IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities

Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García-Osuna

ISSN: 2187-0616
Journal DOI: https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah
Contact: publications@iafor.org
(Please do not send manuscripts via email to this address. Submissions can only be made via the web portal during submission periods.)

The IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on the arts and humanities. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely available to read online, and it is completely free of publication fees for authors. The first issue was published in August 2012 and currently, the journal published two issues a year (each between 5 and 10 papers).

Indexed in: DOAJ, MIAR, Google Scholar, UGC_CARE, SHERPA/RoMEO, LENS.ORG, Dimensions, Scilit, IJIFACTOR, TROVE, Mir@bel and Humanities Source. DOIs are assigned to each published issue and article via Crossref.

Read the Latest Issue

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 10 – Issue 1. Published August 16, 2023

Submission are closed

2024 Publication Timeline

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities will publish two issues in 2024.

Volume 11 Issue 1
Open: April 22, 2024
Close: June 10, 2024 (9am JST)
Target publication: August 2024

Volume 11 Issue 2
Open: September 16, 2024
Close: October 23, 2024 (9am JST)
Target publication: December 2024


  1. Articles that do not follow our guidelines and APA style will be rejected. Regular papers should be 4,000 to 7,000 words from introduction to conclusion, NOT including references/footnotes; abstract 250 words maximum, 3-6 keywords).
  2. We do not send papers with a similarity index higher than 15% to the editorial team (submissions should not be a collection of quotes, even if properly cited and referenced). With Literature papers, we won’t select papers that paraphrase and summarize without quoting primary and secondary sources.
  3. Manuscripts that offer long synopses of literary texts (or films and TV), along with critical analyses with derivative conclusions, are discouraged from submission. These papers are very unlikely to reach the publication stage.
  4. The IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities is an international endeavour with an international audience. This means that papers may be rejected to maintain the journal’s Internationality when there is a disproportionately high number of submissions from one country.
  5. Papers must be professionally edited and proofread before submission. Please seek the help of an expert and native speaker in the field. These standards are non-negotiable and strictly enforced by the editor of the IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities.
  • Because we receive so many submissions, we generally won’t be able to offer detailed feedback on the reasons why an article is not accepted.
  • Once an article has been rejected, an author cannot resubmit either an amendment to this article or another article for this issue of the journal.
  • We will only accept one submission from any author in a particular issue and no more than two submissions, in different issues, over the course of a year. This includes both individual and shared authorship. If you submit as an individual you may not be a shared author on another submission, and vice versa. Also, if you have had a submission rejected you cannot be an author on another paper for that same issue.
Journal Acceptance Rate

The Acceptance Rate for Volume 9 was 9%.

Archiving Policy

From summer 2022, the IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities will be deposited in the CLOCKSS Repository.

CLOCKSS has been designated as a trustworthy repository by the Center for Research Libraries’ Certification Advisory Panel. A collaboration of the world’s leading academic publishers and research libraries, CLOCKSS provides a sustainable dark archive to ensure the long-term survival of digital scholarly content.

IAFOR Commitment

IAFOR believes in “Open Access” publishing, and since 2009, has been committed to maintaining an online searchable research archive that offers free access to anyone, anywhere, where there is Internet access, regardless of institutional affiliation or scholarly rank. IAFOR publications are accessible on the website (Open Access) to researchers all over the world, completely free of charge and without delay or embargo. Authors and contributors are not required to pay charges of any sort towards the publication of IAFOR journals.

License and Copyright Statement

Abstracts, research papers, and video footage are published under an IAFOR user license and are protected by copyright. Users may access, download, copy, translate, text and data mine, redistribute, display or adapt the articles for non-commercial purposes provided that users follow the guidelines set out in the IAFOR User License.

Journals and other forms of print and digital media will be made available by IAFOR to the general public on an online, Open Access basis. By publishing their work with IAFOR, authors enter into an exclusive License Agreement, where they have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to IAFOR as the publisher.