Scope: Contemporary Research Topics is peer-reviewed and published annually in November by Otago Polytechnic/Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Art & Design) is catalogued on the EBSCO Database in recognition of academic quality and alignment with international peer review processes.
Formats include: articles; essays; original research; practice and project reviews,conference and travel reports; reviews, residencies and publications; and moving, interactive works (to be negotiated with the editors for the online version, with contextualising paragraphs and stills to appear in the text version). Other suggested formats will also be considered; and special topics comprising submissions by various contributors may be tendered to the editors.
Submissions should be sent in hardcopy and electronic format by 30 March for review and potential inclusion in the annual issue to the editors of each issue. Please consult the information for contributors below and the hardcopy or online versions of the previous issues for examples. Peer review feedback will be sent to all submitters in due course, with details concerning the possible reworking of documents where relevant. All submitters will be allowed subsequent resubmissions of documents for peer approval subject to the timeline for print production. All final decisions concerning publication of submissions will reside with the editors. Opinions published are those of the authors and not necessarily subscribed to by the editors, or the institution.
INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Submissions should engage with contemporary practices in ways which may contribute to critical debate and new understandings. High standards of writing, proofreading and adherence to consistency through the APA referencing style are expected (Chicago endnotes referencing style for Art & Design). For more information, please refer to the APA Manual of Style; and consult previous issues for examples.
A short biography of no more than 50 words; as well as title; details concerning institutional position and affiliation (where relevant); and contact information (postal, email and telephone number) should be provided on a cover sheet, with all such information withheld from the body of the submission.
Low resolution images with full captions should be inserted into texts to indicate where they would be preferred; while high resolution TIFF or JEPG image files with a resolution equivalent of at least 300dpi should be sent separately by email or electronic transfer. Provision of high resolution images is a prerequisite for images to be considered for possible publication. Copies of written copyright permissions should also be included with all images for work that is not the author's.
For peer review and editorial advice and comment, the editors rely on a range of appropriate reviewers, but in the first instance on members of the Editorial Board.
For further information please see the colophon for each separate issue.
Leoni Schmidt (Series Editor)
AUTHOR CHECKLIST FOR SUBMISSIONS
- Supply all author details, including institution, current address and contact email on a separate file
- Brief author bio including institutional affiliation
- Indicate the nominated, submitting, contact author by including their present address
- Indicate the type of article (e.g. Article, Case Study)
- Quoted material is used with written permission and clearly identified in the manuscript
- Use the APA 6th ed. style of referencing (Chicago endnotes for Art & Design) please check with editor for preferrec referencing style.
- Numeric data are given in SI units
- Prepared tables and figures, and their legends, conform to journal requirements and requested placement in the manuscript