Call for papers

We welcome papers that investigate jewellery design, theory and the contexts in which it operates. We support jewellery related research into materials, techniques, methodologies, social practice, concepts and aesthetics. Submissions are sought that respond to one or more of the themes.

 

Important Dates:

30 June 2017
Deadline for Submission of Full Paper

29 September 2017
Notification to Authors of Reviews and Amendments Required

31 October 2017
Deadline for Resubmission of Amended Paper

28 November 2017
Notification to Authors of Acceptance of Full Paper

December 2017
Online Publication of Issue 1

 

Types of Paper Accepted

Submissions can be made in two forms of academic paper: Conventional and Visual/Textual – please see descriptions of each and formatting requirements below.

Conventional Papers

We welcome papers that echo a traditional journal paper format (i.e. are composed predominantly from text with images interspersed in the writing to supplement the points being made).

Conventional Papers Initial Formatting Requirements:

  • A4 Portrait
  • Maximum 6,000 words (excl. captions)
  • 11pt Font minimum
  • Submitted as Microsoft Word document or PDF (N.B. if opting for PDF we strongly recommend that you use the “press quality” or equivalent setting when creating a PDF version of your paper to ensure that images embedded in your document are of the maximum resolution possible)
  • Images embedded within text and appropriately placed with caption below each image. Each caption must contain a brief description of the image including a rights-holder credit line (you must be the author and copyright holder of all materials you submit, particularly all visual materials or have written permission from whoever owns the copyright of an image).
  • 1.5 line spacing typed only
  • 14 Pages maximum
  • Manuscript to include a 300 word abstract, an introduction, a conclusion and a references section
  • Referencing style – Harvard System

Visual/Textual Papers

In seeking to support jewellery research we are keen to offer ways to represent practice-based projects and give due attention to the visually rich creative practices and making involved in such work. In order to do this we offer a second path for papers that leverage visual argumentation in order to report on jewellery-focused research in ways that are analogous to creative endeavours and methodologies. Therefore, authors may adapt the conventional journal format to use visual communication to present the work accompanied by written accounts.

Visual/Textual papers are ones in which the visual components (e.g. sketches, collages of making processes, illustrations, annotated photographs, storyboards of jewellery in dynamic contexts, stills from films) are just as important as the text accompanying them. Visual elements will be used to disseminate aspects of the work such as nuances of the making process, ideas of the work or narrative of the piece that may be difficult to convey through written language alone. This form of paper gives authors the scope to express and describe their work in heavily visual ways (supplemented by expanded captions and paragraphs of text).

The following links are to research papers that leverage visual argumentation in different ways and are meant merely as examples of how designers are currently working with the visual and text in academic papers to better represent their work and creativity as a form of knowledge acquisition.

Visual/Textual Papers Initial Formatting Requirements:

  • Within our formatting requirements we encourage authors to be highly creative with their composition of a visual argumentation paper. We ask that the quality of how the visual elements work with the text be well considered and that there is good clarity of both images and text.
  • A4 (portrait or landscape)
  • No limit to number of images, but maximum of 14 pages
  • Minimum word count 2,000 – Maximum word count 3,000 (inc. captions and annotations)
  • Submitted as Microsoft Word document or PDF (N.B. if opting for PDF we strongly recommend that you use the “press quality” or equivalent setting when creating a PDF version of your paper to ensure that images embedded in your document are of the maximum resolution possible)
  • You must be the author and copyright holder of all materials you submit, particularly all visual materials or have written permission from whoever owns the copyright of an image.
  • No limit to font sizes or typefaces, but text must be clear when paper is viewed at A4 size
  • No restrictions to margin or style
  • Please include an abstract of approx. 300 words, an introduction, conclusion and references within the paper
  • 14 Pages maximum
  • Referencing style – Harvard System

Submission Package

  1. Authors are requested to specify in the submission email message which type of paper they are submitting: ‘Conventional Paper’, or ‘Visual/Textual Paper’.
  2. Manuscript (adhering to the formatting requirements above).
  3. One cover letter including, for each author named: current affiliations and email addresses and stating that this work is your own and that it has not been published elsewhere (or if part of the work has already been published give reference of this publication and how much new original content your submitted manuscript contains).
  4. Caption Sheet identifying images used in your submission. – N.B. Submission files with images that are too large for email should be submitted via a public domain with email notification to the Editors.
  5. Email submission package to editorsjojr@gmail.com

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the journal reviewing committee. The committee will be formed of a panel of international jewellery and design researchers. Submissions are not to be anonymized for review; reviewers will be required to declare any conflict of interest over reviewed work.

Please contact the editors by email with any queries about submissions editorsjojr@gmail.com

We look forward to receiving your submission,
Roberta, Jayne and Sandra