About the Journal

Aims & Scope

The IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities publishes original articles on all aspects of the arts and humanities; that is to say, we are interested in works that study and document the varied ways in which people methodise and endeavour to decipher the human experience. In seeking to direct the journal’s critical perspectives toward innovative and pioneering terrain, we welcome articles that take a diagnostic approach to the assumptions that have long predisposed the study of literature, philosophy, art, history, religion, music and language.

The editorial team aim to bring meaningful, influential work to an international community of scholars as well as to a worldwide audience. As such, we only publish papers with substantial scholarly underpinnings that will appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike and will advance our understanding of the arts and humanities. Given the journal’s wide scope, the research submitted must rise above the limitations of narrow, confined case studies. Where such studies are submitted, they must offer insights into issues of general interest to scholars.

The journal Editor welcomes submissions related to the arts and humanities from academics, practitioners and professionals from within the field. Full papers submitted to the related IAFOR Conference Proceedings research repositories will also be considered if the version submitted to the journal is revised and differs from the previously published article by at least 30 percent. All papers are reviewed equally according to standard peer review processes, regardless of whether or not the authors have attended a related IAFOR conference.

Submission Fee

There is no submission fee for the IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities.

Page and Colour Charges

There are no page or colour charges for the IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities.

Editorial & Peer Review Process

Authors’ submitted manuscripts are first examined by the Editor. If a submission is judged to be within the journal scope and follows journal guidelines, it is sent to at least two anonymous referees, who are members of the Editorial Board, for in-depth peer review.

Members of the IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities Editorial Board are experts in diverse fields within the arts and humanities. As of January 2017, there are 7 scholars from 5 countries on the journal’s editorial board. The Editor takes steps to ensure that all manuscripts are completely anonymised.

Reviewers must fill out a review form and may also use Microsoft Word to add corrections and suggestions to the submitted manuscript. Reviewer comments must be objective and provided with the aim of helping authors improve their article. Reviewers are requested to return their review within 2 to 3 weeks. The editorial process may take more time when there are extenuating circumstances, such as conflicts with the evaluators’ teaching duties at the beginning or end of an academic semester.