publication
ARS (São Paulo) adopts the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Code of Good Scientific Practice of Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), and the Guia de boas práticas para o fortalecimento da ética na publicação científica of SciELO as references to implementing best scientific practices in all stages of work, from the submission of articles to its publication.
ARS' Editors declare their commitment to identifying and preventing the publication of articles which present indications of misconduct in research and ethics violation, especially in the case of plagiarism, citation manipulation, data falsification, lack of required authorizations, expression of discriminatory opinions, among others.
Cases such as the ones listed above will be analyzed by the Editors individually. If the misconduct is identified in any article already published by ARS, and if there are sufficient
Submissions must be made exclusively through OJS System in the website http://www.revistas.usp.br/ars
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Conditions of submission
As a requirement of the submission process, authors must ensure that submitted papers satisfy all the items listed below. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be returned to its authors.
1. Manuscripts must be original, unpublished and their simultaneous submission to another national periodical is not allowed.
2. Only submissions that meet the format and the profile outlined by the editorial policy of ARS will be evaluated.
3. The content expressed in the articles is the exclusively responsibility of the authors.
Is the sole responsibility of the authors to obtain written permission to use materials protected by copyright law in their articles.
4. Multiple authorship articles are reviewed based on the assumption that all authors listed agree with its submission and that all co-authors approved the manuscript's final version.
5. All categories of contribution (articles, magazines, translations, reviews, writings by artists and visual essays) must attentively observe the norms indicated in the Author Guidelines, including the rules related to the submission of images (which are available on the item "Image Formatting Specifications" in the Author Guidelines)
6. All texts undergo a proofreading in order to detect spelling or writing errors and to assure clarity of content. The editorial team reserves the right not to publish articles that disregard the adjustments suggested by reviewers without reasonable justification.
7. Authors keep their copyrights and grant the journal first time publication rights, having their articles simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC License. After the articles are published, the authors keep the copyrights and rights to republish the text.
8. In order for an article to be considered properly submitted, it must fulfil all general norms here described.
Is the responsibility of the authors to obtain written permission to use materials protected by copyright law in their articles. ARS is not responsible for copyright infringements made by its collaborators.
The authors keep their copyrights and grant the journal first time publication rights, having their articles simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC License:
Attribution (BY): Licensees have the right to copy, distribute, display and execute the work, as well as to create works derived from it, provided that proper credit is given to the author or licensor in the terms by them specified.
Noncommercial use (NC): Licensees have the right to copy, distribute, display and execute the work, as well as to create works derived from it, provided that no commercial use is made.
After the articles are published, the authors keep the copyrights and rights to republish the text.
The names and addresses provided in this journal will be used exclusively for its stated purposes and will not be disclosed to third parties.