Art & Documentation

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- We publish only original, first-run content licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Users can use, reuse and build upon the material published in the journal.

- The publisher allows the copyright remains with the author. In this case the author shall provide the publisher with a non-exclusive perpetual license in terms of use and disposing of the work in the following areas of use:
1) multiplication by using any technique,
2) dissemination and use without restrictions from the multiplied work.

- Submitted articles should be prepared accordingly to the rules of Chicago Manual of Style for the humanities (notes and bibliography system).

- Required attachments: summary in English (1800 characters max.); keywords (five in English); affiliation.

- Authors are requested to provide, together with the submitted article all permits and licenses to use illustrative materials.

- We pay fees for unsolicited articles accepted for publication.

- We do not charge authors for the publication of articles.

- The process of accepting articles for publication (opinions of journal editors, members of the Board of Scholars and independent peer-reviewers) takes an average of 40 days.

- Peer-review process.

- Publication ethics.


Journal Art and Documentation is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. The limit of the length of article - 20.000 characters minimum. We do not require you to send an abstract prior to submitting an article. Please, send one page summary and 10 key words together with your text.

We collecting source materials for art research and We invite you to send both archival and contemporary materials. All, even seemingly invalid documents, notes, descriptions, projects, statements, etc., can turn out to be a significant source of information for historians, critics, curators, journalists. We are interested to collect witnesses to artistic life in its broadest sense.

We are carrying out research projects consisting of creating possibly complete databases of: gallery timelines, the history of groups and teams, biographical entries of persons, research sources, definitions and points of view on the topic in question.


Justification of text
Use unjustified mode. Leave the right margin ragged and avoid word divisions and hyphens at the ends of lines. Only insert hard returns at the end of paragraphs or headings.

Use a single space after full points, commas, colons, semicolons etc. Do not put a space in front of a question mark or any other closing quotation mark. There is no space between the abbreviation and the amount ($45.000). Use full stops or commas to denote thousands, millions, etc. (10.000, 0.15).

Full Points
Use full points after abbreviations (p.m., e.g., i.e., etc.) and contractions where the end of the word is cut (p., ed., ch.,). Omit full points in acronyms (HMSO, BBC), after people' s titles, e.g. Mr, Mrs, Ms, Dr, after contractions which end in the last letter of the word (Dr, Mr, St, edn, eds, Ltd) and after metric units (cm, kg). Note especially ed. eds; vol. vols; no. nos; ch. Chs

Use of italic
Extensive use of italic for emphasis should be avoided.

Italic is used for: all book, newspaper, magazine and periodical titles; titles of exhibitions, plays, films, radio and television programmes, dance and theatre works, long poems, installation, paintings and sculptures; symbols used for mathematical variables; foreign words and phrases that are not in common usage, such as in situ, par excellence.

We are writing titles of chapters and articles with straight font in double quotation marks.

The use of the 24-hour system is preferred (e.g. 08:00 hours, 13:30 hours).

Write dates in this order: Monday, 16 October 2000 (with no comma between the month and the year).

We prefer spellings to conform to the new edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary ( and to follow the Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors.

Use double quotation marks for quoted material within the text; double arrow quotation marks should only be used for quotes within quotes. Do not use leader dots at the beginning or end of a quotation unless the sense absolutely demands. When indicating an omission in text, use three dots placed in parentheses with one letter space before and after (...).

Notes should have the constant numbering within the entire article.

Notes are being put at the end of the article and they should include exclusively positions quoted in the article.

The date of publication cited must be the date of the source referred to.

Author's name [last name, first name, middle initial or middle name (as given)]. Title. (Place of publication: Publisher, Year), Cited Page.

Article in a periodical (magazine, journal, newspaper)
Author's name [first name,last name, middle initial or middle name]. "Article title." Title of periodical Volume number, issue number, Year, Cited Page.

If the journal uses only issue numbers, cite the issue number alone.

If citing a "locally-published newspaper" whose city of publication is not in its title, the city is put in square brackets (but not italicized) after the title of the newspaper.

If citing an exhibition catalogue, at the end of the citation after the full stop write: Exh. cat.

Shortened citation
If citing the same work again, provide shortened citation with the author's name, shortened title and cited page.

Do not use abbreviations such as: Ibidem, op.cit., idem, eandem.

We suggest using Chicago Manual of Style for the humanities (notes and bibliography system).


Preferred file format: .tiff, no compression, RGB. If impossible: .jpg, 300 dpi, RGB is acceptable. If the resolution is lower, publishing the images in printed edition may not be possible (in that case they may be published on the web site).

For vector graphics we prefer CMYK .ai files. If impossible, the files should be converted to editable .eps or .pdf files.

If the file size exceeds the acceptable size of an e-mail attachment, servers such as may be used.

In case of any questions, please contact the graphic editor:



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