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Call for Papers Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Issue: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (Deadline for Submissions: 1 December 2016)
 

Guidelines for Submitting Papers and Discussion Pieces

Manuscripts and abstract should be submitted through the Scholar One Manuscripts website for the Journal: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jaac

Scholar One is used by many journals. If you do not already have access to Scholar One, start by using the "New User? Register Here" section on the right of the page. If you have any problems submitting your manuscript once you are registered with Scholar One, please use the "Get Help Now" button in the upper right corner and then select "Author."

Submissions should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Please include a current postal address, institutional affiliation, and email address.

In general, papers should be under 7500 words and written according to the specifications of The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. (University of Chicago Press, 2010).

Effective with Volume 73, Issue 4, citations will conform to the author-date reference system, in which a list of works cited appears before the endnotes, and citation is handled parenthetically, providing author name, year of publication, and page. Submissions should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We encourage authors to check whether there are significant but under-recognized papers or books by women, or from other under-represented groups, which you might have overlooked so far in producing your paper and/or assembling your reference list.

Discussion pieces should focus on a recently published article in JAAC and be as succinct as possible, generally under 2500 words. Endnotes should be kept to a minimum. Please consult recent issues of JAAC for a sense of typical length, content, and tone.

If you have any questions about submissions, please contact either of the editors, Robert Stecker (jaac@cmich.edu) or Theodore Gracyk (jaac@mnstate.edu).

Guidelines for Submitting Symposium Proposals

Symposia typically consist of three relatively brief papers that address a topic of current interest or that introduce a range of views on a new topic. Normally, a symposium dedicated to the discussion of a monograph or the published work of a particular author should make contributions to a topic that is not well represented in the journal. Combined, the papers should total no more than 11,000 words (about 44 typescript pages). Names and brief biographies of contributors should be included with the proposal. A narrative of 200-400 words should explain what issues are involved and why it is desirable to devote a symposium to them. Papers for the symposium that already exist should be included with the proposal.

Generally, proposals for Symposia are discussed and evaluated by the Editorial Board at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, usually in late October, though occasionally proposals can be considered at other times as well. (See the ASA website, www.aesthetics-online.org, for the exact dates of the next annual meeting.) Proposals must be received by the editor of JAAC sufficiently in advance (generally about four weeks) so they can be distributed to editorial board members prior to the meeting.

If you have any questions about submitting a symposium proposal, please contact either of the editors, Robert Stecker (jaac@cmich.edu) or Theodore Gracyk (jaac@mnstate.edu).

Guidelines for Submitting Special Issue Proposals

Special Issues typically consist of 10-12 papers, some invited and some chosen from submissions, that address a new or innovative approach to a topic that has not received the attention it deserves in JAAC. Proposals should include a title and a narrative of 300-500 words that explains what issues are involved and why it is desirable to devote a special issue to them. They should also include the names of several well-known people in the field who have committed to contributing to the proposed Special Issue along with, if possible, the topics of their contributions. Finally, the proposal should contain a brief biography of the proposed guest editor(s) that highlights such things as editorial experience, achievements in one’s field, and activity in the ASA.

Proposals for special issues are discussed and evaluated by the Editorial Board at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, generally held in late October. (See the ASA website, www.aesthetics-online.org, for the exact dates of the next annual meeting.) Proposals must be received by the editor sufficiently in advance (preferably about four weeks) so they can be distributed to editorial board members prior to the meeting.

If you have any questions about submitting a special issue proposal, please contact either of the editors, Robert Stecker (jaac@cmich.edu) or Theodore Gracyk (jaac@mnstate.edu).

Book Reviews

The JAAC publishes timely reviews on books about aesthetics, criticism, the arts, and cultural theory. For information on book reviews please contact James Harold at Mount Holyoke College. Book reviews inform JAAC readers about new and important contributions to the ongoing conversations in various fields of aesthetics and art criticism. Reviews evaluate each author's impact in the field; they also seek to aid readers in determining a book's usefulness for teaching.

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