Next Monday 21 October, The Open University in London will host the official launch of the Summer 2013 issue of the Open Arts Journal, a new open access publication from The Open University Department of Art History. The first issue, entitled “Cosmopolitanism as Critical and Creative Practice“, will be followed in Winter 2013 by issue two, “Pavillions.” The event coincides with the start of the International Open Access week.
The journal’s sub-title is ‘open and diverse arts scholarship’. As editor-in-chief Leon Wainwright explains:
The Open Arts Journal addresses the demand for a rigorously compiled, peer-reviewed platform for arts scholarship open to diverse participants. Our dissemination is global, spanning multiple communities including practitioners of art, architecture and design, curators and arts policy-makers, and researchers in the arts and heritage sectors.
The Open Arts Journal also confronts the current developments in open access publishing in the arts and humanities.
The Open Arts Journal makes an alternative, distinctive offer, embracing an ethos of ‘openness’ toward those who may benefit from genuine ‘open access’ scholarly activity online. It is published twice a year, and each issue addresses a key theme or critical debate. Submissions undergo thorough, in-depth peer review in consultation with an esteemed international editorial board.
The launch event is free but registration is required. Please go to https://openartsjournal-launch.eventbrite.com to register and for more information. A map of The Open University London centre is available here: http://www3.open.ac.uk/contact/maps.aspx?contactid=1
The Open Arts Journal warmly welcomes responses and proposals for future issues at: Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org. To join the Open Arts Journal mailing list, visit www.jiscmail.ac.uk/OPENARTSJOURNAL